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Jackie Pung posts the lowest score in the U.S. Women's Open, but is disqualified for signing an incorrect scorecard. Betsy Rawls gets the win.
JoAnne Gunderson - who would become better known as JoAnne Carner - makes the scene by winning the U.S. Women's Amateur.
Bobby Locke wins his fourth British Open.
For the first time since 1933, Great Britain defeats the U.S. in the Ryder Cup.
Ben Hogan's instructional book, "Five Lessons: The Modern Fundamentals of Golf," is published.
African-American Charlie Sifford wins a PGA-co-sponsored event, the Long Beach Open.
Mickey Wright is penalized 24 strokes for having an extra club in her bag over the first 12 holes of the LPGA Tampa Women's Open. Her score for the round is 104.
A television series called "All-Star Golf" debuts. It is the first made-for-TV series of matches between tour pros.
Born This Year:
• Nick Faldo, 6-time major winner
• Bernhard Langer, 2-time Masters champion
• Nancy Lopez, LPGA Hall of Famer
• Mark O'Meara, 2-time major winner
• Nick Price, 3-time major winner
• Payne Stewart, 3-time major winner
• Wayne Grady, 1990 PGA Championship winner
• Jeff Sluman, 1988 PGA Championship winner
• Fulton Allem, PGA Tour
• Phil Blackmar, PGA Tour
• John Cook, PGA Tour
Died This Year:
LPGA: Patty Berg, $16,272
LPGA (Vare Trophy): Louise Suggs, 74.64
Men's Major Championship Winners:
U.S. Open: Dick Mayer
British Open: Bobby Locke
PGA Championship: Lionel Hebert