1995: Greg Norman shoots a final round of 66 to win the Memorial Tournament

Greg Norman

Greg Norman wins his 2nd Memorial 

On this day, In 1995 Greg Norman won the Memorial Tournament at Muirfield Village.  It was a smooth final round of 66 to beat Mark Calcavecchia, David Duval, and Steve Elkington by four strokes.  After battling weather conditions, the refreshed Norman rose above the rest with a total of -19 under par. It was Norman’s second Memorial Tournament victory and his 13th PGA Tour victory, and it was one of his most impressive performances.

“I was fresh, I was strong, the layoff did me a world of good,” Norman said. “I’m a believer now that keeping yourself as fresh as you can, coming into a tournament rested, gives you the best chance to perform at your best.”

Norman finished just one stroke off Tom Lehman’s record from the 1994 Memorial Tournament at -20 under par.

The 1995 Honoree’s was a highly decorated list of golfers…Willie Anderson, John Ball, James Braid, Harold Hilton, and J.H. Taylor. Willie Anderson was a four time winner of the U.S. Open in 1901, 1903, 1904, & 1905.  John Ball won the British Amateur eight times along with winning the Open Championship in 1890.  James Braid and J.H. Taylor made up two third of the “Great Triumvirate along with Harry Vardon.  The trio combined to win The Open Championship 16 times in the 21 tournaments held between 1894 and 1914.  Harold Hilton was a Open Championship winner, British Amateur winner along with a U.S. Amateur.  Well deserved.

The Captain’s Club announced Billy Casper as the 1996 Memorial Tournament Honoree. Casper, 63, won 51 times in his career, including two United States Open titles and one Masters. He also won the Vardon Trophy five times and played on eight Ryder Cup teams

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