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1950: Demaret first to three Masters wins

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    Front Page of The Augusta Chronicle after the 1950 Masters Tournament

In 1950, Jimmy Demaret, he needed some help from Jim Ferrier to become the tournament's first three-time winner.

Ferrier carried a four-stroke lead into the final round over Demaret, who was playing well in front of Ferrier on the final day. Demaret posted his 69 and waited to see whether his total would hold up.

Ferrier carried a big lead into the final nine, but he came home in 41 to ruin his chances. Demaret, who played the par-5 13th in 6-under for the tournament with two eagles and two birdies, made birdies on three of his final six holes. Ferrier bogeyed five of the final six.

Randy Russell's account in The Chronicle summed up Demaret's win: "Demaret, whose colorful garb made him look like an Easter egg rolling along the greensward, backed in to the victory that made him the first man in history to win the Masters three times."

1950 Masters

 PlayerFR1R2R3R4 Earn.
1Jimmy Demaret-570727269 $2,400
2Jim Ferrier-370677375 $1,500
3Sam Snead-171747072 $1,020
4Ben HoganE73687176 $720
4Byron NelsonE75706974 $720
6Lloyd Mangrum+376747368 $480
7Clayton Heafner+474776972 $405
7Cary Middlecoff+475766873 $405
9Lawson Little, Jr.+570737575 $360
10Gene Sarazen+680707272 $321
10Fred Haas+674767371 $321