1988 Masters Tournament

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1988 Masters Tournament
Tournament information
Dates April 7–10, 1988
Location Augusta, Georgia
Course(s) Augusta National Golf Club
Tour(s) PGA Tour
Statistics
Par 72
Length 6,925 yards (6,332 m)[1]
Field 90 players, 46 after cut
Cut 151 (+7)
Prize fund $1,000,000
Winner's share $183,800
Champion
Scotland Sandy Lyle
281 (–7)

The 1988 Masters Tournament was the 52nd Masters Tournament, held April 7–10 at Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, Georgia. Sandy Lyle won his second major title with a birdie on the 72nd hole to win by one stroke over runner-up Mark Calcavecchia.[2]

Lyle led after 36 and 54 holes, but relinquished it on the final nine; he carded a double-bogey on the par-3 12th after his tee shot landed in Rae's Creek. Having failed to make birdie on either of the two par-5s, he remained one stroke behind at the par-3 16th. Lyle's tee shot found the green and left him with a 12-foot (3.7 m) putt for birdie, which he holed.[3]

Tied for the lead on the 18th tee, Lyle's drive found the fairway bunker. His 7-iron approach bounced past the flag and up the slope of the tier running across the green, before gradually rolling back to finish around 6 feet (2 m) from the hole. After holing the birdie putt, Lyle danced up the green to claim his only green jacket.[4]

Decades later, the bunker shot is still regularly referred to by BBC commentators, particularly Peter Alliss, who almost without fail, remark that any shot rolling back to the pin on the 18th has 'shades of Sandy Lyle' about it.[citation needed]

Past champions in the field[edit]

Made the cut[edit]

Player Country Year(s) won R1 R2 R3 R4 Total To par Finish
Craig Stadler  United States 1982 76 69 70 68 283 –5 3
Ben Crenshaw  United States 1984 72 73 67 72 284 –4 4
Bernhard Langer  West Germany 1985 71 72 71 73 287 –1 T9
Tom Watson  United States 1977, 1981 72 71 73 71 287 –1 T9
Seve Ballesteros  Spain 1980, 1983 73 72 70 73 288 E T11
Raymond Floyd  United States 1976 80 69 68 71 288 E T11
Fuzzy Zoeller  United States 1979 76 66 72 76 290 +2 T16
Jack Nicklaus  United States 1963, 1965, 1966,
1972, 1975, 1986
75 73 72 72 292 +4 T21
Larry Mize  United States 1987 78 71 76 79 304 +16 T45

Missed the cut[edit]

Player Country Year(s) won R1 R2 Total To par
Gary Player  South Africa 1961, 1974, 1978 78 75 153 +9
Charles Coody  United States 1971 78 76 154 +10
George Archer  United States 1969 80 75 155 +11
Arnold Palmer  United States 1958, 1960,
1962, 1964
80 77 157 +13
Gay Brewer  United States 1967 78 81 159 +15
Doug Ford  United States 1957 80 82 162 +18
Art Wall, Jr.  United States 1959 86 79 165 +21
Tommy Aaron  United States 1973 83 83 166 +22
Billy Casper  United States 1970 80 86 166 +22

Final leaderboard[edit]

Sunday, April 10, 1988

Place Player Country Score To par Money ($)
1 Sandy Lyle  Scotland 71-67-72-71=281 –7 183,800
2 Mark Calcavecchia  United States 71-69-72-70=282 –6 110,200
3 Craig Stadler  United States 76-69-70-68=283 –5 69,400
4 Ben Crenshaw  United States 72-73-67-72=284 –4 48,900
T5 Fred Couples  United States 75-68-71-71=285 –3 36,500
Greg Norman  Australia 77-73-71-64=285
Don Pooley  United States 71-72-72-70=285
8 David Frost  South Africa 73-74-71-68=286 –2 31,000
T9 Bernhard Langer  West Germany 71-72-71-73=287 –1 28,000
Tom Watson  United States 72-71-73-71=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
Scotland Lyle –6 –7 –7 –8 –8 –7 –7 –7 –8 –8 –7 –5 –5 –5 –5 –6 –6 –7
United States Calcavecchia –4 –5 –5 –4 –4 –3 –2 –3 –4 –4 –5 –5 –6 –6 –6 –6 –6 –6
United States Stadler –1 –2 –2 –2 –2 –2 –3 –5 –5 –5 –5 –5 –4 –5 –6 –5 –5 –5
United States Crenshaw –3 –4 –5 –5 –5 –4 –3 –3 –3 –3 –3 –3 –3 –3 –4 –4 –4 –4

Cumulative tournament scores, relative to par
Source:[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Juliano, Joe (April 11, 1988). "Great Scot! Lyle wins Masters". Spokesman-Review. Knight-Ridder. p. C1. 
  2. ^ Reilly, Rick (April 18, 1988). "Masterful". Sports Illustrated: 26. Retrieved January 3, 2013. 
  3. ^ Boswell, Thomas (April 11, 1988). "Lyle escapes sand to trap the Masters". Eugene Register-Guard. (Washington Post). p. 1B. Retrieved January 3, 2013. 
  4. ^ Parascenzo, Marino (April 11, 1988). "Lyle birdies final hole to capture Masters". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. p. 13. Retrieved January 3, 2013. 
  5. ^ "Historic leaderboards: 1988 Masters". Augusta.com. Retrieved August 16, 2013. 

External links[edit]

Preceded by
1987 PGA Championship
Major Championships Succeeded by
1988 U.S. Open

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