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This Day in Golf History

A page that will list golf history, and the people and events that comprise it in the form of This Day in Golf or This Week in Golf.

This Day in Palmer History--September 7

On this date in Palmer History, the Chrysler Cup ended in 1986 on the TPC at Avenel Course in Potomac, Maryland, with the Palmer-captained U.S. team beat the Internationals, 68.5 to 31.5. It was a Ryder-Cup style event involving senior tour players. It was during this inaugural event that Arnold aced the 187-yard No. 3 hole two days in a row using the same 5-iron. in practice rounds. His match results in 1986 included: Day 1, Four-Ball, Arnold Palmer (U.S. captain)-Gene Littler defeat Gary Player (International captain)-Bob Charles, 1 up; Day 2, Singles Match, Palmer (U.S.) defeated Harold Henning, 1 up; Day 3, Singles Stroke, Palmer (U.S.) defeated Peter Thomson, 71-73; Day 4, Stroke Play, Palmer 35-34-69, T-1. Winning team members received $50,000 each.

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