1964 Masters Tournament

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1964 Masters Tournament
Tournament information
DatesApril 9–12, 1964
LocationAugusta, Georgia
Course(s)Augusta National Golf Club
Organized byAugusta National Golf Club
Tour(s)PGA Tour
Statistics
Par72
Length6,980 yards (6,383 m)[1]
Field96 players, 48 after cut
Cut148 (+4)
Prize fund$129,800[2]
Winner's share$20,000
Champion
United States Arnold Palmer
276 (−12)
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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.

Field[edit]

1. Masters champions

Jack Burke Jr. (4), Jimmy Demaret, Doug Ford (4,8), Ralph Guldahl, Claude Harmon, Ben Hogan, Herman Keiser, Cary Middlecoff (2), Byron Nelson, Jack Nicklaus (2,4,8,10), Arnold Palmer (2,3,8,9,11), Gary Player (3,4,8,9,10), Gene Sarazen, Sam Snead (8), Art Wall Jr. (8,10), Craig Wood

The following categories only apply to Americans
2. U.S. Open champions (last 10 years)

Tommy Bolt, Julius Boros (8,9,11), Billy Casper (8,11), Jack Fleck, Ed Furgol (8), Gene Littler (8,11)

3. The Open champions (last 10 years)
4. PGA champions (last 10 years)

Jerry Barber, Dow Finsterwald (8,9,10,11), Chick Harbert, Jay Hebert, Lionel Hebert (9), Bob Rosburg

5. U.S. Amateur and Amateur champions (last 10 years)

Deane Beman (6,7,a), Charles Coe (6,7,a), Richard Davies (6,a), Labron Harris Jr. (6,a)

  • Harvie Ward did not play. Other champions forfeited their exemptions by turning professional.
6. Members of the 1963 U.S. Walker Cup team

Robert W. Gardner (a), Downing Gray (a), Billy Joe Patton (a), R. H. Sikes (7,a), Charlie Smith (a), Ed Updegraff (a)

7. 1963 U.S. Amateur quarter-finalists

Richard Guardiola (a), Johnny Owens (a), Steve Spray (a), Walter Stahl (a)

8. Top 24 players and ties from the 1963 Masters Tournament

Wes Ellis, Don January (9), Tony Lema (9,11), Billy Maxwell (9,10,11), Bobby Nichols (9), Johnny Pott (11), Mason Rudolph, Dan Sikes (9), Mike Souchak, Bo Wininger

9. Top 16 players and ties from the 1963 U.S. Open

Walter Burkemo, Jacky Cupit, Mike Fetchick, Paul Harney, Davis Love Jr., Dave Ragan (10,11), Dean Refram

10. Top eight players and ties from 1963 PGA Championship

Gardner Dickinson, Jim Ferrier, Al Geiberger, Tommy Jacobs, Bill Johnston

11. Members of the U.S. 1963 Ryder Cup team

Bob Goalby

12. Two players selected for meritorious records on the fall part of the 1963 PGA Tour

Rex Baxter, Jack Rule Jr.

13. One player, either amateur or professional, not already qualified, selected by a ballot of ex-Masters champions

Dave Marr

14. One professional, not already qualified, selected by a ballot of ex-U.S. Open champions

Phil Rodgers

15. One amateur, not already qualified, selected by a ballot of ex-U.S. Amateur champions
  • Bill Hyndman was selected but later withdrew with a shoulder injury
16. Two players, not already qualified, from a points list based on finishes in the winter part of the 1964 PGA Tour

Gay Brewer, Don Fairfield

17. Foreign invitations

Alfonso Angelini, Al Balding, Peter Butler, Antonio Cerdá, Bob Charles (3,8), Chen Ching-Po (8), Gary Cowan (a), Bruce Crampton (8,9,10), Gerard de Wit, Bruce Devlin, Juan Antonio Estrada (a), Jean Garaïalde, Harold Henning, Geoffrey Hunt, Tomoo Ishii, Stan Leonard (8), Sebastián Miguel, Kel Nagle (3), Enrique Orellana, Chi-Chi Rodríguez, Miguel Sala, Ramón Sota, Dave Thomas, Retief Waltman, Nick Weslock (a)

  • Numbers in brackets indicate categories that the player would have qualified under had they been American.

Nationalities in the field[edit]

North America (76) South America (3) Europe (8) Oceania (4) Asia (2) Africa (3)
 Canada (4)  Argentina (1)  England (2)  Australia (3)  Japan (1)  South Africa (3)
 Mexico (1)  Chile (1)  Wales (1)  New Zealand (1)  Taiwan (1)
 Puerto Rico (1)  Colombia (1)  France (1)
 United States (70)  Italy (1)
 Netherlands (1)
 Spain (2)

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  United States
Dow Finsterwald  United States
Jack Nicklaus  United States
Chi-Chi Rodríguez  Puerto Rico

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  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  Puerto Rico 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  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  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]

Scorecard[edit]

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 Palmer −10 −10 −10 −11 −10 −10 −11 −11 −11 −10 −10 −10 −10 −11 −12 −12 −11 −12
United States Marr −4 −5 −6 −6 −6 −6 −6 −7 −7 −7 −6 −5 −5 −5 −5 −5 −5 −6
United States Nicklaus −1 −2 −2 −2 −1 −1 −2 −2 −3 −2 −2 −3 −5 −5 −6 −6 −6 −6
Australia Devlin −6 −7 −7 −6 −5 −5 −5 −6 −5 −5 −3 −3 −4 −4 −5 −5 −4 −4

Cumulative tournament scores, relative to par

Eagle Birdie Bogey Double bogey

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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Coordinates: 33°30′11″N 82°01′12″W / 33.503°N 82.020°W / 33.503; -82.020