Jack Nicklaus wins the 27th Masters Tournament

Jack Nicklaus donned his first Green Jacket defeating Tony Lema by one stroke, and Julius Boros and Sam Snead by two. Nicklaus' two-under total was aided by a 66 Friday.

The 1963 Masters was the fifth PGA Tour win for Nicklaus, and his second major. The "big guy" was definitely out of the cage. He would go on to dominate golf over the next 12 years, and continue winning well after that - claiming his final Masters win 23 years after this first one, in 1986.
Nicklaus entered the final round of the 1963 Masters with a 1-stroke lead, and he ended it with a 1-stroke victory over "Champagne" Tony Lema.