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Gay Brewer Jr. and Johnny Owens Jr., 1951

Posted on April 9, 2017 | in Uncategorized | by

Gay Brewer Jr., left, was congratulated by Johnny Owens Jr. on June 17, 1951, after Brewer defeated him in the Tournament of Champions final at Boiling Springs Country Club. It was the second straight championship for Brewer, who won the inaugural tournament in 1950. On April 6, 1967 , Brewer, who turned professional in 1956, won The Masters tournament in Augusta, Ga. He continued to play professionally until 2001. In 2006, Brewer was voted to the University of Kentucky Athletics Hall of Fame. In 2007, the golf course in Lexington where he learned to play was renamed the “Gay Brewer Jr. Course at Picadome.” He died in 2007 at his home in Lexington. Herald-Leader Archive Photo

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