One of the WPGA’s newest championships
named for a top golfer of the 20’s and
Carl Kauffmann, the “Schenley Sphinx,”
the USGA Amateur Public Links, 1927-29,
was runner-up in 1926. He also won the
West Penn Amateur, at which time the
Executive Committee banned public
from the championship. Few men have
won three straight USGA titles; only Willie
Anderson and Tiger Woods (twice) have.
Public Links is a 36-hole stroke play
competition. Naming the new event was
with a player like Kaufmann in our history.