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.
Ralph Guldahl - 1939
The 1939 Masters Tournament was a story of a consistent runner-up looking to step into the light. After placing second two years in a row at Augusta National®, Ralph Guldahl finally took home a victory in 1939 with a record breaking 9 under. That record would remain in Guldahl’s name until Ben Hogan’s 1953, 14 under.
Ralph Guldahl was one of golf’s early greats, maintaining his spot in the top five in the sport from 1936 to 1940. The Texan would go on to win three major championships in his career, the U.S. Open in 1937 and 1938, as well as one of his most memorable wins in the 1939 Masters Tournament.
After retiring, Guldahl published a book, Groove Your Golf, and worked as a club professional in California. He was later inducted into the Texas Hall of Fame in 1980 and World Golf Hall of Fame in 1981.
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