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pgatourRoberto DeVincenzo was born April 14, 1923, and has over 230 professional victories to his credit, mainly in South America and specifically, Argentina. 

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davis-love-iiiDavis Love III was born April 13, 1964. He has top 5 finishes in all four majors, and 20 wins on the PGA Tour. He was in the top 10 of the official golf rankings for over 450 weeks. 

He is best known for winning the 1997 PGA Championship at Winged Foot, but has 34 professional victories to his credit. That championship was the last major to have been won using a wood headed driver. 

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ben-hoganOn this day in 1953, Ben Hogan made history by breaking the scoring record at Augusta. He shot a -14 274 to win the tournament by 5 shots over Ed Oliver and Lloyd Mangrum. First prize was $4,000. 

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the-mastersOn this day in 1948, Claude Harmon notched his one and only Masters victory. Claude won 10 professional events during his career, including 2 on the PGA Tour. He also grabbed T3 honors at the US Open and PGA Championship. 

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500px-Sam Snead_1967On this day in 1949, Sam Snead won his first Masters. He finished second behind Ralph Guldahl in 1939, but with weekend rounds of 67-67, he finally got a victory at Augusta. Snead beat Johnny Bulla and Lloyd Mangrum by 3 shots to take the $2,500 prize. The '49 tournament was actually the first year in which the green jacket was awarded. 

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