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Posted at 07:38 p.m. PDT; Wednesday, May 5, 1999


History of national golf tournaments in Washington


MEN

MAJORS

1944 - PGA Championship, Manito Golf and Country Club, Spokane, Bob Hamilton winner (beat Byron Nelson 1-up in match play).
1998 - PGA Championship, Sahalee Country Club, Vijay Singh, winner, 70-66-67-68-271.

OTHERS

1936 - Seattle Open, Inglewood Country Club, MacDonald Smith winner, won $1,200.
1945 - Esmeralda Open, Spokane, Indian Canyon Golf Course, Byron Nelson winner, won $1,500; Tacoma Open, Fircrest Golf Club, Jimmy Hines winner, won $1,500; Seattle Open, Broadmoor Golf Club, Byron Nelson winner, won $1,500.
1947 - Esmeralda Tournament, Indian Canyon Golf Course, Herman Keiser winner, won $2,000.
1948 - Tacoma Open Invitational, Fircrest Golf Club, Porky Oliver winner, won $2,150.
1960 - Carling Open Invitational, Fircrest Golf Club, Ernie Vossler winner, won $3,000.
1961 - Greater Seattle Open, Broadmoor Golf Club, Dave Marr winner, won $3,500.
1962 - Seattle World's Fair Open, Broadmoor Golf Club, Jack Nicklaus winner, won $4,300.
1963 - Seattle Open Invitational, Inglewood Country Club, Bobby Nichols winner, won $5,300.
1964 - Greater Seattle Open Invitational, Broadmoor Golf Club, Billy Casper winner, won $5,800.
1965 - Greater Seattle Open Invitational, Inglewood Country Club, Gay Brewer winner, won $6,600.
1966 - Greater Seattle-Everett Classic, Everett Country Club, Homero Blancas winner, won $6,600.
GTE Northwest Classic, (Senior Tour stop)
1986 - (At Sahalee CC) Bruce Crampton.
1987 - (At Inglewood CC) Chi Chi Rodriguez; 1988 - Bruce Crampton; 1989 - Al Geiberger; 1990 - George Archer; 1991 - Mike Hill; 1992 - Mike Joyce; 1993 - Dave Stockton; 1994 - Simon Hobday; 1995 - Walter Morgan.

National amateur tournaments

1941 - U.S. Public Links, Indian Canyon Golf Course, Spokane, William M. Welch, winner.
1952 - U.S. Amateur, Seattle Golf Club, Jack Westland, winner.
1952 - America's Cup, Seattle Golf Club, United States, winner.
1953 - U.S. Public Links, West Seattle Golf Course, Ted Richards Jr., winner.
1961 - Walker Cup, Seattle Golf Club, United States, winner.
1967 - U.S. Public Links, Jefferson Park Golf Course, Verne Callison, winner.
1981 - Men's Senior Amateur, Seattle Golf Club, Edgar R. Updegraff, winner.
1984 - U.S. Public Links, Indian Canyon Golf Course, Spokane, Bill Malley, winner.

WOMEN

MAJORS
1946 - U.S. Women's Open (first time ever held), Spokane Country Club, Patty Berg winner.

SAFECO CLASSICS
(All at Meridian Valley Country Club, Kent)
1983 - Patty Sheehan; 1984 - Kathy Whitworth; 1985 - Joanne Carner; 1986 - Judy Dickinson; 1987 - Jan Stephenson; 1988 - Juli Inkster; 1989 - Beth Daniel; 1990 - Patty Sheehan; 1991 - Pat Bradley; 1992 - Colleen Walker; 1993 - Brandie Burton; 1994 - Deb Richard; 1995 - Patty Sheehan; 1996 - Karrie Webb; 1997 - Karrie Webb; 1998 - Annika Sorenstam.

National amateur tournaments
1961 - Girls' Junior, Broadmoor Golf Club, Mary Lowell, winner.
1961 - Women's Amateur, Tacoma Country and Golf Club, Anne Quast Sander, winner.
1984 - Senior Women's Amateur, Tacoma Country and Golf Club, Constance Guthrie, winner.
1984 - Girls' Junior, Mill Creek Country Club, Cathy Mockett, winner.
1989 - Women's Amateur Public Links, Indian Canyon Golf Course, Spokane, Pearl Sinn, winner.
1994 - Women's Mid-Amateur, Tacoma Country and Golf Club, Sarah LeBrun Ingram, winner.


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