Masters 2019: The Masters champion who couldn't read or write

Monday April 8 is the start of Masters Golf Week in Augusta, Ga. The winner receives a Green Jacket and one of golf’s most honored titles. 2019 marks the 50th Anniversary of George Archer’s victory. The San Francisco native started his golf career as a caddy at The Peninsula Golf & CC and played an amazing 40 years on the PGA and Senior TOUR. 
Perhaps the most incredible part of his life didn’t become known until after his passing in 2005. George’s wife Donna Archer announced in a magazine article that due to severe dyslexia George had never learned to read or write beyond the third grade level. No one outside the family had known how difficult it had been to cope with traveling the world without being able to read. 
Celebrate George’s 50th Anniversary by reading this new Golf Digest article about George and Donna Archer written by Veteran sports writer Curt Sampson....and enjoy the Masters. 
Click to Read Article in Golf Dogest  
Posted April 5, 2019 at 8:53 AM

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