1938 Masters Tournament

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1938 Masters Tournament
Tournament information
Dates April 2–4, 1938
Location Augusta, Georgia
Course(s) Augusta National Golf Club
Organized by Augusta National Golf Club
Tour(s) PGA Tour
Statistics
Par 72
Field 42 players[1]
Cut None
Prize fund $5,000
Winner's share $1,500
Champion
United States Henry Picard
285 (−3)
Augusta  is located in the US
Augusta 
Augusta 
Location in the United States

The 1938 Masters Tournament was the fifth Masters Tournament, held April 2–4 at Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, Georgia. Due to adverse weather conditions, the first round was delayed until Saturday,[2] rounds 2 and 3 were played on Sunday,[3] and the final round was on Monday.[4]

Henry Picard led by one stroke after 54 holes and shot 70 in the final round to win his only Masters, two strokes ahead of runners-up Harry Cooper and Ralph Guldahl.[5] It was the first of two major titles for Picard, who won the PGA Championship in 1939.

The purse was $5,000 with a winner's share of $1,500. Ben Hogan made his Masters debut and finished tied for 25th. Tournament host Bobby Jones finished in the top twenty for the second and final time.[6]

Past champions in the field[edit]

Player Country Year(s) won R1 R2 R3 R4 Total To par Finish
Byron Nelson  United States 1937 73 74 70 73 290 +2 5
Gene Sarazen  United States 1935 78 70 68 79 295 +7 T13
Horton Smith  United States 1934, 1936 75 75 78 71 299 +11 T22
  • The Masters did not have a 36-hole cut until 1957

Round summaries[edit]

First round[edit]

Saturday, April 2, 1938

Place Player Country Score To par
1 Harry Cooper  England
 United States
68 −4
T2 Ed Dudley  United States 70 −2
Dick Metz  United States
T4 Toney Penna  Italy
 United States
71 −1
Henry Picard  United States
Paul Runyan  United States
T7 Bobby Cruickshank  Scotland 72 E
Lawson Little  United States
Tony Manero  United States
Jug McSpaden  United States
Felix Serafin  United States

Source:[2]

Second round[edit]

Sunday, April 3, 1938   (morning)

Place Player Country Score To par
1 Ed Dudley  United States 70-69=139 −5
T2 Ralph Guldahl  United States 73-70=143 −1
Henry Picard  United States 71-72=143
Felix Serafin  United States 72-71=143
T5 Paul Runyan  United States 71-73=144 E
Jimmy Thomson  Scotland
 United States
74-70=144
T7 Harry Cooper  England
 United States
68-77=145 +1
Johnny Revolta  United States 73-72=145
T9 Jimmy Hines  United States 75-71=146 +2
Billy Burke  United States 73-73=146

Third round[edit]

Sunday, April 3, 1938   (afternoon)

Place Player Country Score To par
1 Henry Picard  United States 71-72-72=215 −1
T2 Harry Cooper  England
 United States
68-77-71=216 E
Ed Dudley  United States 70-69-77=216
Ralph Guldahl  United States 73-70-73=216
Gene Sarazen  United States 78-70-68=216
6 Byron Nelson  United States 73-74-70=217 +1
7 Paul Runyan  United States 71-73-74=218 +2
8 Vic Ghezzi  United States 75-74-70=219 +3
9 Jimmy Thomson  Scotland
 United States
74-70-76=220 +4
T10 Jimmy Hines  United States 75-71-75=221 +5
Lawson Little  United States 72-75-74=221
Dick Metz  United States 70-77-74=221
Johnny Revolta  United States 73-72-76=221
Felix Serafin  United States 72-71-78=221

Source:[3]

Final round[edit]

Monday, April 4, 1938

Place Player Country Score To par Money ($)
1 Henry Picard  United States 71-72-72-70=285 −3 1,500
T2 Harry Cooper  England
 United States
68-77-71-71=287 −1 700
Ralph Guldahl  United States 73-70-73-71=287
4 Paul Runyan  United States 71-73-74-70=288 E 500
5 Byron Nelson  United States 73-74-70-73=290 +2 400
T6 Ed Dudley  United States 70-69-77-75=291 +3 275
Felix Serafin  United States 72-71-78-70=291
T8 Dick Metz  United States 70-77-74-71=292 +4 175
Jimmy Thomson  Scotland
 United States
74-70-76-72=292
T10 Vic Ghezzi  United States 75-74-70-74=293 +5 100
Jimmy Hines  United States 75-71-75-72=293
Lawson Little  United States 72-75-74-72=293

Source:[5][6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Past winners and results". The Masters. Retrieved April 16, 2013. 
  2. ^ a b McLemore, Henry (April 3, 1938). "Cooper's par-smashing 68 leads classy field in Masters' golf tourney". Pittsburgh Press. United Press. p. 1, sports. 
  3. ^ a b "Picard's 215 nets lead in Masters' Tournament". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Associated Press. April 4, 1938. p. 17. 
  4. ^ Rice, Grantland (April 2, 1938). "Rain postpones Masters' golf". Spokesman-Review. Spokane, Washington. p. 13. 
  5. ^ a b Rice, Grantland (April 5, 1938). "Sore thumb helps Henry Picard win". Milwaukee Journal. p. 6, part 2. 
  6. ^ a b "Picard takes Augusta title". Eugene Register-Guard. Oregon. Associated Press. April 5, 1938. p. 8. 

External links[edit]

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