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Golfer
    (February 22, 1937- )
    Born in Gainesville, Georgia
    Georgia Open champion (1957 - amateur, 1960, 1975)
    Canadian Open champion (1969)
    Atlanta Classic champion (1970)
    PGA Masters Champion (1973)
    Kaanapali Classic winner (1992)
    He shares his name with the baseball player.
    He was winless in the playoff rounds during his career.
    He is remembered for a blunder he made during the 1968 Masters when he put the wrong score down on the scorecard, which cost Roberto De Vicenzo a chance to reach the championship round.
    He didn't win his first PGA tournament until his ninth season on tour.
    He failed to replicate the same degree of success he had following his victory at the Masters.
    He won six tournament championships in his home state of Georgia, despite the fact there wasn't a golf course in his hometown.
    He earned a bachelor's degree in business administration from the University of Florida.
    He won his only Masters tournament five years after his infamous blunder.
    He was a member of the American teams that won the Ryder Cup championship (1969, 1973).
    He surpassed Gary Player's record for being the oldest person to compete in a PGA tournament at the age of 63 (2000).

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