1989 Masters Tournament
|Dates||April 6–9, 1989|
|Course(s)||Augusta National Golf Club|
|Length||6,905 yards (6,314 m)|
|Field||85 players, 52 after cut|
|283 (–5), playoff|
Nick Faldo won the first of his three Masters titles, the second of his six major championships. After a third round 77 (+5), he shot a final round 65 (–7) and won with a birdie on the second sudden-death playoff hole over Scott Hoch. The 1989 Masters is remembered for Hoch missing a two-foot putt on the first playoff hole that would have won him the tournament. Greg Norman continued his misfortunes at the Masters with a bogey on the 72nd hole to miss a playoff by a stroke, similar to 1986. Third round leader Ben Crenshaw also bogeyed the final hole to tie Norman for third.
Faldo became the first from England to win the Masters and was the second consecutive winner from the United Kingdom. Defending champion Sandy Lyle of Scotland missed the cut by two strokes, but made history at the champions' dinner on Tuesday by sporting a kilt and serving haggis.
Past champions in the field
Made the cut
|Player||Country||Year(s) won||R1||R2||R3||R4||Total||To par||Finish|
|Ben Crenshaw||United States||1984||71||72||70||71||284||–4||T3|
|Seve Ballesteros||Spain||1980, 1983||71||72||73||69||285||–3||T5|
|Tom Watson||United States||1977, 1981||72||73||74||71||290||+2||T14|
|Jack Nicklaus||United States||1963, 1965, 1966,
1984, 1975, 1986
|Bernhard Langer||West Germany||1985||74||75||71||73||293||+5||T26|
|Larry Mize||United States||1987||72||77||69||75||293||+5||T26|
|Fuzzy Zoeller||United States||1979||76||74||69||74||293||+5||T26|
|Tommy Aaron||United States||1973||76||74||72||76||298||+10||T38|
|Charles Coody||United States||1971||76||74||76||72||298||+10||T38|
|Raymond Floyd||United States||1976||76||75||73||74||298||+10||T38|
|George Archer||United States||1969||75||75||75||75||298||+12||T43|
Missed the cut
|Player||Country||Year(s) won||R1||R2||Total||To par|
|Billy Casper||United States||1970||75||78||153||+9|
|Gary Player||South Africa||1961, 1974, 1978||76||77||153||+9|
|Craig Stadler||United States||1982||74||79||153||+9|
|Arnold Palmer||United States||1958, 1960,
|Doug Ford||United States||1957||81||82||163||+19|
|Gay Brewer||United States||1967||83||WD|
Thursday, April 6, 1989
Lee Trevino, vying for an elusive Masters title, shot an opening round 67 to lead Nick Faldo by one shot. Only 10 players broke par on day one, including 1984 champion Ben Crenshaw and 1980 and 1983 champion Seve Ballesteros. Defending champion Sandy Lyle birdied 18 to shoot a disappointing 77.
|1||Lee Trevino||United States||67||–5|
|3||Scott Hoch||United States||69||–3|
|T4||Andy Bean||United States||70||–2|
|Don Pooley||United States|
|Ben Crenshaw||United States|
|Tom Purtzer||United States|
Friday, April 7, 1989
Lee Trevino and Nick Faldo, who both shot over par on the day, shared the lead after a brutal scoring day. Only four players broke par including Ken Green, who shot 69 and had the round of the day. Seve Ballesteros shot 72 even though he had a 4 putt on the 15th hole.
|Lee Trevino||United States||67-74=141|
|Ben Crenshaw||United States||71-72=143|
|Ken Green||United States||74-69=143|
|Scott Hoch||United States||69-74=143|
|Mike Reid||United States||72-71=143|
|8||Tom Kite||United States||72-72=144||E|
|T9||Mark O'Meara||United States||74-71=145||+1|
|Curtis Strange||United States||74-71=145|
|Tom Watson||United States||72-73=145|
Saturday, April 8, 1989 Sunday, April 9, 1989
Saturday was a long day that included a 90 minute delay and eventual suspension of play. Ben Crenshaw stormed to a 4 shot lead at the suspension of play. Crenshaw was 3 under on the day through 13. Nick Faldo got off to a slow start with a double bogey on the first hole. On the second hole Faldo holed an improbable 100 foot birdie putt, but was 3 over on the day through 12 holes. Out early, Greg Norman was able to post a 68 to close within 4 shots of the lead. Lee Trevino, trying to complete the career Grand Slam, faded out of contention Saturday.
|1||Ben Crenshaw||United States||71-72-49=192||–4||13|
|Scott Hoch||United States||69-74-53=196||13|
|Mike Reid||United States||72-71-53=196||13|
For the first time since 1984 the third round was completed on Sunday morning. Conditions were ideal, but overnight leader Ben Crenshaw was unable to take advantage as his four shot morning lead was cut to one by the end of the third round. Seve Ballesteros who was +3 at the suspension of play on Saturday birdied 14, 15 and 17 to get back to level par. Nick Faldo continued to struggle in the morning, playing his last 6 holes in +2, to fall 5 shots back at the end of the third round. First and second round leader Lee Trevino couldn't get any momentum in the morning and finally finished with an 81.
|1||Ben Crenshaw||United States||71-72-70=213||–3|
|T2||Scott Hoch||United States||69-74-71=214||–2|
|Mike Reid||United States||72-71-71=214|
|Ken Green||United States||74-69-73=216|
|Tom Kite||United States||72-72-72=216|
|Mark O'Meara||United States||74-71-72=217|
|Larry Mize||United States||72-77-69=218|
Sunday, April 9, 1989
An exciting final round had six different players hold at least a share of the lead on the back 9. Nick Faldo, 5 shots back to start the day, birdied 4 of his first 7 holes to post 31 on the front nine. Faldo continued his comeback with miraculous birdies on 16 and 17 to post 65 and hold the clubhouse lead at –5. On the day Faldo made eight birdies and just one bogey at the 11th hole. Mike Reid chipped in for birdie on the 12th hole to take sole possession of the lead for the first time in the tournament at –6. However, Reid missed a short putt for par on 14 and double bogeyed 15 after hitting his approach into water to fade into 6th place. Seve Ballesteros, who held the lead earlier in the day, was just one shot back on 16, but underhit his tee-shot into the water ending any chances of his third Masters title. Greg Norman stormed into contention with birdies on 9, 10, 13, 15, 16 and 17 to tie for the lead. Norman however was unable to get up and down from the front of the green on 18, making bogey and missing a playoff by one shot.
In the end it came down to the final pairing of Ben Crenshaw and Scott Hoch. Hoch birdied the 15th to take sole possession of the lead at –6, but missed a short par putt at 17 to drop back to –5. Crenshaw, 3 back of lead on the 16th hole, birdied 16 and 17 to share the lead with Hoch heading to the final hole. After both players hit the fairway off the tee, Hoch hit his approach on the green, while Crenshaw missed in the greenside bunker. After Crenshaw chipped out to 12 feet (4 m), Hoch had 25 feet (8 m) for birdie and his first major championship. Hoch barely missed on the high side and was able to tap in for par, tying Faldo for the clubhouse lead. Crenshaw then had 12 feet to join a playoff with Faldo and Hoch, but missed.
|Place||Player||Country||Score||To par||Money ($)|
|Scott Hoch||United States||69-74-71-69=283|
|T3||Ben Crenshaw||United States||71-72-70-71=284||–4||64,450|
|6||Mike Reid||United States||72-71-71-72=286||–2||40,000|
|7||Jodie Mudd||United States||73-76-72-66=287||–1||37,200|
|T8||Chip Beck||United States||74-76-70-68=288||E||32,200|
|José María Olazábal||Spain||77-73-70-68=288|
|Jeff Sluman||United States||74-72-74-68=288|
Faldo and Hoch were in the 10th playoff in Masters history and the 4th to use the sudden death format. The first hole of the playoff was the 10th, where both players made par every day. Both players hit the fairway, but Faldo pushed his approach in the short right side bunker. Hoch then played it safe, hitting the front middle of the green, leaving an uphill birdie putt. After Faldo chipped out to 15 feet (5 m), Hoch had 25 feet (8 m) to win his first major championship. Hoch lagged his putt up to 2 feet, forcing Faldo to make his 15 footer for par. Faldo missed, but made his 4-foot comebacker for a bogey five. Hoch then had his third putt of the day to win the championship, but missed, then made the 4-foot comebacker to extend the playoff.
The next playoff hole was the 11th, which Faldo bogeyed all four times he played it during the week. After Faldo hit his approach to 25 feet, Hoch pushed his approach right of the green. Hoch chipped to six feet, but Faldo now had a putt to win. Faldo made the 25-foot birdie putt for his second major championship and first Masters title.
|Place||Player||Country||Score||To par||Money ($)|
|2||Scott Hoch||United States||5-x||120,000|
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- You Tube.com – video – 1989 Masters, final round
1988 PGA Championship
|Major Championships||Succeeded by
1989 U.S. Open