1947 Masters Tournament

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1947 Masters Tournament
Tournament information
Dates April 3–6, 1947
Location Augusta, Georgia
Course(s) Augusta National Golf Club
Tour(s) PGA Tour
Statistics
Par 72
Length 6,800 yards (6,220 m)[1]
Field 58 players
Cut none
Prize fund $10,000
Winner's share $2,500
Champion
United States Jimmy Demaret
281 (−7)

The 1947 Masters Tournament was the 11th Masters Tournament, held April 3–6 at Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, Georgia. The purse was $10,000 with a winner's share of $2,500.[1]

Jimmy Demaret, the 1940 champion, was the co-leader after both the first and second rounds, and had a three shot lead after 54 holes. He carded a 71 on Sunday and won by two strokes over Byron Nelson and amateur Frank Stranahan. Demaret joined Horton Smith and Nelson as two-time winners of the Masters.[1] He was the first to score four sub-par rounds in the same Masters and later became the first three-time winner in 1950.

Past champions in the field[edit]

Player Country Year(s) won R1 R2 R3 R4 Total To par Finish
Jimmy Demaret  United States 1940 69 71 70 71 281 −7 1
Byron Nelson  United States 1937, 1942 69 72 72 70 283 −5 T2
Henry Picard  United States 1938 73 73 74 77 286 −2 T6
Horton Smith  United States 1934, 1936 72 70 76 75 293 +5 T22
Herman Keiser  United States 1946 74 75 73 72 294 +6 T24
Gene Sarazen  United States 1935 75 76 74 70 295 +7 T26
Craig Wood  United States 1941 78 80 75 78 311 +23 T53
  • The Masters did not have a 36-hole cut until 1957

Final leaderboard[edit]

Sunday, April 6, 1947

Place Player Country Score To par Money ($)
1 Jimmy Demaret  United States 69-71-70-71=281 −7 2,500
T2 Byron Nelson  United States 69-72-72-70=283 −5 1,500
Frank Stranahan (a)  United States 73-72-70-68=283 0
T4 Ben Hogan  United States 75-68-71-70=284 −4 900
Harold "Jug" McSpaden  United States 74-69-70-71=284
T6 Jim Ferrier  Australia 70-71-73-72=286 −2 625
Henry Picard  United States 73-70-72-71=286
T8 Chandler Harper  United States 77-72-68-70=287 −1 335
Lloyd Mangrum  United States 76-73-68-70=287
Dick Metz  United States 72-72-72-71=287
Ed Oliver  United States 70-72-74-71=287
Toney Penna  United States 71-70-75-71=287

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Demaret wins Masters; shoots 4th subpar round". Milwaukee Sentinel. Associated Press. April 7, 1947. p. 4-part 2. 

External links[edit]

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