The Masters Golf 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 champions are nothing short of legendary, Patrick Reed received his first Green Jacket at this year’s Masters and we’re here to uncover the story behind every golfer who has won in history.
Standing at 6 feet 5 ½ inches, George Archer believed he was destined for a basketball career, however in high school he took on golf after working as caddy at a country club near his home. He was eventually kicked off the basketball team for missing too many practices because of golf. This proved to him and anyone who knew him, where his true passion was. Archer was known as the “Golfing Cowboy” because of a summer job he took on his friend and sponsor’s ranch.
Archer was surrounded by women in his life and made Masters history when he employed its first female caddy, his daughter Elizabeth. He played his last round of golf with his wife, Donna, just a month before his death.
The Masters®, 1969
Billy Casper held on to the lead through the end of the third round and finished the tournament tied for second with George Knudson and Tom Weiskopf. Weiskopf was tied for first until he bogeyed the 17th hole, handing the title over to Archer. George Archer won his first major championship just one stroke ahead of the runners-up.
Start Planning Your Trip to The Masters® 2019!
QuintEvents offers badges combined with unmatched hospitality in The Tradition and the option to add hotel accommodations for your stay in Augusta. Make your experience at The Masters® an unforgettable one and find the perfect package for you!