Heroes Don’t Always Wear Green Jackets

From Bill Koeneman to Dave Loggins, the Masters is so much more than 72 holes

You’ve memorized the holes. You can recite the menu. You can’t get that damn theme song out of your head. But do you know the story of Bill Koeneman—who you might recognize from YouTube rabbit holes as the tall guy with loud sweaters always lurking in the background? Or Ray-Ray Whitley, the only man to play the course in basketball shorts and slides? What about Dave Loggins, composer of that iconic theme music and—perhaps more important—second cousin of Kenny?

We’re always digging deep to unearth stories of Masters characters you may not know but who greatly contributed to its legend. From caddies who carried Kings to victory to the man who coined the phrase “Amen Corner,” our view of the Masters is unlike any other.