Who Won The Masters® Due to Scorecard Controversy?

    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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    Bob Goalby

    Robert George Goably just turned 89 years old on March 14th! Born in Belleville, Illinois, Goalby attended the University of Illinois, where he played on the football team. In 1952, he turned professional and won his first tournament 6 years later. He played consistently through 1971 and then passed the golf club to his nephews and grand-nephew.

    Goalby has a nephew who plays on the Champions Tour, and one who coaches golf at Wake Forest University. His grand-nephew currently plays on the PGA Tour and won the FedExCup in 2011.

    The Masters®, 1968

    The Masters Golf Tournament® in 1968 was won by Bob Goalby as a result of a scorecard mistake. Goalby birdied 13 and 14, eagled 15, and finished the final round that Sunday at 66 (-6). To his knowledge he had tied Robert de Vicenzo and was ready to play a 18-hole playoff the following day.

    Due to a scorecard mistake on de Vicenzo’s card, Goalby was given the win. Tommy Aaron, de Vicenzo’s playing partner wrote that he shot par-4 on the 17th hole when he birdied it, putting his final score one stroke higher than he actually played.

    De Vicenzo signed his scorecard without noticing the mistake and the rule states that the higher written score stands. Because of this, there was no playoff on Monday and Goalby was awarded a Green Jacket!

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    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.