Most folks don’t know much about Jimmy Demaret.
The colorful Texan was the first three-time Masters champion, and he dominated in an era that included Byron Nelson, Ben Hogan and Sam Snead.
Demaret won in 1940, 1947 and 1950, and his 1947 win was notable for being the first time in Masters history a golfer played all four rounds under par.
Randy Russell's account in The Chronicle summed up Demaret's 1950 win: "Demaret, whose colorful garb made him look like an Easter egg rolling along the greensward, backed into the victory that made him the first man in history to win the Masters three times."
He was better known for the pastel colors of his clothes, but he won 44 times in his career and was inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame in 1983.