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John Ball wins his eighth British Amateur Championship, setting a record that still stands for most wins in a single major (the British Amateur at this time was one of golf's four majors).
Johnny McDermott wins his second straight U.S. Open, shooting 2-under for the tournament. He is the first golfer to shoot under par in a 72-hole event.
Born This Year:
• Byron Nelson, more than 50 PGA Tour wins, including 18 in 1945
• Sam Snead, recordholder with 82 career PGA Tour wins, plus seven major championships
• George Fazio, PGA Tour, golf course designer
• Jim Turnesa, 1952 PGA Championship winner
Men's Major Championship Winners:
British Open: Ted Ray
British: John Ball
U.S. Women's: Margaret Curtis
British Women's: Gladys Ravenscroft