Thomas Oliver Kite, Jr. was born on this day in 1949. He is an American professional golfer and golf course architect.
On this day in 1919, USGA Secretary Howard Whitney announced that the USGA will confer for the first time with the R&A about modifications to the Rules of Golf and a proposed standardisation of the golf ball.
Gerry Lester 'Bubba' Watson was born on this day in 1978. Left-handed and with a swing very much his own, he likes to move the ball strongly left to right and right to left, and is one of the longest hitters in the world, leading the PGA Tour long-driving statistics in his rookie year of 2006 with an average distance of 292 metres.
Costantino Rocca was born on this day in 1956. He is one of the most successful male Italian golfers ever, with five European Tour wins—including the 1996 Volvo PGA Championship—and two Senior Tour titles. But he is probably best remembered for his runner-up finish to John Daly in the 1995 Open Championship at St Andrews.
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