Gay Brewer won the inaugural Hawaiian Open in Honolulu, HI
Gay Brewer of Middleton, Ohio, who fought back from behind all week, scored a birdie on the first hole of sudden death to win the inaugural event. He defeated Bob Goalby in the playoff to capture the $60,000 Hawaiian Open Golf Tournament.
Goalby who was two strokes off the leas as he began play today, shot a three under par 69 while Brewer fired a 68 to tie with 281 totals. Early leader George Archer;s putt hung on the lip of the 18th hole and he was edged out of a chance at the big money.
Brewer took home the first prize of $9,000 and would go on to win the green jacket at Augusta National just two years later.