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Posted March 21, 2012 12:03 am |

1946: Herman Keiser wins Masters in upset over Hogan

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    1946: Herman Keiser wins Masters in upset over Hogan
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    Front Page of The Augusta Chronicle after the 1946 Masters Tournament

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.
 

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