1941 Masters Tournament
|Dates||April 3–6, 1941|
|Course(s)||Augusta National Golf Club|
|Organized by||Augusta National Golf Club|
|Length||6,800 yards (6,220 m)|
The 1941 Masters Tournament was the eighth Masters Tournament, held April 3–6 at Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, Georgia. Craig Wood won his first major title, three strokes ahead of runner-up Byron Nelson.
Wood opened with a 66 and led by five strokes after the first round. During the final round, Nelson caught him on the front nine and the two were briefly co-leaders. Wood scored a 34 (−2) over the final nine holes to secure the victory. The purse was $5,000 and the winner's share was $1,500.
Wood, 39, led the entire tournament, the Masters' first wire-to-wire champion. He also won the next major, the 1941 U.S. Open. Prior to his win at the Masters, Wood had lost in a playoff (or extra holes) in all four of the modern major championships, a dubious distinction since matched by only one other, Greg Norman.
Past champions in the field
|Player||Country||Year(s) won||R1||R2||R3||R4||Total||To par||Finish|
|Byron Nelson||United States||1937||71||69||73||70||283||−5||2|
|Jimmy Demaret||United States||1940||77||69||71||75||292||+4||T12|
|Ralph Guldahl||United States||1939||76||71||75||71||293||+5||T14|
|Gene Sarazen||United States||1935||76||72||74||75||297||+9||T19|
|Horton Smith||United States||1934, 1936||74||72||77||74||297||+9||T19|
- The Masters did not have a 36-hole cut until 1957
Thursday, April 3, 1941
|1||Craig Wood||United States||66||−6|
|T2||Willie Goggin||United States||71||−1|
|Ben Hogan||United States|
|Lawson Little||United States|
|Byron Nelson||United States|
|T6||Harry Cooper||United States||72||E|
|Felix Serafin||United States|
|T8||Johnny Bulla||United States||73||+1|
|Sammy Byrd||United States|
|Ed Dudley||United States|
|Clayton Heafner||United States|
|Tony Manero||United States|
|Toney Penna|| Italy|
|Jack Ryan||United States|
|Jimmy Thomson|| Scotland|
|Sam Snead||United States|
Friday, April 4, 1941
|1||Craig Wood||United States||66-71=137||−7|
|2||Byron Nelson||United States||71-69=140||−4|
|3||Lawson Little||United States||71-70=141||−3|
|T4||Sammy Byrd||United States||73-70=143||−1|
|Willie Goggin||United States||71-72=143|
|Ben Hogan||United States||71-72=143|
|Clayton Heafner||United States||73-70=143|
|Jug McSpaden||United States||76-67=143|
|T9||Ed Dudley||United States||73-72=145||+1|
|Harry Cooper||United States||72-73=145|
Saturday, April 5, 1941
|1||Craig Wood||United States||66-71-71=208||−8|
|2||Sammy Byrd||United States||73-70-68=211||−5|
|3||Byron Nelson||United States||71-69-73=213||−3|
|T4||Willie Goggin||United States||71-72-72=215||−1|
|Lawson Little||United States||71-70-74=215|
|6||Jimmy Demaret||United States||77-69-71=217||+1|
|7||Ben Hogan||United States||71-72-75=218||+2|
|T8||Dick Chapman (a)||United States||76-73-70=219||+3|
|Vic Ghezzi||United States||77-71-71=219|
|Clayton Heafner||United States||73-70-76=219|
Sunday, April 6, 1941
|Place||Player||Country||Score||To par||Money ($)|
|1||Craig Wood||United States||66-71-71-72=280||−8||1,500|
|2||Byron Nelson||United States||71-69-73-70=283||−5||800|
|3||Sammy Byrd||United States||73-70-68-74=285||−3||600|
|4||Ben Hogan||United States||71-72-75-68=286||−2||500|
|5||Ed Dudley||United States||73-72-75-68=288||E||300|
|T6||Vic Ghezzi||United States||77-71-71-70=289||+1||275|
|Sam Snead||United States||73-75-72-69=289|
|8||Lawson Little||United States||71-70-74-75=290||+2||200|
|T9||Willie Goggin||United States||71-72-72-76=291||+3||117|
|Lloyd Mangrum||United States||75-74-72-70=291|
|Jug McSpaden||United States||76-67-80-68=291|
- "Craig Wood's 66 leads Masters by five strokes". St. Petersburg Times. Florida. United Press. April 4, 1941. p. 13.
- "Wood's 6-under 66 leads in Masters". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Associated Press. April 4, 1941. p. 16.
- "Craig Wood wins Masters with 280". Milwaukee Journal. Associated Press. April 7, 1941. p. 5-part 2.
- "Wood's 280 total wins Masters golf". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. April 7, 1941. p. 14.
- "Craig Wood, a study in major championship heartache". Daily Mail. London. Associated Press. April 5, 2016. Retrieved April 12, 2016.
- "Wood retains lead in Masters tourney". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Associated Press. April 5, 1941. p. 12.
- Carver, Lawton (April 6, 1941). "Wood leads; Sam Byrd second". St. Petersburg Times. Florida. INS. p. 9.
- Boni, Bill (April 6, 1941). "Byrd challenges Wood with 68 in Augusta tourney". Spartanburg Herald-Journal. South Carolina. Associated Press. p. 22.
- Masters.com – past winners and results
- About.com – 1941 Masters
- Augusta.com – 1941 Masters leaderboard