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.
Born in Middletown, Ohio, Gay Brewer had a passion for the game of golf his entire life. In 1949, he won the U.S. Junior Amateur award, the most prestigious award you can win as an amateur under the age of 18. Brewer went to college on a football scholarship as they did not offer golf scholarships, but this remained his biggest passion. At the age of 24, Brewer turned professional. He won 10 PGA Tour events throughout his career and was best known for his cheerful personality and unique golf swing.
The Masters®, 1967
The year prior to the 1967 tournament, Brewer participated in The Masters,® ‘66 where he finished in a three-way tie and came in third to Jack Nicklaus during an 18-hole playoff. Coming off this loss, he was rearing to go in 1967. Brewer birdied holes 13, 14, and 15 during the final round securing his win.
Some previous winners banded together to achieve the same score, in 1967. Arnold Palmer and Gary Player tied for 6th and Sam Snead and Ben Hogan, both 54 years old at the time, tied for 10th. Hogan had a great third round of the tournament shooting a 66, the lowest single round score in the tournament that year. It was a record-tying round for Hogan as he shot a 30 on the back nine with birdies on holes 10, 11, 12, 13, 15 AND 18! All around a very memorable year at The Masters®.
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