Breaking Barriers

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Breaking Barriers

Babe Didrikson Golfing

Babe Didrikson golfing in a promo photograph for Wilson Sporting Goods, c. 1950. (Photo by Underwood Archives/Getty Images)

Long before Annika Sorenstam competed in the 2003 Bank of America Colonial, Babe Zaharias became the first – and only – female golfer to make the cut at a PGA TOUR event, shooting 76 and 81 during the first two rounds of the 1945 Los Angeles Open.

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