1950 Masters Tournament

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1950 Masters Tournament
Tournament information
Dates April 6–9, 1950
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][2]
Field 65 players[1]
Cut none
Prize fund $12,000 [3]
Winner's share $2,400
Champion
United States Jimmy Demaret
283 (−5)
Augusta  is located in the US
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Augusta 
Location in the United States

The 1950 Masters Tournament was the 14th Masters Tournament, held April 6–9 at Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, Georgia. Jimmy Demaret won at 283 (−5) and became the first three-time Masters champion, with previous wins in 1940 and 1947.[4] He played the par-five 13th hole (Azalea) in six-under-par for the week, with two eagles and two birdies at the pivotal 480-yard (440 m) hole.[2][3]

Third round leader Jim Ferrier, a naturalized American originally from Australia, bogeyed five of the final six holes for 75 (+3) and was two strokes back as runner-up. Defending champion Sam Snead was third at 287 (−1).

Ben Hogan played in his first major since his near-fatal automobile accident in early 1949. In second place after 54 holes,[5] he shot a 76 (+4) in the final round and fell back to even par for the week, in a tie for fourth place with Byron Nelson.[2] Hogan won the next three majors he entered: the 1950 U.S. Open, 1951 Masters, and 1951 U.S. Open.

The tournament drew an estimated 10,000 patrons on Saturday and 18,000 on Sunday. With the favorable turnout, host Bobby Jones increased the original purse of $10,000 to $12,000.[3]

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 70 72 72 69 283 −5 1
Sam Snead  United States 1949 71 74 70 72 287 −1 3
Byron Nelson  United States 1937, 1942 75 70 69 74 288 E T4
Gene Sarazen  United States 1935 80 70 72 72 294 +6 T10
Horton Smith  United States 1934, 1936 70 79 75 72 296 +8 T12
Herman Keiser  United States 1946 75 72 75 75 297 +9 T14
Henry Picard  United States 1938 74 71 77 75 297 +9 T14
Claude Harmon  United States 1948 77 77 74 76 304 +16 T32
  • The Masters did not have a 36-hole cut until 1957

Round summaries[edit]

First round[edit]

Thursday, April 6, 1950

Place Player Country Score To par
1 Skee Riegel  United States 69 −3
T2 Jimmy Demaret  United States 70 −2
Jim Ferrier  Australia
Horton Smith  United States
Lawson Little  United States
Herschel Spears  United States
T7 Toney Penna  Italy
 United States
71 −1
Sam Snead  United States
9 Johnny Palmer  United States 72 E
T10 Charles Coe (a)  United States 73 +1
George Fazio  United States
Ben Hogan  United States

Source:[6]

Second round[edit]

Friday, April 7, 1950

Place Player Country Score To par
1 Jim Ferrier  Australia 70-67=137 −7
2 Ben Hogan  United States 73-68=141 −3
3 Jimmy Demaret  United States 70-72=142 −2
4 Lawson Little  United States 70-73=143 −1
T5 Skee Riegel  United States 69-75=144 E
Herschel Spears  United States 70-74=144
T7 Byron Nelson  United States 75-70=145 +1
Henry Picard  United States 74-71=145
Sam Snead  United States 71-74=145
10 Toney Penna  Italy
 United States
71-75=146 +2

Source:[7]

Third round[edit]

Saturday, April 8, 1950

Place Player Country Score To par
1 Jim Ferrier  Australia 70-67-73=210 −6
2 Ben Hogan  United States 73-68-71=212 −4
T3 Jimmy Demaret  United States 70-72-72=214 −2
Byron Nelson  United States 75-70-69=214
5 Sam Snead  United States 71-74-70=215 −1
6 Lawson Little  United States 70-73-75=218 +2
7 Cary Middlecoff  United States 75-76-68=219 +3
8 Clayton Heafner  United States 74-77-69=220 +4
T9 Herman Keiser  United States 75-72-75=222 +6
Henry Picard  United States 74-71-77=222
Skee Riegel  United States 69-75-78=222
Gene Sarazen  United States 80-70-72=222

Source:[5]

Final round[edit]

Sunday, April 9, 1950

Place Player Country Score To par Money ($)
1 Jimmy Demaret  United States 70-72-72-69=283 −5 2,400
2 Jim Ferrier  Australia 70-67-73-75=285 −3 1,500
3 Sam Snead  United States 71-74-70-72=287 −1 1,020
T4 Ben Hogan  United States 73-68-71-76=288 E 725
Byron Nelson  United States 75-70-69-74=288
6 Lloyd Mangrum  United States 76-74-73-68=291 +3 480
T7 Clayton Heafner  United States 74-77-69-72=292 +4 405
Cary Middlecoff  United States 75-76-68-73=292
9 Lawson Little  United States 70-73-75-75=293 +5 360
T10 Fred Haas  United States 74-76-73-71=294 +6 333
Gene Sarazen  United States 80-70-72-72=294

Source:[4]

Scorecard[edit]

Final round

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 Demaret −1 −1 −1 −1 −1 −1 −1 −2 −3 −3 −3 −3 −4 −3 −4 −5 −5 −5
Australia Ferrier −6 −7 −6 −6 −6 −7 −8 −8 −8 −8 −8 −8 −7 −6 −6 −5 −4 −3
United States Snead E E E E E E +1 −1 −1 −1 −1 −1 −2 −1 −2 −2 −2 −1
United States Hogan −4 −4 −3 −3 −2 −2 −1 −2 −2 −2 −1 −1 E E −1 E +1 E
United States Nelson −2 −2 −2 −2 −2 −2 −1 −2 −2 −2 −2 −2 −2 −1 −2 −1 E E

Cumulative tournament scores, relative to par
Source:[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Sammy Snead favored in Masters golf tourney". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Associated Press. April 6, 1950. p. 18. 
  2. ^ a b c d "Demaret cards 69 for 283, third Masters title". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Associated Press. April 11, 1950. p. 18. 
  3. ^ a b c Slappery, Sterling (April 10, 1950). "'Jinx 13th' decided it in favor of Demaret". Miami News. Associated Press. p. 2-B. 
  4. ^ a b Bartlett, Charles (April 10, 1950). "Demaret's 283 wins masters tourney". Chicago Daily Tribune. p. 1, part 4. 
  5. ^ a b Bartlett, Charles (April 9, 1950). "Hogan's 71 shaves Ferrier's lead to 2". Chicago Sunday Tribune. p. 1, part 2. 
  6. ^ Bartlett, Charles. "Riegel leads Masters with opening 69". Chicago Daily Tribune. p. 1, part 3. 
  7. ^ Bartlett, Charles (April 8, 1950). "Ferrier leads Masters by 4; Hogan 2d". Chicago Daily Tribune. p. 1, part 2. 

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