March 25, 1934

Springfield golfer Horton Smith wins the first-ever Masters. He pulled through with a one-stroke victory in the four-day tournament. He won the event again two years later, also making him the first two-time winner of the Masters Tournament.

Based upon content from the book Missouri 365: This Day in Missouri History by John W. Brown, broadcaster and Missouri historian. Get your copy at Reedy Press.

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