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Golf ball sizes around the world are standardized when the R&A switches from a minimum diameter of 1.62 inches to adopt the USGA's minimum diameter of 1.68 inches.
The PGA of America and PGA Tour announce they will no longer place tournaments at private clubs with discriminatory membership policies.
Jack Nicklaus debuts on the Senior PGA Tour (later called the Champions Tour) with a victory in the Tradition.
Senior PGA: Lee Trevino, $1,190,518
LPGA: Beth Daniel, $863,578
European: Ian Woosnam, Wales, £ 574,166
Senior PGA: Lee Trevino, 68.89
LPGA (Vare Trophy): Beth Daniel, 70.54
Men's Major Championship Winners:
U.S. Open: Hale Irwin
British Open: Nick Faldo
PGA Championship: Wayne Grady
Women's Major Championship Winners:
British: Rolf Muntz
U.S. Women's: Pat Hurst
British Women's: Julie Wade Hall