1928 Birthday of Betsy Rawls
four-time U.S. Women’s Open champion,<br/><br/>A Phi Beta Kappa graduate of the University of Texas, Betsy Rawls grew up studying golf under Harvey Penick. Rawls won back-to-back Texas Amateurs before finishing runner-up in the 1950 U.S. Women’s Open. She turned professional the following year and embarked on a career that included 55 wins and eight major championships. Rawls won four U.S. Women’s Opens, including a memorable victory in 1957 when Jacqueline Pung, who beat Rawls by one stroke, was disqualified for signing an incorrect scorecard. In addition, Rawls broke a gender barrier in 1980 by becoming the first woman to serve on the USGA Rules Committee for the men’s U.S. Open.