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1929 - Leo Diegel wins his fourth and final Canadian Open title with a record 274 total at the Kanawaki Golf Club in Montreal.

1940 - Ed Furgol is medalist in the U.S. Amateur Public Links, but loses in the semifinal round to eventual winner Robert C. Clark. Furgol will go on to win the 1954 U.S. Open.

1943 - Jug McSpaden wins the All-American Open at the Tam O'Shanter Country Club. The event promotes the sale of an estimated $900,000 in war bonds.

1954 - Chick Harbert defeats Walter Burkemo, 4 and 3, to win the PGA Championship at Keller Golf Club in St. Paul, Minn.

1958 - Art Wall wins the Eastern Open.

1969 - Tommy Aaron wins the Canadian Open.

Raymond Floyd wins the American Golf Classic.

1975 - Tom Weiskopf defeats Jack Nicklaus in a playoff to win the Canadian Open.

Carol Mann finishes at 13-under-par 206 to win the George Washington Ladies Classic by four strokes over Susie McAllister.

1980 - Howard Twitty defeats Jim Simons in a playoff to win the Canon Greater Hartford Open.

Sally Little wins the WUI Classic by four strokes over Amy Alcott and Beth Daniel.

1986 - Ben Crenshaw closes with a 68 to win the Buick Open by one stroke over J.C. Snead and Doug Tewell.

Pat Bradley defeats Ayako Okamoto in a playoff to win the du Maurier Classic.

Bruce Crampton wins the MONY Syracuse Seniors Classic.

1997 - Stewart Cink closes with a 65 to win the Canon Greater Hartford Open by one stroke over Jeff Maggert, Brandel Chamblee, and Tom Byrum. It is Cink's first PGA Tour victory.

Sven Struver finishes at 18-under-par 266 to win the TNT Dutch Open by three strokes over Russell Claydon.

On the Senior PGA Tour, Dave Stockton wins the Novell Utah Showdown by two strokes over Kermit Zarley.

Tammie Green defeats Laura Davies in a playoff to win the Giant Eagle LPGA Classic.


Steve Reid, former PGA Tour member, was born in Santa Barbara, Calif., in 1936.

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