1949 Masters Tournament

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1949 Masters Tournament
Tournament information
Dates April 7–10, 1949
Location Augusta, Georgia
Course(s) Augusta National Golf Club
Tour(s) PGA Tour
Statistics
Par 72
Length 6,900 yards (6,310 m)[1]
Field 58 players
Cut none
Prize fund $11,000
Winner's share $2,750
Champion
United States Sam Snead
282 (−6)

The 1949 Masters Tournament was the 13th Masters Tournament, held April 7–10 at Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, Georgia. This was the first year that the famous Green Jacket was awarded to the tournament winner, and previous champions were awarded theirs retroactively.[2]

Sam Snead shot back-to-back rounds of 67 on the weekend to win by three strokes over runners-up Johnny Bulla and Lloyd Mangrum.[3] This was the first of his three Masters victories and the third of his seven major championships.

Ben Hogan did not play in the majors in 1949, due to a near-fatal automobile accident in early February.

Past champions in the field[edit]

Player Country Year(s) won R1 R2 R3 R4 Total To par Finish
Jimmy Demaret  United States 1940, 1947 76 72 73 71 292 +4 T8
Byron Nelson  United States 1937, 1942 75 70 74 73 292 +4 T8
Claude Harmon  United States 1948 73 75 73 72 293 +5 T11
Herman Keiser  United States 1946 75 68 73 72 293 +5 T11
Henry Picard  United States 1938 74 77 73 73 297 +9 T21
Horton Smith  United States 1934, 1936 75 72 78 73 298 +10 T23
Craig Wood  United States 1941 81 75 72 73 301 +13 34
Gene Sarazen  United States 1935 75 74 76 79 304 +16 T39
  • The Masters did not have a 36-hole cut until 1957

Final leaderboard[edit]

Sunday, April 10, 1949

Place Player Country Score To par Money ($)
1 Sam Snead  United States 73-75-67-67=282 −6 2,750
T2 Johnny Bulla  United States 74-73-69-69=285 −3 1,100
Lloyd Mangrum  United States 69-74-72-70=285
T4 Johnny Palmer  United States 73-71-70-72=286 −2 440
Jim Turnesa  United States 73-72-71-70=286
6 Lew Worsham  United States 76-75-70-68=289 +1 330
7 Joe Kirkwood, Jr.  Australia 73-72-70-75=290 +2 330
T8 Jimmy Demaret  United States 76-72-73-71=292 +4 311
Clayton Heafner  United States 71-74-72-75=292
Byron Nelson  United States 75-70-74-73=292

References[edit]

  1. ^ Keeler, O.B. (April 8, 1949). "Masters field chases Mangrum". Miami News. p. 2-B. 
  2. ^ Kindred, Dave (August 2013). "The case of the missing green jacket". Golf Digest. Retrieved April 17, 2014. 
  3. ^ "Snead tames putter to win Masters title". Milwaukee Journal. Associated Press. April 11, 1949. p. 4-part 2. 

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