Masters Tournament Champion – Byron Nelson, 1937 & 1942 #MastersMonday

    By Kristen Doolan

    The Masters Tournament® has a long-lived legacy as one of golf’s most prestigious tournaments. Starting back in 1934 and progressing on today, Augusta National® has seen many champions walk onto its course.

    These Green Jacket Champions are nothing short of legendary and as we count down to The Masters 2018, we will uncover the story behind them all.

    Byron Nelson – 1937 & 1942

    Bryon Nelson still holds the title for one of golf’s greats during his phenomenal professional career from 1935 to 1946. Nelson came close to completing a career grand slam, by winning The Masters®, U.S. Open and PGA Championship, but it most famously known for his 11 consecutive tournaments wins in 1945. Even after his retirement at the age of 34, Nelson would continue to be recognized within the golf world by his many achievements, such as becoming the second recipient of the PGA Tour Lifetime Achievement Award (1997), being inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame (1974), receiving the Bob Jones Award (1974), Old Tom Morris Award (1994), and Congressional Gold Medal (2006), and by becoming the first professional golfer to have a PGA Tour event named after them, the HP Byron Nelson Championship.

    Many golf commentators, fans and other professional golfers would describe Nelson’s two Masters Tournament® wins in 1937 and 1942 as a highlight of his outstanding career.

    1937

     In 1937, the fourth Masters Tournament® at Augusta National®, Nelson opened with a low, six-under, 66 to maintain the lead during the first and second rounds. Saturday seemed to bring him little luck and dropped him four strokes back from the lead, leading into the final Sunday round. Catching up and defeating the leader, Ralph Guldahl, on the back nine, Nelson claimed his first of five major titles and a Green Jacket in 1937.

    1942

    Adding a second Green Jacket to his closet was no easy task in 1942. Competing against one of golf’s greats at the time, Ben Hogan, Nelson found himself in a 18-hole playoff on Monday by finishing his Sunday round with a bogey on 17 and missing a putt on 18. Although many thought he would be shaken by his Sunday finish, Nelson played the final 14 play-off holes 5-under par to claim his second Masters Tournament® win. This was the last time The Masters® was played until 1946 due to World War II.

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    About the Bloggers

     Victoria Barnett

    QE-2016_Headshot-Victoria-Barnett.pngVictoria Barnett is originally from High Point, NC. She received her B.A. in Communication Studies and minors in Business and Political Science from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. In her spare time, Victoria enjoys watching baseball, baking and hanging out with her golden retriever, Kaaya. She loves to travel to Florida and is a die-hard Miami Hurricanes fan. 

     

    Darragh Farrelly

    410-Blogger-Darragh-Farrelly-48eb94555a7e887e43b7859670f8fa79Originally from Dublin, Ireland, Darragh made the move to North Carolina a little over three years ago. An avid sports fan, he earned his BA in Journalism from Griffith College Dublin, which led him to various roles covering sports in Ireland. When he's not watching the New England Patriots win, Darragh enjoys going to concerts and following the English Premier League.

    Allie Shriver

    409-Blogger-Allie-Shriver-e536dee79691b3447e6d05ac1df44749Allie Shriver is a North Carolina native. A proud graduate of the University of North Carolina Wilmington where she received a B.A. in Communication Studies. In her spare time, Allie enjoys hanging out at the beach, watching football, and exploring new cities. As a die-hard football fan, you can catch Allie at local sports bar cheering on the New York Giants and frantically checking her Fantasy Football scores.  

    Kristen Doolan

    Kristen Doolan was born and raised a Florida State Seminole. Making her way from Florida to North Carolina, Kristen achieved her B.S. in Business Adminstration, Marketing at The University of North Carolina Wilmington. She is an avid traveler, college football addict, beach bum and loves spending time with her family and friends. 

    Jazzy Morgan

    Jazzy Morgan is originally from London, England. She grew up in Connecticut and made the move down south in 2011. She attended Winthrop University where she received her B.S. in Family & Consumer Sciences and a minor in Marketing. Jazzy enjoys traveling, working out, reading Vogue & Cosmo, keeping up with fashion trends and watching her favorite soccer team, Manchester United.