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First PGA Championship Winner

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When was the first PGA Championship played and who was the winner?

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The first PGA Championship was played in 1916. It was won by Jim Barnes who also won the second PGA Championship in 1919. This was during the match play era for the event. The PGA Championship became a stroke play event in 1958.

Horses That Just Missed Winning the Triple Crown of Thoroughbred Racing

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California Chrome has won the Kentucky Derby and the Preakness and will be running in the Belmont Stakes on June 7, 2014 making it the latest contender for the Triple Crown of Thoroughbred Racing. How many horses have won both the Kentucky Derby and the Preakness that did not go on to win the Triple Crown?

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19 horses won the Kentucky Derby and the Preakness and went on to lose in the Belmont Stakes. They are:

  • Pensive in 1944 *
  • Tim Tam in 1958 *
  • Carry Back in 1961
  • Northern Dancer in 1964
  • Kauai King in 1966
  • Forward Pass in 1968 *
  • Majestic Prince in 1969 *
  • Canonero II in 1971
  • Spectacular Bid in 1979
  • Pleasant Colony in 1981
  • Alysheba in 1987
  • Sunday Silence in 1989 *
  • Silver Charm in 1997 *
  • Real Quiet in 1998 *
  • Charismatic in 1999
  • War Emblem in 2002
  • Funny Cide in 2003
  • Smarty Jones in 2004 *
  • Big Brown in 2008
  • California Chrome 2014

* Horse came in second in the Belmont Stakes.

Three others won the Kentucky Derby and the Preakness but did not go on to race in the Belmont Stakes. They are:

  • Burgoo King in 1932
  • Bold Venture in 1936
  • I’ll Have Another in 2012

1st PGA Rookie of the Year

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Who was the first PGA Rookie of the Year?

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The PGA has recognized a Rookie of the Year since 1990. The first PGA Rookie of the Year winner in 1990 was golfer Robert Gamez.

Speed Record at the Preakness Stakes

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What horse holds the record for the fastest running of the Preakness Stakes?

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It took many years, and multiple reviews of race tapes, but finally in 2012 the Maryland Racing Commission set Secretariat’s time for the 1973 Preakness at 1:53 giving Secretariat the record for the fastest running of a Preakness Stakes for the 1-3/16 miles (1.91 km) distance. The race has had different distances over the years. The current distance has been in place since 1925.

Founding of PGA of America and LPGA

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When was the Professional Golfers Association of America (PGA of America) and the Ladies Professional Golf Association (LPGA) founded?

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The PGA of America was founded in 1916, and the LPGA was founded in 1950. The PGA of America is headquartered in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida. The LPGA is headquartered in Daytona Beach, Florida.

It should be noted that there is a PGA for Britain and Ireland that was founded in 1901, and the PGA European Tour was established in 1972.

Founding of Each Race in Horse Racing’s Triple Crown

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When was the first running of each of thoroughbred racing’s Triple Crown Races?

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The first running of each of the Triple Crown races was:

  • Belmont Stakes – 1867
  • Preakness Stakes – 1873
  • Kentucky Derby – 1875

First Year Women in French Open

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What was the first year that women were allowed to compete in the French Open (known at that time as “Championnat de France”)?

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The first women to compete in the “Championnat de France”, the precursor to the modern French Open  (Les internationaux de France de Roland-Garros), competed in 1897. It was won in that year Adine Masson of France. She went on to win the event again in 1898, 1899, 1902 and 1903.