1964 Masters Tournament

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1964 Masters Tournament
Tournament information
Dates April 9–12, 1964
Location Augusta, Georgia
Course(s) Augusta National Golf Club
Organized by Augusta National Golf Club
Tour(s) PGA Tour
Statistics
Par 72
Length 6,980 yards (6,383 m)[1]
Field 96 players, 48 after cut
Cut 148 (+4)
Prize fund $129,800[2]
Winner's share $20,000
Champion
United States Arnold Palmer
276 (−12)
Augusta  is located in the US
Augusta 
Augusta 
Location in the United States

The 1964 Masters Tournament was the 28th Masters Tournament, held April 9–12 at Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, Georgia. A field of 96 players entered the tournament and 48 made the 36-hole cut at 148 (+4).

Arnold Palmer, age 34, opened with three rounds in the 60s and led by five strokes after 54 holes at 206 (−10).[3] He carded a final round of 70 on Sunday to win by six strokes to become the first four-time winner of the Masters.[4][5] It was his seventh and final major victory.

Craig Wood, the 1941 champion, played in his final Masters, but withdrew before completing the first round.[6] Prior to his win at Augusta, he was the runner-up in the first two Masters in 1934 and 1935.

Labron Harris, Jr. won the Par 3 contest with a score of 23.

Palmer was later joined as a four-time winner at Augusta by Jack Nicklaus in 1972 and Tiger Woods in 2005; Nicklaus won his fifth in 1975 and a record sixth in 1986.

Past champions in the field[edit]

Made the cut[edit]

Player Country Year(s) won R1 R2 R3 R4 Total To par Finish
Arnold Palmer  United States 1958, 1960, 1962 69 68 69 70 276 −12 1
Jack Nicklaus  United States 1963 71 73 71 67 282 −6 T2
Gary Player  South Africa 1961 69 72 72 73 286 −2 T5
Ben Hogan  United States 1951, 1953 73 75 67 72 287 −1 T9
Jimmy Demaret  United States 1940, 1947, 1950 75 69 73 76 293 +5 T32
Doug Ford  United States 1957 78 70 76 75 299 +11 T46

Missed the cut[edit]

Player Country Year(s) won R1 R2 Total To par
Art Wall, Jr.  United States 1959 73 77 150 +6
Byron Nelson  United States 1937, 1942 75 76 151 +7
Sam Snead  United States 1949, 1952, 1954 79 73 152 +8
Jack Burke, Jr.  United States 1956 76 77 153 +9
Claude Harmon  United States 1948 77 77 154 +10
Herman Keiser  United States 1946 79 76 155 +11
Cary Middlecoff  United States 1955 79 77 156 +12
Ralph Guldahl  United States 1939 79 80 159 +15
Gene Sarazen  United States 1935 73 WD
Craig Wood  United States 1941 WD

Source[6][7][8]

Round summaries[edit]

First round[edit]

Thursday, April 9, 1964

Place Player Country Score To par
T1 Bob Goalby  United States 69 −3
Davis Love, Jr.  United States
Kel Nagle  Australia
Arnold Palmer  United States
Gary Player  South Africa
T6 Don January  United States 70 −2
Gene Littler  United States
Dave Marr  United States
Billy Joe Patton (a)  United States
T10 Bob Charles  New Zealand 71 −1
Gary Cowan (a)  Canada
Jim Ferrier  Australia
 United States
Dow Finsterwald  United States
Jack Nicklaus  United States
Chi-Chi Rodríguez  United States

Source:[9]

Second round[edit]

Friday, April 10, 1964

Place Player Country Score To par
1 Arnold Palmer  United States 69-68=137 −7
2 Gary Player  South Africa 69-72=141 −3
T3 Don January  United States 70-72=142 −2
Gene Littler  United States 70-72=142
T5 Bob Charles  New Zealand 71-72=143 −1
Dow Finsterwald  United States 71-72=143
Tony Lema  United States 75-68=143
Dave Marr  United States 70-73=143
T9 Peter Butler  England 72-72=144 E
Jimmy Demaret  United States 75-69=144
Bruce Devlin  Australia 72-72=144
Jim Ferrier  Australia
 United States
71-73=144
Bob Goalby  United States 69-75=144
Davis Love, Jr.  United States 69-75=144
Jack Nicklaus  United States 71-73=144
Billy Joe Patton (a)  United States 70-74=144
Johnny Pott  United States 74-70=144
Chi-Chi Rodríguez  United States 71-73=144
Dan Sikes  United States 76-68=144

Source:[1][8]

Third round[edit]

Saturday, April 11, 1964

Place Player Country Score To par
1 Arnold Palmer  United States 69-68-69=206 −10
2 Bruce Devlin  Australia 72-72-67=211 −5
3 Dave Marr  United States 70-73-69=212 −4
T4 Peter Butler  England 72-72-69=213 −3
Jim Ferrier  Australia
 United States
71-73-69=213
Gary Player  South Africa 69-72-72=213
7 Bo Wininger  United States 74-71-69=214 −2
T8 Deane Beman (a)  United States 74-71-70=215 −1
Ben Hogan  United States 73-75-67=215
Billy Maxwell  United States 73-73-69=215
Jack Nicklaus  United States 71-73-71=215
Johnny Pott  United States 74-70-71=215
Dan Sikes  United States 76-68-71=215

Source:[3][10]

Final round[edit]

Sunday, April 12, 1964

Place Player Country Score To par Money ($)
1 Arnold Palmer  United States 69-68-69-70=276 −12 20,000
T2 Dave Marr  United States 70-73-69-70=282 −6 10,100
Jack Nicklaus  United States 71-73-71-67=282
4 Bruce Devlin  Australia 72-72-67-73=284 −4 6,100
T5 Billy Casper  United States 76-72-69-69=286 −2 3,700
Jim Ferrier  Australia
 United States
71-73-69-73=286
Paul Harney  United States 73-72-71-70=286
Gary Player  South Africa 69-72-72-73=286
T9 Dow Finsterwald  United States 71-72-75-69=287 −1 1,700
Ben Hogan  United States 73-75-67-72=287
Tony Lema  United States 75-68-74-70=287
Mike Souchak  United States 73-74-70-70=287

Source:[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Palmer sizzles, leads Masters by 4". Milwaukee Sentinel. Associated Press. April 11, 1964. p. 2-part 2. 
  2. ^ Moffit, David M. (April 13, 1964). "Palmer again aims at Grand Slam after unprecedented 4th Masters win". Youngstown Vindicator. (Ohio). UPI. p. 24. 
  3. ^ a b Grimsley, Will (April 12, 1964). "Arnie bags 69, now 10 under par". Youngstown Vindicator. (Ohio). Associated Press. p. D-1. 
  4. ^ a b "Palmer eyes 'Grand Slam'". Eugene Register-Guard. (Oregon). Associated Press. April 13, 1964. p. 3B. 
  5. ^ Wright, Alfred (April 20, 1964). "A Master to top them all". Sports Illustrated. p. 18. 
  6. ^ a b "Full House". Toledo Blade. (Ohio). April 10, 1964. p. 28. 
  7. ^ Moffit, David M. (April 11, 1964). "Palmer register four-under 68 to gain big advantage in Masters meet". Youngstown Vindicator. (Ohio). p. 9. 
  8. ^ a b Becker, Jim (April 11, 1964). "Palmer leads Masters by four". Eugene Register-Guard. (Oregon). Associated Press. p. 1B. 
  9. ^ Becker, Jim (April 10, 1964). "Palmer shares golf lead with 69". Eugene Register-Guard. (Oregon). Associated Press. p. 3B. 
  10. ^ "Palmer ahead by five in Masters". Eugene Register-Guard. (Oregon). Associated Press. April 12, 1964. p. 1B. 

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