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Posted March 22, 2012, 9:49 pm |

1967: Gay Brewer Jr. wins Masters

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    1967: Gay Brewer Jr. wins Masters
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    Front Page of The Augusta Chronicle after the 1967 Masters Tournament

Gay Brewer Jr. blew a golden opportunity to win the Masters in 1966. Then in a three-way playoff with Jack Nicklaus and Tommy Jacobs, he skied to 78 and could only watch as Nicklaus became the first back-to-back champion.

A year later, he didn't let the green jacket slip away as he held off Bobby Nichols by a stroke. He trailed his childhood friend by two shots going into the final round, but consecutive birdies at Nos. 13, 14 and 15 helped him shoot 67.

Nicklaus, in his quest to become the first golfer to win three Masters in a row, missed the cut.

1967 Masters

 PlayerFR1R2R3R4 Earn.
1Gay Brewer-873687267 $20,000
2Bobby Nichols-772697070 $14,000
3Bert Yancey-467737173 $9,000
4Arnold Palmer-373737069 $6,600
5Julius Boros-271707075 $5,500
6Paul Harney-173717469 $4,150
6Gary Player-175697271 $4,150
8Tommy AaronE75687471 $3,350
8Lionel HebertE77716773 $3,350
10R. De Vicenzo+273727471 $2,720
10Bruce Devlin+274707571 $2,720
10Ben Hogan+274736677 $2,720
10Mason Rudolph+272767270 $2,720
10Sam Snead+272767171 $2,720