1998 Masters Tournament

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1998 Masters Tournament
Tournament information
Dates April 9–12, 1998
Location Augusta, Georgia
Course(s) Augusta National Golf Club
Tour(s) PGA Tour
European Tour
Japan Golf Tour
Statistics
Par 72
Length 6,925 yards (6,332 m)
Field 88 players, 46 after cut
Cut 151 (+7)
Prize fund $3,200,000
Winner's share $576,000
Champion
United States Mark O'Meara
279 (−9)

The 1998 Masters Tournament was the 62nd Masters Tournament, held from April 9–12 at Augusta National Golf Club. Mark O'Meara won his first major championship with a 20-foot (6 m) birdie putt on the final hole to win by one stroke over runners-up David Duval and Fred Couples.[1] [2] O'Meara birdied three of the final four holes to shoot a final round 67 (−5).[3]

In one of the most remarkable performances of his career, Jack Nicklaus tied for sixth place at the age of 58. His final round 68 (−4) yielded a 283 (−5), the lowest 72-hole score by a player over 50 in the Masters. Nicklaus was in contention for the title until well into the back nine holes in the final round. It was his last serious run for a major championship, 12 years after his victory at the 1986 Masters.[1] Another former champion Gary Player became the oldest player ever to make the cut at the Masters at the age of 62.

In his first Masters, David Toms shot a 29 (−7) on the back nine on Sunday, en route to a 64 (−8). He had six consecutive birdies on holes 12–17.[4]

O'Meara's win came in his 15th attempt at Augusta, setting a record for appearances before a victory. He had previously been considered one of the best players to never win a major. Later in July, he won the Open Championship and earned PGA Tour Player of the Year honors for 1998.

Past champions in the field[edit]

Made the cut[edit]

Player Country Year(s) won R1 R2 R3 R4 Total To par Finish
Fred Couples  United States 1992 69 70 71 70 280 −8 T2
Jack Nicklaus  United States 1963, 1965, 1966,
1972, 1975, 1986
73 72 70 68 283 −5 T6
Tiger Woods  United States 1997 71 72 72 70 285 −3 T8
José María Olazábal  Spain 1994 70 73 71 72 286 −2 T12
Ian Woosnam  Wales 1991 74 71 72 70 287 −1 T16
Fuzzy Zoeller  United States 1979 71 74 75 74 294 +6 T33
Bernhard Langer  Germany 1985, 1993 75 73 74 74 296 +8 T39
Craig Stadler  United States 1982 79 68 73 77 297 +9 T41
Gary Player  South Africa 1961, 1974, 1978 77 72 78 75 302 +14 T46

Missed the cut[edit]

Player Country Year(s) won R1 R2 Total To par
Nick Faldo  England 1989, 1990, 1996 72 79 151 +7
Raymond Floyd  United States 1976 74 77 151 +7
Sandy Lyle  Scotland 1988 74 77 151 +7
Tom Watson  United States 1977, 1981 78 73 151 +7
Larry Mize  United States 1987 73 79 152 +8
Ben Crenshaw  United States 1984, 1995 83 72 155 +11
Seve Ballesteros  Spain 1980, 1983 78 79 157 +13
Gay Brewer  United States 1967 72 86 158 +14
Tommy Aaron  United States 1973 81 79 160 +16
Charles Coody  United States 1971 79 85 164 +20
Arnold Palmer  United States 1958, 1960,
1962, 1962
79 87 166 +22
Billy Casper  United States 1970 81 86 167 +23
Doug Ford  United States 1957 86 WD +14

Source:[5]

Round summaries[edit]

First round[edit]

Thursday, April 9, 1998

Place Player Country Score To par
1 Fred Couples  United States 69 −3
T2 Scott Hoch  United States 70 −2
José María Olazábal  Spain
Paul Stankowski  United States
T5 Paul Azinger  United States 71 −1
Phil Blackmar  United States
David Duval  United States
Colin Montgomerie  Scotland
Tiger Woods  United States
Fuzzy Zoeller  United States

Second round[edit]

Friday, April 10, 1998

Place Player Country Score To par
T1 Fred Couples  United States 69-70=139 −5
David Duval  United States 71-68=139
3 Scott Hoch  United States 70-71=141 −3
T4 Paul Azinger  United States 71-72=143 −1
Jay Haas  United States 72-71=143
Phil Mickelson  United States 74-69=143
José María Olazábal  Spain 70-73=143
Tiger Woods  United States 71-72=143
T9 Scott McCarron  United States 73-71=144 E
Mark O'Meara  United States 74-70=144

Source:[5]

Amateurs: Kuchar (+4), Kribel (+6), Watson (+13), Clark (+14), Bakst (+16).

Third round[edit]

Saturday, April 11, 1998

Place Player Country Score To par
1 Fred Couples  United States 69-70-71=210 −6
T2 Paul Azinger  United States 71-72-69=212 −4
Phil Mickelson  United States 74-69-69=212
Mark O'Meara  United States 74-70-68=212
T5 David Duval  United States 71-68-74=213 −3
Jim Furyk  United States 76-70-67=213
T7 Jay Haas  United States 72-71-71=214 −2
Scott Hoch  United States 70-71-73=214
José María Olazábal  Spain 70-73-71=214
T10 Ernie Els  South Africa 75-70-70=215 −1
Colin Montgomerie  Scotland 71-75-69=215
Jack Nicklaus  United States 73-72-70=215
Tiger Woods  United States 71-72-72=215

Final leaderboard[edit]

Sunday, April 12, 1998

Place Player Country Score To par Money ($)
1 Mark O'Meara  United States 74-70-68-67=279 −9 576,000
T2 Fred Couples  United States 69-70-71-70=280 −8 281,600
David Duval  United States 71-68-74-67=280
4 Jim Furyk  United States 76-70-67-68=281 −7 153,600
5 Paul Azinger  United States 71-72-69-70=282 −6 128,000
T6 Jack Nicklaus  United States 73-72-70-68=283 −5 111,200
David Toms  United States 75-72-72-64=283
T8 Darren Clarke  Northern Ireland 76-73-67-69=285 −3 89,600
Justin Leonard  United States 74-73-69-69=285
Colin Montgomerie  Scotland 71-75-69-70=285
Tiger Woods  United States 71-72-72-70=285

Amateurs: Kuchar (E), Kribel (+13).

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
United States O'Meara −4 −5 −6 −7 −7 −7 −7 −7 −7 −6 −6 −6 −6 −6 −7 −7 −8 −9
United States Couples −5 −6 −6 −7 −7 −7 −8 −9 −8 −8 −8 −8 −6 −6 −8 −8 −8 −8
United States Duval −2 −3 −3 −3 −3 −3 −4 −4 −5 −6 −7 −7 −8 −8 −9 −8 −8 −8

Cumulative tournament scores, relative to par
Source:[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Rushin, Steve (April 20, 1998). "Out of the Woods". Sports Illustrated: 32. 
  2. ^ Dulac, Gerry (April 13, 1998). "Oh, My". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. p. C-1. 
  3. ^ Bonk, Thomas (April 13, 1998). "O'Meara clears major hurdle". Eugene Register-Guard. (from Los Angeles Times). p. 1B. 
  4. ^ "Toms makes run at record book in final-round 64". Eugene Register-Guard. April 13, 1998. p. 3B. 
  5. ^ a b "Golf scoreboard: Masters". Eugene Register-Guard. Associated Press. April 11, 1998. p. 4D. 
  6. ^ "Leaders Cards". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. April 13, 1998. p. C-6. 

External links[edit]

Preceded by
1997 PGA Championship
Major Championships Succeeded by
1998 U.S. Open

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