Game of Golf

Golf is a game of skill and luck. By many it's also the game they love to hate the most. The sport of Golf is a simple concept - hit a ball into a hole - but the reality is much more complicated.

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Peter Thomson reigned supreme in golf's British Open during the 1950s. Thomson preferred to play in European tournaments because he could never get used to American fairways. Learn how Australia's Peter Thomson won a total of five British Open titles.

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Jerome Travers was one of the most enigmatic and competitive golfers of the early 1900s. He has trophies from one U.S Open and four U.S. Amateurs, all of which were won in the final round.

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Chick Evans was the first player to win the U.S. Open and the U.S. Amateur in the same year. The Evans Scholarship bears his name and was meant for young caddies that could not afford a college education. Learn about Chick Evans's legacy.

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Nick Faldo's great success in pro golf included three Masters victories and nine PGA Tour wins. He worked as a broadcaster for the Golf Channel before accepting a position as CBS's golf analyst in fall of 2006.

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Raymond Floyd was the oldest-ever winner of the U.S. Open at 44 years old. He is one of two golfers to win PGA Tour tournaments in four different decades. Find out about Raymond Floyd's career wins and tournament honors.

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Ralph Guldahl is one of only six players to win back-to-back U.S. Opens. He left the professional golf world in 1942 after losing enthusiasm for playing the game. Learn why Ralph Guldahl's magic touch quickly faded after his peak.

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Sam Snead's legendary golf swing led him to 81 PGA victories and his longevity in the sport led to the development of what would become the Senior PGA Tour. Learn more about Sam Snead and how he became the oldest player to win on the PGA Tour.

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JoAnne Carner, winner of five U.S. Women's Amateur championships, went on to win a spot in the LPGA Hall of Fame. She is the only player to remain a career amateur in the era following World War II. Learn more about her career wins.

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Tommy Armour born in Scotland was one of the finest iron players in the game of golf. He became the most well-known and best-paid golf teachers in America in his later years. Find out about his 24 professional career victories.

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Glenna Collett Vare was a driving force in women's golf in the 1920s. Unfortunately, she was never able to claim the title of Ladies' British Open Amateur Champion despite reaching the final twice. Learn about Glenna Collett Vare's championship titles.

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Billy Casper has been PGA Player of the Year twice but was never a fan favorite. He was one of the best players in American golf history, becoming a member in the PGA and World Golf Hall of Fame. Learn about the ups and downs of his career.

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Harry Cooper has the most victories of any player at the time who never won a major championship. He won eight tournaments, led the money list and won the first Vardon Trophy in 1937. Learn more about Harry Cooper's amazing golf career.

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Three-time British Open winner Henry Cotton became a British hero for his triple victories. He was one of the first British pro golfers to regularly compete throughout Europe however he played very little in America. Read more about Henry Cotton's golf career.

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Argentina's Roberto De Vicenzo signed an incorrect scorecard, which cost him a Masters win. He won so many national open titles that, to this day, nobody knows how many titles he actually won. Learn about Roberto De Vicenzo's golf career.

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Henry Picard was one of the best golf players in the 1930s. He became a club professional and a well-respected instructor in his later years. His final Tour win came in 1945. Learn more about Henry Picard and his impressive golfing career.

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Gary Player maintained his body in peak condition, abstaining from alcohol, tobacco and coffee. Player has become famous for his contributions to civil rights in the golfing community. Learn about Gary Player and his work ethic.

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Nick Price was a golfer from Zimbabwe who went on to become a PGA champion. He topped the PGA Tour money list in 1994 and also won five events in the United States that year.

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Betsy Rawls excelled in golf but also graduated Phi Beta Kappa with a degree in physics and math. She became involved in tournament administration in her later years, serving as executive director from 1976-81.

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Chi Chi Rodriguez is known for his success in pro golf and for the work he did for charitable causes. Chi Chi is also known throughout the golfing world as an incredible showman. His green antics are legendary. Learn about Chi Chi Rodriguez's golf career.

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Donald Ross came to the U.S. to become a pro golfer, but his talent lay in designing golf courses, not playing them. His masterpiece was the Pinehurst No. 2 golf course, which opened in 1903. Learn more about Donald Ross and his golf courses.

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Paul Runyan was known as "Little Poison" because of his slight build and deadly golf game. He went on to become a respected teacher and successful senior player before the Senior Tour.

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Flamboyant Jimmy Demaret was as much entertainer as golfer. He helped establish The Champions Golf Club in Houston where he made sure colorful flowers adorned the golf course. Learn about Jimmy Demaret's golf career and his unique wardrobe choices.

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Lloyd Mangrum was a popular and successful golf player in the decade after World War II. He was a major contender in the Masters, finishing in the top 8 from 1947-1956, and he finished 2nd in 1949.

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Cary Middlecoff spent two years as an Army dentist and was encouraged to try golf by his father. He was listed as the ninth best American golfer of all time in the 1989 PGA Tour rankings. Learn more about Cary Middlecoff's pro golf career.

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Tom Morris Sr. and Tom Morris Jr. each won four British Opens. Tom Morris Jr. was considered the most powerful player of his time having won the Open Championship in 1868. Find out more about father-son golf tandem Tom Morris Sr. and Tom Morris Jr.

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