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Pete Brown becomes the first African-American to win an official PGA Tour event at the Waco Turner Open.
Mickey Wright wins 10 or more LPGA events for the fourth straight year, with 11, including her fourth U.S. Women's Open.
Arnold Palmer wins his fourth Masters. But he also misses the cut at the Bing Crosby Pro-Am after making a 9 on the par-3 17th at Pebble Beach Golf Links.
Sam Snead wins the PGA Seniors Championship, the first of his six victories in the event.
Born This Year:
Lee Janzen, 2-time U.S. Open winner
Davis Love III, 1997 PGA Championship winner
Miguel Angel Jimenez, European Tour
Billy Andrade, PGA Tour
Jeff Maggert, PGA Tour
Stephen Ames, PGA European Tour, PGA Tour
Scott Verplank, PGA Tour
Lorie Kane, LPGA Tour
Men's Major Championship Winners:
The Masters: Arnold Palmer
U.S. Open: Ken Venturi
British Open: Tony Lema
PGA Championship: Bobby Nichols
Women's Major Championship Winners:
U.S.: William Campbell
British: Gordon Clark
U.S. Women's: Barbara McIntire
British Women's: Carol Sorenson