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.
The Missouri Mortician – Herman Keiser
The Missouri native kicked off his career working as an assistant golf professional at a country club in Akron, Ohio and eventually became head professional at the very same golf club. Nicknamed The Missouri Mortician by his fellow golfers, Keiser only went on to win one major title, the 1946 Masters Tournament. However, he was part of the winning American Team during the Ryder Cup in 1947. Once retiring in the 1950’s, Keiser returned home to Akron where he purchased a driving range.
1946 Masters Tournament
This was a very special year for The Masters®, as it has been a decade since its inauguration tournament and the first time the tournament had been played in four years due to World War II. It was an especially important year for Herman Keiser being the year he won his first and only major title at The Masters Golf Tournament®. Keiser inched ahead of Ben Hogan beating him out for the title by just one stroke!
It’s Not Too Early to Secure Your Spot
Be there in person to watch as the next legendary golfer adds his name to the Green Jacket list! QuintEvents offers badges, combined with unmatched hospitality in The Tradition, and hotel accommodation options to make your trip to The Masters® an unforgettable one. Whether this tournament is something you have been wanting to check off your bucket list or if you are an frequent guest at Augusta National®, we can find the right ticket package option for you! See below for more information on badges, hospitality and more for The Masters Tournament® in 2018.