1984 Masters Tournament
|Dates||April 12–15, 1984|
|Course(s)||Augusta National Golf Club|
|Length||6,905 yards (6,314 m)|
|Field||88 players, 47 after cut|
The 1984 Masters Tournament was the 48th Masters Tournament, held April 12–15 at Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, Georgia. Ben Crenshaw won the first of his two major titles, both Masters, two strokes ahead of runner-up Tom Watson, the winner in 1977 and 1981.
The leader after 36 holes was Masters rookie Mark Lye at 135 (−9), three strokes ahead of Tom Kite. Play was halted near the end third round due to thunderstorms and the final groups completed it on Sunday morning. After 54 holes, Kite led at 207 (−9) and Lye was a stroke back. Crenshaw was a stroke behind Lye at 209 and shot a final round 68 (−4) to slip on his first green jacket. He won again eleven years later in 1995.
Defending champion Seve Ballesteros was assessed a two-stroke penalty in the second round for grounding his club in a water hazard at the 13th hole and missed the cut by a stroke. He also missed the cut as defending champion in 1981.
Normally scheduled to conclude on the second Sunday of April, this Masters was held a week later, as was 1979.
|2||Pink Dogwood||555||5||11||White Dogwood||455||4|
|3||Flowering Peach||360||4||12||Golden Bell||155||3|
|4||Flowering Crab Apple||205||3||13||Azalea||465||5|
Past champions in the field
Made the cut
|Player||Country||Year(s) won||R1||R2||R3||R4||Total||To par||Finish|
|Tom Watson||United States||1977, 1981||74||67||69||69||279||−9||2|
|Raymond Floyd||United States||1976||70||73||70||72||285||−3||T15|
|Jack Nicklaus||United States||1963, 1965,
1966, 1972, 1975
|Gary Player||South Africa||1961, 1974, 1978||71||72||73||71||287||−1||T21|
|George Archer||United States||1969||70||74||71||73||288||E||T25|
|Fuzzy Zoeller||United States||1979||72||73||70||74||289||+1||T31|
|Craig Stadler||United States||1982||74||70||74||73||291||+3||T35|
Missed the cut
|Player||Country||Year(s) won||R1||R2||Total||To par|
|Seve Ballesteros||Spain||1980, 1983||73||74||147||+3|
|Charles Coody||United States||1971||75||72||147||+3|
|Gay Brewer||United States||1967||74||74||148||+4|
|Billy Casper||United States||1970||73||78||151||+7|
|Tommy Aaron||United States||1973||76||76||152||+8|
|Bob Goalby||United States||1968||79||73||152||+8|
|Arnold Palmer||United States||1958, 1960,
|Doug Ford||United States||1957||77||78||155||+11|
|Art Wall, Jr.||United States||1959||75||81||156||+12|
Sunday, April 15, 1984
|Place||Player||Country||Score||To par||Money ($)|
|1||Ben Crenshaw||United States||67-72-70-68=277||−11||108,000|
|2||Tom Watson||United States||74-67-69-69=279||−9||64,800|
|T3||David Edwards||United States||71-70-72-67=280||−8||34,800|
|Gil Morgan||United States||73-71-69-67=280|
|5||Larry Nelson||United States||76-69-66-70=281||−7||24,000|
|T6||Ronnie Black||United States||71-74-69-68=282||−6||19,425|
|Tom Kite||United States||70-68-69-75=282|
|Mark Lye||United States||69-66-73-74=282|
|10||Fred Couples||United States||71-73-67-72=283||−5||16,200|
Cumulative tournament scores, relative to par
- "Masters Scores". Spokesman-Review. Associated Press. April 13, 1984. p. 32.
- "Crenshaw doesn't miss this one". Eugene Register-Guard. Associated Press. April 16, 1984. p. 1C.
- Jenkins, Dan (April 23, 1984). "Breakthrough for the Heartbreak Kid". Sports Illustrated: 20.
- "Lye pulls surprises to take Masters lead". Observer-Reporter (Washington, PA). Associated Press. April 14, 1984. p. B-7.
- "Lye leads as storm halts play". Eugene Register-Guard. Associated Press. April 15, 1984. p. 1F.
- "The course to master". Observer-Reporter (Washington, PA). Associated Press. April 11, 1984. p. B-10.
- "1984 Masters". databasegolf.com. Retrieved May 3, 2012.
- Masters.com – Past winners
- About.com – 1984 Masters Tournament
- Augusta.com – 1984 Masters leaderboard and scorecards
1983 PGA Championship
|Major Championships||Succeeded by
1984 U.S. Open