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Golf Today in Birthdays and Deaths by Name for February 27
Last Updated 06-06-2019
-- Birth Anniversary -- b.2/27/1902 d.5/13/1999 (97)Hall of Famer, GolferNames/Places: b. in Harrison, NYMisc: he learned to play golf as a caddy and played his first Open in 1920, won his first in '22 and his second in '32. He is credited with inventing the sand wedge in 1930, a major innovation in golf. He is one of only four players to win all four Grand Slam titles (others are Hogan, Nicklaus and Player); won Masters, British Open, 2 U.S. Opens and 3 PGA titles between 1922-35.
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