Who Was the Past Winner of The Masters Golf Tournament® in 1957? #MastersMondays

    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.

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    Doug Ford, 1957 Masters Champion

    Ford is a Connecticut native who served in the Coast Guard Air Division. He became a professional golfer in 1949 but did not win his first tournament until 1952 at the Jacksonville open. It wasn’t until 1955 that Ford won his first major at the PGA Championship and became the 1955 PGA Player of the Year. He was inducted into the Connecticut Golf Hall of Fame in 1972 and the World Golf Hall of Fame in 2011.

    Golf wasn’t the only sport that Ford showed promise in. He received an offer letter from the New York Yankees to play baseball and when his dad asked him how long he’d play baseball, Ford said he’d play for about ten years and his dad responded with, “Why don’t you stay with the golf. You’ll last forever.” Ford still regularly played casual golf at the ripe age of 88,, so it sounds like his dad was right!

    The Masters®, 1957

    This was the first time The Masters Golf Tournament® was played on a 36-hole cut, meaning after three rounds of 18 holes, players would be cut from the tournament. After 54 holes Sam Snead was leading the pack and Ford was three strokes back. He came into Sunday full force and was bogey free all day. On the final hole, he holed out from the bunker for birdie and finished the tournament on top and was now the proud owner of a brand new Green Jacket. This would be Ford’s second and final major title in his professional golf career.

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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.

    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.