Babe Zaharias…Was there anything she couldn’t do?
On this day, sixty-five years ago, Babe Zaharias was conquering yet another sport while making it look easy as usual. It was the usual scene, Babe Zaharias winning the Texas Women’s Open…again. This time it was her fourth victory at this particular event and the first time as a professional. In all Zaharias won the Texas Woman’s Open a total of five times over the course of the tournaments long history.
The question with Zaharias is what can’t she do? By 1952 she won two gold medals in track and field at the 1932 Summer Olympics, before turning to professional golf and then winning 10 LPGA major championships. She was skilled at the javelin throw, setting records and a prolific basketball player.
Josh Morris is the Editor of Golf History Today. A proud USGA Volunteer and golf enthusiast. In his free time he enjoys being a weekend caddie as well as playing as much as he can.