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On this day in 1991 Laura Davies won the LPGA Inamori Golf Classic at Stoneridge Country Club in Poway California. A seven time Ladies European Tour Order of Merit winner Davies has won 44 times on the European Circuit, 20 times on the LPGA Tour and has collected 4 majors. In spite of her glut of victories Laura is still two LPGA wins or one major championship win away from entry into the World Golf Hall of Fame.
On this day in 1950, Major Winner Andy North was born. North has won three times on the PGA tour, and two of those wins were at the US Open (1978, 1985). He also has 11 other professional victories from all over the world, and on the Champions Tour.
On this day in 1939, Frankie Parker, a known bootlegger, was indicted for hiding $20,000 in counterfeit bills at a Chicago area golf course.
The plot was revealed via an informant and a thorough investigation. When they had all the evidence they needed, they searched and found the money buried on the 15th hole of the Tom O Shanter golf course in Chicago.
On this day in 1959, Major Champion Tom Lehman was born. He boasts 31 professional wins, including the British Open in 1996. He is also the only man to win Player of the Year honors on all three professional tours (Nationwide, PGA, Champions tours).
On this day in history, Jay Sigel staged one of the biggest comebacks in professional golf history. The GTE West Classic was being played in Ojai, California in 1994. Sigel was 10 back of leader Jim Colbert going into the final round, and shot a final round 62, good enough for a tie at the end of regulation and a playoff.