Babe Zaharias


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Noun1.Babe Zaharias - outstanding United States athlete (1914-1956)
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The Swede, the most successful lady golfer of all time, has accepted an invitation to become the first female competitor in a Tour event since Babe Zaharias in 1945.
Last year, Sorenstam played in a PGA Tour event - the first woman to do so since Babe Zaharias nearly 60 years ago - and came within four shots of making the cut.
Now, though, her name is to the fire because she will become the first woman to play on the PGA Tour since Babe Zaharias took part in the 1945 Los Angeles Open.
In Yongin, South Korea, Se Ri Pak became the first woman to make the two-round cut in a men's golf tournament since Babe Zaharias in 1945.
The legendary Babe Zaharias played in the 1938 Los Angeles Open, shooting 84-81 and missing the cut.
Soon, she will become the first woman since the legendary Babe Zaharias to play in a PGA Tour event.
In 1945, Babe Zaharias played the Los Angeles Open.
At 6,600 yards, the Babe Zaharias course, also par 72, gives golfers some yardage relief but has all the other difficulty and is considerably tighter.
Kohut and Ohye played at Village Country Club in Lompoc while Surber competed at the Industry Hills Babe Zaharias course, the most difficult of six regionals.
Later she married a pro wrestler and became Babe Zaharias, but George Zaharias' real name was Theodore Vetoyanis, so she should have been Babe Didriksen Vetoyanis.
By winning the year's first three majors, Park has already matched the feat of the great Babe Zaharias, who won the only three women's majors which existed in 1950.
Park, who won the Kraft Nabisco in April and the LPGA Championship in June, joined US sporting legend Babe Zaharias as the only women to win the first three majors in a season with her US Open victory.