July 23, 1995 - John Daly won the British Open at St Andrews

John Daly unexpectedly won the British Open in a playoff with Italian Costantino Rocca at St Andrews. As Rocca approached the final hole, he was one shot behind Daly who had already finished his round. Rocca’s long drive was only yards from the green, but his second shot resulted in a fluffed chip where he forgot to follow through. Rocca sank a 60 foot (18 metre) putt on the 18th at St Andrews to make the birdie he needed to force a playoff with Daly.

Daly easily defeated Rocca in the playoff finishing the four holes of the playoff at one under par, while Rocca finished three over par after hitting into the “Road Hole Bunker” and taking three shots to get out. Daly is the only eligible two-time major winner never selected to play in the Ryder Cup. This distinction is often used in quiz shows; in 2006, Scottish golfer Sam Torrance took over nine minutes to (correctly) answer this question on Britain’s longest-running game show A Question of Sport.

Apr. 10, 1961 - South Africa’s Gary Player is the first foreign player to win the Masters tournament

Gary Player is widely regarded as one of the greatest players in the history of golf. Over his career, Player accumulated an impressive nine major championships on the regular tour and six Champions Tour major championship victories, as well as three Senior British Open Championships on the European Senior Tour. At the age 29, Player won the 1965 U.S. Open and became the only non-American to win all four majors, known as the career Grand Slam. Player became only the third golfer in history to win the Grand Slam, following Ben Hogan and Gene Sarazen. Since then, only Jack Nicklaus and Tiger Woods have won the Grand Slam. Player has won 165 tournaments on six continents over six decades and was inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame in 1974.

"Golf is a game whose aim is to hit a very small ball into an even smaller hole, with weapons singularly ill-designed for the purpose." - Winston Churchill

(Sport) Politics as Usual.

"Competitors take bad breaks and use them to drive themselves. Quitters take bad breaks and use them as reasons to give up." - Nancy Lopez

Find that drive.

"Be decisive. A wrong decision is generally less disastrous than indecision." - Bernhard Langer

"To give yourself the best possible chance of playing to your potential, you must prepare for every eventuality. That means practice." - Seve Ballesteros

"I have a tip that can take 5 strokes off anyone’s golf game. It’s called an eraser." - Arnold Palmer
Ha!

"I have a tip that can take 5 strokes off anyone’s golf game. It’s called an eraser." - Arnold Palmer

Ha!

"My mind is my biggest asset. I expect to win every tournament I play." - Tiger Woods

"My mind is my biggest asset. I expect to win every tournament I play." - Tiger Woods

"Competitive sports are played mainly on a five-and-a-half inch court, the space between your ears." - ‪Bobby Jones

"Competitive sports are played mainly on a five-and-a-half inch court, the space between your ears." - Bobby Jones

"I get to play golf for a living. What more can you ask for - getting paid for doing what you love." - Tiger Woods

"I get to play golf for a living. What more can you ask for - getting paid for doing what you love." - Tiger Woods

Apr. 10, 1961 - South Africa’s Gary Player becomes the first foreign player to win the Masters

South Africa’s Gary Player becomes the first foreign player to win the Masters, edging Arnold Palmer and Charley Coe by one stroke.

Gary Player is widely regarded as one of the greatest players in the history of golf. Over his career, Player accumulated an impressive nine major championships on the regular tour and six Champions Tour major championship victories, as well as three Senior British Open Championships on the European Senior Tour. At the age 29, Player won the 1965 U.S. Open and became the only non-American to win all four majors, known as the career Grand Slam. Player became only the third golfer in history to win the Grand Slam, following Ben Hogan and Gene Sarazen. Since then, only Jack Nicklaus and Tiger Woods have won the Grand Slam. Player has won 165 tournaments on six continents over six decades and was inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame in 1974.

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"I don’t want to become as good as I once was. I want to become better." - Tiger Woods

"I don’t want to become as good as I once was. I want to become better." - Tiger Woods

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