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Lee Elder becomes the first black player to compete in the Masters.
Jack Nicklaus wins his fifth Masters and fourth PGA Championship.
Tom Watson's British Open title is his first major and the first of his five British Open wins.
Billy Casper wins the First NBC New Orleans Open. It's his 51st - and final - PGA Tour victory.
Cobra Golf introduces the Baffler, a 23-degree 7-wood that today is considered the progenitor of the modern "utility club" category.
Nineteen-year-old Amy Alcott records her first LPGA Tour victory at the Orange Blossom Classic.
An LPGA event in Houston has to be canceled when funds for the purse cannot be raised.
Born This Year:
Tiger Woods, career Grand Slam winner
Tim Clark, European Tour, PGA Tour
Died This Year:
Bobby Cruickshank, 17-time winner on PGA Tour
PGA: Jack Nicklaus, $298,149.17
LPGA: Sandra Palmer, $76,374
European: Dale Hayes, South Africa, £ 20,507
PGA (Vardon Trophy): Bruce Crampton, 70.51
LPGA (Vare Trophy): JoAnne Carner, 72.40
Men's Major Championship Winners:
The Masters: Jack Nicklaus
U.S. Open: Lou Graham
British Open: Tom Watson
PGA Championship: Jack Nicklaus