WASHINGTON, Oct. 13 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau:
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 13: FIRST AMATEUR GOLF TOURNAMENT
Profile America — Wednesday, October 13th. Much of the news about golf this year has centered on the return to competition of Tiger Woods. Over the years, his outstanding play as a professional has overshadowed his amateur record. Woods was the only player to win three consecutive U.S. Amateur championships. The first amateur golf tournament wound up on this date in 1894 at the Grey Oaks course of the Saint Andrew's Golf Club in Yonkers, New York. Later that year, the U.S. Golf Association was established to write the rules of the game, conduct national championships, and establish a national system of handicapping. Across the U.S., there are nearly 11,900 golf courses and country clubs. You can find these and more facts about America from the U.S. Census Bureau, online at www.census.gov.
Sources: Kane's Famous First Facts, 7339
United States Golf Association
Statistical Abstract of the United States 2010, 1193
Profile America is produced by the Public Information Office of the U.S. Census Bureau. These daily features are available as produced segments, ready to air, on a monthly CD or on the Internet at http://www.census.gov (look for "Multimedia Gallery" by the "Newsroom" button).
SOURCE U.S. Census Bureau