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The Week In Golf April 19-25

A champagne-soaked Frenchman and and the biggest thing from Worksop since the Oxo cube.

Posted Apr 20, 2010 by The Week In Golf

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April 19, 1998: Thomas Levet, who represented Europe in the 2004 Ryder Cup at Oakland Hills,  posted a 10-under-par 278 total at the Cannes Open for his first PGA European Tour triumph. He won by a one stroke over Phillip Price, Sven Struver and Greg Turner.
April 20, 1851: one of the pioneers of professional golf, ‘Young’ Tom Morris, was born. Morris won The Open Championship four times before he was 21 years-old. He died just three years later, soon after the loss of his wife and newborn son.
April 21, 1974: Lee Elder edged out England’s Peter Oosterhuis on the fourth play-off hole to win Monsanto Open. Significantly, it gave the African-American Elder a place in the field at the 1975 Masters, first black player to play at The Masters.
April 22, 1984: Nick Faldo won his first PGA Tour event, the Sea Pines Heritage Classic, beating Tom Kite by one shot.
April 23, 1960: Joseph Martin Mudd, otherwise known as Jodie, was born. He won four PGA Tour events, including the 1990 Players Championship.
April 24, 1973: A momentous day in the history of Worksop, home of the Oxo cube, with the birth of Lee Westwood (pictured), member of Europe's Ryder Cup teams in 1997, 1999, 2002, 2004, 2006 and 2008 is born.
April 25, 1999: Sweden's Jesper Parnevik, who represented Europe in The Ryder Cup in 1997, 1999 and 2002 won his second PGA Tour event, carding a 23-under-par total to win the Greater Greensboro Chrysler Classic by two strokes over Jim Furyk.

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