Let’s look back in history at this week in golf from May 7-13. Information courtesy Golf Channel Research unit.
May 7, 1978: Tom Watson wins the AT&T Byron Nelson by one over Lee Trevino for the first of his three consecutive wins in that event.
May 8, 2005: Cristie Kerr wins the Michelob Ultra Open to end Annika Sorenstam’s winning streak at five events (Sorenstam finished T-12).
May 9, 1999: Carlos Franco wins the Zurich Classic of New Orleans to become the first Paraguayan winner on the PGA Tour.
May 9, 2010: Tim Clark becomes the second player to make The Players his first career PGA Tour win.
May 10, 2015: Rickie Fowler birdies the 17th hole three times – once in regulation and twice in the playoff – to win The Players.
May 11, 1969: Former Commissioner Deane Beman earns his first PGA Tour win in the Valero Texas Open.
May 11, 2007: Hunter Mahan records the first double eagle in Players history on the 11th hole in the second round.
May 11, 2008: Sergio Garcia defeats Paul Goydos in a playoff to become the second European winner of The Players.
May 11, 2008: Annika Sorenstam earns the 72nd and final win of her LPGA Tour career in the Michelob Ultra Open.
May 11, 2014: Martin Kaymer wins The Players and joins Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson and Adam Scott as players to win a major, a Players and a WGC event (Jason Day joined this group in 2016).
May 12, 1946: Byron Nelson wins the inaugural Houston Open.
May 12, 1985: Kathy Whitworth earns the 88th and final win of her LPGA Tour career in the United Virginia Bank Classic.
May 12, 2012: Rhein Gibson shoots a round of 55 at the 6,698-yard, par-71 River Oaks Golf Club in Edmond, Okla. – the first known 55 shot on a regulation-length course.
May 12, 2013: Tiger Woods wins The Players for the second time for his 78th career PGA Tour win.
May 13, 2005: Tiger Woods misses the cut in the AT&T Byron Nelson to end his record PGA Tour cuts made streak at 142.
May 13, 2007: Phil Mickelson wins the first Players to be contested after the event moved from March to May.
May 13, 2008: Annika Sorenstam announces that she will step away from competitive golf at the end of the LPGA season.