31 May '15, 12am

The incredible story of Byron Nelson's Masters playoff against Ben Hogan, via @jgarrity2:

The incredible story of Byron Nelson's Masters playoff against Ben Hogan, via @jgarrity2:

Leading by two in the 18th fairway, Nelson laid up in front of the green and settled for a strategic bogey, giving him 69. Hogan made par for 70. The spectators cheered and the players’ wives hugged as Nelson and Hogan shook hands, but it was Jones and Roberts, watching from off the green, who were most gratified. “I will always remember this year’s Tournament as being the one won by both Byron and Ben,” Roberts wrote the golfers later. “To my way of thinking, you fellows put on one of the greatest shows that golf has ever known.” Augusta National did not reopen that fall. There was no golf. Cattle grazed on the bermuda grass, and turkeys gobbled in hastily erected pens. Hogan, drafted into the Army Air Corps, became a flight trainer but spent most of his service time playing golf with star-struck officers. Nelson, rejected for health reasons, continued to play the tour, w...

Full article: http://www.golf.com/tour-and-news/1942-ben-hogan-and-byro...

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