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July 13

1881 — Wil­liam Ren­shaw sets the record for the short­est men’s cham­pi­onship match by time and games by beat­ing John T. Hart­ley 6-0, 6-1, 6-1 in 37 min­utes at Wimbledon. 1941 — The PGA tour­na­ment is won by Vic Ghezzi with a 1-up 38-hole vic­tory over By­ron Nel­son at Cherry Hills CC in Denver. 1968 — Gary Player wins the Bri­tish Open by two strokes over Bob Charles and Jack Nick­laus. Player fin­ishes with a 1-over 289 at Carnoustie Golf Links in An­gus, Scot­land. It’s the sec­ond Open cham­pi­onship for Player and his fifth ma­jor ti­tle. 1971 — Reg­gie Jack­son hits a mam­moth home run off the power gen­er­a­tor on the right-field roof at Tiger Sta­dium to high­light a bar­rage of six homers — three by each team — as the AL beats the NL 6-4 in the All-Star game. 1972 — Robert Ir­say buys the stock of the Los An­ge­les Rams for $19 mil­lion and swaps the fran­chise for the Bal­ti­more Colts. The play­ers and coaches are not af­fected. 1980 — Amy Al­cott shoots a record score of 280 to win the U.S. Women’s Open by nine strokes over Hol­lis Stacy. 1996 — Ci­gar matches Ci­ta­tion’s mod­ern North Amer­i­can record of 16 con­sec­u­tive wins, pulling away to take the $1.05 mil­lion Ar­ling­ton Ci­ta­tion Chal­lenge by 3½ lengths. 1997 — Ali­son Ni­cholas holds off Nancy Lopez for a one-stroke vic­tory in the U.S. Women’s Open. Ni­cholas shoots a 72-hole to­tal of 10-un­der 274, the most un­der par in the 52-year his­tory of the event. 2003 — Beth Daniel be­comes the old­est win­ner in LPGA Tour his­tory, birdy­ing the fi­nal two holes to beat Juli Inkster by a stroke in the Cana­dian Women’s Open. At 46 years, 8 months and 29 days, Daniel breaks the age record set by JoAnne Carner in 1985. 2010 — Brian McCann’s three-run dou­ble in the sev­enth in­ning pro­vides the NL all the of­fense it needs to cap­ture its first Mid­sum­mer Clas­sic since 1996 with a 3-1 vic­tory. 2011 — Abby Wam­bach breaks a tense tie with a thun­der­ous header in the 79th minute in a 3-1 vic­tory over France, and the United States earns its first trip to the Women’s World Cup fi­nal since win­ning it in 1999. Ja­pan up­sets Swe­den 3-1 in the other semi­fi­nal. 2014 — Mo Martin hits the best shot of her life to be­come a ma­jor cham­pion in the Women’s Bri­tish Open. Martin hit a 3-wood that hit the pin on the par-5 clos­ing hole at Royal Birk­dale, set­tling 6 feet for an ea­gle. Martin closes with an even-par 72 and fin­ishes at 1-un­der 287 for a one-shot win over In­bee Park and Shan­shan Feng.

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