LAST YEAR LIFE MAGAZINE, in partnership with Google, released millions of historic photos from its archive that can be searched online. Most were never published.
Following are some samples (click names to view) from the world of golf.
Perfect position at the top in 1945.
Teeing off on the 18th hole at the 1959 U.S. Open.
At the 1953 British Open. A lone girl watches.
The famous follow through in 1965.
With Gene Sarazen at Augusta National.
Dow Finsterwald, Gary Player and Arnold Palmer
Prior to the 18-hole playoff at the 1962 Masters. (A guess.)
Putter in hand.
Long before there was Ian Poulter, there was “Sunny” Jim.
Hunching over a short putt at the 1957 U.S. Open.
With his wife after winning the 1961 Masters.
Shoes off, under an umbrella, Lee takes a short siesta.
Retrieving his ball at the 1958 U.S. Open, which he won.
You can search historic LIFE photos here.
−The Armchair Golfer