1949 Masters Tournament

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1949 Masters Tournament
Tournament information
Dates April 7–10, 1949
Location Augusta, Georgia
Course(s) Augusta National Golf Club
Organized by Augusta National Golf Club
Tour(s) PGA Tour
Statistics
Par 72
Length 6,900 yards (6,310 m)[1]
Field 58 players
Cut none
Prize fund $11,000
Winner's share $2,750
Champion
United States Sam Snead
282 (−6)
Augusta  is located in the US
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Location in the United States

The 1949 Masters Tournament was the 13th Masters Tournament, held April 7–10 at Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, Georgia. This was the first year that the famous Green Jacket was awarded to the tournament winner, and previous champions were awarded theirs retroactively.[2]

Sam Snead shot back-to-back rounds of 67 on the weekend to win by three strokes over runners-up Johnny Bulla and Lloyd Mangrum.[3][4] This was the first of his three Masters victories and the third of his seven major championships.

Ben Hogan did not play in the majors in 1949, due to a near-fatal automobile accident in early February.[5][6]

Past champions in the field[edit]

Player Country Year(s) won R1 R2 R3 R4 Total To par Finish
Jimmy Demaret  United States 1940, 1947 76 72 73 71 292 +4 T8
Byron Nelson  United States 1937, 1942 75 70 74 73 292 +4 T8
Claude Harmon  United States 1948 73 75 73 72 293 +5 T11
Herman Keiser  United States 1946 75 68 78 72 293 +5 T11
Henry Picard  United States 1938 74 77 73 73 297 +9 T21
Horton Smith  United States 1934, 1936 75 72 78 73 298 +10 T23
Craig Wood  United States 1941 81 75 72 73 301 +13 34
Gene Sarazen  United States 1935 75 74 76 79 304 +16 T39
  • The Masters did not have a 36-hole cut until 1957

Round summaries[edit]

First round[edit]

Thursday, April 7, 1949

Place Player Country Score To par
1 Lloyd Mangrum  United States 69 −3
2 Frank Stranahan (a)  United States 70 −2
T3 Leland Gibson  United States 71 −1
Clayton Heafner  United States
Dick Metz  United States
Johnny Revolta  United States
7 Lawson Little  United States 72 E
T8 Herman Barron  United States 73 +1
Chick Harbert  United States
Claude Harmon  United States
Dutch Harrison  United States
Joe Kirkwood, Jr.  Australia
Johnny Palmer  United States
Sam Snead  United States
Jim Turnesa  United States

Source:[7]

Second round[edit]

Friday, April 8, 1949

Place Player Country Score To par
T1 Herman Keiser  United States 75-68=143 −1
Lloyd Mangrum  United States 69-74=143
3 Johnny Palmer  United States 73-71=144 E
T4 Fred Haas  United States 75-70=145 +1
Clayton Heafner  United States 71-74=145
Joe Kirkwood, Jr.  Australia 73-72=145
Byron Nelson  United States 75-70=145
Jim Turnesa  United States 73-72=145
9 Chick Harbert  United States 73-73=146 +2
T10 Johnny Bulla  United States 74-73=147 +3
Dick Metz  United States 71-76=147
Horton Smith  United States 75-72=147
Frank Stranahan (a)  United States 70-77=147

Source:[8]

Third round[edit]

Saturday, April 9, 1949

Place Player Country Score To par
1 Johnny Palmer  United States 73-71-70=214 −2
T2 Joe Kirkwood, Jr.  Australia 73-72-70=215 −1
Lloyd Mangrum  United States 69-74-72=215
Sam Snead  United States 73-75-67=215
T5 Johnny Bulla  United States 74-73-69=216 E
Jim Ferrier  Australia 77-72-67=216
Jim Turnesa  United States 73-72-71=216
8 Clayton Heafner  United States 71-74-72=217 +1
T9 Herman Barron  United States 73-75-71=219 +3
Byron Nelson  United States 75-70-74=219

Source:[9]

Final round[edit]

Sunday, April 10, 1949

Place Player Country Score To par Money ($)
1 Sam Snead  United States 73-75-67-67=282 −6 2,750
T2 Johnny Bulla  United States 74-73-69-69=285 −3 1,100
Lloyd Mangrum  United States 69-74-72-70=285
T4 Johnny Palmer  United States 73-71-70-72=286 −2 440
Jim Turnesa  United States 73-72-71-70=286
6 Lew Worsham  United States 76-75-70-68=289 +1 330
7 Joe Kirkwood, Jr.  Australia 73-72-70-75=290 +2 330
T8 Jimmy Demaret  United States 76-72-73-71=292 +4 311
Clayton Heafner  United States 71-74-72-75=292
Byron Nelson  United States 75-70-74-73=292

Source:[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Keeler, O.B. (April 8, 1949). "Masters field chases Mangrum". Miami News. p. 2-B. 
  2. ^ Kindred, Dave (August 2013). "The case of the missing green jacket". Golf Digest. Retrieved April 17, 2014. 
  3. ^ a b Bartlett, Charles (April 11, 1949). "Snead cards 267; wins Masters with 282". Chicago Daily Tribune. p. 1, part 4. 
  4. ^ "Snead tames putter to win Masters title". Milwaukee Journal. Associated Press. April 11, 1949. p. 4-part 2. 
  5. ^ "Ben Hogan is seriously hurt as car, bus collide head on". Milwaukee Journal. United Press. February 3, 1949. p. 6, part 2. 
  6. ^ "Improving Hogan will play again". Chicago Daily Tribune. Associated Press. February 4, 1949. p. 1, part 3. 
  7. ^ Bartlett, Charles (April 8, 1949). "Mangrum's sub-par 69 leads Masters". Chicago Daily Tribune. p. 1, part 3. 
  8. ^ Bartlett, Charles (April 9, 1949). "Keiser ties Mangrum for Masters lead". Chicago Daily Tribune. p. 1, part 2. 
  9. ^ Bartlett, Charles (April 10, 1949). "Palmer's 70 takes Masters lead at 214". Chicago Sunday Tribune. p. 1, part 2. 

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