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Bobby Jones wins what is proclaimed the Grand Slam, which at this time consists of the U.S. and British Opens and the U.S. and British Amateurs. He then retires from competitive golf at age 28.
Ben Hogan turns professional at the age of 17 to play in the Texas Open.
Spalding produces one of the first sets of matched clubs. They feature hickory shafts.
The Spalding Kro-Flite is the first liquid-center golf ball. Its liquid center is covered with wound rubber and a balata surface.
Born This Year:
Gene Littler, 1961 U.S. Open winner, 29 PGA Tour victories
Dan Sikes Jr., PGA Tour
Died This Year:
Alex Smith, 1906 and 1910 U.S. Open winner
Men's Major Championship Winners:
U.S. 10, Great Britain and Ireland 2