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Every year, golf fans around the world tune in to watch the world’s best players take on Augusta National Golf Club at the Masters. But, who was the first player to win the event?

To find that out, you have to go back to 1934, where you’ll find that Horton Smith was the first man to win the Masters.

Smith beat Craig Wood by one shot in the inaugural Masters event, and would go on to also win the third edition of the Masters in 1936. Smith would play every Masters from 1934 through to 1963, the year he died.

• Who won the first Open Championship?

Horton Smith also featured in five Ryder Cups throughout his career.

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Lewis Fraser As bunkered’s Performance Editor, Lewis oversees the content that’s designed to make you a better player. From the latest gear to tuition, nutrition, strategy and more, he’s the man. A graduate of the University of Stirling, Lewis joined bunkered in 2021. Formerly a caddie at Castle Stuart Golf Links, he is a member of Bathgate Golf Club where he plays off four.

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