1959 Masters Tournament
|Dates||April 2–5, 1959|
|Course(s)||Augusta National Golf Club|
|Length||6,980 yards (6,383 m)|
|Field||87 players, 42 after cut|
|Art Wall, Jr.|
The 1959 Masters Tournament was the 23rd Masters Tournament, held April 2–5 at Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, Georgia. Art Wall, Jr. shot a final round of 66 (–6), with birdies on five of the last six holes, to pass 12 players and win the Masters, one stroke ahead of runner-up Cary Middlecoff, the 1955 champion.
This was the Masters debut of Jack Nicklaus, age 19; he shot 76-74 (150) and missed the cut by 1 stroke.
|Place||Player||Country||Score||To par||Money ($)|
|1||Art Wall, Jr.||United States||73-74-71-66=284||–4||15,000|
|2||Cary Middlecoff||United States||74-71-68-72=285||–3||7,500|
|3||Arnold Palmer||United States||71-70-71-74=286||–2||4,500|
|Dick Mayer||United States||73-75-71-68=287|
|6||Charles Coe (a)||United States||74-74-67-73=288||E||0|
|7||Fred Hawkins||United States||77-71-68-73=289||+1||2,100|
|T8||Julius Boros||United States||75-69-74-72=290||+2||1,740|
|Jay Hebert||United States||72-73-72-73=290|
|Gene Littler||United States||72-75-72-71=290|
|Billy Maxwell||United States||73-71-72-74=290|
|Billy Joe Patton (a)||United States||75-70-71-74=290||0|
|Gary Player||South Africa||73-75-71-71=290||1,740|
Cumulative tournament scores, relative to par
- "Stan Leonard blasts out 69 to tie for first in Masters". Spokesman-Review. Associated Press. April 5, 1959. p. 1-sports.
- "Wall birdies 5 of final 6; wins Masters in epic finish". Spokesman-Review. Associated Press. April 6, 1959. p. 10.
- Brown, Gwilym (April 13, 1959). "Wall was wondrous". Sports Illustrated: 16.
- Gundelfinger, Phil (April 6, 1959). "Wall's sensational rally takes Masters". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. p. 26.
- Petersen, Leo H. (April 6, 1959). "Sensational closing round of 66 gives Art Wall Masters tourney title". Youngstown Vindicator. UPI. p. 17.
- Masters.com – past winners and results
- About.com – 1959 Masters
- Augusta.com – 1959 Masters leaderboard and scorecards