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1946: Herman Keiser wins Masters in upset over Hogan

March 21, 2012 - 12:51 am
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1946 Masters

 PlayerFR1R2R3R4 Earn.
1Herman Keiser-669687174 $2,500
2Ben Hogan-574706970 $1,500
3Bob Hamilton-175697172 $1,000
4Jimmy Demaret+175707173 $684
4Jim Ferrier+174726875 $684
4Ky Laffoon+174737072 $684
7Chick Harbert+269757670 $357
7Clayton Heafner+274697176 $357
7Byron Nelson+272737174 $357
7Sam Snead+274757071 $357

 

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Herman Keiser gave the tournament its first major upset when he nipped Ben Hogan by a shot to win the 1946 Masters.

Keiser had led from the outset but 3-putted the final hole for a closing 74. Hogan came to the final hole with a chance to win outright, but he missed his birdie putt from 12 feet.

The ball slipped past about three feet, and when Hogan missed the comeback, Keiser won outright.