Class of 2013

 Fred Couples

Fred Couples

On Sunday at the 1992 Masters, Fred Couples anxiously watched his tee shot on the 12th hole. Playing in the final group, he saw his shot come up short on Augusta National’s 155-yard par 3 – perhaps the most famous par 3 in the world. The ball landed on the bank of the green, slowly …

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 Colin Montgomerie

Colin Montgomerie

More than two decades after his Ryder Cup singles debut in 1991, Colin Montgomerie still vividly recalls a pep talk he received from Bernard Gallacher on the fortitude needed to outlast Mark Calcavecchia, a dogged American whom the European captain described as a battler. In spite of a five-hole deficit at the turn that remained …

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 Willie Park Jr.

Willie Park Jr.

Willie Park Jr. was one of golf’s first true Renaissance men – two-time Open champion, golf equipment maker, golf writer and one of the world’s best golf course architects. Born in Musselburgh, Scotland, near Edinburgh, Willie was the son of his famous father – also a member of the World Golf Hall of Fame – …

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 Ken Schofield

Ken Schofield

For 30 years, Ken Schofield served atop the European Tour. As Executive Director from 1975-2004, he brought about stability and change to the Tour, as it grew immensely in size and stature. Schofield was born in Perthshire, Scotland, on Feb. 3, 1946. He entered the banking industry in his early 20s. At the age of …

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 Ken Venturi

Ken Venturi

An oppressive heat wave scorched Congressional Country Club on June 20 of the 1964 U.S. Open Championship. If Ken Venturi were to prevail in Bethesda, Md., he would have to overcome not only a two-shot deficit heading into the final round, but also survive 100-degree temperatures. The U.S. Open in 1964 required golfers to play …

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