1988 Masters Tournament

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1988 Masters Tournament
Tournament information
Dates April 7–10, 1988
Location Augusta, Georgia
Course(s) Augusta National Golf Club
Organized by Augusta National Golf Club
Tour(s) PGA Tour
Statistics
Par 72
Length 6,925 yards (6,332 m)[1]
Field 90 players, 46 after cut
Cut 151 (+7)
Prize fund $1.0 million
Winner's share $183,800
Champion
Scotland Sandy Lyle
281 (−7)
Augusta  is located in the US
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Location in the United States

The 1988 Masters Tournament was the 52nd Masters Tournament, held April 7–10 at Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, Georgia. Sandy Lyle won his second major title with a birdie on the 72nd hole to win by one stroke over runner-up Mark Calcavecchia.[2]

Lyle led after 36 and 54 holes,[3] but relinquished the lead on the final nine; he carded a double-bogey on the par-3 12th after his tee shot hit the bank and rolled back into Rae's Creek. Having failed to make birdie on either of the two par-5s on the back nine, he remained one stroke behind Calcavecchia at the par-3 16th. Lyle's tee shot found the green and left him with a 15-foot (4.6 m) putt for birdie, which he holed.[4]

Tied for the lead on the 18th tee, Lyle's 1-iron tee shot found the fairway bunker. His 7-iron approach landed past the flag and up the slope of the tier running across the green, before gradually rolling back to finish around 10 feet (3 m) from the hole. After holing the birdie putt, Lyle danced up the green to claim his only green jacket.[5]

From Scotland, Lyle was the first winner of the Masters from the United Kingdom, which had four consecutive with Nick Faldo's playoff wins in 1989 and 1990 and Ian Woosnam's one-stroke victory in 1991. Decades later, Lyle's approach shot from the bunker on the final hole is still regularly referred to by BBC commentators, particularly Peter Alliss, who almost without fail, remark that any shot rolling back to the pin on the 18th has 'shades of Sandy Lyle' about it.[citation needed]

Past champions in the field[edit]

Made the cut[edit]

Player Country Year(s) won R1 R2 R3 R4 Total To par Finish
Craig Stadler  United States 1982 76 69 70 68 283 −5 3
Ben Crenshaw  United States 1984 72 73 67 72 284 −4 4
Bernhard Langer  West Germany 1985 71 72 71 73 287 −1 T9
Tom Watson  United States 1977, 1981 72 71 73 71 287 −1 T9
Seve Ballesteros  Spain 1980, 1983 73 72 70 73 288 E T11
Raymond Floyd  United States 1976 80 69 68 71 288 E T11
Fuzzy Zoeller  United States 1979 76 66 72 76 290 +2 T16
Jack Nicklaus  United States 1963, 1965, 1966,
1972, 1975, 1986
75 73 72 72 292 +4 T21
Larry Mize  United States 1987 78 71 76 79 304 +16 T45

Source:[1][4][5]

Missed the cut[edit]

Player Country Year(s) won R1 R2 Total To par
Gary Player  South Africa 1961, 1974, 1978 78 75 153 +9
Charles Coody  United States 1971 78 76 154 +10
George Archer  United States 1969 80 75 155 +11
Arnold Palmer  United States 1958, 1960,
1962, 1964
80 77 157 +13
Gay Brewer  United States 1967 78 81 159 +15
Doug Ford  United States 1957 80 82 162 +18
Art Wall, Jr.  United States 1959 86 79 165 +21
Tommy Aaron  United States 1973 83 83 166 +22
Billy Casper  United States 1970 80 86 166 +22

Source:[6]

Round summaries[edit]

First round[edit]

Thursday, April 7, 1988

Place Player Country Score To par
T1 Larry Nelson  United States 69 −3
Robert Wrenn  United States
T3 Mark Calcavecchia  United States 71 −1
Bernhard Langer  West Germany
Sandy Lyle  Scotland
Don Pooley  United States
T7 Ben Crenshaw  United States 72 E
Gary Koch  United States
Tom Watson  United States
T10 Seve Ballesteros  Spain 73 +1
Andy Bean  United States
Chip Beck  United States
Ken Brown  Scotland
David Frost  South Africa
Gary Hallberg  United States
Tom Kite  United States
Davis Love III  United States

Source:[7]

Second round[edit]

Friday, April 8, 1988

Place Player Country Score To par
1 Sandy Lyle  Scotland 71-67=138 −6
2 Mark Calcavecchia  United States 71-69=140 −4
T3 Gary Hallberg  United States 73-69=142 −2
Fuzzy Zoeller  United States 76-66=142
T5 Chip Beck  United States 73-70=143 −1
Fred Couples  United States 75-68=143
Bernhard Langer  West Germany 71-72=143
Don Pooley  United States 71-72=143
Tom Watson  United States 72-71=143
T10 Hubert Green  United States 74-70=144 E
Robert Wrenn  United States 69-75=144

Source:[6]

Third round[edit]

Saturday, April 9, 1988

Place Player Country Score To par
1 Sandy Lyle  Scotland 71-67-72=210 −6
T2 Mark Calcavecchia  United States 71-69-72=212 −4
Ben Crenshaw  United States 72-73-67=212
T4 Fred Couples  United States 75-68-71=214 −2
Bernhard Langer  West Germany 71-72-71=214
Fuzzy Zoeller  United States 76-66-72=214
T7 Seve Ballesteros  Spain 73-72-70=215 −1
Don Pooley  United States 71-72-72=215
Craig Stadler  United States 76-69-70=215
T10 Doug Tewell  United States 75-73-68=216 E
Tom Watson  United States 72-71-73=216

Source:[3]

Final round[edit]

Sunday, April 10, 1988

Place Player Country Score To par Money ($)
1 Sandy Lyle  Scotland 71-67-72-71=281 −7 183,800
2 Mark Calcavecchia  United States 71-69-72-70=282 −6 110,200
3 Craig Stadler  United States 76-69-70-68=283 −5 69,400
4 Ben Crenshaw  United States 72-73-67-72=284 −4 48,900
T5 Fred Couples  United States 75-68-71-71=285 −3 36,500
Greg Norman  Australia 77-73-71-64=285
Don Pooley  United States 71-72-72-70=285
8 David Frost  South Africa 73-74-71-68=286 −2 31,000
T9 Bernhard Langer  West Germany 71-72-71-73=287 −1 28,000
Tom Watson  United States 72-71-73-71=287

Source:[1][4][5]

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
Scotland Lyle −6 −7 −7 −8 −8 −7 −7 −7 −8 −8 −7 −5 −5 −5 −5 −6 −6 −7
United States Calcavecchia −4 −5 −5 −4 −4 −3 −2 −3 −4 −4 −5 −5 −6 −6 −6 −6 −6 −6
United States Stadler −1 −2 −2 −2 −2 −2 −3 −5 −5 −5 −5 −5 −4 −5 −6 −5 −5 −5
United States Couples −2 −3 −3 −2 −2 −2 −2 −3 −3 −3 −3 −2 −2 −3 −3 −3 −4 −3
Australia Norman +5 +4 +3 +3 +3 +2 +1 E −1 −1 −1 −1 −2 −2 −3 −3 −3 −3
United States Pooley −2 −3 −4 −3 −3 −2 −2 −3 −3 −4 −4 −4 −4 −3 −2 −3 −3 −3
South Africa Frost +3 +2 +2 +2 +1 E E E E E E +1 E −1 −1 −1 −2 −2
West Germany Langer −2 −3 −3 −2 −2 −2 −2 −2 −2 −3 −3 −3 −4 −3 −2 −1 −1 −1
United States Watson E E E +1 +1 +1 +1 +1 +1 +1 +1 E E +1 E +1 E −1
Spain Ballesteros E E E E −1 −1 −1 E −1 −1 −1 −1 E E −1 −1 −1 E

Cumulative tournament scores, relative to par
Source:[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Juliano, Joe (April 11, 1988). "Great Scot! Lyle wins Masters". Spokesman-Review. Knight-Ridder. p. C1. 
  2. ^ Reilly, Rick (April 18, 1988). "Masterful". Sports Illustrated. p. 26. 
  3. ^ a b Denlinger, Ken (April 10, 1988). "Lyle clings to precarious lead at Masters". Eugene Register-Guard. (Oregon). (Washington Post). p. 1C. 
  4. ^ a b c Boswell, Thomas (April 11, 1988). "Lyle escapes sand to trap the Masters". Eugene Register-Guard. (Oregon). (Washington Post). p. 1B. 
  5. ^ a b c Parascenzo, Marino (April 11, 1988). "Lyle birdies final hole to capture Masters". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. p. 13. 
  6. ^ a b Boswell, Thomas (April 9, 1988). "Lyle steps into Masters lead". Eugene Register-Guard. (Oregon). (Washington Post). p. 1C. 
  7. ^ Denlinger, Ken (April 8, 1988). "Wind blows up Masters scores". Eugene Register-Guard. (Oregon). (Washington Post). p. 1C. 
  8. ^ "Historic leaderboards: 1988 Masters". Augusta.com. Retrieved August 16, 2013. 

External links[edit]

Preceded by
1987 PGA Championship
Major Championships Succeeded by
1988 U.S. Open

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