No, not a queer beer maker. I’m talking about Gay Brewer
Gay Brewer was a professional golfer. Gay was born in Ohio and raised in Kentucky. He began golfing at a very young age. He was a 3 time state champion in high school. He attended the University of Kentucky on a football scholarship because the school didn’t have a golf scholarship. Legendary coach Bear Bryant used Brewer to hold the ball on extra point and field goal kicks. Bryant was quoted as saying “Nobody holds balls like Gay”
Gay turned professional in 1956. In the 1966 Masters Tournament he lost in a playoff to Jack Nicklaus. The following year Gay would win the Masters Tournament. The 1967 tournament was the first broadcast worldwide. He finished inside the top 10 on the Tour’s money list three times (1961, 1966 and 1967), with his best performance his fifth-place finish ($75,688) in 1966. His top earning year came in 1973, when he made $89,911 (21st place).
Gay would finish with 10 career wins. His larger than life personality would make him a huge hit on the Senior Tour. Gay died in 2007 of lung cancer at age 75.
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