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James "Jimmy" Demaret was one of the most popular players in golf history. Known for his flamboyant dress and splendid singing voice, he became the first man to win the Masters championship three times. He also had a perfect 6-0 record while playing on three U.S. Ryder Cup teams (1947, 1949, 1951). Demaret won 31 tour victories and in 1947 won the Varden Trophy. He was inducted into the Texas Sports Hall of Fame in 1957 and the PGA Hall of Fame in 1960. After retiring from professional tournament golf, Demaret co-hosted the Shell Wonderful World of Golf on television. He also devoted much of his time to operating Champions Golf Club, which he and Jack Burke, Jr. a fellow golf pro, established in Houston in 1958. Demaret was inducted into the Texas Sports Hall of Fame in 1961.

Jimmy Demaret