1965 Masters Tournament

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1965 Masters Tournament
Tournament information
Dates April 8–11, 1965
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 91 players, 49 after cut
Cut 148 (+4)
Winner's share $20,000
Champion
United States Jack Nicklaus
271 (−17)
Augusta  is located in USA
Augusta 
Augusta 
Location in the United States

The 1965 Masters Tournament was the 29th Masters Tournament, held April 8–11 at Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, Georgia.

Jack Nicklaus, age 25, won the second of his six Masters titles with a score of 271 (−17), at the time a tournament record, three strokes better than Ben Hogan's 274 in 1953.[2] It was equaled in 1976 by Raymond Floyd and surpassed in 1997 by Tiger Woods' 270 (−18). Nicklaus' winning margin of nine strokes also stood until 1997, when Woods was victorious by twelve strokes to win his first green jacket. It was the fourth of a record 18 major titles won by Nicklaus in his career.

The "Big Three" (Nicklaus, Arnold Palmer, and Gary Player) were tied for the lead after 36 holes at 138 (−6),[1][3] but Nicklaus shot a 64 (−8) on Saturday to post a 202 (−14), a gain of five shots on Player and eight on Palmer.[4][5] Nicklaus' round tied the course record set by Lloyd Mangrum in the first round in 1940; it was lowered to 63 by Nick Price in the third round in 1986.

Nicklaus totally over-powered the Augusta National course, hitting short-irons into most of the par four holes and mid-irons into many of the par five holes, especially during his record-tying third round 64.[6] After the tournament was over, when asked about Nicklaus' performance that week Bobby Jones said, "He plays a game with which I am not familiar."[7]

Byron Nelson, age 53, tied for fifteenth place, the last cut made at Augusta by the two-time champion.

Art Wall, Jr. won the sixth Par 3 contest with a score of 20.

Past champions in the field[edit]

Made the cut[edit]

Player Country Year(s) won R1 R2 R3 R4 Total To par Finish
Jack Nicklaus  United States 1963 67 71 64 69 271 −17 1
Arnold Palmer  United States 1958, 1960,
1962, 1964
70 68 72 70 280 −8 T2
Gary Player  South Africa 1961 65 73 69 73 280 −8 T2
Byron Nelson  United States 1937, 1942 70 74 72 74 290 +2 T15
Ben Hogan  United States 1951, 1953 71 75 71 74 291 +3 T21
Doug Ford  United States 1957 74 74 73 73 294 +6 T31
Jimmy Demaret  United States 1940, 1947, 1950 71 75 76 73 295 +7 T35
Art Wall, Jr.  United States 1959 71 76 77 75 299 +11 T45

Missed the cut[edit]

Player Country Year(s) won R1 R2 Total To par
Sam Snead  United States 1949, 1952, 1954 75 74 149 +5
Cary Middlecoff  United States 1955 76 75 151 +7
Jack Burke, Jr.  United States 1956 75 77 152 +8
Claude Harmon  United States 1948 74 79 153 +9
Gene Sarazen  United States 1935 78 76 154 +10
Henry Picard  United States 1938 76 79 155 +11
Ralph Guldahl  United States 1939 83 85 168 +24
Herman Keiser  United States 1946 80 WD

Source[3][8][9]

Round summaries[edit]

First round[edit]

Thursday, April 8, 1965

Place Player Country Score To par
1 Gary Player  South Africa 65 −7
T2 Tommy Aaron  United States 67 −5
Tony Lema  United States
Jack Nicklaus  United States
Dan Sikes  United States
6 Frank Beard  United States 68 −4
T7 George Bayer  United States 69 −3
Tommy Bolt  United States
Wes Ellis  United States
Raymond Floyd  United States
Doug Sanders  United States

Source:[10]

Second round[edit]

Friday, April 9, 1965

Place Player Country Score To par
T1 Jack Nicklaus  United States 67-71=138 −6
Arnold Palmer  United States 70-68=138
Gary Player  South Africa 65-73=138
4 Dan Sikes  United States 67-72=139 −5
5 Tony Lema  United States 67-73=140 −4
T6 Tommy Aaron  United States 67-74=141 −3
Doug Sanders  United States 69-72=141
8 Bo Wininger  United States 70-72=142 −2
9 George Bayer  United States 69-74=143 −1
T10 Billy Casper  United States 72-72=144 E
Bruce Crampton  Australia 72-72=144
Byron Nelson  United States 70-74=144
Bobby Nichols  United States 73-71=144
Tom Nieporte  United States 71-73=144
Ramón Sota  Spain 71-73=144

Source:[3][8][9]

Third round[edit]

Saturday, April 10, 1965

Place Player Country Score To par
1 Jack Nicklaus  United States 67-71-64=202 −14
2 Gary Player  South Africa 65-73-69=207 −7
T3 Arnold Palmer  United States 70-68-72=210 −6
Dan Sikes  United States 67-72-71=210
5 Mason Rudolph  United States 70-75-66=211 −5
T6 Tommy Aaron  United States 67-74-71=212 −4
Gene Littler  United States 71-74-67=212
T8 George Knudson  Canada 72-73-69=214 −2
Ramón Sota  Spain 71-73-70=214
T10 Billy Casper  United States 72-72-71=215 −1
Doug Sanders  United States 69-72-74=215

Source:[4]

Scorecard[edit]

Third round, ties course record   31-33=64 (−8)

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 Nicklaus E −1 −1 −2 −2 −3 −4 −5 −5 −5 −5 −5 −6 −6 −7 −8 −8 −8

Final round[edit]

Sunday, April 11, 1965

Place Player Country Score To par Money ($)
1 Jack Nicklaus  United States 67-71-64-69=271 −17 20,000
T2 Arnold Palmer  United States 70-68-72-70=280 −8 10,200
Gary Player  South Africa 65-73-69-73=280
4 Mason Rudolph  United States 70-75-66-72=283 −5 6,200
5 Dan Sikes  United States 67-72-71-75=285 −3 5,000
T6 Gene Littler  United States 71-74-67-74=286 −2 3,800
Ramón Sota  Spain 71-73-70-72=286
T8 Frank Beard  United States 68-77-72-70=287 −1 2,400
Tommy Bolt  United States 69-78-69-71=287
10 George Knudson  Canada 72-73-69-74=288 E 1,800

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Palmer, Nicklaus, Player tied in Masters". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Associated Press. April 10, 1965. p. 12. 
  2. ^ "Nicklaus in a Masters Romp". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Associated Press. April 12, 1965. p. 32. 
  3. ^ a b c "Nicklaus, Palmer, Player lead". Milwaukee Sentinel. Associated Press. April 10, 1965. p. 2, part 2. 
  4. ^ a b "Nicklaus threatens runaway with 64". Eugene Register-Guard. (Oregon). Associated Press. April 11, 1965. p. 1B. 
  5. ^ Wright, Alfred (April 19, 1965). "All alone at the top". Sports Illustrated. p. 24. 
  6. ^ Nicklaus, Jack (2007). Jack Nicklaus: My Story. Simon & Schuster. ISBN 978-1-416-54224-7. 
  7. ^ "Jack Nicklaus Quotes". golf.about.com. Retrieved April 25, 2016. 
  8. ^ a b "Masters scorecard". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. April 10, 1965. p. 13. 
  9. ^ a b "Masters golf lead shared by Palmer, Nicklaus, Player". Eugene Register-Guard. (Oregon). Associated Press. April 10, 1965. p. 1B. 
  10. ^ "Putting tip helps Player get lead". Eugene Register-Guard. (Oregon). Associated Press. April 9, 1965. p. 1C. 

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