Ben Crenshaw wins the 48th Masters Tournament
Starting Sunday two strokes behind leader Tom Kite, Ben Crenshaw fired a final round 68 and won his first of two Masters titles.
Sunday starting at No. 8, Crenshaw made three consecutive birdies and went on to win by two.Two suspensions of play, due to adverse weather conditions, during the third round forced 19 players to finish Saturday morning.
Ben Crenshaw and Tom Kite were linked together throughout their careers. They grew up in Austin, Texas, and were pupils of famed golf instructor Harvey Penick; they were teammates at the University of Texas and both continued to live in Austin as their professional careers took off.
In the final round of the 1984 Masters, however, Crenshaw and Kite went in opposite directions. Kite was the third-round leader, Crenshaw two strokes behind. But Kite went out on Sunday and shot a shaky 75, falling back into a tie for sixth place.
Crenshaw went out on Sunday and posted a 68, surging into the victory - the first of his two majors (both Masters wins).