Oldest former Masters champ dies at 95

Doug Ford, the oldest surviving Masters champion, has died. He was 95.

The PGA Tour announced Ford's death, saying Ford's family informed the tour that he died on Monday night. Details of his death were not immediately available.

Ford was inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame in 2011.

He won the 1955 PGA Championship, and then won the Masters in 1957 when he shot 66 in the final round to rally from a three-shot deficit to Sam Snead.

Ford was the PGA player of the year that season. He collected the first of his 19 tour victories in 1952, and his last win was in 1963.

95-year-old Jack Burke Jr, who won in 1956, is now the oldest surviving Masters champion.