Babe Zaharias


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Noun1.Babe Zaharias - outstanding United States athlete (1914-1956)
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The Massachusetts native attended Lamar University in Texas, where she set a record for scoring 43.0 points in a single game and became one of the first African-American student-athletes to have her portrait bronze-plated and hung in the famous Babe Zaharias Museum in Texas.
In terms of women's majors, Sorenstam ( who has the same number as Tiger Woods ( is now tied on ten with Babe Zaharias, with only Louise Suggs (11), Mickey Wright (13) and Patty Berg (15) having won more.
The last woman to make the final two rounds of a senior men's event was Babe Zaharias at the 1945 Los Angeles Open.
Olivia made a brave bid for the trophy, which has been won by such great players as Patty Berg and Babe Zaharias.
Wie missed the cut by just one shot on her debut in the event at the age of 14 - she shot 72 and 68 then - and the spotlight has been on her ever since to see if she can emulate Babe Zaharias, the last woman to play all four rounds on the US Tour back in 1945.
A trip to Japan for the "men's" Casio Open saw her bogey the last two holes to miss the cut by one, but now comes her next chance to become the first woman since Babe Zaharias in 1945 to make the cut on the US Tour.
A victory on Sunday would see Sorenstam become just the fourth player in history to win three women's Majors in one season, following in the footsteps of Babe Zaharias (1950), Mickey Wright (1961) and Pat Bradley (1986).
The 15-year-old had reached the turn in a blistering 33 and looked on course to become the first woman to make the cut in a men's tour event since Babe Zaharias in 1945.
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A woman has not competed on the PGA Tour since Babe Zaharias made the cut at the 1945 Los Angeles Open.
However, the Swede, who will become the first woman to play on the PGA Tour since Babe Zaharias took part in the 1945 Los Angeles Open, does not want to become involved in a 'battle of the sexes'.
She just has to go to Texas, where next week she'll play the Colonial, making her the first woman since Babe Zaharias in 1945 to enter a men's golf event.