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Gay Brewer, Jr. (born March 19, 1932 in Middletown, Ohio) is a former American professional golfer on the PGA Tour who won the 1967 Masters Tournament. March 19 is the 78th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (79th in leap years). ... 1932 (MCMXXXII) was a leap year starting on Friday (the link will take you to a full 1932 calendar). ... Middletown is a city located in Butler and Warren counties in southwestern Ohio, formerly in Lemon, Turtlecreek, and Franklin townships. ... Official language(s) None Capital Largest city Columbus Columbus (largest metropolitan area is Cleveland) Area  Ranked 34th  - Total 44,825 sq. ... Golf (gowf in Scots) is a game where individual players or teams hit a ball into a hole using various clubs, and is one of the few ball games that does not use a fixed standard playing area. ... The PGA Tour is an organization headquartered in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida, USA that operates the USAs main professional golf tours for men. ... 1967 (MCMLXVII) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar (the link is to a full 1967 calendar). ... The Masters is one of four major championships in mens golf and the first to take place each year. ...


Raised in Lexington, Kentucky, as an amateur, Gay Brewer, Jr. won the Kentucky State Boys Golf Championship three times from 1949 to 1951. In 1949 he also won the United States Boys Junior Amateur Golf Championship, the most prestigious amateur event for golfers under the age of eighteen. In 1952 won the Southern Amateur Golf Championship. Playing on the professional PGA Tour, in 1965 Gay Brewer, Jr. won the Hawaiian Open, the first ever PGA event held in that state. At the 1966 Masters Tournament, he bogeyed the final hole to finish in a three-way tie for the lead after regulation play but ended up finishing third to Jack Nicklaus following an 18-hole playoff. He came back to win the prestigious event the next year, scoring a one stroke victory over lifelong friend Bobby Nichols in the first live television broadcast of a golf tournament from the United States to Europe. He went on to become a member of the 1967 Ryder Cup winning team. That same year at the Pensacola Open he set a PGA Tour record for the best 54-hole total on a par-72 course. His score of 25-under par is a record that still stands almost forty years later. In the direct opposite vein, at the 1969 Danny Thomas-Diplomat Classic he tied the record for a player having the largest lead with 18 holes to play and then losing. It has been suggested that Fayette County, Kentucky be merged into this article or section. ... Nicklaus celebrates his victory in the 1980 U.S. Open Jack William Nicklaus (born January 21, 1940 in Columbus, Ohio), also known as The Golden Bear, was a major force in professional golf, first on the PGA Tour from the 1960s to the mid to late 1980s, and then on... Europe is conventionally considered one of the seven continents of Earth which, in this case, is more a cultural and political distinction than a physiographic one, leading to various perspectives about Europes borders. ... The Ryder Cup is a golf trophy contested biennially in an event officially called the Ryder Cup Matches by teams from Europe and the United States. ...


Gay Brewer, Jr.'s 1966 performances earned him the Golf Digest Most Improved Golfer award and his 1967 performances earned him the cover of the August 7th issue of Sports Illustrated magazine. He won the 1972 Canadian Open and was again part ofv the U.S. team that won the 1973 Ryder Cup. Overall, Brewer was victorious in eleven tour events during his career. He joined the PGA's Senior's tour and won the 1984 Liberty Mutual Legends of Golf tournament with Billy Casper and at age sixty-three he won the 1995 MasterCard Champions Championship. The first issue of Sports Illustrated, August 16, 1954, showing Milwaukee Braves star Eddie Matthews at bat in Milwaukee County Stadium. ... The Canadian Open is a golf tournament which was founded in 1904. ... The Champions Tour, a golf tour run by the PGA TOUR, hosts 30 events annually in the United States and Canada for golfers 50 and older. ... Billy Casper (b. ...


In 2006, Gay Brewer, Jr. was voted to the University of Kentucky Athletics Hall of Fame. The University of Kentucky (also as UK or simply Kentucky) is a public, co-educational university located in Lexington, Kentucky. ...


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AugustaGolf.com: Sports Illustrated Masters recap: 1967 (2877 words)
Gay Brewer Jr., a guy in his mid-30s developing a paunch, a man with a loopy swing who has been strolling along on the PGA tour for 10 years achieving no more of an identity than, oh, Julius Finsteraaron, did exactly this in winning the 1967 Masters.
Gay Brewer avenged his fatal 72nd-hole bogey in '66 with a final-round 67 to beat Bobby Nichols by a stroke.
Brewer, of course, is the same fellow who came to the last green of the Masters a year ago with a one-stroke lead and there, attempting to play too cautiously, three-putted for a bogey 5.
Gay Brewer - Golfer from U.S.A. - Golf-Heroes.net (333 words)
Gay Brewer possessed a most unusual golf swing,due to a broken elbow at the age of seven,but it didn't stop him going onto prove himself as one of the most consistent performers on the US Tour.
That was to prove the crowning moment of Brewer's career and he was to win only once more on the US tour with his victory at the Canadian Open in 1972.
Brewer was victorious in eleven tour events during his career and represented the USA in the Ryder Cups of 1967 and '71 gaining
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