1985 Masters Tournament

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1985 Masters Tournament
Tournament information
Dates April 11–14, 1985
Location Augusta, Georgia
Course(s) Augusta National Golf Club
Tour(s) PGA Tour
Statistics
Par 72
Length 6,905 yards (6,314 m)[1][2]
Field 77 players, 60 after cut
Cut 150 (+6)
Prize fund $700,793
Winner's share $126,000
Champion
West Germany Bernhard Langer
282 (−6)

The 1985 Masters Tournament was the 49th Masters Tournament, held April 11–14 at Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, Georgia.

Bernhard Langer won the first of his two major championships, both Masters, two strokes ahead of runners-up Seve Ballesteros, Raymond Floyd, and Curtis Strange. A 69 (−3) on Saturday put Floyd in the lead after 54 holes at 212 (−4); Strange was a stroke back, followed by Langer and Ballesteros at 214 (−2).[3] Despite an opening round 80, Strange led by three strokes with six holes to play in the final round, but bogeyed the 13th, 15th, and 18th holes[4] and finished two strokes back.[5][6] It was Strange's only top-5 finish at Augusta, but he won consecutive U.S. Opens in 1988 and 1989.

Langer, age 27 and dressed in red, birdied four of the last seven holes to win the green jacket.[2][7] The second champion from Europe, he had consecutive rounds of 68 (−4) on the weekend to become the first winner of a major from Germany (then West Germany).[5][6] Langer won a second green jacket eight years later in 1993.

Past champions in the field[edit]

Made the cut[edit]

Player Country Year(s) won R1 R2 R3 R4 Total To par Finish
Seve Ballesteros  Spain 1980, 1983 72 71 71 70 284 −4 T2
Raymond Floyd  United States 1976 70 73 69 72 284 −4 T2
Jack Nicklaus  United States 1963, 1965,
1966, 1972, 1975
71 74 72 69 286 −2 T6
Craig Stadler  United States 1982 73 67 76 70 286 −2 T6
Tom Watson  United States 1977, 1981 69 71 75 72 287 −1 T10
Gary Player  South Africa 1961, 1974, 1978 71 75 73 75 294 +6 T36
Charles Coody  United States 1971 72 77 74 73 296 +8 T44
George Archer  United States 1969 73 74 79 73 299 +11 T53
Billy Casper  United States 1970 71 78 74 79 302 +14 T57
Ben Crenshaw  United States 1984 70 76 80 77 302 +14 T57

Missed the cut[edit]

Player Country Year(s) won R1 R2 Total To par
Fuzzy Zoeller  United States 1979 77 75 152 +8
Arnold Palmer  United States 1958, 1960,
1962, 1964
83 72 155 +11
Art Wall, Jr.  United States 1959 76 81 157 +13
Gay Brewer  United States 1967 79 79 158 +14
Tommy Aaron  United States 1973 79 80 159 +15
Bob Goalby  United States 1968 79 80 159 +15
Doug Ford  United States 1957 76 WD

Source:[8][9]

Final leaderboard[edit]

Sunday, April 14, 1985

Place Player Country Score To par Money ($)
1 Bernhard Langer  West Germany 72-74-68-68=282 −6 126,000
T2 Seve Ballesteros  Spain 72-71-71-70=284 −4 52,267
Raymond Floyd  United States 70-73-69-72=284
Curtis Strange  United States 80-65-68-71=284
5 Jay Haas  United States 73-73-72-67=285 −3 28,000
T6 Gary Hallberg  United States 68-73-75-70=286 −2 22,663
Bruce Lietzke  United States 72-71-73-70=286
Jack Nicklaus  United States 71-74-72-69=286
Craig Stadler  United States 73-67-76-70=286
T10 Fred Couples  United States 75-73-69-70=287 −1 16,800
David Graham  Australia 74-71-71-71=287
Lee Trevino  United States 70-73-72-72=287
Tom Watson  United States 69-71-75-72=287

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
West Germany Langer −2 −1 −2 −2 −3 −3 −3 −3 −3 −3 −3 −4 −5 −5 −6 −6 −7 −6
Spain Ballesteros −2 −3 −3 −3 −3 −3 −3 −3 −3 −3 −3 −3 −3 −3 −4 −4 −4 −4
United States Floyd −4 −4 −4 −4 −4 −3 −3 −3 −2 −3 −3 −2 −2 −2 −4 −4 −4 −4
United States Strange −3 −4 −4 −5 −5 −5 −6 −7 −7 −6 −6 −7 −6 −6 −5 −5 −5 −4

Cumulative tournament scores, relative to par

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Masters Final Scores (first round)". Spokesman-Review. Associated Press. April 12, 1985. p. 32. 
  2. ^ a b Green, Bob (April 15, 1985). "Strange shots gives Langer a Masters title". Spokesman-Review. Associated Press. p. C1. 
  3. ^ "Floyd works mysterious 'game plan' for 69". Eugene Register-Guard. Associated Press. April 14, 1985. p. 1C. 
  4. ^ Parascenzo, Marino (April 15, 1985). "It was a Strange way to lose the Masters". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. p. 22. 
  5. ^ a b "It's Langer - after Strange finish". Eugene Register-Guard. Associated Press. April 15, 1985. p. 1B. 
  6. ^ a b Parascenzo, Marino (April 15, 1985). "Langer finds Masters title". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. p. 19. 
  7. ^ McDermott, Barry (April 22, 1985). "Der Meisterswinger". Sports Illustrated: 26. 
  8. ^ "1985 Masters". databasegolf.com. Retrieved May 3, 2014. 
  9. ^ "Watson falls into the lead". Eugene Register-Guard. Associated Press. April 13, 1985. p. 1C. 

External links[edit]

Preceded by
1984 PGA Championship
Major Championships Succeeded by
1985 U.S. Open

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