1967 Masters Tournament

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1967 Masters Tournament
Tournament information
Dates April 6–9, 1967
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 83 players, 55 after cut
Cut 150 (+6)
Prize fund $163,350 [2]
Winner's share $20,000
Champion
United States Gay Brewer
280 (−8)
Augusta  is located in the US
Augusta 
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Location in the United States

The 1967 Masters Tournament was the 31st Masters Tournament, held April 6–9 at Augusta National Golf Club. Gay Brewer won his only major title by one stroke over runner-up Bobby Nichols.[2][3][4]

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.[4] 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.[1] 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.[5][6] (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,[7] 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.

Arnold Palmer won the eighth Par 3 contest with a score of 23.

Course[edit]

Hole Name Yards Par Hole Name Yards Par
1 White Pine 400 4 10 Camellia 470 4
2 Woodbine 555 5 11 Dogwood 445 4
3 Flowering Peach 355 4 12 Golden Bell 155 3
4 Palm 220 3 13 Azalea 475 5
5 Magnolia 450 4 14 Chinese Fir 420 4
6 Juniper 190 3 15 Firethorn 520 5
7 Pampas 365 4 16 Redbud 190 3
8 Yellow Jasmine 530 5 17 Nandina 400 4
9 Carolina Cherry 420 4 18 Holly 420 4
Out 3,485 36 In 3,495 36
Source:[8] Total 6,980 72

^ Holes 1, 2, 4, and 11 were later renamed.

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, 1964
73 73 70 69 285 −3 4
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[edit]

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

Source[9][10]

Round summaries[edit]

First round[edit]

Thursday, April 6, 1967

Place Player Country Score To par
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
Tony Jacklin  England
T6 Tommy Bolt  United States 72 E
Peter Butler  England
Jay Hebert  United States
George Knudson  Canada
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

Source:[9][11]

Second round[edit]

Friday, April 7, 1967

Place Player Country Score To par
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
Tony Jacklin  England 71-70=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
Bruce Devlin  Australia 74-70=144
Paul Harney  United States 73-71=144
Gary Player  South Africa 75-69=144

Source:[10]

Third round[edit]

Saturday, April 8, 1967

Place Player Country Score To par
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
T7 Tony Jacklin  England 71-70-74=215 −1
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

Source:[12]

Final round[edit]

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
T10 Roberto DeVicenzo  Argentina 73-72-74-71=290 +2 2,720
Bruce Devlin  Australia 74-70-75-71=290
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

Source:[2][3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Grimsley, Will (April 9, 1967). "Masters lead held by three". Eugene Register-Guard. (Oregon). Associated Press. p. 1B. 
  2. ^ a b c "'I redeemed myself': Brewer". Miami News. (New York Times). April 10, 1967. p. C-1. 
  3. ^ a b "Gay Brewer wins Masters golf". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. April 10, 1967. p. 30. 
  4. ^ a b Jenkins, Dan (April 17, 1967). "A Glory Day for Gay". Sports Illustrated. p. 22. 
  5. ^ "Bogeys run Nicklaus out of Masters". Toledo Blade. (Ohio). Associated Press. April 8, 1967. p. 15. 
  6. ^ "Yancey clings to one-shot Masters lead". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Associated Press. April 8, 1967. p. 7. 
  7. ^ "Ryder spot is elusive for Nicklaus". Spokesman-Review. Spokane, Washington. Associated Press. March 28, 1967. p. 12. 
  8. ^ "Augusta National Golf club: map". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. April 7, 1967. p. 21. 
  9. ^ a b "Yancey's 67 sets pace in Masters golf". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Associated Press. April 7, 1967. p. 20. 
  10. ^ a b "Bert has 67-73; Nicklaus misses cutoff with 151". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Associated Press. April 8, 1967. p. 7. 
  11. ^ "Yancey romances August; winds, fairways irk field". Spokesman-Review. (Spokane, Washington). Associated Press. April 8, 1967. p. 18. 
  12. ^ "Three share Masters top". Spokesman-Review. (Spokane, Washington). Associated Press. April 9, 1967. p. 1, sports. 

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