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.
Cary “Doc” Middlecoff
After winning his third tournament in 1947, Cary Middlecoff went on to win a tournament every single year until he retired in 1961. When thinking of Middlecoff, people often think of him for his glacial pace of play, his occasional volcanic temper and his nickname, Doc, which he earned by being a qualified dentist as well as a professional golfer. However, many people believe he should be remembered as one of the few players to master the game of golf at a young age and one who never lost his grip on the sport throughout his career.
When Middlecoff hung up his golf clubs his 40 in 1961 career victories landed him eighth on the PGA Tour’s all-time list.
The Masters® 1955
This was the last tournament before CBS began televising The Masters®. Cary Middlecoff shot 31 on the front nine and completed his second round at 65 which was the course record at the time. He finished seven strokes ahead of runner-up Ben Hogan to win his first Masters and second win of his three Major Championships. This victory margin stood as the highest margin for the next ten years.
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