Patrick Reed Just Won The Masters® 2018: Who Won in 1969?

    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, Patrick Reed received his first Green Jacket at this year’s Masters and we’re here to uncover the story behind every golfer who has won in history.

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    George Archer

    Standing at 6 feet 5 ½ inches, George Archer believed he was destined for a basketball career, however in high school he took on golf after working as caddy at a country club near his home. He was eventually kicked off the basketball team for missing too many practices because of golf. This proved to him and anyone who knew him, where his true passion was. Archer was known as the “Golfing Cowboy” because of a summer job he took on his friend and sponsor’s ranch.

    Archer was surrounded by women in his life and made Masters history when he employed its first female caddy, his daughter Elizabeth. He played his last round of golf with his wife, Donna, just a month before his death.

    The Masters®, 1969

    Billy Casper held on to the lead through the end of the third round and finished the tournament tied for second with George Knudson and Tom Weiskopf. Weiskopf was tied for first until he bogeyed the 17th hole, handing the title over to Archer. George Archer won his first major championship just one stroke ahead of the runners-up. 

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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. 

     

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    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. 

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    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.

     

    Evan Chronis

    Evan Chronis was born in Omaha, Nebraska but has made his home in south Charlotte for almost two decades. A Tar Heel born and bred, Evan received his B.A in Media and Journalism from UNC-Chapel Hill. He is an avid Boston sports fan thanks to his family’s New England roots, and a fanboy of Wes Anderson films.