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Posted on: Saturday, April 10, 2010

On this date: 1961 South Africa's Gary Player first foreign player to win the Masters


Associated Press

April 10

1934 The Chicago Black Hawks edge the Detroit Red Wings 1-0 to win the Stanley Cup.

1949 Sam Snead wins the Masters, beating Lloyd Mangrum and Johnny Bulla by three strokes.

1955 Cary Middlecoff beats Ben Hogan by seven strokes to win the Masters.

1956 The Montreal Canadiens beat the Detroit Red Wings 3-1 to win the Stanley Cup in five games.

1961 South Africa's Gary Player becomes the first foreign player to win the Masters, edging Arnold Palmer and Charley Coe by one stroke.

1977 Tom Watson pulls away in the final four holes to beat Jack Nicklaus by two strokes in the Masters.

1988 Scotland's Sandy Lyle sinks a 12-foot birdie putt on the 18th hole for a one-shot victory in the Masters, becoming the first British player to win the tournament.

1990 Dave Taylor, Tomas Sandstrom and Tony Granato score three goals apiece as the Los Angeles Kings pound the Calgary Flames 12-4, marking the first time in NHL playoff history that three hat tricks are recorded in one game.

1993 Manon Rheaume, pro hockey's only female goaltender, allows six goals in her first International Hockey League start for the Atlanta Knights an 8-6 loss to Cincinnati.

1994 Jose Maria Olazabal wins the Masters by two strokes over Tom Lehman. It's the sixth time in seven years a non-American has prevailed.

1995 Andre Agassi becomes the world's top-ranked tennis player, ending Pete Sampras' 101-week streak at No. 1.

1996 Detroit becomes the second team in NHL history to win 60 regular-season games by defeating Winnipeg 5-2. The 1976-77 Montreal Canadiens won 60 games.

1996 Norm Duke sets a Professional Bowlers Association record with three consecutive 300s. Duke, who finished the first round with consecutive 300s, opens the second round with his third perfect game of the day.

2002 San Jose becomes the second team in NHL history to improve its point total for six consecutive seasons, joining the Islanders (1973-79), by totaling 97 points following a 5-3 victory at Columbus.

2003 Anaheim's Jean-Sebastien Giguere sets an NHL record for saves in a playoff debut with 63 in the Mighty Ducks' 2-1 triple-overtime win over Detroit.

2005 Tiger Woods wins the Masters with a spectacular finish of birdies and bogeys. Woods turns back a surprising challenge from Chris DiMarco with a 15-foot birdie putt on the first extra hole to capture his fourth green jacket.

2007 Roger Goodell cracks down on the player misconduct that plagued his first seven months as NFL commissioner, suspending Tennessee's Adam "Pacman" Jones for the 2007 season and Cincinnati's Chris Henry for eight games.