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Bob Kurtz, age 67, plays 405 holes of golf consecutively at Chesley Oaks Golf Club in Fairview, Alabama. It is a new record for most holes played in a "golf marathon." Kurtz twice shoots his age and breaks par in nine different 18-hole "rounds."
Padraig Harrington wins two majors, the British Open and the PGA Championship.
LPGA majors herald the arrival of a youthful corps of golfers, with 19-year-olds Yani Tseng and Inbee Park claiming the LPGA Championship and U.S. Women's Open, respectively. Tseng becomes the second-youngest to win an LPGA major, and Park the third-youngest.
Annika Sorenstam, while never using the word "retirement," announces her departure from the LPGA Tour, saying she is "stepping away" from competitive golf. If Sorenstam's departure is permanent, she ends her career with 72 wins and 10 major championships.
Gordon J. Brand and Gordon Brand Jr. (no relation) face off in a playoff for the European Senior Tour's PGA Seniors Championship. Gordon J. Brand wins on the sixth extra hole.
Died This Year:
• Orville Moody, 1969 U.S. Open winner
• Mike Souchak, 15-time PGA Tour winner
Champions Tour: Bernhard Langer, $2,035,073
LPGA Tour: Lorena Ochoa, $2,763,193
European Tour: Robert Karlsson, € 2,732,748
Champions Tour: Bernhard Langer, 69.65
LPGA Tour (Vare Trophy): Lorena Ochoa, 69.70
The Masters: Trevor Immelman
U.S. Open: Tiger Woods
British Open: Padraig Harrington
PGA Championship: Padraig Harrington
Women's Major Championship Winners
Kraft Nabisco Championship: Lorena Ochoa
LPGA Championship: Yani Tseng
U.S. Women's Open: Inbee Park
Women's British Open: Jiyai Shin
U.S.: Danny Lee
British: Reinier Saxton
U.S. Women's: Amanda Blumenherst
British Women's: Anna Nordqvist
United States 16.5, Europe 11.5
United States 13, Great Britain & Ireland 7