Who Was the Past Winner of The Masters® 1956?

    By Jazzy Morgan

    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 Masters Golf Tournament Champion

    Jack Burke Jr.

    Starting his career at the early age of seven, Jack Burke Jr. had the game of golf running through his veins, with his father, Jack Burke, being the runner-up at the 1920 U.S. Open. Burke turned professional at the age of 17 but put his golf career on hold to join the Marines during World War II. After the war, Burke picked up where he left off and was mentored by Claude Hermon in New Jersey.

    The Masters® 1956

    Burke won 16 PGA Tour events throughout his career including The Masters Golf Tournament® in 1956. He came from eight strokes behind in the final round and overtook Ken Venturi, who was an amateur at the time, finishing at one-under 71. Burke recalls, “I was standing on the putting green beside Doug Ford and I said, ‘Doug, I’ll take a 77 and take my shoes off.” The wind was blowing at 50mph and it was raining but Burke somehow defied the elements to pull off the victory.

    Burke is currently the second oldest living holder of the Green Jacket and claims he does not plan on making the trip back to Augusta National® again, stating that the exclusivity of the course isn’t for him. However, he does share a permanent locker at the golf course with Tiger Woods.

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    About the Bloggers

     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.

    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. 

    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.