1947 Masters Tournament

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1947 Masters Tournament
Tournament information
Dates April 3–6, 1947
Location Augusta, Georgia
Course(s) Augusta National Golf Club
Organized by Augusta National Golf Club
Tour(s) PGA Tour
Statistics
Par 72
Length 6,800 yards (6,220 m)[1]
Field 58 players
Cut none
Prize fund $10,000
Winner's share $2,500
Champion
United States Jimmy Demaret
281 (−7)
Augusta  is located in the US
Augusta 
Augusta 
Location in the United States

The 1947 Masters Tournament was the 11th Masters Tournament, held April 3–6 at Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, Georgia. The purse was $10,000 with a winner's share of $2,500.[1][2]

Jimmy Demaret, the 1940 champion, was the co-leader after both the first and second rounds, and had a three-shot lead after 54 holes.[3][4] He carded a 71 on Sunday and won by two strokes over Byron Nelson and amateur Frank Stranahan.[2] Demaret joined Horton Smith and Nelson as two-time winners of the Masters.[1] He was the first to score four sub-par rounds in the same Masters and later became the first three-time winner in 1950.

Past champions in the field[edit]

Player Country Year(s) won R1 R2 R3 R4 Total To par Finish
Jimmy Demaret  United States 1940 69 71 70 71 281 −7 1
Byron Nelson  United States 1937, 1942 69 72 72 70 283 −5 T2
Henry Picard  United States 1938 73 70 72 71 286 −2 T6
Horton Smith  United States 1934, 1936 72 70 76 75 293 +5 T22
Herman Keiser  United States 1946 74 75 73 72 294 +6 T24
Gene Sarazen  United States 1935 75 76 74 70 295 +7 T26
Craig Wood  United States 1941 78 80 75 78 311 +23 T53

Source:[1][2]

  • The Masters did not have a 36-hole cut until 1957

Round summaries[edit]

First round[edit]

Thursday, April 3, 1947

Place Player Country Score To par
T1 Jimmy Demaret  United States 69 −3
Byron Nelson  United States
T3 Johnny Bulla  United States 70 −2
Jim Ferrier  Australia
 United States
Fred Haas  United States
Ed Oliver  United States
Johnny Palmer  United States
George Schneiter  United States
Lew Worsham  United States
T10 Herman Barron  United States 71 −1
Chick Harbert  United States
Lawson Little  United States
Cary Middlecoff  United States
Toney Penna  Italy
 United States
George Schoux  United States

Source:[5][6]

Second round[edit]

Friday, April 4, 1947

Place Player Country Score To par
T1 Jimmy Demaret  United States 69-71=140 −4
Cary Middlecoff  United States 71-69=140
T3 Jim Ferrier  Australia
 United States
70-71=141 −3
Byron Nelson  United States 69-72=141
Toney Penna  Italy
 United States
71-70=141
T8 Herman Barron  United States 71-71=142 −2
Claude Harmon  United States 73-69=142
Lawson Little  United States 71-71=142
Ed Oliver  United States 70-72=142
Horton Smith  United States 72-70=142

Source:[6][7]

Third round[edit]

Saturday, April 5, 1947

Place Player Country Score To par
1 Jimmy Demaret  United States 69-71-70=210 −6
T2 Byron Nelson  United States 69-72-72=213 −3
Jug McSpaden  United States 74-69-70=213
T4 Jim Ferrier  Australia
 United States
70-71-73=214 −2
Chick Harbert  United States 71-72-71=214
Ben Hogan  United States 75-68-71=214
T7 Henry Picard  United States 73-70-72=215 −1
Frank Stranahan (a)  United States 73-72-70=215
T9 Herman Barron  United States 71-71-74=216 E
Dick Metz  United States 72-72-72=216
Cary Middlecoff  United States 71-69-76=216
Ed Oliver  United States 70-72-74=216
Toney Penna  Italy
 United States
71-70-75=216

Source:[3][4]

Final round[edit]

Sunday, April 6, 1947

Place Player Country Score To par Money ($)
1 Jimmy Demaret  United States 69-71-70-71=281 −7 2,500
T2 Byron Nelson  United States 69-72-72-70=283 −5 1,500
Frank Stranahan (a)  United States 73-72-70-68=283 0
T4 Ben Hogan  United States 75-68-71-70=284 −4 900
Jug McSpaden  United States 74-69-70-71=284
T6 Jim Ferrier  Australia
 United States
70-71-73-72=286 −2 625
Henry Picard  United States 73-70-72-71=286
T8 Chandler Harper  United States 77-72-68-70=287 −1 335
Lloyd Mangrum  United States 76-73-68-70=287
Dick Metz  United States 72-72-72-71=287
Ed Oliver  United States 70-72-74-71=287
Toney Penna  Italy
 United States
71-70-75-71=287

Source:[1][2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e "Demaret wins Masters; shoots 4th subpar round". Milwaukee Sentinel. Associated Press. April 7, 1947. p. 4-part 2. 
  2. ^ a b c d Bartlett, Charles (April 7, 1947). "Demaret wins second Masters golf title". Chicago Daily Tribune. p. 29. 
  3. ^ a b "Demaret's 210 leads Masters". Milwaukee Sentinel. associated Press. April 6, 1947. p. 1B. 
  4. ^ a b Bartlett, Charles (April 6, 1947). "Demaret's 210 leads Masters by 3 strokes". Chicago Sunday Tribune. p. 1, part 2. 
  5. ^ Bartlett, Charles (April 4, 1947). "Nelson shares Masters lead with Demaret". Chicago Daily Tribune. p. 27. 
  6. ^ a b Bartlett, Charles (April 5, 1947). "Demaret, Middlecoff lead Masters golf". Chicago Daily Tribune. p. 15. 
  7. ^ "Middlecoff, Demaret lead Masters with subpar 140s". Milwaukee Sentinell. INS. April 5, 1947. p. 3, part 2. 

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