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The 1938 Masters Tournament was the fifth Masters Tournament, held April 2–4 at Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, Georgia. Due to adverse weather conditions, the first round was delayed until Saturday,[2] rounds 2 and 3 were played on Sunday,[3] and the final round was on Monday.[4]

1938 Masters Tournament
Tournament information
DatesApril 2–4, 1938
LocationAugusta, Georgia
Course(s)Augusta National Golf Club
Organized byAugusta National Golf Club
Tour(s)PGA Tour
Statistics
Par72
Field42 players[1]
CutNone
Prize fund$5,000
Winner's share$1,500
Champion
United States Henry Picard
285 (−3)
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Augusta  is located in the United States
Augusta 
Augusta 
Location in the United States

Henry Picard led by one stroke after 54 holes and shot 70 in the final round to win his only Masters, two strokes ahead of runners-up Harry Cooper and Ralph Guldahl.[5] It was the first of two major titles for Picard, who won the PGA Championship in 1939.

The purse was $5,000 with a winner's share of $1,500. Ben Hogan made his Masters debut and finished tied for 25th. Tournament host Bobby Jones finished in the top twenty for the second and final time.[6]

Contents

Past champions in the fieldEdit

Player Country Year(s) won R1 R2 R3 R4 Total To par Finish
Byron Nelson   United States 1937 73 74 70 73 290 +2 5
Gene Sarazen   United States 1935 78 70 68 79 295 +7 T13
Horton Smith   United States 1934, 1936 75 75 78 71 299 +11 T22
  • The Masters did not have a 36-hole cut until 1957

Round summariesEdit

First roundEdit

Saturday, April 2, 1938

Place Player Country Score To par
1 Harry Cooper   England
  United States
68 −4
T2 Ed Dudley   United States 70 −2
Dick Metz   United States
T4 Toney Penna   Italy
  United States
71 −1
Henry Picard   United States
Paul Runyan   United States
T7 Bobby Cruickshank   Scotland 72 E
Lawson Little   United States
Tony Manero   United States
Jug McSpaden   United States
Felix Serafin   United States

Source:[2]

Second roundEdit

Sunday, April 3, 1938   (morning)

Place Player Country Score To par
1 Ed Dudley   United States 70-69=139 −5
T2 Ralph Guldahl   United States 73-70=143 −1
Henry Picard   United States 71-72=143
Felix Serafin   United States 72-71=143
T5 Paul Runyan   United States 71-73=144 E
Jimmy Thomson   Scotland
  United States
74-70=144
T7 Harry Cooper   England
  United States
68-77=145 +1
Johnny Revolta   United States 73-72=145
T9 Jimmy Hines   United States 75-71=146 +2
Billy Burke   United States 73-73=146

Third roundEdit

Sunday, April 3, 1938   (afternoon)

Place Player Country Score To par
1 Henry Picard   United States 71-72-72=215 −1
T2 Harry Cooper   England
  United States
68-77-71=216 E
Ed Dudley   United States 70-69-77=216
Ralph Guldahl   United States 73-70-73=216
Gene Sarazen   United States 78-70-68=216
6 Byron Nelson   United States 73-74-70=217 +1
7 Paul Runyan   United States 71-73-74=218 +2
8 Vic Ghezzi   United States 75-74-70=219 +3
9 Jimmy Thomson   Scotland
  United States
74-70-76=220 +4
T10 Jimmy Hines   United States 75-71-75=221 +5
Lawson Little   United States 72-75-74=221
Dick Metz   United States 70-77-74=221
Johnny Revolta   United States 73-72-76=221
Felix Serafin   United States 72-71-78=221

Source:[3]

Final roundEdit

Monday, April 4, 1938

Place Player Country Score To par Money ($)
1 Henry Picard   United States 71-72-72-70=285 −3 1,500
T2 Harry Cooper   England
  United States
68-77-71-71=287 −1 700
Ralph Guldahl   United States 73-70-73-71=287
4 Paul Runyan   United States 71-73-74-70=288 E 500
5 Byron Nelson   United States 73-74-70-73=290 +2 400
T6 Ed Dudley   United States 70-69-77-75=291 +3 275
Felix Serafin   United States 72-71-78-70=291
T8 Dick Metz   United States 70-77-74-71=292 +4 175
Jimmy Thomson   Scotland
  United States
74-70-76-72=292
T10 Vic Ghezzi   United States 75-74-70-74=293 +5 100
Jimmy Hines   United States 75-71-75-72=293
Lawson Little   United States 72-75-74-72=293

Source:[5][6]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Past winners and results". The Masters. Archived from the original on October 12, 2013. Retrieved April 16, 2013.
  2. ^ a b McLemore, Henry (April 3, 1938). "Cooper's par-smashing 68 leads classy field in Masters' golf tourney". Pittsburgh Press. United Press. p. 1, sports.
  3. ^ a b "Picard's 215 nets lead in Masters' Tournament". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Associated Press. April 4, 1938. p. 17.
  4. ^ Rice, Grantland (April 2, 1938). "Rain postpones Masters' golf". Spokesman-Review. Spokane, Washington. p. 13.
  5. ^ a b Rice, Grantland (April 5, 1938). "Sore thumb helps Henry Picard win". Milwaukee Journal. p. 6, part 2.
  6. ^ a b "Picard takes Augusta title". Eugene Register-Guard. Oregon. Associated Press. April 5, 1938. p. 8.

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