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The 1949 Masters Tournament was the 13th Masters Tournament, held April 7–10 at Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, Georgia. This was the first year that the famous Green Jacket was awarded to the tournament winner, and previous champions were awarded theirs retroactively.[3]

1949 Masters Tournament
Tournament information
DatesApril 7–10, 1949
LocationAugusta, Georgia
Course(s)Augusta National Golf Club
Organized byAugusta National Golf Club
Tour(s)PGA Tour
Statistics
Par72
Length6,900 yards (6,310 m)[1][2]
Field58 players
Cutnone
Prize fund$11,000
Winner's share$2,750
Champion
United States Sam Snead
282 (−6)
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Sam Snead shot consecutive rounds of 67 on the weekend to win by three strokes over runners-up Johnny Bulla and Lloyd Mangrum.[4][5] This was the first of his three Masters victories and the third of his seven major championships. Snead also won the next major, the PGA Championship in May, and became the first to win those two in the same calendar year. He was followed by Jack Burke Jr. (1956) and Jack Nicklaus (1963, 1975); they completed their doubles in the summer (July, August).

Previous champions of both the Masters and PGA Championship, won in different calendar years, were Gene Sarazen, Byron Nelson, and Henry Picard.

Defending tour player of the year Ben Hogan did not play in the majors in 1949,[6] due to a near-fatal automobile collision in west Texas in early February.[7][8][9] Prior to the accident, he had won twice in January and was a runner-up in a playoff.[10][11] Hogan returned to the tour on a limited basis in 1950 and won six more majors (nine total), including the Masters in 1951 and 1953. He finished fourth in 1950, in his first major back.

Founder and host Bobby Jones (1902–1971) played in his last Masters the year before; diagnosed with syringomyelia and recovering from spinal surgery, this was his first as a spectator.[6]

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Past champions in the fieldEdit

Player Country Year(s) won R1 R2 R3 R4 Total To par Finish
Jimmy Demaret   United States 1940, 1947 76 72 73 71 292 +4 T8
Byron Nelson   United States 1937, 1942 75 70 74 73 292 +4 T8
Claude Harmon   United States 1948 73 75 73 72 293 +5 T11
Herman Keiser   United States 1946 75 68 78 72 293 +5 T11
Henry Picard   United States 1938 74 77 73 73 297 +9 T21
Horton Smith   United States 1934, 1936 75 72 78 73 298 +10 T23
Craig Wood   United States 1941 81 75 72 73 301 +13 34
Gene Sarazen   United States 1935 75 74 76 79 304 +16 T39
  • The Masters did not have a 36-hole cut until 1957

Round summariesEdit

First roundEdit

Thursday, April 7, 1949

Place Player Country Score To par
1 Lloyd Mangrum   United States 69 −3
2 Frank Stranahan (a)   United States 70 −2
T3 Leland Gibson   United States 71 −1
Clayton Heafner   United States
Dick Metz   United States
Johnny Revolta   United States
7 Lawson Little   United States 72 E
T8 Herman Barron   United States 73 +1
Chick Harbert   United States
Claude Harmon   United States
Dutch Harrison   United States
Joe Kirkwood, Jr.   Australia
Johnny Palmer   United States
Sam Snead   United States
Jim Turnesa   United States

Source:[12]

Second roundEdit

Friday, April 8, 1949

Place Player Country Score To par
T1 Herman Keiser   United States 75-68=143 −1
Lloyd Mangrum   United States 69-74=143
3 Johnny Palmer   United States 73-71=144 E
T4 Fred Haas   United States 75-70=145 +1
Clayton Heafner   United States 71-74=145
Joe Kirkwood, Jr.   Australia 73-72=145
Byron Nelson   United States 75-70=145
Jim Turnesa   United States 73-72=145
9 Chick Harbert   United States 73-73=146 +2
T10 Johnny Bulla   United States 74-73=147 +3
Dick Metz   United States 71-76=147
Horton Smith   United States 75-72=147
Frank Stranahan (a)   United States 70-77=147

Source:[13]

Third roundEdit

Saturday, April 9, 1949

Place Player Country Score To par
1 Johnny Palmer   United States 73-71-70=214 −2
T2 Joe Kirkwood, Jr.   Australia 73-72-70=215 −1
Lloyd Mangrum   United States 69-74-72=215
Sam Snead   United States 73-75-67=215
T5 Johnny Bulla   United States 74-73-69=216 E
Jim Ferrier   Australia 77-72-67=216
Jim Turnesa   United States 73-72-71=216
8 Clayton Heafner   United States 71-74-72=217 +1
T9 Herman Barron   United States 73-75-71=219 +3
Byron Nelson   United States 75-70-74=219

Source:[14]

Final roundEdit

Sunday, April 10, 1949

Place Player Country Score To par Money ($)
1 Sam Snead   United States 73-75-67-67=282 −6 2,750
T2 Johnny Bulla   United States 74-73-69-69=285 −3 1,100
Lloyd Mangrum   United States 69-74-72-70=285
T4 Johnny Palmer   United States 73-71-70-72=286 −2 440
Jim Turnesa   United States 73-72-71-70=286
6 Lew Worsham   United States 76-75-70-68=289 +1 330
7 Joe Kirkwood, Jr.   Australia 73-72-70-75=290 +2 330
T8 Jimmy Demaret   United States 76-72-73-71=292 +4 311
Clayton Heafner   United States 71-74-72-75=292
Byron Nelson   United States 75-70-74-73=292

Source:[4]

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
  Snead −2 −3 −3 −4 −3 −3 −3 −4 −4 −3 −2 −3 −4 −4 −5 −5 −5 −6
  Bulla E E E E +1 E E −2 −2 −2 −2 −2 −3 −2 −3 −3 −3 −3
  Mangrum −1 −2 −2 −2 −2 −2 −2 −3 −3 −3 −3 −3 −3 −3 −4 −3 −3 −3
  Palmer −2 −2 −2 −2 −2 −2 −3 −2 −2 −2 −3 −1 −1 −1 −2 −2 −2 −2
  Turnesa E −1 −1 −1 −1 −1 −1 −2 −2 −2 −2 E −1 −1 −2 −2 −3 −2
  Worsham +5 +5 +5 +5 +5 +4 +3 +2 +2 +3 +4 +4 +3 +3 +2 +2 +2 +1
  Kirkwood −1 −2 −2 −2 −1 −1 −1 −1 −1 E E +1 E +2 +1 +1 +1 +2
  Ferrier E −1 −1 E E E +1 +2 +2 +3 +2 +4 +7 +7 +6 +6 +6 +7

Cumulative tournament scores, relative to par

Eagle Birdie Bogey Double bogey Triple bogey +

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Keeler, O.B. (April 8, 1949). "Masters field chases Mangrum". Miami News. p. 2-B.
  2. ^ "Middlecoff man to beat in golf". Eugene Register-Guard. Associated Press. April 7, 1949. p. 16.
  3. ^ Kindred, Dave (August 2013). "The case of the missing green jacket". Golf Digest. Retrieved April 17, 2014.
  4. ^ a b Bartlett, Charles (April 11, 1949). "Snead cards 267; wins Masters with 282". Chicago Daily Tribune. p. 1, part 4.
  5. ^ "Snead tames putter to win Masters title". Milwaukee Journal. Associated Press. April 11, 1949. p. 4-part 2.
  6. ^ a b "Wide open Masters tourney starts in Augusta Thursday". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Associated Press. April 7, 1949. p. 21.
  7. ^ "Golfer Ben Hogan injured in car crash". Chicago Daily Tribune. Associated Press. February 3, 1949. p. 1, sec. 4.
  8. ^ "Ben Hogan is seriously hurt as car, bus collide head on". Milwaukee Journal. United Press. February 3, 1949. p. 6, part 2.
  9. ^ "Improving Hogan will play again". Chicago Daily Tribune. Associated Press. February 4, 1949. p. 1, part 3.
  10. ^ "Hogan cards 69 to top Demaret in playoff". Chicago Daily Tribune. Associated Press. January 26, 1949. p. 3, sec. 3.
  11. ^ "Demaret beats Hogan by 3 to win playoff". Chicago Daily Tribune. Associated Press. February 1, 1949. p. 3, sec. 3.
  12. ^ Bartlett, Charles (April 8, 1949). "Mangrum's sub-par 69 leads Masters". Chicago Daily Tribune. p. 1, part 3.
  13. ^ Bartlett, Charles (April 9, 1949). "Keiser ties Mangrum for Masters lead". Chicago Daily Tribune. p. 1, part 2.
  14. ^ Bartlett, Charles (April 10, 1949). "Palmer's 70 takes Masters lead at 214". Chicago Sunday Tribune. p. 1, part 2.

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