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The 1946 Masters Tournament was the tenth Masters Tournament, held April 4–7 at Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, Georgia. It was the first in four years, because of World War II. The purse was $10,000, double that of the previous Masters in 1942, with a winner's share of $2,500.

1946 Masters Tournament
Tournament information
DatesApril 4–7, 1946
LocationAugusta, Georgia
Course(s)Augusta National Golf Club
Organized byAugusta National Golf Club
Tour(s)PGA Tour
Statistics
Par72
Length6,800 yards (6,218 m) [1]
Field51 players
Cutnone
Prize fund$10,000
Winner's share$2,500
Champion
United States Herman Keiser
282 (−6)
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Herman Keiser won his only major title, one stroke ahead of runner-up Ben Hogan, the tour's money leader.[2] Keiser and Hogan both three-putted the slick 18th green on Sunday;[3] Keiser from 20 feet (6 m), and a half-hour later Hogan from 15 feet (4.6 m).[4]

Hogan won the PGA Championship four months later in August for his first major title at age 34. He later won the Masters in 1951 and 1953 and finished his career with nine wins in majors.

Past champions in the fieldEdit

Player Country Year(s) won R1 R2 R3 R4 Total To par Finish
Jimmy Demaret   United States 1940 75 70 71 73 289 +1 T4
Byron Nelson   United States 1937, 1942 72 73 71 74 290 +2 T7
Horton Smith   United States 1934, 1936 78 75 77 69 299 +11 T21
Henry Picard   United States 1938 79 73 71 77 300 +12 T25
Ralph Guldahl   United States 1939 85 76 78 76 315 +27 48
Craig Wood   United States 1941 83 WD
  • The Masters did not have a 36-hole cut until 1957

Round summariesEdit

First roundEdit

Thursday, April 4, 1946

Place Player Country Score To par
T1 Chick Harbert   United States 69 −3
Herman Keiser   United States
T3 Vic Ghezzi   United States 71 −1
Fred Haas   United States
Toney Penna   Italy
  United States
T6 Johnny Bulla   United States 72 E
Cary Middlecoff   United States
Byron Nelson   United States
Jimmy Thomson   Scotland
  United States
T10 George Schneiter   United States 73 +1
Clayton Heafner   United States

Source:[5]

Second roundEdit

Friday, April 5, 1946

Place Player Country Score To par
1 Herman Keiser   United States 69-68=137 −7
2 Jimmy Thomson   Scotland
  United States
72-70=142 −2
3 Clayton Heafner   United States 74-69=143 −1
T4 Bob Hamilton   United States 75-69=144 E
Chick Harbert   United States 69-75=144
Ben Hogan   United States 74-70=144
Toney Penna   Italy
  United States
71-73=144
T8 Jimmy Demaret   United States 75-70=145 +1
Jim Foulis   United States 70-75=145
Byron Nelson   United States 72-73=145

Source:[6]

Third roundEdit

Saturday, April 6, 1946

Place Player Country Score To par
1 Herman Keiser   United States 69-68-71=208 −8
2 Ben Hogan   United States 74-70-69=213 −3
T3 Jim Ferrier   Australia 74-72-68=214 −2
Fred Haas   United States 71-75-68=214
Clayton Heafner   United States 74-69-71=214
6 Bob Hamilton   United States 75-69-71=215 −1
T7 Jimmy Demaret   United States 75-70-71=216 E
Byron Nelson   United States 72-73-71=216
T9 Jim Foulis   United States 75-70-72=217 +1
Vic Ghezzi   United States 71-79-67=217
Ky Laffoon   United States 74-73-70=217

Source:[7]

Final roundEdit

Sunday, April 7, 1946

Place Player Country Score To par Money ($)
1 Herman Keiser   United States 69-68-71-74=282 −6 2,500
2 Ben Hogan   United States 74-70-69-70=283 −5 1,500
3 Bob Hamilton   United States 75-69-71-72=287 −1 1,000
T4 Jimmy Demaret   United States 75-70-71-73=289 +1 683
Jim Ferrier   Australia 74-72-68-75=289
Ky Laffoon   United States 74-73-70-72=289
T7 Chick Harbert   United States 69-75-76-70=290 +2 356
Clayton Heafner   United States 74-69-71-76=290
Byron Nelson   United States 72-73-71-74=290
Sam Snead   United States 74-75-70-71=290

Source:[8]

ScorecardEdit

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
  Keiser −7 −8 −8 −8 −7 −8 −7 −8 −7 −7 −7 −7 −7 −7 −7 −7 −7 −6
  Hogan −2 −3 −3 −3 −3 −3 −3 −4 −4 −4 −4 −5 −6 −5 −6 −6 −6 −5

Cumulative tournament scores, relative to par

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Keiser shaky, retains lead". Milwaukee Journal. Associated Press. April 7, 1946. p. 1, sports.
  2. ^ "Hogan far ahead in winter earnings". Miami News. United Press. April 8, 1946. p. 4B.
  3. ^ "Keiser wins Masters tourney as Hogan misses short putt". Milwaukee Journal. Associated Press. April 8, 1946. p. 4-part 2.
  4. ^ Keeler, O.B. (April 8, 1946). "Hogan 3-putts final hole giving Keiser Masters' title". Miami News. p. 2B.
  5. ^ Bartlett, Charles (April 5, 1946). "War vets lead first round of Masters golf". Chicago Daily Tribune. p. 27.
  6. ^ Bartlett, Charles (April 6, 1946). "Keiser leads Master golf thru 2d round". Chicago Daily Tribune. p. 19.
  7. ^ Bartlett, Charles (April 7, 1946). "Keiser holds 5-shot Masters golf lead". Chicago Sunday Tribune. p. 1, part 2.
  8. ^ Bartlett, Charles (April 8, 1946). "Keiser wins Masters golf meet with 282". Chicago Daily Tribune. p. 25.

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