4. (1916) I’ll Fund Your Group, But I Won’t Play Your Game
The hefty PGA Championship trophy is named for Rodman Wanamaker, son of a department store magnate, who spearheaded the creation of the PGA of America in 1916. He donated $2,580 in prize money, the trophy and some medals to fund the first PGA Championship, played that same year. Wanamaker did not play golf, but as a sports enthusiast and keen merchandiser, realized the benefits of promoting the game.