1971 Masters Tournament

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1971 Masters Tournament
Tournament information
Dates April 8–11, 1971
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 77 players, 48 after cut
Cut 150 (+6)
Winner's share $25,000
Champion
United States Charles Coody
279 (−9)

The 1971 Masters Tournament was the 35th Masters Tournament, held April 8–11 at Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, Georgia. Charles Coody won his only major championship, two strokes ahead of runners-up Johnny Miller and Jack Nicklaus.[1][2]

Miller was six-under for the round and ahead by two strokes through 14 holes on Sunday, but could not hold on to win. Coody, co-leader with Nicklaus entering the round,[3] rebounded from a bogey at 14 with two consecutive birdies and parred the final two holes while Miller, 23, bogeyed two of the last three holes. It was a bit of redemption for Coody, who bogeyed the final three holes in 1969 to finish two strokes back.[1] It was Coody's third and final win on the PGA Tour.[4]

Future 3-time U.S. Open champion Hale Irwin made his Masters debut in 1971 and tied for 13th place. It was the final Masters for two champions: 1948 winner Claude Harmon, withdrew during the first round[5] and 1955 champion Cary Middlecoff during the second.[6]

Dave Stockton won the twelfth Par 3 contest on Wednesday with a score of 23.

For the only time in its history, the Masters was not the first major championship of the year. The 1971 PGA Championship was played in Florida in February, and was won by Nicklaus. The co-leader entering Sunday, his attempt to secure the second leg of the grand slam[3] came up short on the back nine on Sunday, as he shot 37 for an even-par 72.[2]

Past champions in the field[edit]

Made the cut[edit]

Player Country Year(s) won R1 R2 R3 R4 Total To par Finish
Jack Nicklaus  United States 1963, 1965, 1966 70 71 68 72 281 −7 T2
Gary Player  South Africa 1961 72 72 71 69 284 −4 T6
Billy Casper  United States 1970 72 73 71 72 288 E T13
Arnold Palmer  United States 1958, 1960,
1962, 1964
73 72 71 73 289 +1 T18
Art Wall, Jr.  United States 1959 71 76 72 74 293 +5 T27
George Archer  United States 1969 73 74 78 71 296 +8 35
Bob Goalby  United States 1968 76 73 74 74 297 +9 T36
Doug Ford  United States 1957 75 75 77 76 303 +15 T46

Source[1]

Missed the cut[edit]

Player Country Year(s) won R1 R2 Total To par
Sam Snead  United States 1949, 1952, 1954 76 77 153 +9
Gay Brewer  United States 1967 79 75 154 +10
Ralph Guldahl  United States 1939 79 84 163 +19
Cary Middlecoff  United States 1955 75 WD
Herman Keiser  United States 1946 81 WD
Gene Sarazen  United States 1935 83 WD
Claude Harmon  United States 1948 WD

Source[5][6][7]

Final leaderboard[edit]

Sunday, April 11, 1971

Place Player Country Score To par Money ($)
1 Charles Coody  United States 66-73-70-70=279 −9 25,000
T2 Johnny Miller  United States 72-73-68-68=281 −7 17,500
Jack Nicklaus  United States 70-71-68-72=281
T4 Don January  United States 69-69-73-72=283 −5 9,050
Gene Littler  United States 72-69-73-69=283
T6 Gary Player  South Africa 72-72-71-69=284 −4 5,600
Ken Still  United States 72-71-72-69=284
Tom Weiskopf  United States 71-69-72-72=284
T9 Frank Beard  United States 74-73-69-70=286 −2 3,767
Roberto DeVicenzo  Argentina 76-69-72-69=286
Dave Stockton  United States 72-73-69-72=286

Source:[1]

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 Coody −7 −8 −7 −7 −7 −7 −7 −8 −8 −8 −8 −8 −8 −7 −8 −9 −9 −9
United States Miller −3 −3 −4 −5 −5 −5 −5 −6 −6 −6 −7 −8 −8 −9 −9 −8 −8 −7
United States Nicklaus −8 −8 −8 −7 −6 −7 −7 −8 −8 −8 −8 −7 −7 −7 −7 −7 −7 −7

Cumulative tournament scores, relative to par

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e Mizell, Hubert (April 12, 1971). "Coody atones for earlier 'choke'". Eugene Register-Guard. Associated Press. p. 3B. 
  2. ^ a b Jenkins, Dan (April 19, 1971). "There went the Slam". Sports Illustrated: 16. 
  3. ^ a b "Nicklaus, Coody tied for lead in Masters". Eugene Register-Guard. Associated Press. April 11, 1971. p. 1C. 
  4. ^ "Coody wins to make amends". Milwaukee Journal. April 12, 1971. p. 11-part 2. 
  5. ^ a b "Charles Coody far ahead as Masters star struggle". Spokesman-Review. Associated Press. April 9, 1971. p. 19. 
  6. ^ a b "Veteran January catches Coody; takes Masters tournament lead". Spokesman-Review. Associated Press. April 10, 1971. p. 11. 
  7. ^ "1971 Masters". databasegolf.com. Retrieved May 4, 2014. 

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