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CHARLES COODY. Stamford, Texas native Charles Coody was the 1954 Class A golf state champion. He was also an all-state basketball player in 1955. Charles Coody led Stamford High School to the 1954 Class A team golf title and was also the individual champion that year. He qualified for the 1960 and 1961 U.S. Open as an amateur. After turning pro in 1963 he won three events on the PGA Tour. His biggest victory was the 1971 Masters. Coody birdied two of the last four holes to finish with a 279, to defeat Jack Nicklaus and Johnny Miller by 2 strokes. Coody was also a member of the victorious 1971 U.S. Ryder Cup team at Old Warson in St. Louis, Missouri. Coody has five wins on the Champions Tour and has made 18 holes-in-one as a professional. Coody retired from active competition after the 2006 Masters Tournament. He was inducted into the Texas Sports Hall of Fame in 2000.

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