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On This Week in History

On This Week in History

Posted Oct 28, 2008 by In Golf We Trust

On This Week in History

On October 31st, 1999, Tiger Woods was hitting all the right notes and right shots at all the right times, winning the Tour Championship trophy in Houston on a rhythmic pace of 15-under par, at the four-shot expense of Davis Love III.

On October 28th, 1980, Greg Norman beat Wayne Levi (well, who couldn’t?) to win the Nabisco Bonus, capping, at the time, one of the finest years in PGA Tour history. With the win, the Great White Shark ended the season as the PGA’s leading money winner with $1.1 million. and grabbed the Vardon Trophy for the lowest scoring average at 69.10.

In the real world, on Octobr 29th, 1945, a grateful Britain, still partying at the end of the Second World War like it was an extended hen-night, heard the crackly news announced from Royal and Ancient HQ in St Andrews that 'normal golf service shall resume.'

And it's Eyyyyyy, Happy Birthday! as the Fonz would say, to the legend that is Gary Player (b. November 1st, 1935), the splendid Julia Roberts (b. October 28th, 1967),  London-born rapper Dizzee Rascal (b. Nov 1st, 1985), porn magnate  Larry Flynt (b. Nov 1st, 1942) and some half-decent rugby player called Danny Cipriani (b. Nov 2nd, 1987).

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