1971 Masters Tournament

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1971 Masters Tournament
Tournament information
Dates April 8–11, 1971
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 77 players, 48 after cut
Cut 150 (+6)
Winner's share $25,000
Champion
United States Charles Coody
279 (−9)
Augusta  is located in USA
Augusta 
Augusta 
Location in the United States

The 1971 Masters Tournament was the 35th Masters Tournament, held April 8–11 at Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, Georgia. Charles Coody won his only major championship, two strokes ahead of runners-up Johnny Miller and Jack Nicklaus.[1][2]

Miller was six-under for the Sunday round and, playing two groups ahead of the final two-some, his birdie on 14 would open up a two-shot lead when Coody subsequently bogied the hole, but could not hold on to win. Coody, co-leader with Nicklaus entering the round,[3] rebounded from his bogey at 14 with two consecutive birdies and parred the final two holes while Miller, 23, bogeyed two of the last three holes. It was a bit of redemption for Coody, who bogeyed the final three holes in 1969 to finish two strokes back.[1] It was Coody's third and final win on the PGA Tour.[4]

Future 3-time U.S. Open champion Hale Irwin made his Masters debut in 1971 and tied for 13th place. It was the final Masters for two champions: 1948 winner Claude Harmon, withdrew during the first round[5] and 1955 champion Cary Middlecoff during the second.[6]

Dave Stockton won the twelfth Par 3 contest on Wednesday with a score of 23.

For the only time in its history, the Masters was not the first major championship of the year. The 1971 PGA Championship was played in Florida in February, and was won by Nicklaus. The co-leader entering Sunday, his attempt to secure the second leg of the grand slam[3] came up short on the back nine on Sunday, as he shot 37 for an even-par 72.[2]

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, 1965, 1966 70 71 68 72 281 −7 T2
Gary Player  South Africa 1961 72 72 71 69 284 −4 T6
Billy Casper  United States 1970 72 73 71 72 288 E T13
Arnold Palmer  United States 1958, 1960,
1962, 1964
73 72 71 73 289 +1 T18
Art Wall, Jr.  United States 1959 71 76 72 74 293 +5 T27
George Archer  United States 1969 73 74 78 71 296 +8 35
Bob Goalby  United States 1968 76 73 74 74 297 +9 T36
Doug Ford  United States 1957 75 75 77 76 303 +15 T46

Source[1]

Missed the cut[edit]

Player Country Year(s) won R1 R2 Total To par
Sam Snead  United States 1949, 1952, 1954 76 77 153 +9
Gay Brewer  United States 1967 79 75 154 +10
Ralph Guldahl  United States 1939 79 84 163 +19
Gene Sarazen  United States 1935 83 80 163 +19
Cary Middlecoff  United States 1955 75 WD
Herman Keiser  United States 1946 81 WD
Claude Harmon  United States 1948 WD

Source[5][6][7]

Round summaries[edit]

First round[edit]

Thursday, April 8, 1971

Place Player Country Score To par
1 Charles Coody  United States 66 −6
T2 Raymond Floyd  United States 69 −3
Hale Irwin  United States
Don January  United States
Bob Lunn  United States
Bob Murphy  United States
T7 Dale Douglass  United States 70 −2
Jack Nicklaus  United States
T9 Art Wall Jr.  United States 71 −1
Tom Weiskopf  United States
Bert Yancey  United States

Source:[8]

Second round[edit]

Friday, April 9, 1971

Place Player Country Score To par
1 Don January  United States 69-69=138 −6
T2 Charles Coody  United States 66-73=139 −5
Bob Murphy  United States 69-70=139
4 Tom Weiskopf  United States 71-69=140 −4
T5 Dale Douglass  United States 70-71=141 −3
Hale Irwin  United States 69-72=141
Gene Littler  United States 72-69=141
Jack Nicklaus  United States 70-71=141
T9 Bruce Devlin  Australia 72-70=142 −2
Bobby Mitchell  United States 72-70=142

Source:[9]

Third round[edit]

Saturday, April 10, 1971

Place Player Country Score To par
T1 Charles Coody  United States 66-73-70=209 −7
Jack Nicklaus  United States 70-71-68=209
3 Don January  United States 69-69-73=211 −5
T4 Hale Irwin  United States 69-72-71=212 −4
Tom Weiskopf  United States 71-69-72=212
6 Johnny Miller  United States 72-73-68=213 −3
T7 Bruce Devlin  Australia 72-70-72=214 −2
Gene Littler  United States 72-69-73=214
Dave Stockton  United States 72-73-69=214
T10 Bob Murphy  United States 69-70-76=215 −1
Gary Player  South Africa 72-72-71=215
Ken Still  United States 72-71-72=215

Source:[10]

Final round[edit]

Sunday, April 11, 1971

Place Player Country Score To par Money ($)
1 Charles Coody  United States 66-73-70-70=279 −9 25,000
T2 Johnny Miller  United States 72-73-68-68=281 −7 17,500
Jack Nicklaus  United States 70-71-68-72=281
T4 Don January  United States 69-69-73-72=283 −5 9,050
Gene Littler  United States 72-69-73-69=283
T6 Gary Player  South Africa 72-72-71-69=284 −4 5,600
Ken Still  United States 72-71-72-69=284
Tom Weiskopf  United States 71-69-72-72=284
T9 Frank Beard  United States 74-73-69-70=286 −2 3,767
Roberto DeVicenzo  Argentina 76-69-72-69=286
Dave Stockton  United States 72-73-69-72=286

Source:[1]

Scorecard[edit]

Final round

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 Coody −7 −8 −7 −7 −7 −7 −7 −8 −8 −8 −8 −8 −8 −7 −8 −9 −9 −9
United States Miller −3 −3 −4 −5 −5 −5 −5 −6 −6 −6 −7 −8 −8 −9 −9 −8 −8 −7
United States Nicklaus −8 −8 −8 −7 −6 −7 −7 −8 −8 −8 −8 −7 −7 −7 −7 −7 −7 −7

Cumulative tournament scores, relative to par

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e Mizell, Hubert (April 12, 1971). "Coody atones for earlier 'choke'". Eugene Register-Guard. (Oregon). Associated Press. p. 3B. 
  2. ^ a b Jenkins, Dan (April 19, 1971). "There went the Slam". Sports Illustrated. p. 16. 
  3. ^ a b "Nicklaus, Coody tied for lead in Masters". Eugene Register-Guard. (Oregon). Associated Press. April 11, 1971. p. 1C. 
  4. ^ "Coody wins to make amends". Milwaukee Journal. April 12, 1971. p. 11-part 2. 
  5. ^ a b "Charles Coody far ahead as Masters star struggle". Spokesman-Review. (Spokane, Washington). Associated Press. April 9, 1971. p. 19. 
  6. ^ a b "Veteran January catches Coody; takes Masters tournament lead". Spokesman-Review. (Spokane, Washington). Associated Press. April 10, 1971. p. 11. 
  7. ^ "1971 Masters". databasegolf.com. Retrieved May 4, 2014. 
  8. ^ "Charles Coody fires 66, takes three-stoke lead". Eugene Register-Guard. (Oregon). Associated Press. April 9, 1971. p. 2B. 
  9. ^ "January claims lead". Eugene Register-Guard. (Oregon). Associated Press. April 10, 1971. p. 1B. 
  10. ^ "Masters pairings". Eugene Register-Guard. (Oregon). Associated Press. April 11, 1971. p. 8C. 

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