1973 Masters Tournament

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1973 Masters Tournament
Tournament information
Dates April 5–9, 1973
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 82 players, 57 after cut
Cut 151 (+7)
Winner's share $30,000
Champion
United States Tommy Aaron
283 (−5)

The 1973 Masters Tournament was the 37th Masters Tournament, held April 5–9 at the Augusta National Golf Club. Due to weather delays, the final round was played on Monday for the first time since 1961.[2]

Tommy Aaron, age 36, won his only major title, one stroke ahead of runner-up J. C. Snead.[2][3] Before this win at Augusta, Aaron was best known as the player who kept Roberto DeVicenzo's incorrect scorecard at the Masters five years earlier in 1968. Ironically, Aaron's final round playing partner in 1973, Johnny Miller, recorded a higher score when keeping Aaron's card, and Aaron caught the mistake.[4] This was his third and last victory on the PGA Tour, and after this win, Aaron's best result in a major was a tie for 28th at the Masters in 1979.

Gary Player played in 52 Masters from 1957 through 2009;[5] and missed only this one, to recover from leg and abdominal surgery.[6][7][8] He returned in 1974 to win the second of his three green jackets.

Gay Brewer won the fourteenth Par 3 contest on Wednesday with a seven-under 20.[9] At the previous Masters, the 1967 champion was hospitalized in Augusta for ulcers on Wednesday night and missed the tournament.[10]

This Masters was the last as competitors for two former champions: Gene Sarazen (1935) and Ralph Guldahl (1939).

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, 1972
69 77 73 66 285 −3 T3
Bob Goalby  United States 1968 73 70 71 74 288 E T6
Gay Brewer  United States 1967 75 66 74 76 291 +3 T10
Billy Casper  United States 1970 75 73 72 73 293 +5 T17
Arnold Palmer  United States 1958, 1960,
1962, 1964
77 72 76 70 295 +7 T24
Charles Coody  United States 1971 74 73 79 70 296 +8 T29
Sam Snead  United States 1949, 1952, 1954 74 76 73 73 296 +8 T29
Art Wall, Jr.  United States 1959 79 69 74 76 398 +10 T37
George Archer  United States 1969 73 74 74 78 299 +11 T43

Source[11][12]

Missed the cut[edit]

Player Country Year won R1 R2 Total To par
Doug Ford  United States 1957 76 78 154 +10
Ralph Guldahl  United States 1939 82 80 162 +18
Gene Sarazen  United States 1935 88 86 174 +30

Source[12]

Final leaderboard[edit]

Monday, April 9, 1973

Place Player Country Score To par Money ($)
1 Tommy Aaron  United States 68-73-74-68=283 −5 30,000
2 J. C. Snead  United States 70-71-73-70=284 −4 22,500
T3 Jim Jamieson  United States 73-71-70-71=285 −3 12,500
Jack Nicklaus  United States 69-77-73-66=285
Peter Oosterhuis  England 73-70-68-74=285
T6 Bob Goalby  United States 73-70-71-74=288 E 6,250
Johnny Miller  United States 75-69-71-73=288
T8 Bruce Devlin  Australia 73-72-72-72=289 +1 4,250
Jumbo Ozaki  Japan 69-74-73-73=289
T10 Gay Brewer  United States 75-66-74-76=291 +3 3,425
Gardner Dickinson  United States 74-70-72-75=291
Don January  United States 75-71-75-70=291
Chi-Chi Rodríguez  United States 72-70-73-76=291

Source[11][12]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Grimsley, Will (April 6, 1973). "Aaron's 68 paces Masters". Youngstown Vindicator. Associated Press. p. 22. 
  2. ^ a b Jenkins, Dan (April 16, 1973). "Jack fell down and lost his crown". Sports Illustrated: 24. 
  3. ^ Gundelfinger, Phil (April 10, 1973). "Georgian Aaron wins Masters with a 283". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. p. 18. 
  4. ^ "Aaron can count strokes, money". Ellensburg Daily Record. UPI. April 10, 1973. p. 6. 
  5. ^ "Who Played the Most Masters Tournaments?". Retrieved April 14, 2013. 
  6. ^ a b "Major surgery hinders Player from starting tour". Spartanburg Herald. Associated Press. February 23, 1973. p. B4. 
  7. ^ a b "Gary Player reached Masters on pass of hat". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Associated Press. April 5, 1973. p. 20. 
  8. ^ "The Masters: Gary Player's 50th appearance". Retrieved April 14, 2013. 
  9. ^ "Brewer takes Par Three test". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. April 5, 1973. p. 19. 
  10. ^ "Golfer Brewer: ulcers, hernia". Montreal Gazette. UPI. April 11, 1972. p. 16. 
  11. ^ a b "Masters cash box". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. April 10, 1973. p. 20. 
  12. ^ a b c "1973 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