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1959 Masters Tournament

1959 Masters Tournament
Tournament information
Dates April 2–5, 1959
Location Augusta, Georgia
Course(s) Augusta National Golf Club
Tour(s) PGA Tour
Statistics
Par 72
Length 6,980 yards (6,383 m)[1]
Field 87 players, 42 after cut
Cut 149 (+5)
Winner's share $15,000
Champion
United States Art Wall, Jr.
284 (–4)

The 1959 Masters Tournament was the 23rd Masters Tournament, held April 2–5 at Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, Georgia. Art Wall, Jr. shot a final round of 66 (–6), with birdies on five of the last six holes, to pass 12 players and win the Masters, one stroke ahead of runner-up Cary Middlecoff, the 1955 champion.[2]

Defending champion Arnold Palmer was the third round co-leader,[1] but a triple-bogey at the par-3 12th led to a 74 and a third place finish, two strokes back.[3][4][5]

This was the Masters debut of Jack Nicklaus, age 19; he shot 76-74 (150) and missed the cut by 1 stroke.

Final leaderboard

Place Player Country Score To par Money ($)
1 Art Wall, Jr.  United States 73-74-71-66=284 –4 15,000
2 Cary Middlecoff  United States 74-71-68-72=285 –3 7,500
3 Arnold Palmer  United States 71-70-71-74=286 –2 4,500
T4 Stan Leonard  Canada 69-74-69-75=287 –1 2,625
Dick Mayer  United States 73-75-71-68=287
6 Charles Coe (a)  United States 74-74-67-73=288 E 0
7 Fred Hawkins  United States 77-71-68-73=289 +1 2,100
T8 Julius Boros  United States 75-69-74-72=290 +2 1,740
Jay Hebert  United States 72-73-72-73=290
Gene Littler  United States 72-75-72-71=290
Billy Maxwell  United States 73-71-72-74=290
Billy Joe Patton (a)  United States 75-70-71-74=290 0
Gary Player  South Africa 73-75-71-71=290 1,740

Scorecard

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 Wall +1 E E E E E +1 E E +1 +1 +1 E –1 –2 –2 –3 –4
United States Middlecoff –3 –2 –2 –1 –1 –1 –1 –2 –2 –2 –1 –1 –2 –1 –3 –3 –3 –3
United States Palmer –4 –4 –4 –4 –4 –3 –3 –4 –4 –4 –4 –1 –2 –2 –3 –3 –2 –2
United States Leonard –4 –4 –4 –3 –3 –3 –2 –2 –1 –1 –1 –1 –2 –2 –2 –2 –1 –1

Cumulative tournament scores, relative to par

References

External links

  • Masters.com – past winners and results
  • About.com – 1959 Masters
  • Augusta.com – 1959 Masters leaderboard and scorecards

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

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