1942 Masters Tournament

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1942 Masters Tournament
Tournament information
Dates April 9–13, 1942
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
Cut None
Prize fund $5,000
Winner's share $1,500
Champion
United States Byron Nelson
280 (−8), playoff
Augusta  is located in the US
Augusta 
Augusta 
Location in the United States

The 1942 Masters Tournament was the ninth Masters Tournament, held April 9–13 at Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, Georgia.

Byron Nelson, the 1937 champion, won an 18-hole playoff by one stroke over runner-up Ben Hogan. Down by three strokes after four holes, Nelson played the final fourteen holes at five-under-par to claim the winner's share of $1,500 from a $5,000 purse.[1] The playoff was refereed by tournament host Bobby Jones.[2] Nelson was the second to win a second Masters, joining Horton Smith.

On Sunday, Nelson started the final round with a three stroke lead, with a gallery of 6,000 on the grounds. Hogan birdied 18 to shoot 70 (−2) and 280 (−8) and waited for Nelson to finish the last three holes. Nelson found a greenside bunker at 17 and bogeyed to fall into a tie. He had a 12-foot (3.7 m) birdie putt to win on the 72nd hole, but left it short and tapped in to force the Monday playoff.[3][4][5]

It was the second playoff at the Masters; the first in 1935 was 36 holes.

This was the last Masters until 1946; it was not played from 1943 to 1945, due to World War II.

Past champions in the field[edit]

Player Country Year(s) won R1 R2 R3 R4 Total To par Finish
Byron Nelson  United States 1937 68 67 72 73 280 −8 1
Horton Smith  United States 1934, 1936 67 73 74 73 287 −1 5
Jimmy Demaret  United States 1940 70 70 75 75 290 +2 6
Henry Picard  United States 1938 75 72 75 75 297 +9 T15
Ralph Guldahl  United States 1939 74 74 76 76 300 +12 20
Craig Wood  United States 1941 72 75 82 73 302 +14 T22
Gene Sarazen  United States 1935 80 74 75 75 304 +16 T28
  • The Masters did not have a 36-hole cut until 1957

Round summaries[edit]

First round[edit]

Thursday, April 9, 1942

Place Player Country Score To par
T1 Paul Runyan  United States 67 −5
Horton Smith  United States
T3 Sammy Byrd  United States 68 −4
Byron Nelson  United States
5 Jimmy Demaret  United States 70 −2
T6 Billy Burke  United States 71 −1
Ed Dudley  United States
Jim Ferrier  Australia
Lawson Little  United States
T10 Bobby Cruickshank  Scotland 72 E
Bobby Jones  United States
Denny Shute  United States
Craig Wood  United States

Source:[6]

Second round[edit]

Friday, April 10, 1942

Place Player Country Score To par
1 Byron Nelson  United States 68-67=135 −9
2 Sammy Byrd  United States 68-68=136 −8
T3 Jimmy Demaret  United States 70-70=140 −4
Paul Runyan  United States 67-73=140
Horton Smith  United States 67-73=140
T6 Ben Hogan  United States 73-70=143 −1
Jimmy Thomson  Scotland
 United States
73-70=143
T8 Dutch Harrison  United States 74-70=144 E
Willie Goggin  United States 74-70=144
T10 Lawson Little  United States 71-74=145 +1
Denny Shute  United States 72-73=145

Source:[7]

Third round[edit]

Saturday, April 11, 1942

Place Player Country Score To par
1 Byron Nelson  United States 68-67-72=207 −9
2 Ben Hogan  United States 73-70-67=210 −6
3 Sammy Byrd  United States 68-68-75=211 −5
4 Paul Runyan  United States 67-73-72=212 −4
5 Horton Smith  United States 67-73-74=214 −2
T6 Jimmy Demaret  United States 70-70-75=215 −1
Dutch Harrison  United States 74-70-71=215
T8 Lawson Little  United States 71-74-72=217 +1
Jimmy Thomson  Scotland
 United States
73-70-74=217
10 Chick Harbert  United States 73-73-72=218 +2

Source:[8][9]

Final round[edit]

Sunday, April 12, 1942

Place Player Country Score To par Money ($)
T1 Byron Nelson  United States 68-67-72-73=280 −8 Playoff
Ben Hogan  United States 73-70-67-70=280
3 Paul Runyan  United States 67-73-72-71=283 −5 600
4 Sammy Byrd  United States 68-68-75-74=285 −3 500
5 Horton Smith  United States 67-73-74-73=287 −1 400
6 Jimmy Demaret  United States 70-70-75-75=290 +2 300
T7 Dutch Harrison  United States 74-70-71-77=292 +4 200
Lawson Little  United States 71-74-72-75=292
Sam Snead  United States 78-69-72-73=292
T10 Chick Harbert  United States 73-73-72-75=293 +5 100
Gene Kunes  United States 74-74-74-71=293

Source:[3]

Scorecard[edit]

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 Nelson −9 −9 −10 −9 −9 −8 −7 −6 −7 −7 −8 −8 −8 −8 −9 −9 −8 −8
United States Hogan −6 −6 −6 −6 −6 −6 −5 −6 −6 −6 −6 −6 −7 −7 −7 −7 −7 −8

Cumulative tournament scores, relative to par
Source:[3]

Playoff[edit]

Monday, April 13, 1942

Place Player Country Score To par Money ($)
1 Byron Nelson  United States 69 −3 1,500
2 Ben Hogan  United States 70 −2 800

Scorecard[edit]

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 Nelson +2 +1 +1 +2 +2 +1 +1 −1 −1 −1 −2 −3 −4 −4 −4 −4 −4 −3
United States Hogan E −1 −1 −1 −1 E E E E +1 E E −1 −2 −3 −2 −2 −2

Source:[10]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Talbot, Gayle (April 14, 1942). "Byron Nelson beats Ben Hogan in playoff to win second Masters' golf title". Youngstown Vindicator. Ohio. Associated Press. p. 13. 
  2. ^ Rice, Grantland (April 14, 1942). "Nelson's brilliant golf wins Masters'". Miami News. p. 3B. 
  3. ^ a b c Bartlett, Charles (April 13, 1942). "Nelson, Hogan tie; play for Masters today". Chicago Daily Tribune. p. 19. 
  4. ^ "Nelson falters under pressure, Hogan ties for Masters' golf lead". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. United Press. April 13, 1942. p. 16. 
  5. ^ Talbot, Gayle (April 13, 1942). "Nelson battles Hogan in playoff for Masters title today". Youngstown Vindicator. Ohio. Associated Press. p. 11. 
  6. ^ Bartlett, Charles (April 10, 1942). "Runyan, Smith shoot 67s for Masters lead". Chicago Daily Tribune. p. 27. 
  7. ^ Bartlett, Charles (April 11, 1942). "Nelson's 135 leads Masters golf; Byrd second". Chicago Daily Tribune. p. 19. 
  8. ^ "Nelson holds Masters lead; Ben Hogan threatens". St. Petersburg Times. United Press. April 12, 1942. p. 1C. 
  9. ^ Bartlett, Charles (April 12, 1942). "Nelson retains lead in Masters golf with 207". Chicago Sunday Tribune. p. 1, part 2. 
  10. ^ "Nelson defeats Hogan in playoff by one stroke". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Associated Press. April 14, 1942. p. 16. 

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