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Success, longevity made Snead a legend

Updated: May 24, 2002, 6:48 PM ET
By Fred W. Kiger | Special to ESPN.com

Signature Event April 12, 1954 - Sam Snead and Ben Hogan were the two brightest stars in golf. Each had won two of the previous five Masters. Hogan had led by three strokes going into yesterday's fourth round, but ballooned to a three-over-par 75, while Snead shot a par 72, giving each a 289 (15 strokes higher than Hogan's winning score a year earlier) and forcing today's 18-hole playoff.

After nine holes, they were tied at one under-par 35. Still knotted at one-under, they came to the par ...

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