1958 Masters Tournament

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1958 Masters Tournament
Tournament information
Dates April 3–6, 1958
Location Augusta, Georgia
Course(s) Augusta National Golf Club
Tour(s) PGA Tour
Statistics
Par 72
Length 6,980 yards (6,383 m)[1]
Field 86 players, 43 after cut
Cut 149 (+5)
Prize fund $60,050[1]
Winner's share $11,250
Champion
United States Arnold Palmer
284 (−4)

The 1958 Masters Tournament was the 22nd Masters Tournament, held April 3–6 at Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, Georgia. Arnold Palmer won the first of his four Masters titles, one stroke ahead of runners-up Doug Ford and Fred Hawkins. It was the first of Palmer's seven major titles.

Palmer was the third round co-leader and eagled the 13th hole on Sunday to propel him to victory, as he three-putted on the final green.[1][2] Three-time champion Sam Snead was the other co-leader after 54 holes, but shot a 79 (+7) on Sunday to fall to 13th place. One stroke back was 1955 champion Cary Middlecoff, who carded a 75 in the final round and tied for 6th.

Sports Illustrated writer Herbert Warren Wind first used the term "Amen Corner" in a story to describe where the critical final day's action had occurred.[3]

Past champions in the field[edit]

Made the cut[edit]

Player Country Year(s) won R1 R2 R3 R4 Total To par Finish
Doug Ford  United States 1957 74 71 70 70 285 −3 T2
Cary Middlecoff  United States 1955 70 73 69 75 287 −1 T6
Claude Harmon  United States 1948 71 76 72 70 289 +1 T9
Sam Snead  United States 1949, 1952, 1954 72 71 68 79 290 +2 13
Jimmy Demaret  United States 1940, 1947, 1950 69 79 70 73 291 +3 T14
Ben Hogan  United States 1951, 1953 72 77 69 73 291 +3 T14
Byron Nelson  United States 1937, 1942 71 77 74 71 293 +5 T20

Missed the cut[edit]

Player Country Year(s) won R1 R2 Total To par
Henry Picard  United States 1938 72 78 150 +6
Jack Burke, Jr.  United States 1956 74 77 151 +7
Herman Keiser  United States 1946 76 81 157 +13
Gene Sarazen  United States 1935 81 78 159 +15
Craig Wood  United States 1941 82 77 159 +15
Horton Smith  United States 1934, 1936 80 86 166 +22

Source[4]

Final leaderboard[edit]

Sunday, April 6, 1958

Place Player Country Score To par Money ($)
1 Arnold Palmer  United States 70-73-68-73=284 −4 11,250
2 Doug Ford  United States 74-71-70-70=285 −3 4,500
Fred Hawkins  United States 71-75-68-71=285
4 Stan Leonard  Canada 72-70-73-71=286 −2 1,968
Ken Venturi  United States 68-72-74-72=286
6 Cary Middlecoff  United States 70-73-69-75=287 −1 1,518
Art Wall  United States 71-72-70-74=287
8 Billy Joe Patton (a)  United States 72-69-73-74=288 E 0
T9 Claude Harmon  United States 71-76-72-70=289 +1 1,265
Jay Hebert  United States 72-73-73-71=289
Billy Maxwell  United States 71-70-72-76=289
Al Mengert  United States 73-71-69-76=289

Scorecard[edit]

Final round

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 Palmer −5 −5 −5 −5 −4 −4 −4 −5 −5 −4 −4 −4 −6 −6 −6 −5 −5 −4
United States Ford −1 −2 −2 −2 −2 −2 −2 −3 −3 −3 −3 −3 −3 −3 −3 −3 −3 −3
United States Hawkins −2 −2 −2 −2 −2 −2 −2 −2 −3 −2 −1 −1 −1 −1 −2 −2 −3 −3
Canada Leonard −1 −1 −1 −1 −2 −2 −3 −3 −4 −3 −3 −3 −3 −2 −2 −2 −2 −2
United States Venturi −3 −3 −3 −4 −4 −3 −3 −3 −3 −3 −3 −3 −4 −3 −2 −1 −1 −2
United States Middlecoff −4 −5 −3 −3 −3 −3 −2 −2 −2 −1 −1 −1 −1 −2 −1 −1 −1 −1
United States Wall −2 −3 −3 −3 −4 −4 −3 −3 −3 −3 −3 −2 −1 −1 −1 −1 −1 −1
United States Snead −3 −3 −3 −4 −3 −2 −2 −3 −3 −2 E E E +1 +1 +2 +2 +2

Cumulative tournament scores, relative to par

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Palmer snatches Masters victory". Spokesman-Review. Associated Press. April 7, 1958. p. 8. 
  2. ^ Gendelfinger, Phil (April 7, 1958). "Arnie Palmer wins Masters by one stroke". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. p. 22. 
  3. ^ Wind, Herbert Warren (April 21, 1958). "The fateful corner". Sports Illustrated: 48. 
  4. ^ "Masters golf scores". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. April 5, 1958. p. 10. 

External links[edit]

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