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Posted March 22, 2012 10:03 pm |

1969: George Archer tallest to win Masters

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    1969: George Archer tallest to win Masters
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    George Archer
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    Front Page of The Augusta Chronicle after the 1969 Masters Tournament

George Archer figured if he hung around the lead long enough, something good might happen. An opening 67 left him one shot behind Billy Casper. Two rounds later, Archer still trailed Casper by one.

But in the final round, Archer made his move. The crucial hole was the par-5 15th, where Archer saved par after finding the water on his approach. He held on to nip Casper, George Knudson and Tom Weiskopf by one stroke.

At 6-5, Archer is the tallest golfer to win the Masters.
 

1969 Masters

 PlayerFR1R2R3R4 Earn.
1George Archer-767736972 $20,000
2Billy Casper-666717174 $12,333
2George Knudson-670736970 $12,333
2Tom Weiskopf-671716971 $12,333
5Charles Coody-574686972 $6,750
5Don January-574737066 $6,750
7Miller Barber-471716874 $5,000
8Tommy Aaron-371717370 $3,600
8Lionel Hebert-369737073 $3,600
8Gene Littler-369757071 $3,600