1991 Masters Tournament

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1991 Masters Tournament
Tournament information
Dates April 11–14, 1991
Location Augusta, Georgia
Course(s) Augusta National Golf Club
Organized by Augusta National Golf Club
Tour(s) PGA Tour
Statistics
Par 72
Length 6,905 yards (6,314 m)[1]
Field 87 players, 57 after cut
Cut 146 (+2)
Prize fund $1.35 million
Winner's share $243,000
Champion
Wales Ian Woosnam
277 (−11)
Augusta  is located in the US
Augusta 
Augusta 
Location in the United States
Augusta  is located in Georgia (U.S. state)
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Augusta 
Location in Georgia

The 1991 Masters Tournament was the 55th Masters Tournament held April 11–14 at Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, Georgia. Ian Woosnam won his only major title, one stroke ahead of runner-up José María Olazábal.[2][3]

Woosnam, Olazábal, and two-time champion Tom Watson, age 41, were all tied at −11 going into the 72nd hole. Olazábal, a group ahead of the final pairing of Woosnam and Watson, went from fairway bunker to greenside bunker and failed to hole a 45-foot (14 m) par putt. Watson, who had eagled both 13 and 15,[4] missed the fairway right with his tee shot and then hit his second shot into a greenside bunker. He chipped out and three-putted for a double bogey.[5] Woosnam then holed an 8-foot (2.4 m) par putt for the green jacket.[6][7][8]

It was the fourth consecutive year that the Masters champion was from the United Kingdom, which had no winners prior to Sandy Lyle's victory in 1988. Through 2017, Woosnam is the only winner at Augusta from Wales. Olazábal later won two Masters, in 1994 and 1999.

Phil Mickelson, a 20-year-old junior at Arizona State, was the low amateur at 290 (–2) and tied for 46th place.

Field[edit]

1. Masters champions

Tommy Aaron, George Archer, Seve Ballesteros (3,9), Gay Brewer, Billy Casper, Charles Coody, Ben Crenshaw (9,12), Nick Faldo (3,10), Raymond Floyd (2,9), Doug Ford, Bernhard Langer (9), Sandy Lyle, Larry Mize (9,10,13), Jack Nicklaus (9), Arnold Palmer, Gary Player (9), Craig Stadler (9,10), Tom Watson (9), Fuzzy Zoeller (9,10)

2. U.S. Open champions (last five years)

Hale Irwin (12,13), Scott Simpson (9,10), Curtis Strange (9)

3. The Open champions (last five years)

Mark Calcavecchia (9,13), Greg Norman (10,12,13)

4. PGA champions (last five years)

Wayne Grady (13), Larry Nelson (10), Jeff Sluman (10), Payne Stewart (11,12,13), Bob Tway (12,13)

5. U.S. Amateur champion and runner-up

Phil Mickelson (a,12), Manny Zerman (a)

6. The Amateur champion

Rolf Muntz (a)

7. U.S. Amateur Public Links champion

Michael Combs (a)

8. U.S. Mid-Amateur champion

Jim Stuart (a)

9. Top 24 players and ties from the 1990 Masters

Bill Britton (11), Fred Couples (11,13), Donnie Hammond, Scott Hoch (10), John Huston (10,13), Steve Jones (10), Tom Kite (12,13), José María Olazábal (10,12), Masashi Ozaki, Ronan Rafferty, Lee Trevino, Lanny Wadkins (12,13)

10. Top 16 players and ties from the 1990 U.S. Open

Jim Benepe, Mark Brooks, Billy Ray Brown, Mike Donald, John Inman, Tom Sieckmann, Tim Simpson (11,12,13)

11. Top eight players and ties from 1990 PGA Championship

Chip Beck (12,13), Billy Mayfair (13), Mark McNulty, Gil Morgan (12,13), Don Pooley, Loren Roberts (13)

12. Winners of PGA Tour events since the previous Masters

Paul Azinger (13), Jay Don Blake, Steve Elkington (13), David Frost, Jim Gallagher, Jr. (13), Morris Hatalsky, Nolan Henke, Kenny Knox, Wayne Levi (13), Davis Love III (13), Andrew Magee, Rocco Mediate, Jodie Mudd (13), Mark O'Meara (13), Steve Pate, Corey Pavin (13), Ted Schulz, Joey Sindelar, Ian Woosnam

13. Top 30 players from the 1990 PGA Tour money list

John Cook, Ian Baker-Finch, Robert Gamez, Peter Jacobsen, Nick Price, Brian Tennyson

14. Special foreign invitation

Ken Green, Frankie Miñoza, Tommy Nakajima

Past champions in the field[edit]

Made the cut[edit]

Player Country Year(s) won R1 R2 R3 R4 Total To par Finish
Ben Crenshaw  United States 1984 70 73 68 68 279 −9 T3
Tom Watson  United States 1977, 1981 68 68 70 73 279 −9 T3
Nick Faldo  England 1989, 1990 72 73 67 70 282 −6 T12
Craig Stadler  United States 1982 70 72 71 69 282 −6 T12
Fuzzy Zoeller  United States 1979 70 70 75 67 282 −6 T12
Raymond Floyd  United States 1976 71 68 71 73 283 −5 T17
Larry Mize  United States 1987 72 71 66 74 283 −5 T17
Seve Ballesteros  Spain 1980, 1983 75 70 69 70 284 −4 T22
Bernhard Langer  West Germany 1985 71 68 74 74 287 −1 T32
Jack Nicklaus  United States 1963, 1965, 1966,
1984, 1975, 1986
68 72 72 76 288 E T35
Tommy Aaron  United States 1973 70 74 73 74 291 +3 T49

Source:[3][9]

Missed the cut[edit]

Player Country Year(s) won R1 R2 Total To par
Gary Player  South Africa 1961, 1974, 1978 72 75 147 +3
Billy Casper  United States 1970 77 71 148 +4
Gay Brewer  United States 1967 78 74 152 +8
Sandy Lyle  Scotland 1988 77 76 153 +9
Charles Coody  United States 1971 77 77 154 +10
Arnold Palmer  United States 1958, 1960,
1962, 1964
78 77 155 +11
George Archer  United States 1969 73 WD
Doug Ford  United States 1957 90 WD

Source:[9][10]

Round summaries[edit]

First round[edit]

Thursday, April 11, 1991

Place Player Country Score To par
T1 Jim Gallagher, Jr.  United States 67 −5
Mark McCumber  United States
Lanny Wadkins  United States
T4 Fred Couples  United States 68 −4
Jack Nicklaus  United States
José María Olazábal  Spain
Masashi Ozaki  Japan
Tom Watson  United States
T9 Mark Brooks  United States 69 −3
Wayne Levi  United States
Phil Mickelson (a)  United States
Scott Simpson  United States

Second round[edit]

Friday, April 12, 1991

Place Player Country Score To par
1 Tom Watson  United States 68-68=136 −8
T2 Mark Calcavecchia  United States 70-68=138 −6
Mark McCumber  United States 67-71=138
Lanny Wadkins  United States 67-71=138
Ian Woosnam  Wales 72-66=138
T6 Billy Ray Brown  United States 74-65=139 −5
Raymond Floyd  United States 71-68=139
Bernhard Langer  Germany 71-68=139
José María Olazábal  Spain 68-71=139
T10 Hale Irwin  United States 70-70=140 −4
Jodie Mudd  United States 70-70=140
Jack Nicklaus  United States 68-72=140
Fuzzy Zoeller  United States 70-70=140

Amateurs: Mickelson (−2), Zerman (−2), Stuart (+9), Combs (+11), Muntz (+11)

Third round[edit]

Saturday, April 13, 1991

Place Player Country Score To par
1 Ian Woosnam  Wales 72-66-67=205 −11
2 Tom Watson  United States 68-68-70=206 −10
T3 José María Olazábal  Spain 68-71-69=208 −8
Lanny Wadkins  United States 67-71-70=208
5 Larry Mize  United States 72-71-66=209 −7
T6 Ian Baker-Finch  Australia 71-70-69=210 −6
Raymond Floyd  United States 71-68-71=210
Andrew Magee  United States 70-72-68=210
T9 Ben Crenshaw  United States 70-73-68=211 −5
Peter Jacobsen  United States 73-70-68=211
Mark McCumber  United States 67-71-73=211
Jodie Mudd  United States 70-70-71=211
Scott Simpson  United States 69-73-69=211

Final round[edit]

Sunday, April 14, 1991

Place Player Country Score To par Money ($)
1 Ian Woosnam  Wales 72-66-67-72=277 −11 243,000
2 José María Olazábal  Spain 68-71-69-70=278 −10 145,800
T3 Ben Crenshaw  United States 70-73-68-68=279 −9 64,800
Steve Pate  United States 72-73-69-65=279
Lanny Wadkins  United States 67-71-70-71=279
Tom Watson  United States 68-68-70-73=279
T7 Ian Baker-Finch  Australia 71-70-69-70=280 −8 42,100
Andrew Magee  United States 70-72-68-70=280
Jodie Mudd  United States 70-70-71-69=280
T10 Hale Irwin  United States 70-70-75-66=281 −7 35,150
Tsuneyuki Nakajima  Japan 74-71-67-69=281

Source:[3][9]

Amateurs: Mickelson (+2), Zerman (+11)

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
Wales Woosnam −11 −12 −12 −11 −12 −11 −11 −11 −12 −11 −11 −11 −10 −10 −11 −11 −11 −11
Spain Olazábal −9 −9 −9 −9 −10 −10 −11 −10 −9 −8 8 −8 −9 −10 −11 −11 −11 −10
United States Watson −9 −10 −10 −10 −9 −9 −9 −9 −9 −10 −9 −7 −9 −9 −11 −11 −11 −9

Cumulative tournament scores, relative to par
Source:[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Juliano, Joe (April 13, 1991). "Augusta course shows Masters touch". Spokesman-Review. (Spokane, Washington). Knight-Ridder. p. B1. 
  2. ^ a b "Little Woosnam wins the big one". Milwaukee Sentinel. Associated Press. April 15, 1991. p. 1-part 2. 
  3. ^ a b c Denlinger, Ken (April 15, 1991). "Woosnam perseveres the most". Eugene Register-Guard. (Oregon). (Washington Post). p. 1B. 
  4. ^ Eisenberg, John (April 15, 1991). "Maybe Watson was real story". Eugene Register-Guard. (Oregon). (Baltimore Sun). p. 3B. 
  5. ^ "Watson's hopes die with double-bogey". Milwaukee Sentinel. Associated Press. April 15, 1991. p. 4-part 2. 
  6. ^ GOLF; Woosnam Wins On 18th Green
  7. ^ Garrity, John (April 22, 1991). "Fight to the finish". Sports Illustrated. p. 26. 
  8. ^ Juliano, Joe (April 15, 1991). "Woosnam's par masters a cruel 18th". Spokesman-Review. (Spokane, Washington). Knight-Ridder. p. B1. 
  9. ^ a b c "1991 Masters". databasegolf.com. Retrieved May 14, 2014. 
  10. ^ Florence, Mal (April 13, 1991). "Watson wields master's touch". Eugene Register-Guard. (Los Angeles Times). p. 1D. 

External links[edit]

Preceded by
1990 PGA Championship
Major Championships Succeeded by
1991 U.S. Open

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