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pga-golf-tour1Major Champion Jay Hebert was born February 14, 1923.

Hebert won a total of seven tournaments on the PGA Tour, including the 1960 PGA Championship. He was also on two winning Ryder Cup teams - 1959 and 1961.

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Better golf without practice. Has a nice ring to it, doesn’t it? I recently picked up a book of the same title written by Alex J. Morrison in 1940. He is the same author who wrote “A New Way to Better Golf”, which by all accounts online seems to be the better and more widely read of the two.

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byron nelsonOn this day in 1940, Byron Nelson handed Ben Hogan a loss at the Texas Open played in San Antonio.

The two tied in regular tournament play, both shooting 271. But in 1940, the winner was decided via 18 hole playoff on Monday. Nelson carded a 70 to Hogan's 71. 

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arnold-palmer-1On this day in 1963, Arnold Palmer shot a final round 70 to win the Phoenix Open over Gary Player. 

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kathy-whitworthOn this day in 1973, Kathy Whitworth won the Naples-Lely Classic in Naples, Florida. With the victory, Whitworth won $3750 and became the first woman on the LPGA to surpass $400,000 in lifetime earnings. By 1981 she would become the first woman to surpass $1 million in earnings. 

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