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Amy Nutt
October 31, 1994
Wacky facts from the world of golf
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October 31, 1994


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Wacky facts from the world of golf

? Larry Nelson was a point man in Vietnam.

?U.S. Solheim Cup team members Betsy King, Beth Daniel and Dottie Mochrie all went to tiny Furman College in Greenville, S.C.

?The longest sudden-death playoff in Tour history—between Cary Middlecoff and Lloyd Mangrum at the 1949 Motor City Open—lasted 11 holes and ended in a tie.

?All 1,000 brand-new practice balls were pocketed by the competitors at the 1991 British Amateur.

?Susan Daniels was a pharmacist in Australia before she joined the LPGA.

? Bruce Lietzke is Kirstie Alley's first cousin.

? Calvin Peete didn't take up golf until he was 23.

?A player cannot participate in any PGA Tour event until he has paid the Tour's $100 annual membership fee.