Tiger Woods wins an unprecedented third straight U.S. Amateur title with an incredible comeback. Five holes behind with 16 to go, Woods ties Steve Scott and wins on the second hole of sudden-death.
In her final amateur tournament, Babe Didrikson Zaharias wins for the 17th time in 18 events, capturing the Broadmoor Invitational in Colorado Springs.
Walter Hagen becomes the first native-born American to win the British Open by beating George Duncan and Jim Barnes by one stroke, 300-301, at Royal St. George's in Sandwich, England.
Having recovered from a near fatal auto accident 16 months ago, Ben Hogan wins the U.S. Open by shooting a 69 in an 18-hole playoff at the Merion Golf Club outside Philadelphia.
When Pat Bradley wins the LPGA championship in Ohio, she becomes the first woman to win all four of the top women's tournaments (the Canadian Open, the U.S. Open and the Dinah Shore are the others).
Jack Nicklaus wins the Masters with a 271, three under Ben Hogan's 1953 record.
Gene Sarazen makes a double eagle on the 15th hole at the Masters, perhaps the most famous shot in golf, when he knocks the ball in the cup from 220 yards out. The two helps Sarazen force a playoff, which he will win the next day.
Golfer Nancy Lopez, 21, wins the Bent Tree Classic by one stroke in Sarasota, Fla., for her first LPGA victory.
Charles Sifford becomes the first African-American to win a major U.S. pro golf tournament when he captures the Long Beach Open.
SportsCentury, ESPN's look at sports in the 20th century examines the Jackie Robinson of the tennis courts.
Jackie Robinson broke major league baseball's color barrier in 1947 and two years later won the NL MVP award. SportsCentury: Jackie Robinson airs Thursday at 6 pm ET.
Babe Didrikson was a three-time winner of the U.S. Women's Open in golf and winner of two gold and one silver track-and-field medals at the 1932 Olympics.
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Ben Hogan was a two-time Masters winner.
Ben Hogan, the winner of nine majors in the 16 he competed in from the 1946 PGA through 1953, will be profiled on ESPN Classic's SportsCentury on July 19 at 8 p.m. ET.
Bobby Jones, the only golfer to win the Grand Slam and the winner of 13 majors, will be profiled on ESPN Classic?s SportsCentury series on July 20 at 8 p.m. ET