Eldrick's first major...
By klangdon on 4/13/09
Eldrick Woods wins his first Masters with a tourney record of 18 under par. At age 21 he is the becomes the youngest to ever wear the green jacket. The list of records broken in his 4 rounds exceeds 20.
At 46 years old, Jack Nicklaus shoots a final day score of 65 to become the oldest player to win the Masters. As his final Major Championship, this date sets the bar at 18 professional majors.
Billy Casper wins his first Masters.
Babe Zaharias undergoes cancer surgery. Ignoring her doctors prediction, that she wouldn't play golf again, she wins the US Open ONE month later.
Byron Nelson and Ben Hogan play eighteen extra holes before Byron takes home is second Masters.
Davis Love III is born in Charlotte, N.C.
Marilynn Smith, cofounder of the LPGA, and great golfer, is born in Topeka, Kan. in 1929.
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Ruari McCallion says:
I think you'll find that Nicklaus shot 65 on his final round at the 1986 Masters...
Ruari, thanks for keeping us straight. It now fixed in the post...
odd, i think the last time was at the "this day in golf" area was this exact day. Hmm.
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