The Masters Golf Tournament®: Past Winners

    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.

    Gay Brewer

    Born in Middletown, Ohio, Gay Brewer had a passion for the game of golf his entire life. In 1949, he won the U.S. Junior Amateur award, the most prestigious award you can win as an amateur under the age of 18. Brewer went to college on a football scholarship as they did not offer golf scholarships, but this remained his biggest passion. At the age of 24, Brewer turned professional. He won 10 PGA Tour events throughout his career and was best known for his cheerful personality and unique golf swing.

    The Masters®, 1967

    The year prior to the 1967 tournament, Brewer participated in The Masters,® ‘66 where he finished in a three-way tie and came in third to Jack Nicklaus during an 18-hole playoff. Coming off this loss, he was rearing to go in 1967. Brewer birdied holes 13, 14, and 15 during the final round securing his win.

    Some previous winners banded together to achieve the same score, in 1967. Arnold Palmer and Gary Player tied for 6th and Sam Snead and Ben Hogan, both 54 years old at the time, tied for 10th. Hogan had a great third round of the tournament shooting a 66, the lowest single round score in the tournament that year. It was a record-tying round for Hogan as he shot a 30 on the back nine with birdies on holes 10, 11, 12, 13, 15 AND 18! All around a very memorable year at The Masters®.

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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.

     

    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.