1939: Ralph Guldahl wins Masters after consecutive second place finishes

Ralph Guldahl didn't want to be a Masters bridesmaid for the third time.

In 1937, Guldahl became part of Masters lore -- for the wrong reason -- when he let Byron Nelson make up six strokes at Nos. 12 and 13. Nelson won and had the bridge at the 13th tee named in his honor. A year later, Guldahl finished second to Henry Picard.

But in 1939, Guldahl shot 3-under-par 33 on the final nine holes to win by a stroke, and his total of 279 would not be eclipsed until 1953.

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