Ralph Guldahl wins the 6th Masters Tournament
After consecutive runner-up finishes in 1937 and 1938, Ralph Guldahl shot a second nine 33 Sunday for a one-stroke victory over Sam Snead.Thursday's round was postponed due to rain. 36 holes were played on Sunday.
From 1937 to 1939, Guldahl won 3 majors: 2 U.S. Opens ('37 and '38) and the '39 Masters. He won three straight Western Opens (1936-38) at a time when the Western Open was considered by tour players to be a major. In his brief PGA Tour career, Guldahl won 16 tournaments and finished second 19 times.
After his 1939 Masters victory, he won several more times into 1940, but then ... nothing. Guldahl never won again after 1940. He quit the Tour in 1942, returning only briefly in 1949, but essentially his career was over after the 1940 season.