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Gene Sarazen, at age 20, wins both the U.S. Open and PGA Championship. He is the first golfer to win both titles in the same year.
Walter Hagen becomes the first American to win the British Open.
The R&A Championship Committee decides that the British Open will henceforth be played only on links courses.
For the first time, spectator tickets are sold for the U.S. Open. Tickets cost $1.
Walter Hagen becomes the first pro golfer to start a golf equipment company under his name.
Hagen popularizes the use of the modern golf tee by using the Reddy Tee - the first mass-marketed wooden peg golf tee - during an exhibition tour. The Reddy Tee is so-called because all are painted red.
The Texas Open is played for the first time and Bob MacDonald wins. The first prize is $1,500, one of the richest prizes yet offered.
Born This Year:
Doug Ford, 1955 PGA and 1957 Masters winner
Charlie Sifford, PGA Tour, World Golf Hall of Fame
Al Besselink, PGA Tour
Men's Major Championship Winners:
U.S.: Jess Sweetser
British: Ernest Holderness
U.S. Women's: Glenna Collett
British Women's: Joyce Wethered
U.S. 8, Great Britain and Ireland 4