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Posted March 21, 2012 01:03 am |

1949: Sam Snead is first Masters winner to earn Green Jacket

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    Front Page of The Augusta Chronicle after the 1949 Masters Tournament

Sam Snead's prospects for winning his first Masters didn't look very good after he opened with rounds of 73 and 75.

They improved somewhat after his 67 in the third round, but he still trailed 54-hole leader Johnny Palmer. Snead's final-round 67 was all he needed -- it gave him a three-shot margin over runners-up Johnny Bulla and Lloyd Mangrum.

Snead was the first Masters winner to take home a green jacket, and that tradition is alive and well 60 years later.

1949 Masters

  Player F R1 R2 R3 R4   Earn.
1 Sam Snead -6 73 75 67 67   $2,750
2 Johnny Bulla -3 74 73 69 69   $1,100
2 Lloyd Mangrum -3 69 74 72 70   $1,100
4 Johnny Palmer -2 73 71 70 72   $440
4 Jim Turnesa -2 73 72 71 70   $440
6 Lew Worsham +1 76 75 70 68   $330
7 Joe Kirkwood +2 73 72 70 75   $330
8 Jimmy Demaret +4 76 72 73 71   $312
8 Clayton Heafner +4 71 74 72 75   $312
8 Byron Nelson +4 75 70 74 73   $312