1936 Masters Tournament

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1936 Masters Tournament
Tournament information
Dates April 3–6, 1936
Location Augusta, Georgia
Course(s) Augusta National Golf Club
Organized by Augusta National Golf Club
Tour(s) PGA Tour
Statistics
Par 72
Field 53 players[1]
Cut None
Prize fund $5,000
Winner's share $1,500
Champion
United States Horton Smith
285 (−3)
Augusta  is located in the US
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Location in the United States

The 1936 Masters Tournament was the third Masters Tournament, held April 3–6 at Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, Georgia.

Horton Smith won his second Masters, one stroke ahead of runner-up Harry Cooper, with defending champion Gene Sarazen in third. Still officially named the "Augusta National Invitation Tournament," the purse was $5,000 with a winner's share of $1,500.

Due to heavy rains, the first round of play was postponed until Friday.[2] Sunday's play was also postponed and the third and fourth rounds were played on Monday.[3] On the back nine of the final round, Smith chipped in for birdie from 50 feet (15 m) at the 14th hole, birdied the next hole, then parred out to win again.[4]

Cooper led after each of the first three rounds in an attempt to become the first wire-to-wire winner at the Masters; that occurred at the 1941 edition, won by Craig Wood. After three rounds under par, Cooper shot 76 (+4) in the final round on Monday afternoon, with his bogey on the 17th hole proving decisive.

Past champions in the field[edit]

Player Country Year won R1 R2 R3 R4 Total To par Finish
Horton Smith  United States 1934 74 71 68 72 285 −3 1
Gene Sarazen  United States 1935 78 67 72 70 287 −1 3
  • The Masters did not have a 36-hole cut until 1957

Round summaries[edit]

First round[edit]

Friday, April 3, 1936

Rain on Thursday delayed the first round a day.[2]

Place Player Country Score To par
1 Harry Cooper  England
 United States
70 −2
2 Al Espinosa  United States 72 E
T3 Billy Burke  United States 74 +2
Ted Luther (a)  United States
Horton Smith  United States
T6 Bobby Cruickshank  Scotland 75 +3
Al Krueger  United States
Ky Laffoon  United States
Lawson Little  United States
Henry Picard  United States

Source:[5]

Second round[edit]

Saturday, April 4, 1936

Place Player Country Score To par
1 Harry Cooper  England
 United States
70-69=139 −5
T2 Bobby Cruickshank  Scotland 75-69=144 E
Denny Shute  United States 76-68=144
T4 Al Espinosa  United States 72-73=145 +1
Ky Laffoon  United States 75-70=145
Paul Runyan  United States 76-69=145
Gene Sarazen  United States 78-67=145
Horton Smith  United States 74-71=145
T9 Johnny Dawson (a)  United States 77-70=147 +3
Vic Ghezzi  United States 77-70=147
Byron Nelson  United States 76-71=147
Henry Picard  United States 75-72=147

Source:[6][7]

Third round[edit]

Monday, April 6, 1936   (morning)

Rain on Sunday postponed the final two rounds to Monday.[3]

Place Player Country Score To par
1 Harry Cooper  England
 United States
70-69-71=210 −6
2 Horton Smith  United States 74-71-68=213 −3
3 Paul Runyan  United States 76-69-70=215 −1
T4 Johnny Dawson (a)  United States 77-70-70=217 +1
Ray Mangrum  United States 76-73-68=217
Gene Sarazen  United States 78-67-72=217
7 Bobby Cruickshank  Scotland 75-69-74=218 +2
8 Denny Shute  United States 76-68-75=219 +3
T9 Ed Dudley  United States 75-75-70=220 +4
Al Espinosa  United States 72-73-75=220
Ky Laffoon  United States 75-70-75=220

Final round[edit]

Monday, April 6, 1936   (afternoon)

Place Player Country Score To par Money ($)
1 Horton Smith  United States 74-71-68-72=285 −3 1,500
2 Harry Cooper  England
 United States
70-69-71-76=286 −2 800
3 Gene Sarazen  United States 78-67-72-70=287 −1 600
T4 Bobby Cruickshank  Scotland 75-69-74-72=290 +2 450
Paul Runyan  United States 76-69-70-75=290
T6 Ed Dudley  United States 75-75-70-73=293 +5 250
Ky Laffoon  United States 75-70-75-73=293
Ray Mangrum  United States 76-73-68-76=293
T9 Johnny Dawson (a)  United States 77-70-70-77=294 +6 0
Henry Picard  United States 75-72-74-73=294 150

Source:[4]

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 Smith −2 −2 −2 −2 −2 −2 −3 −2 −2 −1 −1 −1 −1 −2 −3 −3 −3 −3
England Cooper −6 −5 −5 −4 −3 −3 −3 −4 −3 −3 −3 −3 −3 −3 −3 −3 −2 −2
United States Sarazen +1 +2 +2 +2 +2 +3 +3 +2 +1 +1 +1 E E −1 −1 −1 −1 −1

Cumulative tournament scores, relative to par
Source:[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Past winners and results". The Masters. Retrieved April 16, 2013. 
  2. ^ a b "Postpone opening of Augusta golf". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Associated Press. April 2, 1936. p. 19. 
  3. ^ a b Gould, Alan (April 6, 1936). "National tourney at Augusta rained out". Spartanburg Herald. South Carolina. Associated Press. p. 5. 
  4. ^ a b "Horton Smith wins Augusta Tourney". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Associated Press. April 7, 1936. p. 18. 
  5. ^ "First round scores". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Associated Press. April 4, 1936. p. 17. 
  6. ^ "Masters' scores". Pittsburgh Press. April 5, 1936. p. 2, sports. 
  7. ^ Gould, Alan (April 5, 1936). "Cooper boosts lead in Augusta National". Spartanburg Herald. South Carolina. Associated Press. p. 21. 
  8. ^ "Leaders' cards". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Associated Press. April 7, 1936. p. 18. 

External links[edit]

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