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Al Geiberger becomes the first player to break 60 in PGA Tour event, shooting 59 in the Danny Thomas Memphis Classic.
Tom Watson wins The Masters and the British Open, edging Jack Nicklaus in both events. He beats Nicklaus by one stroke at Turnberry for the British Open in one of the classic duels in golf history. Over the final two rounds, playing together, Watson shoots 65-65 and Nicklaus 65-66.
Bruce Lietzke's first PGA Tour victory comes in a four-hole playoff against Gene Littler for the Joe Garagiola Tucson Open.
Born This Year:
Mi-Hyun Kim, 1999 LPGA Rookie of the Year
Kelli Kuehne, LPGA Tour
Cristie Kerr, LPGA Tour
Died This Year:
Cecil Leitch, 4-time winner of British Women's Amateur
LPGA: Judy Rankin, $122,890
European: Seve Ballesteros, Spain, £ 46,435
Men's Major Championship Winners:
U.S. Open: Hubert Green
British Open: Tom Watson
PGA Championship: Lanny Wadkins