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Golf / 1954 Masters lookback

Patton won over crowds, went for broke in near-miss at Augusta in 1954


Sports Editor

Posted 4/13/24

Seventy years ago this week, a man from Morganton set the golfing world on fire as he nearly won the prestigious Masters golf tournament. That man was Billy Joe Patton. Patton, who was then a …

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