1951 Masters Tournament

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1951 Masters Tournament
Tournament information
Dates April 5–8, 1951
Location Augusta, Georgia
Course(s) Augusta National Golf Club
Tour(s) PGA Tour
Statistics
Par 72
Field 64 players
Cut none
Winner's share $3,000
Champion
United States Ben Hogan
280 (−8)

The 1951 Masters Tournament was the 15th Masters Tournament, held April 5–8 at Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, Georgia. Ben Hogan, age 38, won the first of his two Masters titles, two strokes ahead of runner-up Skee Riegel.[1] It was the fifth of his nine major titles.

After three rounds, Hogan was one stroke out of the lead, behind Riegel and Sam Snead, the 1949 champion.[2] Hogan shot a bogey-free final round of 68 (−4), while Riegel carded a 71 and Snead an 80 (+8). Prior to this victory, Hogan had eight top ten finishes at the Masters, twice as runner-up in 1942 and 1946.

The reigning U.S. Open champion, Hogan also won the year's next major, the 1951 U.S. Open.

Past champions in the field[edit]

Player Country Year(s) won R1 R2 R3 R4 Total To par Finish
Sam Snead  United States 1949 69 74 68 80 291 +3 T8
Byron Nelson  United States 1937, 1942 71 73 73 74 291 +3 T8
Gene Sarazen  United States 1935 75 73 74 71 293 +5 T12
Jimmy Demaret  United States 1940, 1947, 1950 76 74 78 71 299 +11 T30
Horton Smith  United States 1934, 1936 79 77 70 75 301 +13 T32
Claude Harmon  United States 1948 75 77 74 76 302 +14 T35
Herman Keiser  United States 1946 79 77 79 74 303 +15 T39
  • The Masters did not have a 36-hole cut until 1957

Final leaderboard[edit]

Sunday, April 8, 1951

Place Player Country Score To par Money ($)
1 Ben Hogan  United States 70-72-70-68=280 −8 3,000
2 Skee Riegel  United States 73-68-70-71=282 −6 1,875
T3 Lloyd Mangrum  United States 69-74-70-73=286 −2 1162
Lew Worsham  United States 71-71-72-72=286
5 Dave Douglas  United States 74-69-72-73=288 E 750
6 Lawson Little  United States 72-73-72-72=289 +1 600
7 Jim Ferrier  Australia 74-70-74-72=290 +2 525
T8 Johnny Bulla  United States 71-72-73-75=291 +3 450
Byron Nelson  United States 71-73-73-74=291
Sam Snead  United States 69-74-68-80=291

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Ben Hogan's hot finish wins Masters". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Associated Press. April 9, 1951. p. 20. 
  2. ^ "Snead, Riegel tied for Masters lead". Milwaukee Sentinel. Associated Press. April 8, 1951. p. 1B. 

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