“Looks Like He Could Drink 36 Busch Lights” – Legendary Picture Of 1990 Masters Low Amateur, Chris Patton, Goes Viral

1990 Masters Final
The Masters

It doesn’t get any better than Masters week.

That’s certainly the case when golf fans take some time to look back on the history of the iconic golf tournament. There’s so much lore from Augusta National Golf Club, yet somehow in 2024, fans of the Masters are still finding out more and more about everyone’s favorite major tournament.

Before we get too far, let’s lay out some groundwork. You don’t have to be in peak physical condition in order to play golf. It’s an everyman’s (and everywoman’s) game, meaning that anyone and everyone that wants to willingly frustrate themselves hitting a little white ball around can play the game.

Does being in shape help professional golfers play better? It certainly doesn’t hurt, though the legendary golfer John Daly is the perfect example of not being fit and playing good golf. As he once so eloquently put it, he never got injured in the prime of his playing days because “you can’t pull fat.”

Another example of a bigger guy who didn’t have an issue playing high level golf was Chris Patton. The South Carolina native was an unbelievable amateur golfer, even winning the 1989 U.S. Amateur, which earned him a spot in three major tournaments in 1990. When he teed it up at the Masters that year, he came in 39th place, and was honored with the title of “Low Amateur.”

Like every best performing amateur every year at Augusta National Golf Club, he was invited into the famous Butler Cabin after the final round to be recognized along with the tournament’s champion (which that year was Nick Faldo). He got his moment in the spotlight over 30 years ago, and now he’s getting a second moment to shine as social media has both discovered and fallen in love with him.

You’ll see why:

What a man right there. I’m talking about Patton on the right, though it cool to see a baby faced Jim Nantz as well.

You can probably imagine why everyone on social media has become enamored with Chris Patton. I mean, just look at him. That’s a man who took on Augusta National Golf Club for the very first time with only his raw athleticism, his mullet and his pencil-thin mustache, and he was crowned the “Low Amateur” of the tournament.

That’s worthy of celebrating, and it’s also worth a revisit from social media users in 2024:

Here’s the full broadcast:

A beer bottle on a dock



A beer bottle on a dock