Left Handed Champion

Posted by: tim10001

Left Handed Champion - Wed Aug 30 2000 05:16 AM

Name the first lefthanded golfer to win one of the four major championships.
Posted by: JoJo2

Re: Left Handed Champion - Wed Aug 30 2000 02:33 PM

Bob Charles?
Posted by: tim10001

Re: Left Handed Champion - Wed Aug 30 2000 05:47 PM

That's right, JoJo! Charles became the first lefty to win a major when he defeated Phil Rogers in a thirty six hole playoff in the 1963 British open. He shot rounds of 69 and 71 over the par 72 Royal Lytham and St. Anne's course to beat Rogers by eight strokes. By the way, Bob Charles is still playing tournament golf on the Senior PGA tour.