Gay Brewer Jr. wins the 31st Masters Tournament

Rebounding from a playoff loss the previous year, Gay Brewer birdied hole Nos. 13, 14 and 15 Sunday to defeat Bobby Nichols by one stroke.

The previous year, Gay Brewer was involved in a three-man playoff, a playoff that was won by Jack Nicklaus. But at the 1967 Masters, Brewer took care of business in regulation, winning by one stroke after a final-round 67.

This was Brewer's second win in 1967, and the 10th win of his PGA Tour career. He would win only one more time on the PGA Tour, and not for another five years.

Nicklaus, meanwhile, was going for his third consecutive Masters victory after wins in 1965 and 1966, and he failed miserably at that attempt - missing the cut after a second-round 79.