Ben Hogan wins the 15th Masters Tournament
Skee Riegel and Sam Snead began the final round of the 1951 Masters with 1-stroke leads over Ben Hogan.
Riegel played well, but Hogan played better. And Snead? He blew up with an 80 that included an 8 after hitting into water on the 11th, and the Slammer finished 11 strokes off the lead.
Riegel, a first-year pro, was solid with a 71, but Hogan played bogeyless golf in the final round, firing a 68 and winning by two strokes. For Hogan, it was his first Masters victory, and his fifth major championship win.
Starting the final round trailing by one stroke, Ben Hogan won his first Masters title with a final round four-birdie, no-bogey 68.