Babe Zaharias, 1954 U.S. Women's Open Champion
Wednesday, August 05, 2009

At the 1932 Olympics in Los Angeles, Babe Zaharias won gold medals in the hurdles and javelin, and she also joined Grantland Rice for a round of golf at Brentwood Country Club. It was Babe's introduction to the game, and she shot a 91. Within six years she was terrorizing the amateur circuit, winning both the U.S. and British Amateurs, before finally turning pro in 1947, helping found the LPGA, and winning 31 events, including three U.S. Opens.\n

Babe Zaharias in the SI Vault
Babe Zaharias on
Babe Zaharias World Golf Hall of Fame Profile\n

Babe: A 3-Part Series
In 1975, Sports Illustrated ran a three-part series about Babe Zaharias.
Part 1: She was all there was to cheer about in 1932
Part 2: After Olympics, she was out of the spotlight
Part 3: She made women's golf, and it made her\n

Babe Zaharias's Major Championships
1948 U.S. Women's Open: Zaharias wins her first U.S. Open
1950 U.S. Women's Open: Zaharias wins second Women's Open
1954 U.S. Women's Open: Zaharias wins her third U.S. Open
• 1947 Titleholders Championship
• 1950 Titleholders Championship
• 1952 Titleholders Championship
• 1940 Western Open
• 1944 Western Open
• 1945 Western Open
• 1950 Western Open

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