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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Byron Nelson made history in 1945 with his streak of 11 consecutive victories on the PGA Tour. He never became as popular as his contemporaries because he played his best before the PGA became popular. Learn more about Byron Nelson's golf career.
Jack Nicklaus is one of the greatest golfers in history, but he was initially shunned for beating Arnold Palmer. But things changed quickly -- Nicklaus has been "officially" and unofficially named the greatest player to ever play the game.
Greg Norman did not take up golf until he was 16 years old. Norman obtained a reputation for losing tournaments in the final round of play, especially the 1996 Masters. Learn why Greg Norman was better known for how he lost than how he won.
Gene Sarazen dominated the golf field in the 1920s and '30s. In his final Tour appearance he made a hole-in-one at Royal Troon golf course at the age of 71. Learn about Gene Sarazen and how he succeeded in winning all four major championships.
Francis Ouimet was the first American golfer to be captain of the Royal & Ancient Golf Club of St. Andrews. He was once banned from amateur competition due to his interest in a sporting goods store. Learn more about Francis Ouimet's career.
Patty Sheehan was the most consistent LPGA player of the 1980s and 90s. She is considered to have one of the most consistent golf swings, which has helped her avoid slumps in her career. Find out how Patty Sheehan stayed on the top ten list from 1982-1993.
Tom Kite has earned more than $9 million in PGA Tour earnings. He has earned nearly ten million dollars of the course of a 25 year career even though he plays more for recreation than a job. Learn more about Tom Kite's successful golfing career.
Gene Littler's rhythmic golf swing and accuracy earned him the nickname "Gene the Machine." He finished fifth on the money list at the age of 45 in 1975 and also won three times that year. Find out more about Gene Littler's impressive golf career.
Walter Hagen was the first American professional golfer. Hagen set himself apart from other golfers not through his athletic talents but by his instinct for great showmanship. Learn more about Walter Hagen's life and successful golfing career.
Harold Hilton is the only British golfer to ever win the U.S. Amateur. He is also one of three amateurs to win the British Open and one of four that won both the U.S. and British Amateurs. Learn more about Harold Hilton's amateur golfing career.
Ben Hogan had to overcome many hardships to become one of golf's all-time great champions. He won the Colonial Invitational in 1959, which turned out to be his last win; he retired a year later. Find out more about Ben Hogan's golfing career.
Tony Jacklin became a British hero in 1969 by winning the British Open. He spent the later years of his career as the captain of the European Ryder Cup Team. His team won in 1985. Find out more about Tony Jacklin's impressive golfing career.
Ben Crenshaw was one of the greatest putters in the history of golf. He won two Masters championships at Augusta National, a course known for difficult putting situations. Find out more about Ben Crenshaw and his illustrious golf career.