Today in Sports History: April 11

By Jonah Sharf On April 11, 2004, “Lefty” Phil Mickelson won the first major championship of his career by winning the Masters at Augusta. Mickelson had been a pro for nearly 12 years at that point without a major, which may come as a shock to any golf fans today. Since then, he has won…

Today in Sports History: November 9

By Jonah Sharf On November 9, 1961, the Professional Golfers’ Association ended the ban on non-white players in professional competition. After years of fighting against the rule led by African-American golfers Bill Spiller and Ted Rhodes, and even heavyweight boxer Joe Louis, the PGA finally let in and allowed non-white golfers. However, the rule was…

Today in Sports History: August 20

By Jonah Sharf On August 20, 2000, Tiger Woods beat Bob May in a legendary 3-hole playoff to win the PGA Championship for his third consecutive major victory. With the win, Woods won his third major of the calendar year, becoming only the second golfer to accomplish that feat and the first golfer since Ben…