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The first Masters is played, won by Horton Smith. The tournament is called the "Augusta National Invitation Tournament" until 1939.
Macdonald Smith wins the Los Angeles Open for the fourth time.
Helen Hicks, 1931 U.S. Women's Amateur champ who turned pro in 1932, signs an endorsement deal with Wilson Golf. She tours the USA giving golf clinics, the first female golfer to do so.
Bobby Jones sets a non-competitive course record at Augusta National with a 65.
Born This Year:
• Marlene (Bauer) Hagge, LPGA co-founder and 25-time winner
• Tony Lema, 1964 British Open champ
• Bruce Crampton, 14-time PGA Tour winner
Men's Major Championship Winners:
U.S. Open: Olin Dutra
British Open: Henry Cotton
PGA Championship: Paul Runyan
British: Lawson Little
U.S. Women's: Virginia Van Wie
British Women's: Helen Holm
U.S. 9, Great Britain and Ireland 2