1967 Masters Tournament
|Dates||April 6–9, 1967|
|Course(s)||Augusta National Golf Club|
|Organized by||Augusta National Golf Club|
|Length||6,980 yards (6,383 m)|
|Field||83 players, 55 after cut|
|Prize fund||$163,350 |
Rebounding from a three-putt on the 72nd hole and a playoff loss the previous year, Brewer birdied the 13th, 14th, and 15th holes on Sunday. Arnold Palmer finished in fourth and Gary Player finished tied for 6th, while Sam Snead and Ben Hogan, both age 54, finished tied for 10th. In the third round, Hogan shot a 66 which was the lowest single round score in the tournament, while he struggled with an aching shoulder and legs. Hogan's round included a course record-tying 30 on the back nine, with birdies at 10, 11, 12, 13, 15, and 18, with pars at the other three holes. It was later equaled by Player in 1978 and Jack Nicklaus in 1986; both shot 30 on the back nine on Sunday to win by a stroke. The record stood until Mark Calcavecchia shot 29 on the back nine in 1992 (David Toms also shot a 29 on the back nine in 1998). This was Hogan's final appearance in the Masters; his last major was two months later at the U.S. Open. For Snead, a three-time champion, it marked his final top ten finish at Augusta; he participated into the 1980s.
It was also the last Masters for three-time champion Jimmy Demaret as a participant, who missed the cut by four strokes. He won the Masters in 1940, 1947, and 1950, but had not played in the other three majors since 1958.
Two-time defending champion Nicklaus shot a nine-bogey 79 in the second round and missed the cut by one stroke, the first defending champion not to play on the weekend. (The 36-hole cut at Augusta was introduced a decade earlier, in 1957.) It was his only missed cut at the Masters from 1960 through 1993 (withdrew before 2nd round in 1983); he missed the cut by a stroke in his first appearance in 1959 at age 19. Nicklaus regrouped and won the next major, the U.S. Open at Baltusrol. With the missed cut, Nicklaus failed to qualify for the Ryder Cup team, the first for which he was eligible. He had been in a minor slump and only became eligible in mid-1966, more than halfway through the two-year qualifying cycle, His win in the previous Masters did not count for the Ryder Cup as it was prior to his full PGA of America membership and it was the era prior to captains' picks.
|3||Flowering Peach||355||4||12||Golden Bell||155||3|
^ Holes 1, 2, 4, and 11 were later renamed.
Past champions in the field
Made the cut
|Player||Country||Year(s) won||R1||R2||R3||R4||Total||To par||Finish|
|Arnold Palmer||United States||1958, 1960,
|Gary Player||South Africa||1961||75||69||72||71||287||−1||T6|
|Ben Hogan||United States||1951, 1953||74||73||66||77||290||+2||T10|
|Sam Snead||United States||1949, 1952, 1954||72||76||71||71||290||+2||T10|
|Doug Ford||United States||1957||74||69||82||71||296||+8||T31|
|Art Wall, Jr.||United States||1959||74||76||77||75||302||+14||T49|
|Jack Burke, Jr.||United States||1956||76||74||74||81||305||+17||T53|
Missed the cut
|Player||Country||Year(s) won||R1||R2||Total||To par|
|Jack Nicklaus||United States||1963, 1965, 1966||72||79||151||+7|
|Jimmy Demaret||United States||1940, 1947, 1950||81||73||154||+10|
|Henry Picard||United States||1938||78||76||154||+10|
|Herman Keiser||United States||1946||78||77||155||+11|
|Ralph Guldahl||United States||1939||80||75||155||+11|
|Cary Middlecoff||United States||1955||84||76||160||+16|
|Gene Sarazen||United States||1935||WD|
|Claude Harmon||United States||1948||WD|
Thursday, April 6, 1967
|1||Bert Yancey||United States||67||−5|
|T2||Billy Casper||United States||70||−2|
|Downing Gray (a)||United States|
|T4||Julius Boros||United States||71||−1|
|T6||Tommy Bolt||United States||72||E|
|Jay Hebert||United States|
|Gene Littler||United States|
|John Miller (a)||United States|
|Bobby Nichols||United States|
|Jack Nicklaus||United States|
|Phil Rodgers||United States|
|Mason Rudolph||United States|
|Sam Snead||United States|
Friday, April 7, 1967
|1||Bert Yancey||United States||67-73=140||−4|
|T2||Julius Boros||United States||71-70=141||−3|
|Gay Brewer||United States||73-68=141|
|Bobby Nichols||United States||72-69=141|
|6||George Archer||United States||75-67=142||−2|
|T7||Tommy Aaron||United States||75-68=143||−1|
|Doug Ford||United States||74-69=143|
|T9||Billy Casper||United States||70-64=144||E|
|Paul Harney||United States||73-71=144|
|Gary Player||South Africa||75-69=144|
Saturday, April 8, 1967
|T1||Julius Boros||United States||71-70-70=211||−5|
|Bobby Nichols||United States||72-69-70=211|
|Bert Yancey||United States||67-73-71=211|
|T4||Gay Brewer||United States||73-68-72=213||−3|
|Ben Hogan||United States||74-73-66=213|
|6||George Archer||United States||75-67-72=214||−2|
|Lionel Hebert||United States||77-71-67=215|
|T9||Jacky Cupit||United States||73-76-67=216||E|
|Arnold Palmer||United States||73-73-70=216|
|Gary Player||South Africa||75-69-72=216|
Sunday, April 9, 1967
|Place||Player||Country||Score||To par||Money ($)|
|1||Gay Brewer||United States||73-68-72-67=280||−8||20,000|
|2||Bobby Nichols||United States||72-69-70-70=281||−7||14,000|
|3||Bert Yancey||United States||67-73-71-73=284||−4||9,000|
|4||Arnold Palmer||United States||73-73-70-69=285||−3||6,600|
|5||Julius Boros||United States||71-70-70-75=286||−2||5,500|
|T6||Paul Harney||United States||73-71-74-69=287||−1||4,150|
|Gary Player||South Africa||75-69-72-71=287|
|T8||Tommy Aaron||United States||75-68-74-71=288||E||3,350|
|Lionel Hebert||United States||77-71-67-73=288|
|Ben Hogan||United States||74-73-66-77=290|
|Mason Rudolph||United States||72-76-72-70=290|
|Sam Snead||United States||72-76-71-71=290|
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- "Yancey clings to one-shot Masters lead". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Associated Press. April 8, 1967. p. 7.
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- "Bert has 67-73; Nicklaus misses cutoff with 151". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Associated Press. April 8, 1967. p. 7.
- "Yancey romances August; winds, fairways irk field". Spokesman-Review. (Spokane, Washington). Associated Press. April 8, 1967. p. 18.
- Masters.com – Past winners
- About.com – 1967 Masters
- Augusta.com – 1967 Masters leaderboard and scorecards