1942 Masters Tournament

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1942 Masters Tournament
Tournament information
Dates April 9–13, 1942
Location Augusta, Georgia
Course(s) Augusta National Golf Club
Tour(s) PGA Tour
Statistics
Par 72
Field 42 players
Cut None
Prize fund $5,000
Winner's share $1,500
Champion
United States Byron Nelson
280 (−8), playoff

The 1942 Masters Tournament was the ninth Masters Tournament, held April 9–13 at Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, Georgia.

Byron Nelson, the 1937 champion, won an 18-hole playoff by one stroke over runner-up Ben Hogan. Down by three strokes after four holes, Nelson played the final fourteen holes at five-under-par to claim the winner's share of $1,500 from a $5,000 purse.[1] The playoff was refereed by tournament host Bobby Jones.[2] Nelson was the second to win a second Masters, joining Horton Smith.

On Sunday, Nelson started the final round with a three stroke lead, with a gallery of 6,000 on the grounds. Hogan birdied 18 to shoot 70 (−2) and 280 (−8) and waited for Nelson to finish the last three holes. Nelson found a greenside bunker at 17 and bogeyed to fall into a tie. He had a 12-foot (3.7 m) birdie putt to win on the 72nd hole, but left it short and tapped in to force the Monday playoff.[3][4]

This was the last Masters until 1946; it was not played from 1943 to 1945, due to World War II.

Past champions in the field[edit]

Player Country Year(s) won R1 R2 R3 R4 Total To par Finish
Byron Nelson  United States 1937 68 67 72 73 290 −8 1
Horton Smith  United States 1934, 1936 67 73 74 73 287 −1 5
Jimmy Demaret  United States 1940 70 70 75 75 290 +2 6
Henry Picard  United States 1938 75 72 75 75 297 +9 T15
Ralph Guldahl  United States 1939 74 74 76 76 300 +12 21
Craig Wood  United States 1941 72 75 82 73 302 +14 T23
Gene Sarazen  United States 1935 80 74 75 75 304 +16 T28
  • The Masters did not have a 36-hole cut until 1957

Final leaderboard[edit]

Sunday, April 12, 1942

Place Player Country Score To par Money ($)
T1 Byron Nelson  United States 68-67-72-73=280 −8 Playoff
Ben Hogan  United States 73-70-67-70=280
3 Paul Runyan  United States 67-73-72-71=283 −5 600
4 Sam Byrd  United States 68-68-75-74=285 −3 500
5 Horton Smith  United States 67-73-74-73=287 −1 400
6 Jimmy Demaret  United States 70-70-75-75=290 +2 300
T7 E.J. "Dutch" Harrison  United States 74-70-71-77=292 +4 200
Lawson Little  United States 71-74-72-75=292
Sam Snead  United States 78-69-72-73=292
T10 Chick Harbert  United States 73-73-72-75=293 +5 100
Gene Kunes  United States 74-74-74-71=293

Playoff[edit]

Monday, April 13, 1942

Place Player Country Score To par Money ($)
1 Byron Nelson  United States 35-34=69 −3 1,500
2 Ben Hogan  United States 36-34=70 −2 800

Scorecard[edit]

Hole  1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9  10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18
Par 4 5 4 3 4 3 4 5 4 4 4 3 5 4 5 3 4 4
United States Nelson +2 +1 +1 +2 +2 +1 +1 −1 −1 −1 −2 −3 −4 −4 −4 −4 −4 −3
United States Hogan E −1 −1 −1 −1 E E E E +1 E E −1 −2 −3 −2 −2 −2

Source:[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Talbot, Gayle (April 14, 1942). "Byron Nelson beats Ben Hogan in playoff to win second Masters' golf title". Youngstown Vindicator. Associated Press. p. 13. 
  2. ^ Rice, Grantland (April 14, 1942). "Nelson's brilliant golf wins Masters'". Miami News. p. 3B. 
  3. ^ "Nelson falters under pressure, Hogan ties for Masters' golf lead". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. United Press. April 13, 1942. p. 16. 
  4. ^ Talbot, Gayle (April 13, 1942). "Nelson battles Hogan in playoff for Masters title today". Youngstown Vindicator. Associated Press. p. 11. 
  5. ^ "Nelson defeats Hogan in playoff by one stroke". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Associated Press. April 14, 1942. p. 16. 

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Coordinates: 33°30′11″N 82°01′12″W / 33.503°N 82.020°W / 33.503; -82.020