Golf – 1947 – US Open – Lew Worsham Defeats Sam Sneed + The Masters – Jimmy Demaret Beat Bobby Jones

The 1947 U.S. Open was the 47th U.S. Open….which was held June 12 – 15 at St. Louis Country Club in Ladue, Missouri, a suburb west of St. Louis.  Lew Worsham denied Sam Snead his elusive U.S. Open title by prevailing in an 18-hole playoff….as for Snead, it was his second of four career runner-up finishes at the Open….when Worsham’s win marked the 17th consecutive victory in…

Golf – 1954 – Highlights Of The Masters Tournament 18 Hole Playoff Between Ben Hogan Vs Sam Snead

The 1954 Masters Tournament was the 18th Masters Tournament….which was held April 8–12 at Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, Georgia…..where Sam Snead defeated defending champion Ben Hogan by one stroke in an 18-hole Monday playoff to win his third Masters tournament…..which was Snead’s seventh and final major victory. Both Snead and Hogan were age 41….and they had won the previous three Masters….with Snead in 1952 and Hogan…

Golf – 1954 – Highlights Of Final Round Of Womens US Open – Featuring Winner Babe Didrikson Zaharias

Babe Didrikson Zaharias (June 26, 1911 – September 27, 1956) was an American female athlete who excelled in golf, basketball, baseball and track and field…..as she won two gold medals in track and field at the 1932 Los Angeles Summer Olympics…..after which she turned to professional golf….while winning 10 LPGA major championships…..and is widely regarded as one of the greatest athletes of all time…..which made her…

Golf – 1969 – Highlights Of The US Open Championship – With Winner Orville Moody + Arnold Palmer

Orville Moody (December 9, 1933 – August 8, 2008) was an American professional golfer….who won numerous tournaments in his career….including the 1969 U.S. Open….as he was the last champion in the 20th century to win through local and sectional qualifying.  Moody gave up his military career in favor of a trial run at the PGA Tour in 1967…..thereby his nickname on the…

Figure Skating – 1986 – Career Hilites OF Ice Dance Champs USSR Natalia Bestemianova + Andrei Bukin

Andrei Bukin began figure skating at age seven….while entering the Children and Youth Sports School of CSKA in Moscow. The group trained at a small stadium in Chapayevsky Park near Pesochnaya Square.  At age ten, he joined Spartak and began ice dancing….after originally training at the Small Sports Arena of the Central Lenin Stadium.  In his early career, he was coached by Nadezhda Shirokova…..and his…

Figure Skating – 1986 – Highlights Of 1896 World Championships – Narrated By CBS John Tesh

The 1986 World Figure Skating Championships were held in Geneva, Switzerland from March 18 to 23. At the event, sanctioned by the International Skating Union, medals were awarded in men’s singles, ladies’ singles, pair skating, and ice dancing. The ISU Representative was Josef Dědič from Czechoslovakia….and the ISU Technical Delegate was Elemér Terták of Hungary.  Soviet judge Natalia Danilenko was suspended for ignoring a new rule requiring mandatory deductions…

Figure Skating – 1986 – World Championship Mens Long Program – CZK Josef Sabovcik – With John Tesh

CZK Josef Sabovčík began skating when he was six years old…..with his main coach being Agnesa Búřilová….but he also worked with Anderlová, Lojkovičová and Hilda Múdra…..and his choreographer was Frantisek Blazak.  Sabovčík won bronze at the 1981 Skate Canada International and 1982 Skate America…..and he was the silver medalist at the 1983 European Championships…..but suffered a knee effusion before the 1984 Sarajevo Winter Olympics….where he…

Figure Skating – 1986 – World Championship Mens Long Program – CAN Brian Orser – With Scott Hamilton

Brian Orser is a Canadian former competitive and professional figure skater….who is the 1984 Sarajevo Winter Olympics and the  1988 Calgary Winterr Olympic silver medalist….the 1987 World champion…..and an eight-time Canadian national champion from 1981 to 1988.  At the 1988 Calgary Games, the rivalry between Orser and USA Brian Boitano….who were the two favorites to win the gold medal…..captured media attention and was described as…

Figure Skating – 1986 – World Ice Dance Championships – USSR Marina Klimova + Serei Ponomarenko

Sergei Ponomarenko is a Russian former competitive ice dancer who competed for the Soviet Union and the Unified team with his skating partner and wife Marina Klimova…..as this ice dance couple were the 1992 Albertvielle Winter Olympics champion….the 1988 Calgary Winter Olympics silver medalist….the 1984 Sarajevo Winter Olympics bronze medalist…..plus they were three-time World champion….and four-time European champion.  The Soviet Union dominated ice…