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The 1934 Masters Tournament was the first Masters Tournament, held March 22–25 at Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, Georgia. It was officially known as the "Augusta National Invitation Tournament" for its first five editions, but informally as the Masters from the start.[1] Horton Smith won the event with a 20-foot (6 m) birdie putt at the 17th hole (now the 8th hole), and finished at 284 (−4), one stroke ahead of runner-up Craig Wood. (The current nines were reversed in 1934, switched to the current configuration prior to the 1935 event.) Tournament co-founder and host Bobby Jones finished ten strokes back at 294, tied for thirteenth place. The total purse was $5,000 and the winner's share was $1,500.[3][4]

1934 Masters Tournament
Tournament information
DatesMarch 22–25, 1934
LocationAugusta, Georgia
Course(s)Augusta National Golf Club
Organized byAugusta National Golf Club
Tour(s)PGA Tour
Statistics
Par72
Length6,700 yards (6,126 m)[1]
Field72 players[2]
CutNone
Prize fund$5,000
Winner's share$1,500
Champion
United States Horton Smith
284 (−4)
1935 →
Augusta  is located in the United States
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Contents

CourseEdit

Hole Name Yards Par Hole Name Yards Par
1 Camellia 430 4 10 Tea Olive 400 4
2 White Dogwood 415 4 11 Pink Dogwood 525 5
3 Golden Bell 150 3 12 Flowering Peach 350 4
4 Azalea 480 5 13 Flowering Crab Apple 190 3
5 Chinese Fir 425 4 14 Magnolia 440 4
6 Firethorn 485 5 15 Juniper 185 3
7 Redbud 145 3 16 Pampas 340 4
8 Nandina 400 4 17 Yellow Jasmine 500 5
9 Holly 420 4 18 Carolina Cherry 420 4
Out 3,350 36 In 3,350 36
Source:[1] Total 6,700 72
  • The holes' current names (2013) are listed above; the current nines were switched for 1934 only.

Round summariesEdit

First roundEdit

Thursday, March 22, 1934

Place Player Country Score To par
T1 Horton Smith   United States 70 −2
Jimmy Hines   United States
Emmet French   United States
T4 Craig Wood   United States 71 −1
Walter Hagen   United States
Henry Picard   United States
Johnny Golden   United States
T8 Billy Burke   United States 72 E
Ky Laffoon   United States
T10 Denny Shute   United States 73 +1
Joe Paletti   United States
Leo Diegel   United States

Source:[5]

Second roundEdit

Friday, March 23, 1934

Place Player Country Score To par
1 Horton Smith   United States 70-72=142 −2
T2 Ed Dudley   United States 74-69=143 −1
Billy Burke   United States 72-71=143
T4 Macdonald Smith   Scotland 74-70=144 E
Jimmy Hines   United States 70-74=144
Ralph Stonehouse   United States 74-70=144
T7 Al Espinosa   United States 75-70=145 +1
Leo Diegel   United States 73-72=145
Paul Runyan   United States 74-71=145
Craig Wood   United States 71-74=145

Source:[6]

Third roundEdit

Saturday, March 24, 1934

Place Name Country Score To par
1 Horton Smith   United States 70-72-70=212 −4
2 Billy Burke   United States 72-71-70=213 −3
T3 Craig Wood   United States 71-74-69=214 −2
Ed Dudley   United States 74-69-71=214
5 Paul Runyan   United States 74-71-70=215 −1
T6 Walter Hagen   United States 71-76-70=217 +1
Willie Macfarlane   Scotland 74-73-70=217
T8 Jimmy Hines   United States 70-74-74=218 +2
Bill Schwartz   United States 75-72-71=218
Macdonald Smith   Scotland 74-70-74=218

Final roundEdit

Sunday, March 25, 1934

Place Name Country Score To par Money ($)
1 Horton Smith   United States 70-72-70-72=284 −4 1,500
2 Craig Wood   United States 71-74-69-71=285 −3 800
T3 Billy Burke   United States 72-71-70-73=286 −2 550
Paul Runyan   United States 74-71-70-71=286
5 Ed Dudley   United States 74-69-71-74=288 E 400
6 Willie Macfarlane   Scotland 74-73-70-74=291 +3 300
T7 Al Espinosa   United States 75-70-75-72=292 +4 175
Jimmy Hines   United States 70-74-74-74=292
Harold "Jug" McSpaden   United States 77-74-72-69=292
Macdonald Smith   Scotland 74-70-74-74=292

Source:[3]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c "Jones vies with stars in comeback". Pittsburgh-Post Gazette. Associated Press. March 22, 1934. p. 19.
  2. ^ "Past winners and results". The Masters. Retrieved October 2, 2015.
  3. ^ a b "Horton Smith wins; Jones far behind". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Associated Press. March 26, 1934. p. 13.
  4. ^ Rice, Grantland (March 26, 1934). "Horton Smith captures masters' tourney, Jones outside money". Spokesman-Review. p. 9.
  5. ^ "Jones off form in comeback attempt". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Associated Press. March 23, 1934. p. 19.
  6. ^ "Jones continues shaky at Augusta". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Associated Press. March 24, 1934. p. 15.

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