1952 Masters Tournament

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1952 Masters Tournament
Tournament information
Dates April 3–6, 1952
Location Augusta, Georgia
Course(s) Augusta National Golf Club
Organized by Augusta National Golf Club
Tour(s) PGA Tour
Statistics
Par 72
Field 70 players
Cut none
Prize fund $20,000[1]
Winner's share $4,000
Champion
United States Sam Snead
286 (−2)
Augusta  is located in the US
Augusta 
Augusta 
Location in the United States

The 1952 Masters Tournament was the 16th Masters Tournament, held April 3–6 at Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, Georgia.

In strong winds and cool temperatures on the final two days, Sam Snead held on to the lead and won the second of his three Masters titles, four strokes ahead of runner-up Jack Burke, Jr.[1][2] It was the sixth of Snead's seven major titles.

Defending champion Ben Hogan hosted the first Masters Club dinner (popularly known as the Champions dinner). He was the co-leader with Snead after three rounds at 214 (−2),[3][4] but shot a 79 (+7) on Sunday and finished seven strokes back.

With a Sunday gallery estimated at 18,000 patrons at five dollars each, the purse was doubled by the tournament committee to $20,000, with a winner's share of $4,000.[1]

Past champions in the field[edit]

Player Country Year(s) won R1 R2 R3 R4 Total To par Finish
Sam Snead  United States 1949 70 67 77 72 286 −2 1
Ben Hogan  United States 1951 70 70 74 79 293 +5 T7
Claude Harmon  United States 1948 73 74 77 73 297 +9 T14
Byron Nelson  United States 1937, 1942 72 75 78 77 302 +14 T24
Horton Smith  United States 1934, 1936 74 73 77 80 304 +16 T30
Henry Picard  United States 1938 76 77 78 80 311 +23 T52
Craig Wood  United States 1941 73 81 80 80 314 +26 59
Jimmy Demaret  United States 1940, 1947, 1950 77 76 153 +9 WD
Gene Sarazen  United States 1935 WD
  • The Masters did not have a 36-hole cut until 1957

Round summaries[edit]

First round[edit]

Thursday, April 3, 1952

Place Player Country Score To par
T1 Ray Gafford  United States 69 −3
Johnny Palmer  United States
T3 Al Besselink  United States 70 −2
Ben Hogan  United States
Sam Snead  United States
T6 Skip Alexander  United States 71 −1
Tommy Bolt  United States
Doug Ford  United States
Fred Hawkins  United States
Joe Kirkwood, Jr.  Australia
Lloyd Mangrum  United States
Johnny Revolta  United States
Lew Worsham  United States

Source:[5][6]

Second round[edit]

Friday, April 4, 1952

Place Player Country Score To par
1 Sam Snead  United States 70-67=137 −7
2 Ben Hogan  United States 70-70=140 −4
T3 Tommy Bolt  United States 71-71=142 −2
Jim Ferrier  Australia 72-70=142
Johnny Revolta  United States 71-71=142
T6 Jack Burke, Jr.  United States 76-67=143 −1
George Fazio  United States 72-71=143
Johnny Palmer  United States 69-74=143
Harvie Ward (a)  United States 72-71=143
T10 Skip Alexander  United States 71-73=144 E
Dow Finsterwald  United States 72-72=144
Fred Hawkins  United States 71-73=144
Cary Middlecoff  United States 72-72=144
Ed Oliver  United States 72-72=144

Source:[7]

Third round[edit]

Saturday, April 5, 1952

Place Player Country Score To par
T1 Ben Hogan  United States 70-70-74=214 −2
Sam Snead  United States 70-67-77=214
3 Cary Middlecoff  United States 72-72-72=216 E
T4 Al Besselink  United States 70-76-71=217 +1
Tommy Bolt  United States 71-71-75=217
6 Johnny Palmer  United States 69-74-75=218 +2
T7 Jim Ferrier  Australia 72-70-77=219 +3
Johnny Revolta  United States 71-71-77=219
Lew Worsham  United States 71-75-73=219
10 Lloyd Mangrum  United States 71-74-75=220 +4

Source:[3][4]

Final round[edit]

Sunday, April 6, 1952

Place Player Country Score To par Money ($)
1 Sam Snead  United States 70-67-77-72=286 −2 4,000
2 Jack Burke, Jr.  United States 76-67-78-69=290 +2 2,500
T3 Al Besselink  United States 70-76-71-74=291 +3 1,387
Tommy Bolt  United States 71-71-75-74=291
Jim Ferrier  Australia 72-70-77-72=291
6 Lloyd Mangrum  United States 71-74-75-72=292 +4 800
T7 Julius Boros  United States 73-73-76-71=293 +5 625
Fred Hawkins  United States 71-73-78-71=293
Ben Hogan  United States 70-70-74-79=293
Lew Worsham  United States 71-75-73-74=293

Source:[1][2]

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 Snead −2 −2 −2 −3 −3 −3 −3 −2 −1 −2 −1 E −1 −1 −1 −1 −1 −2
United States Burke +6 +5 +4 +4 +4 +4 +4 +4 +3 +3 +3 +3 +2 +2 +2 +2 +2 +2
United States Hogan −1 −1 −1 E +1 +1 +1 +1 +1 +1 +1 +1 +1 +2 +3 +4 +4 +5
United States Middlecoff +1 +1 +2 +2 +3 +3 +3 +4 +5 +5 +5 +5 +4 +4 +6 +6 +6 +6

Source:[1][2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e Bartlett, Charles (April 7, 1952). "Snead wins Masters golf on 286". Chicago Daily Tribune. p. 1, part 4. 
  2. ^ a b c "Snead's 286 wins Masters golf title". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Associated Press. April 7, 1952. p. 20. 
  3. ^ a b Bartlett, Charles (April 6, 1952). "Hogan ties Snead for Masters golf lead". Chicago Sunday Tribune. p. 1, part 2. 
  4. ^ a b "Snead, Hogan lead Masters with 214". Milwaukee Sentinel. April 6, 1952. p. 1B. 
  5. ^ Bartlett, Charles (April 4, 1952). "Hogan, Snead fire 70s in Masters". Chicago Daily Tribune. p. 1, part 4. 
  6. ^ "Palmer, Gafford fire 69s in Masters". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Associated Press. April 4, 1952. p. 29. 
  7. ^ Bartlett, Charles (April 5, 1952). "Snead gets 67; leads Masters golf". Chicago Daily Tribune. p. 1, part 3. 

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