Andrews Club of Yonkers in November , the first golf club in America. In , a group of Englishmen in Kentucky established the Middlesboro Club there, and by , there were nine more golf courses laid out in the U.

Early on in American golf's history, Chicago became a key location: by , there were 26 golf courses around Chicago alone. Within a year, the association had organized the first national Open and Amateur Championships.

At the first U. Born in in Jersey, Vardon became the British game's greatest champion, winning the Open Championship six times between and No other player has ever won the British Open that many times.

Vardon's rivals of the period were J. Taylor and James Braid, both of whom won five Open titles. Since those three, only two other players have ever won more than four - Peter Thomson and Tom Watson.

Between and , the 21 British Opens were won by one of the three 16 times. Vardon's influence, however, extended beyond the U.

For one, he developed a new grip, slightly overlapping, now referred to as the Vardon grip. He came to the U.

Open Championship on his first visit in Vardon, in his trips to the U. Anderson, however, was not a highly regarded player; he was extremely introverted, rarely speaking, and as a result gained little popularity.

Still, he could win - Anderson became the U. Open's first four-time winner, including a string of three straight titles from to No player has won more U.

Opens in history with three other players winning four and no other player has ever won three in a row. Harry Vardon had come back to the U. His primary competition was expected to come from friend and fellow Brit Ted Ray.

No one saw Francis Ouimet coming. Open in Tied with the two British stars after the first three rounds of the tournament, Ouimet managed two birdies in his final six holes to finish tied for the lead at the end of the four rounds.

A playoff was required, and Ouimet, much to the shock and delight of the crowd, ended the playoff round with a one-over-par 72, beating out Vardon and Ray.

Ouimet's victory became national news, catapulting golf into even greater popularity. He would also appear on the American team in the newly-created Walker Cup in , a tournament between American and British teams played every other year.

Ouimet would play on every Walker Cup team from to , captaining the squad between and Andrews in Scotland, the first non-British person awarded that high honor.

The Amateur Championships of Britain and America were extremely well attended and well thought-of events. In Britain, early amateur domination came in the form of John Ball, who won the British Amateur Championship eight times, three more than any other player has ever won.

Interestingly, Ball never won twice in a row - all his victories came at least a year apart from each other. Ball also became the first to win both an Amateur and Open Championship, one of only three in history who have done so.

Harold Hilton, another top amateur of the time, was the first to win both championships, winning two Opens and four Amateurs. He also became the first British player to win both the British and U.

Amateur Championships. The Australian who had moved to the U. Amateur Championship in and would collect two more titles. Only three other players have ever won three or more U.

He also became the first American player to win the British Amateur Open, capturing the title. Following Travis's success was Jerome Travers, who between and won four titles.

Travers would also become one of the first Amateur winners to also win a U. Of the seven U. Amateur Championships between and , Jones won five of them; those five victories are also the most all-time in Amateur Championship history.

His greatest feat, another unmatched in history, came in In that single year, Bobby Jones won the U. Open, the British Open, the U. Amateur Championship and the British Amateur Championship.

That accomplishment was dubbed the "Grand Slam. While Bobby Jones dominated the amateur game in America, Hagen controlled the pro game.

In his career, Hagen won 11 professional titles: the U. Four of those victories came in a row, from No other golfer has ever won more than two in a row. Steel-shafted golf clubs became the standard, and with the improved equipment, scores began lowering: shooting par generally wasn't good enough anymore.

Crossover between the amateur and pro games began to end as well. Open as an amateur. Amateur success in pro tournaments or lack thereof was attributed to the much higher amounts of money coming into the game after ; as soon as an amateur player could compete on the pro level, they made the jump to professional.

The first tourney was held in , with Horton Smith its winner, and quickly became one of the premier golf events on the PGA Tour schedule. The creation of the Masters Tournament also ushered in the era of the modern majors.

Originally, the majors the four major golf tournaments of the year were the British and U. Opens and Amateur Championships. With the rise of professional golf, the majors eventually became the U.

While there were certainly star players, no one controlled the game like the figures before. From to , no player won the money leader title more than once.

It wasn't until and Ben Hogan that golf once again had a titan. Hogan, a Texan, won the money title five times in his career. He tallied four U. He also won the Masters, U.

Open and British Open in the same year, , considered one of the greatest achievements in golf history. Nelson became the first golfer on the PGA Tour to win more than 10 events in a single year, winning an astonishing 18 events in an unmatched feat in history.

Open titles though he was a runner-up five times, including losing a playoff in Snead's claim to fame, however, is his PGA Tour win total. Between his first victory on the Tour in and his last in , Sam Snead won 82 Tour events, the most all-time.

The Royal and Ancient Club was founded in - within 60 years, women were on record as being active on the course. Within another sixty years, they had formed a club as well, the Ladies Golf Club of St.

Andrews in In , the Ladies Golf Union was formed, the governing body for women's golf in the U. In the U. However, by about the s, American women had developed a greater affinity for the game.

The first was held in England, with the Americans winning. Much like its male counterpart, the Walker Cup, early domination in the Curtis Cup belonged to the U. Its first and perhaps biggest was Mildred Didrikson Zaharias, better known as Babe.

Zaharias, widely considered perhaps the greatest female athlete of all time, did not excel solely in golf. As an year-old, she entered a national track and field event in Illinois and won the team title - as the only member of her team.

She entered eight of the 10 events, winning six of them and placing 2 nd and 4 th in the other two and set three world records. She went on to win two gold medals at the Olympics, and was disqualified from winning a third for diving over the bar in the high jump something that had never been done before, and was later legalized.

With her popularity skyrocketing, she went on a tour of the country, first as a vaudeville performer, later playing baseball, football, basketball, trying out skiing, boxing and fly-casting.

It was during this period that she was paired with a professional wrestler at a tournament in , George Zaharias. The two made an immediate connection and were married shortly afterward.

However, as much as Babe's private life was enjoying success, her professional life was not - women's pro golf was not yet established, and the only two major tournaments were for amateurs the National Women's Amateur Championship and the British Ladies' Championship.

By this time, women's pro golf was finally starting to come together. The earliest is the Women's Western Open, which began play in The second was the Titleholder's Championship in , the third the U.

Women's Open in All three of these were retroactively named majors by the LPGA. The Ladies Professional Golfer's Association was formed in by a group of 13 golfers, one of whom was Babe Zaharias.

Of the three majors formed during her career, Zaharias won all three, winning the Western Open four times, the Titleholders three times and the U.

Open three times. In the decade, no player other than Sam Snead captured the events winner title awarded to the player who won the most events in the season and no one won the money leader title more than once.

Players like Hogan and Snead were nearing the end of their careers, no longer ruling the scene. Nelson had retired in the '40s. Golf's popularity was still on the rise; it was now entering television for the first time, as major tournaments appeared on TV on Saturdays and Sundays.

The sport, however, needed a national figure, and at the end of the decade, one finally appeared. Amateur Championship, and within three years captured the events winner title.

A year later, in , he won the money title. He would win three money titles in his career, as well as a U. Open title, a British Open title and four Masters titles, at the time the most in history.

Palmer became the game's first superstar, attracting a horde of followers at each tournament nicknamed "Arnie's Army. In the 15th century the game of "kolf" was played on ice in the Low Countries, he said.

But the local game at St Andrews was played on short grass on commonland originally donated to the city's residents by King David in Mr Mason said: "Nothing in this research gives us any cause for concern or makes us doubt that the game of golf we have today originated and developed and evolved on the east coast of Scotland, and particularly St Andrews.

The House of Representatives has passed a resolution declaring that the true inventor was not Scottish-born Bell but an Italian-American named Antonio Meucci, 27 years earlier.

The decision has provoked a row between Americans convinced that Bell was a "thief" who stole Meucci's idea and Bell's Scottish and Canadian supporters who dismiss their arguments as absurd.

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Harold Hilton, another top amateur of the time, was the first to win both championships, winning two Opens and four Amateurs. He also became the first British player to win both the British and U.

Amateur Championships. The Australian who had moved to the U. Amateur Championship in and would collect two more titles. Only three other players have ever won three or more U.

He also became the first American player to win the British Amateur Open, capturing the title. Following Travis's success was Jerome Travers, who between and won four titles.

Travers would also become one of the first Amateur winners to also win a U. Of the seven U. Amateur Championships between and , Jones won five of them; those five victories are also the most all-time in Amateur Championship history.

His greatest feat, another unmatched in history, came in In that single year, Bobby Jones won the U. Open, the British Open, the U.

Amateur Championship and the British Amateur Championship. That accomplishment was dubbed the "Grand Slam. While Bobby Jones dominated the amateur game in America, Hagen controlled the pro game.

In his career, Hagen won 11 professional titles: the U. Four of those victories came in a row, from No other golfer has ever won more than two in a row.

Steel-shafted golf clubs became the standard, and with the improved equipment, scores began lowering: shooting par generally wasn't good enough anymore. Crossover between the amateur and pro games began to end as well.

Open as an amateur. Amateur success in pro tournaments or lack thereof was attributed to the much higher amounts of money coming into the game after ; as soon as an amateur player could compete on the pro level, they made the jump to professional.

The first tourney was held in , with Horton Smith its winner, and quickly became one of the premier golf events on the PGA Tour schedule. The creation of the Masters Tournament also ushered in the era of the modern majors.

Originally, the majors the four major golf tournaments of the year were the British and U. Opens and Amateur Championships. With the rise of professional golf, the majors eventually became the U.

While there were certainly star players, no one controlled the game like the figures before. From to , no player won the money leader title more than once. It wasn't until and Ben Hogan that golf once again had a titan.

Hogan, a Texan, won the money title five times in his career. He tallied four U. He also won the Masters, U. Open and British Open in the same year, , considered one of the greatest achievements in golf history.

Nelson became the first golfer on the PGA Tour to win more than 10 events in a single year, winning an astonishing 18 events in an unmatched feat in history. Open titles though he was a runner-up five times, including losing a playoff in Snead's claim to fame, however, is his PGA Tour win total.

Between his first victory on the Tour in and his last in , Sam Snead won 82 Tour events, the most all-time. The Royal and Ancient Club was founded in - within 60 years, women were on record as being active on the course.

Within another sixty years, they had formed a club as well, the Ladies Golf Club of St. Andrews in In , the Ladies Golf Union was formed, the governing body for women's golf in the U.

In the U. However, by about the s, American women had developed a greater affinity for the game. The first was held in England, with the Americans winning. Much like its male counterpart, the Walker Cup, early domination in the Curtis Cup belonged to the U.

Its first and perhaps biggest was Mildred Didrikson Zaharias, better known as Babe. Zaharias, widely considered perhaps the greatest female athlete of all time, did not excel solely in golf.

As an year-old, she entered a national track and field event in Illinois and won the team title - as the only member of her team. She entered eight of the 10 events, winning six of them and placing 2 nd and 4 th in the other two and set three world records.

She went on to win two gold medals at the Olympics, and was disqualified from winning a third for diving over the bar in the high jump something that had never been done before, and was later legalized.

With her popularity skyrocketing, she went on a tour of the country, first as a vaudeville performer, later playing baseball, football, basketball, trying out skiing, boxing and fly-casting.

It was during this period that she was paired with a professional wrestler at a tournament in , George Zaharias. The two made an immediate connection and were married shortly afterward.

However, as much as Babe's private life was enjoying success, her professional life was not - women's pro golf was not yet established, and the only two major tournaments were for amateurs the National Women's Amateur Championship and the British Ladies' Championship.

By this time, women's pro golf was finally starting to come together. The earliest is the Women's Western Open, which began play in The second was the Titleholder's Championship in , the third the U.

Women's Open in All three of these were retroactively named majors by the LPGA. The Ladies Professional Golfer's Association was formed in by a group of 13 golfers, one of whom was Babe Zaharias.

Of the three majors formed during her career, Zaharias won all three, winning the Western Open four times, the Titleholders three times and the U. Open three times.

In the decade, no player other than Sam Snead captured the events winner title awarded to the player who won the most events in the season and no one won the money leader title more than once.

Players like Hogan and Snead were nearing the end of their careers, no longer ruling the scene. Nelson had retired in the '40s.

Golf's popularity was still on the rise; it was now entering television for the first time, as major tournaments appeared on TV on Saturdays and Sundays.

The sport, however, needed a national figure, and at the end of the decade, one finally appeared. Amateur Championship, and within three years captured the events winner title.

A year later, in , he won the money title. He would win three money titles in his career, as well as a U. Open title, a British Open title and four Masters titles, at the time the most in history.

Palmer became the game's first superstar, attracting a horde of followers at each tournament nicknamed "Arnie's Army. Player was a South African who turned professional in He joined the PGA Tour in ' Within two years, he already began to win.

His first major championship victory came in at the Open Championship, the first of three British Open titles he would win. He finally completed the career Grand Slam in when he won the U. Open his only victory there.

He is one of only eight golfers to have won the Masters three times or more. His last major victory came in , at the Masters, when he stormed back from a 7-hole deficit after three rounds to win by a stroke.

He was nicknamed "the Black Knight" because he famously wore all black while playing. Player, though considered a rival of Palmer, was considered more a rival of his contemporary, Jack Nicklaus.

During his career, he would eclipse all golfers that came before him by winning a total of 18 majors, a record that still stands today. His 73 PGA Tour wins rank him second on the all-time list.

He turned pro in , winning his first major the U. Open within a year. He won each major at least three times, becoming history's first three-time career Grand Slam holder.

He won the U. His greatest success, however, came at the Masters. The six-time winner of the tournament by far a tournament record last won a major title at Augusta in The win came as a shock to the golf world, as Nicklaus had last won a major six years previous.

However, the Golden Bear had enough magic left to capture the Green Jacket, an honorarium bestowed on each winner of the Masters, one last time. Initially, tournament players had formed their own group, the Association of Professional Golfers.

All the records of the PGA Tour prior to the split were carried over. Augustine, Florida in and continuing as world golf's official Hall of Fame. The Tournament Players Championship, later renamed simply The Players Championship, is played in Florida every year, dubbed by many "the Fifth Major" though it has never officially received that distinction.

Nicklaus also holds the distinction of winning the tourney three times, the most in history. Many golfers non-Americans would primarily play on the European Tour, then play in the major tournaments in the U.

This led to a problem for the Royal and Ancient Club: their system of invitation to the British Open was now leaving out many top golfers because they split time between the tours.

This led to the development of the World Golf Rankings. This system, endorsed by the four majors and the six top international golf tours, ranks the world's golfers on a points system, derived from their finishes in tournaments.

Interestingly, the top three were all European players - none of them ever finished as the money or wins leader on the PGA Tour. However, that first year, Greg Norman ended the year ranked number one, which he would do six more times in his career, a record when he retired.

Only one other golfer would tally more year-end number ones than Norman…but we'll get to him later. Of those five, only Faldo achieved that feat more than once. Norman dominated the world rankings, yet only won the money title on the PGA Tour three times in his career and only ever won titles in one major championship, winning the British Open twice.

Faldo won two Masters and three British Opens while Ballesteros accomplished the same feat, and Curtis Strange became the first player since Ben Hogan in the 's to win back-to-back U.

But in St Andrews - the "home of golf" - they were unfazed. Peter Mason, external relations manager at the club, said visiting Flemish traders learned about golf by watching the locals.

In the 15th century the game of "kolf" was played on ice in the Low Countries, he said. But the local game at St Andrews was played on short grass on commonland originally donated to the city's residents by King David in Mr Mason said: "Nothing in this research gives us any cause for concern or makes us doubt that the game of golf we have today originated and developed and evolved on the east coast of Scotland, and particularly St Andrews.

The House of Representatives has passed a resolution declaring that the true inventor was not Scottish-born Bell but an Italian-American named Antonio Meucci, 27 years earlier.

The decision has provoked a row between Americans convinced that Bell was a "thief" who stole Meucci's idea and Bell's Scottish and Canadian supporters who dismiss their arguments as absurd.

Terms and Conditions. Style Book. Weather Forecast. Accessibility links Skip to article Skip to navigation. Scots did not invent golf, says academic. By Roger Highfield, Science Editor. Related Articles.

UK News. British Golf Museum. St Andrews Links [official site]. Antonio Meucci - Italian Historical Society.

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