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On this day in 1960, Arnold Palmer won the Pensacola Open in Pensacola, Florida. On his way to victory, Palmer one putted nine of the last ten greens, and finished birdie-birdie to clip Doug Sanders by a shot. It was Palmer's third win in a row.
On this day in 1961, Mickey Wright won the Miami Open, held at the Miami Springs Country Club. She won the first prize of $1,247 with a 54 hole total of 220, beating out Louise Suggs and Marlene Hagge.
On this day in 1945, Byron Nelson won the first of his 11 tournaments in a row that year, which is still a PGA tour record. The tournament was the Miami International Four Ball, which he played with Harold "Jug" McSpaden.
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.