Who Was The Masters Golf Tournament® Champion of 1949? #MastersMonday

    By Jazzy Morgan

    The Masters Tournament at Augusta NationalThe 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.

    Sam Snead

    As one of golfs' top players for almost four decades, Sam Snead won a total of seven majors throughout his career and although he never won the U.S. open he achieved runner-up four times. Nicknamed “Slammin’ Sammy” and admired by fans for having the “perfect swing,” Snead was best known for his folksy image and his famed straw hat.

    Snead joined the PGA Tour in 1936 and proved himself as a golfer right off the bat by winning the West Virginia Close Pro tournament. He was given what he needed to become a full-time golfer after he won two matches at the Meadow Brook Club in 1936, receiving a prize of $10,000. During The Masters Tournament® in 1942, Snead played the first nine holes barefoot to regain his smooth swing, which paid off in the long run.

    Snead was awarded the Vardon Trophy for the lowest scoring average four times, in 1938, 1949, 1950 and 1955. He was inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame in 1974 and received the PGA Tour Lifetime Achievement Award in 1998.

    The Masters® 1949

    This would be the first of three Masters victories for Sam Snead and the third win of the seven major championships he won in his career. He closed out two rounds with a score of 67 and only two other golfers, Jack Nicklaus and Gary Player, shot lower scores over the 36 holes that were played. Snead came out on top winning by three shots and was awarded the Green Jacket at Augusta National® that year.

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     Victoria Barnett

    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. 

     

    Darragh Farrelly

    410-Blogger-Darragh-Farrelly-48eb94555a7e887e43b7859670f8fa79Originally from Dublin, Ireland, Darragh made the move to North Carolina a little over three years ago. An avid sports fan, he earned his BA in Journalism from Griffith College Dublin, which led him to various roles covering sports in Ireland. When he's not watching the New England Patriots win, Darragh enjoys going to concerts and following the English Premier League.

    Allie Shriver

    409-Blogger-Allie-Shriver-e536dee79691b3447e6d05ac1df44749Allie Shriver is a North Carolina native. A proud graduate of the University of North Carolina Wilmington where she received a B.A. in Communication Studies. In her spare time, Allie enjoys hanging out at the beach, watching football, and exploring new cities. As a die-hard football fan, you can catch Allie at local sports bar cheering on the New York Giants and frantically checking her Fantasy Football scores.  

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    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 Adminstration, 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. 

    Jazzy Morgan

    Jazzy Morgan is originally from London, England. She grew up in Connecticut and made the move down south in 2011. She attended Winthrop University where she received her B.S. in Family & Consumer Sciences and a minor in Marketing. Jazzy enjoys traveling, working out, reading Vogue & Cosmo, keeping up with fashion trends and watching her favorite soccer team, Manchester United.