Past Winners of The Masters Golf Tournament®: Raymond Floyd

    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® 2019, we will uncover the story behind them all.

    Raymond Floyd

    Born in Fort Bragg, North Carolina to a father who served in the U.S. army and owned a nearby driving range, Floyd and sister Marlene (future LPGA tour pro), honed their games very early on. Floyd was skilled in both baseball and golf, and was offered to pitch for the Cleveland Indians but chose to attend the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill, instead.

    Floyd only attended university for one semester before establishing himself on the PGA Tour and becoming a professional. He was able to play well left-handed as well as right-handed. He won his first tournament on the PGA Tour in 1963 at the age of 20, his first of 22 wins which included four major championship. 

    The Masters®, 1976

    Raymond Floyd won his first title at The Masters®, tying Jack Nicklaus' record of 271 (-17) who also happened to be the runner-up and defending champion, coming eight shots back from the winner. Floyd shot 13 under after the first two rounds and went into the weekend shooting two rounds of 70. He was the fourth wire-to-wire winner next to Craig Wood, Arnold Palmer, and Jack Nicklaus. The Masters®, 1976 was also the first year the sudden-death playoff format was introduced.

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    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. 

     

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    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 Administration, 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. 

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    Evan Chronis

    Evan Chronis was born in Omaha, Nebraska but has made his home in south Charlotte for almost two decades. A Tar Heel born and bred, Evan received his B.A in Media and Journalism from UNC-Chapel Hill. He is an avid Boston sports fan thanks to his family’s New England roots, and a fanboy of Wes Anderson films.