1940: Jimmy Demaret wins first of three Masters
The first and final of Jimmy Demaret's three Masters victories were decidedly different.
The first, in 1940, was a relative stroll in the park for the Texan. The final, a decade later, came with some anxious moments as he had to wait and see how his competition fared.
Demaret's four-stroke win in 1940 earned this description from The Augusta Chronicle's Tom Wall: "He clicked off the final round in machinelike precision despite tremendous pressure, never once appearing concerned about how it all might end."
Demaret parred the first 14 holes, added a two-putt birdie at the 15th, then parred the final three holes to sew up his victory.