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Sunday, 12 April 2015

Golfer

Mary Queen Of Scots was a pioneering female golfer and the founding member of St Andrews, the world's first golf club.

Mary Queen of Scots was playing golf when the news was bought to her of the murder of her second husband, Lord Darnley. Later she was criticized for playing several rounds of golf two weeks after the loss of her husband.

Bobby Jones won the U.S. Amateur Championship on September 27, 1930 to complete the Grand Slam of golf in a single calendar year. The structure of the grand slam at the time was the U.S. Open, British Open, U.S. Amateur, and British Amateur.

Jones, c. 1921

Arnold Palmer became golf's first career millionaire in 1960. Thirteen years later he was the first golfer to win more than $100,000 over the course of twelve months.

In 1977 8-year-old Rebecca Chase sank a hole-in-one on the 125-yard par-3 fifth hole at Oak Knoll golf course in The Dalles, Oregon. It was the first hole she had ever played.

According to North Korean state media, Kim Jong-il scored 11 holes-in-one over 18 holes in his first and only round of golf.

On August 7, 2016, American golfer Jim Furyk shot a 12-under-par 58 in the final round of the Travelers Championship at TPC at River Highlands in Cromwell, Connecticut, becoming the first player to shoot 58 in a PGA Tour event. His round contained ten birdies and an eagle.

Furyk in 2010

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