1967: Gay Brewer Jr. wins Masters
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.
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