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The 1940 Masters Tournament was the seventh Masters Tournament, held April 4–7 at Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, Georgia.

1940 Masters Tournament
Tournament information
DatesApril 4–7, 1940
LocationAugusta, Georgia
Course(s)Augusta National Golf Club
Organized byAugusta National Golf Club
Tour(s)PGA Tour
Statistics
Par72
Length6,800 yards (6,220 m)
Field59 players
Cutnone
Prize fund$5,000
Winner's share$1,500
Champion
United States Jimmy Demaret
280 (−8)
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Jimmy Demaret won the first of his three Masters titles, four strokes ahead of runner-up Lloyd Mangrum,[1][2] the largest margin of victory until 1948. The purse was $5,000 and the winner's share was $1,500.

Mangrum shot an opening round 64 (−8), a new course record by two strokes,[3][4][5][6] and it stood for 46 years, until Nick Price's 63 in 1986,[7] later equaled by Greg Norman in 1996. Although all three of these players won major titles, none won a Masters.

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Past champions in the fieldEdit

Player Country Year(s) won R1 R2 R3 R4 Total To par Finish
Byron Nelson   United States 1937 69 72 74 70 285 −3 3
Henry Picard   United States 1938 71 71 71 75 288 E T7
Ralph Guldahl   United States 1939 74 73 71 74 292 +4 T14
Gene Sarazen   United States 1935 74 71 77 73 295 +7 T21
Horton Smith   United States 1934, 1936 76 76 80 77 309 +21 T47
  • The Masters did not have a 36-hole cut until 1957

Round summariesEdit

First roundEdit

Thursday April 4, 1940

Place Player Country Score To par
1 Lloyd Mangrum   United States 64 −8
2 Jimmy Demaret   United States 67 −5
T3 Harry Cooper   England
  United States
69 −3
Byron Nelson   United States
T5 Lawson Little   United States 70 −2
Craig Wood   United States
T7 Tommy Armour   Scotland
  United States
71 −1
Willie Goggin   United States
Jug McSpaden   United States
Dick Metz   United States
Henry Picard   United States
Paul Runyan   United States
Sam Snead   United States

Source:[3][4][5]

ScorecardEdit

First round, set course record   32-32=64 (−8), lasted until 1986

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
  Mangrum E −1 −2 −2 −2 −2 −2 −3 −4 −3 −3 −4 −5 −5 −6 −6 −7 −8

Source:[3][4][5]

Second roundEdit

Friday April 5, 1940

Place Player Country Score To par
T1 Jimmy Demaret   United States 67-72=139 −5
Lloyd Mangrum   United States 64-75=139
3 Byron Nelson   United States 69-72=141 −3
4 Henry Picard   United States 71-71=142 −2
T5 Willie Goggin   United States 71-72=143 −1
Sam Snead   United States 71-72=143
T7 Harry Cooper   England
  United States
69-75=144 E
Jug McSpaden   United States 73-71=144
T9 Tommy Armour   Scotland
  United States
71-74=145 +1
Ed Dudley   United States 73-72=145
Dick Metz   United States 71-74=145
Paul Runyan   United States 72-73=145
Craig Wood   United States 70-75=145

Source:[8][9]

Third roundEdit

Saturday April 6, 1940

Place Player Country Score To par
1 Jimmy Demaret   United States 67-72-70=209 −7
2 Lloyd Mangrum   United States 64-75-71=210 −6
T3 Sam Snead   United States 71-72-69=212 −4
Craig Wood   United States 70-75-67=212
5 Henry Picard   United States 71-71-71=213 −3
6 Byron Nelson   United States 69-72-74=215 −1
T7 Ed Dudley   United States 73-72-71=216 E
Willie Goggin   United States 71-72-73=216
Ben Hogan   United States 73-74-69=216
T10 Harry Cooper   England
  United States
69-75-73=217 +1
Paul Runyan   United States 72-73-72=217

Source:

Final roundEdit

Sunday April 7, 1940

Place Player Country Score To par Money ($)
1 Jimmy Demaret   United States 67-72-70-71=280 −8 1,500
2 Lloyd Mangrum   United States 64-75-71-74=284 −4 800
3 Byron Nelson   United States 69-72-74-70=285 −3 600
T4 Harry Cooper   England
  United States
69-75-73-70=287 −1 400
Ed Dudley   United States 73-72-71-71=287
Willie Goggin   United States 71-72-73-71=287
T7 Henry Picard   United States 71-71-71-75=288 E 200
Sam Snead   United States 71-72-69-76=288
Craig Wood   United States 70-75-67-76=288
T10 Ben Hogan   United States 73-74-69-74=290 +2 100
Toney Penna   Italy
  United States
73-73-72-72=290

Source:[1][2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Bartlett, Charles (April 8, 1940). "Demaret's 280 wins Masters; Mangrum 2d". Chicago Daily Tribune. p. 21.
  2. ^ a b Ferguson, Harry (April 8, 1940). "Jimmy Demaret captures Masters Tournament". Youngstown Vindicator. Ohio. United Press. p. 10.
  3. ^ a b c "Lloyd Mangrum's 64 leads Augusta Open". Milwaukee Sentinel. Associated Press. April 5, 1940. p. 21.
  4. ^ a b c Bartlett, Charles (April 5, 1940). "Mangrum leads Masters golf on record 64". Chicago Daily Tribune. p. 33.
  5. ^ a b c "Lloyd Mangrum catches fire to set competitive golf scoring record". Spokesman-Review. Spokane, Washington. Associated Press. April 5, 1940. p. 14.
  6. ^ Ferguson, Harry (April 5, 1940). "Golf's Mr. Cinderella paces Masters play". Pittsburgh Press. United Press. p. 44.
  7. ^ "Norman leads but Price has 63". Sunday Star News. Wilmington, North Carolina. Associated Press. April 13, 1986. p. 1B.
  8. ^ Bartlett, Charles (April 6, 1940). "Mangrum and Demaret share Masters lead". Chicago Daily Tribune. p. 21.
  9. ^ "Ward shoots sparkling 68 to climb high among pros in golf tourney". Spokesman-Review. Spokane, Washington. April 6, 1940. p. 10.

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