1992 Masters Tournament

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1992 Masters Tournament
Tournament information
Dates April 9–12, 1992
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 83 players, 63 after cut
Cut 145 (+1)
Prize fund $1,500,000
Winner's share $270,000
Champion
United States Fred Couples
275 (−13)

The 1992 Masters Tournament was the 56th Masters Tournament, held April 9–12 at Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, Georgia.

Fred Couples won his only major championship, two strokes ahead of 49-year-old runner-up Raymond Floyd, the 1976 champion.[1][2] He was the first American winner in five years at Augusta, the longest run at the Masters without a winner from the U.S.; the previous four were won by players from Europe, all from the United Kingdom. Though he had yet to win a major, Couples entered this Masters at age 32 as the world's top-ranked player and the odds-on favorite.[3][4][5]

The 36-hole cut at 145 (+1) eliminated only twenty competitors and 63 played on the weekend, the most since 1966. The Masters did not have a cut until its 21st edition in 1957. George Archer, the 1969 champion, made the cut in his final Masters at age 52 and finished in 51st place. The third round was unable to be completed until Sunday morning due to a nearly three hour rain delay on Saturday afternoon. Mark Calcavecchia shot a record 29 (−7) on the back nine early on Sunday with birdies at 10 and the final six holes; he finished ten strokes back.[6]

Davis Love III won the 33rd Par 3 contest on Wednesday with a score of 22.[7]

Course[edit]

Hole Name Yards Par Hole Name Yards Par
1 Tea Olive 400 4 10 Camellia 485 4
2 Pink Dogwood 555 5 11 White Dogwood 455 4
3 Flowering Peach 360 4 12 Golden Bell 155 3
4 Flowering Crab Apple 205 3 13 Azalea 465 5
5 Magnolia 435 4 14 Chinese Fir 405 4
6 Juniper 180 3 15 Firethorn 500 5
7 Pampas 360 4 16 Redbud 170 3
8 Yellow Jasmine 535 5 17 Nandina 400 4
9 Carolina Cherry 435 4 18 Holly 405 4
Out 3,465 36 In 3,440 36
Source:[8] Total 6,905 72

Field[edit]

1. Masters champions

Tommy Aaron, George Archer, Seve Ballesteros (3,9), Gay Brewer, Ben Crenshaw (9), Nick Faldo (3,9,10), Raymond Floyd (9,10,11,12), Doug Ford, Bernhard Langer, Sandy Lyle (10), Larry Mize (9), Jack Nicklaus, Arnold Palmer, Gary Player, Craig Stadler (9,11,12,13), Tom Watson (9,10), Ian Woosnam (13), Fuzzy Zoeller (9,10)

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

Hale Irwin (9,10), Scott Simpson (9,10), Payne Stewart (4), Curtis Strange

3. The Open champions (last five years)

Mark Calcavecchia (9,12), Ian Baker-Finch (9,13)

4. PGA champions (last five years)

John Daly (13), Wayne Grady, Larry Nelson (10), Jeff Sluman (13)

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

Mitch Voges (a), Manny Zerman (a)

6. The Amateur champion

Gary Wolstenholme (a)

7. U.S. Amateur Public Links champion

David Berganio, Jr. (a)

8. U.S. Mid-Amateur champion

Jim Stuart (a)

9. Top 24 players and ties from the 1991 Masters

Steve Elkington (12,13), Jim Gallagher, Jr. (10,11,13), Peter Jacobsen, Andrew Magee (12,13), Billy Mayfair, Mark McCumber, Rocco Mediate (13), Jodie Mudd, Tommy Nakajima, José María Olazábal (10,12), Steve Pate (11,12,13), Corey Pavin (10,12,13), Lanny Wadkins (13)

10. Top 16 players and ties from the 1991 U.S. Open

Fred Couples (12,13), Nolan Henke (13), Scott Hoch (13), Davis Love III (12,13), Craig Parry, D. A. Weibring (12,13)

11. Top eight players and ties from 1991 PGA Championship

David Feherty, Bob Gilder, John Huston, Kenny Knox, Bruce Lietzke (13), Steven Richardson, Hal Sutton

12. Winners of PGA Tour events since the previous Masters

Fulton Allem, Billy Andrade (13), Chip Beck (13), Mark Brooks (13), Billy Ray Brown, Russ Cochran (13), John Cook (13), Brad Faxon, Bruce Fleisher, Mike Hulbert (13), Lee Janzen, Blaine McCallister, Mark O'Meara (13), David Peoples, Kenny Perry, Nick Price (13), Dillard Pruitt, Tom Purtzer (13)

13. Top 30 players from the 1991 PGA Tour money list

Paul Azinger, Jay Don Blake, Ted Schulz

14. Special foreign invitation

Rodger Davis, Colin Montgomerie, Naomichi Ozaki

Past champions in the field[edit]

Made the cut[edit]

Player Country Year(s) won R1 R2 R3 R4 Total To par Finish
Raymond Floyd  United States 1976 69 68 69 71 277 −11 2
Larry Mize  United States 1987 73 69 71 68 281 −7 T6
Nick Faldo  England 1989, 1990 71 72 68 71 282 −6 T13
Ian Woosnam  Wales 1991 69 66 73 75 283 −5 T19
Fuzzy Zoeller  United States 1979 71 70 73 69 283 −5 T19
Craig Stadler  United States 1982 70 71 70 73 284 −4 T25
Bernhard Langer  Germany 1985 69 73 69 74 285 −3 T31
Sandy Lyle  Scotland 1988 72 69 70 75 286 −2 T37
Jack Nicklaus  United States 1963, 1965, 1966,
1972, 1975, 1986
69 75 69 74 287 −1 T42
Ben Crenshaw  United States 1984 72 71 71 74 288 E 46
Tom Watson  United States 1977, 1981 73 70 76 71 290 +2 T48
George Archer  United States 1969 74 69 76 72 291 +3 51
Tommy Aaron  United States 1973 76 69 77 71 293 +5 T54
Seve Ballesteros  Spain 1980, 1983 75 68 70 81 294 +6 T59

Source:[9]

Missed the cut[edit]

Player Country Year(s) won R1 R2 Total To par
Arnold Palmer  United States 1958, 1960,
1962, 1962
75 73 148 +4
Gary Player  South Africa 1961, 1974, 1978 75 73 148 +4
Gay Brewer  United States 1967 81 77 158 +14
Doug Ford  United States 1957 82 82 164 +20

Source:[10][11]

Round summaries[edit]

First round[edit]

Thursday, April 9, 1992

Place Player Country Score To par
T1 Jeff Sluman  United States 65 −7
Lanny Wadkins  United States
T3 Wayne Grady  Australia 68 −4
Mike Hulbert  United States
Davis Love III  United States
Ted Schulz  United States
T7 Fulton Allem  South Africa 69 −3
Fred Couples  United States
Steve Elkington  Australia
Raymond Floyd  United States
John Huston  United States
Bernhard Langer  Germany
Bruce Lietzke  United States
Jodie Mudd  United States
Jack Nicklaus  United States
Craig Parry  Australia
Steven Richardson  England
Ian Woosnam  Wales

Second round[edit]

Friday, April 10, 1992

Place Player Country Score To par
T1 Craig Parry  Australia 69-66=135 −9
Ian Woosnam  Wales 69-66=135
3 Fred Couples  United States 69-67=136 −8
T4 Raymond Floyd  United States 69-68=137 −7
Ted Schulz  United States 68-69=137
T6 Ian Baker-Finch  Australia 70-69=139 −5
Jeff Sluman  United States 65-74=139
D. A. Weibring  United States 71-68=139
T9 Fulton Allem  South Africa 69-71=140 −4
Steve Elkington  Australia 69-71=140
Davis Love III  United States 68-72=140
Greg Norman  Australia 70-70=140
Lanny Wadkins  United States 65-75=140

Amateurs: Zerman (−3), Berganio, Jr. (+3), Voges (+4), Wolstenholme (+7), Stuart (+14)

Third round[edit]

Saturday, April 11, 1992 & Sunday, April 12, 1992

Place Player Country Score To par
1 Craig Parry  Australia 69-66-69=204 −12
2 Fred Couples  United States 69-67-69=205 −11
3 Raymond Floyd  United States 69-68-69=206 −10
4 Ian Baker-Finch  Australia 70-69-68=207 −9
T5 Nick Price  Zimbabwe 70-71-67=208 −8
Ian Woosnam  Wales 69-66-73=208
T7 Bruce Lietzke  United States 69-72-68=209 −7
Ted Schulz  United States 68-69-72=209
Jeff Sluman  United States 65-74-70=209
10 Mark O'Meara  United States 74-67-69=210 −6

Final round[edit]

Sunday, April 12, 1992

Place Player Country Score To par Money ($)
1 Fred Couples  United States 69-67-69-70=275 −13 270,000
2 Raymond Floyd  United States 69-68-69-71=277 −11 162,000
3 Corey Pavin  United States 72-71-68-67=278 −10 102,000
T4 Mark O'Meara  United States 74-67-69-70=280 −8 66,000
Jeff Sluman  United States 65-74-70-71=280
T6 Ian Baker-Finch  Australia 70-69-68-74=281 −7 43,829
Nolan Henke  United States 70-71-70-70=281
Larry Mize  United States 73-69-71-68=281
Greg Norman  Australia 70-70-73-68=281
Steve Pate  United States 73-71-70-67=281
Nick Price  Zimbabwe 70-71-67-73=281
Ted Schulz  United States 68-69-72-72=281

Source:[9]

Amateurs: Zerman (+6)

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 Couples −11 −10 −11 −11 −10 −10 −10 −11 −12 −12 −12 −12 −12 −13 −13 −13 −13 −13
United States Floyd −9 −9 −9 −9 −9 −10 −10 −11 −11 −10 −10 −9 −9 −10 −11 −11 −11 −11
Australia Baker-Finch −10 −10 −9 −9 −8 −8 −8 −8 −8 −7 −7 −6 −6 −6 −7 −7 −7 −7
Australia Parry −12 −13 −12 −11 −10 −10 −9 −9 −9 −8 −8 −8 −8 −8 −8 −7 −7 −6
England Faldo −6 −7 −7 −7 −7 −7 −7 −8 −8 −7 −7 −5 −5 −5 −6 −6 −6 −6
Wales Woosnam −8 −8 −7 −7 −6 −6 −5 −6 −6 −5 −5 −3 −5 −6 −7 −6 −6 −5
United States Calcavecchia +4 +4 +4 +4 +5 +5 +5 +4 +4 +3 +3 +3 +2 +1 E −1 −2 −3

Cumulative tournament scores, relative to par

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Rappaport, Ron (April 13, 1992). "Couples golf's singular Master". Spokesman-Review. (from L.A. Daily News). p. C1. 
  2. ^ Reilly, Rick (April 20, 1992). "Bank Shot". Sports Illustrated. p. 18. 
  3. ^ Grisamore, Ed (April 9, 1992). "Masters mystery". Spokesman-Review. Knight-Ridder. p. C1. 
  4. ^ Florence, Mal (April 9, 1992). "Couples is the one man expected to tame Augusta". Eugene Register-Guard. (Los Angeles Times). p. 1D. 
  5. ^ "Couples in spot to lead Masters". Spokesman-Review. wire services. April 11, 1992. p. 2C. 
  6. ^ "Ageless Floyd feisty after finishing second". Spokesman-Review. wire reports. April 13, 1992. p. C2. 
  7. ^ "Love claims Par-3 victory". Rome News-Tribune. Rome, Georgia. Associated Press. April 9, 1992. p. 6-B. 
  8. ^ "How they played". Post and Courier. Charleston, South Carolina. April 11, 1992. p. 4C. 
  9. ^ a b "Masters Tournament (final scores)". Spokesman-Review. Associated Press. April 13, 1992. p. C4. 
  10. ^ "1992 Masters". databasegolf.com. Retrieved April 28, 2014. 
  11. ^ "Scores". Post and Courier. Charleston, South Carolina. April 11, 1992. p. 4C. 

External links[edit]

Preceded by
1991 PGA Championship
Major Championships Succeeded by
1992 U.S. Open

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