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pga-golf-tour1Marty Fleckman was born April 23, 1944. Fleckman turned pro in 1967 and is best known for winning the 1967 Cajun Classic Open over Jack Montgomery. 

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pgatourDeane Beman was born April 22, 1938. Although he is known by many as being the PGA Tour's commissioner from 1974 to 1994, Beman was a very, very accomplished player in his own right.

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jacknicklausOn this day in 1991, Jack Nicklaus won his first PGA Seniors Championship. He shot a 271 total to win by 6 shots over Bruce Crampton.

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young tom_morrisOn this day in 1851, Tom Morris Jr. aka "Young Tom Morris" was born. He was born in Scotland, learned at Prestwick Golf Club, and by the age of 17, won his first Open Championship title, a record which still stands. 

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On this day in 1972 William John Burkowski, better known to the golf world as Billy Burke died.  Burke won the 1931 US Open in what remains the longest Major championship ever contested.

After 72 holes Burke was tied at 292 with the great George Von Elm who had recently turned pro. Von Elm had previously become famous as one of the only legitimate rivals to Bobby Jones in the amateur game and the spoiler of the 1926 US Amateur.

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