Last woman to play in PGA Tour event was bigger than the game
BEAUMONT, Texas -- Olympian. Golfer. Entertainer. Braggart. Fierce competitor. Jokester.
Mildred ''Babe'' Didrikson Zaharias, considered by many the nation's greatest female athlete, fit all those descriptions in her lifetime.
The one thing she wasn't: boring.
Zaharias' name has come up often lately because she's the last
woman to tee it up with the men at a PGA event, at the 1945 Los
Angeles Open. She got in by qualifying, made the 36-hole cut and
was eliminated ...
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