Golf – 1954 – Highlights Of The Masters Tournament 18 Hole Playoff Between Ben Hogan Vs Sam Snead

The 1954 Masters Tournament was the 18th Masters Tournament….which was held April 8–12 at Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, Georgia…..where Sam Snead defeated defending champion Ben Hogan by one stroke in an 18-hole Monday playoff to win his third Masters tournament…..which was Snead’s seventh and final major victory.

Both Snead and Hogan were age 41….and they had won the previous three Masters….with Snead in 1952 and Hogan in 1951 and 1953. Hogan was also the reigning champion of the U.S. Open and British Open….as he too did not win another major….but often contended until his final appearances in 1967 at the Masters and U.S. Open.  Snead’s 289 (+1), along with Jack Burke, Jr. in 1956 and Zach Johnson in 2007….remains the highest winning total in Masters history.  


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