Who Won The Masters® in the Last 18-Hole Playoff in Tournament History?

    The Masters Golf 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 champions are nothing short of legendary and we’re here to uncover the story behind every golfer who has won in history.

    Billy Casper

    Casper’s passion for golf began when he was a caddie in San Diego, a place where golf could be played year-round. Between the years of 1956 and 1975 he was ranked seventh all-time in PGA Tour wins, ending his career with 51 total. Casper represented the U.S. in the Ryder Cup eight times, which broke the record at the time, he also holds the current record for Ryder Cup points won. 

    Once his playing career was over, he moved to the business side of things with golf course design and management of golf facilities. Casper was inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame in 1978!

    The Masters®, 1970

    Billy Casper defeated opponent and friend Gene Littler in an 18-hole Monday playoff, achieving his third major championship. It was the last 18-hole playoff at The Masters® before the format was changed to sudden death in 1976, and was first used in 1979. Casper shot a 71 during the final round to force a playoff with Littler who shot a 70 to tie it at -9.

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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.