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1950 Masters Tournament

1950 Masters Tournament
Tournament information
Dates April 6–9, 1950
Location Augusta, Georgia
Course(s) Augusta National Golf Club
Tour(s) PGA Tour
Statistics
Par 72
Length 6,900 yards (6,310 m)[1][2]
Field 65 players[1]
Cut none
Prize fund $12,000 [3]
Winner's share $2,400
Champion
United States Jimmy Demaret
283 (–5)

The 1950 Masters Tournament was the 14th Masters Tournament, held April 6–9 at Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, Georgia. Jimmy Demaret won the tournament at 283 (–5) to become the first three-time Masters champion, with previous wins in 1940 and 1947. He played the par-five 13th hole (Azalea) in six-under-par for the week, with two eagles and two birdies at the pivotal 480-yard (440 m) hole.[2][3]

Third round leader Jim Ferrier, a naturalized American originally from Australia, shot 75 (+3) and was two strokes back as runner-up. Defending champion Sam Snead was third at 287 (–1).

Ben Hogan played in his first major since his near-fatal automobile accident in early 1949. In second place after 54 holes, he shot a 76 (+4) in the final round and fell back to even par for the week, in a tie for fourth place with Byron Nelson.[2] Hogan won the next three majors he entered: the 1950 U.S. Open, the 1951 Masters, and the 1951 U.S. Open.

The tournament drew an estimated 10,000 patrons on Saturday and 18,000 on Sunday. With the favorable turnout, host Bobby Jones increased the original purse of $10,000 to $12,000.[3]

Final leaderboard

Place Player Country Score To par Money ($)
1 Jimmy Demaret  United States 70-72-72-69=283 –5 2,400
2 Jim Ferrier  Australia 70-67-73-75=285 –3 1,500
3 Sam Snead  United States 71-74-70-72=287 –1 1,020
T4 Ben Hogan  United States 73-68-71-76=288 E 725
Byron Nelson  United States 75-70-69-74=288
6 Lloyd Mangrum  United States 76-74-73-68=291 +3 480
T7 Clayton Heafner  United States 74-77-69-72=292 +4 405
Cary Middlecoff  United States 75-76-68-73=292
9 Lawson Little  United States 70-73-75-75=293 +5 360
T10 Fred Haas  United States 74-76-73-71=294 +6 333
Gene Sarazen  United States 80-70-72-72=294

References

External links

  • Masters.com – Past winners
  • About.com: 1950 Masters

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

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