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The 1952 Masters Tournament was the 16th Masters Tournament, held April 3–6 at Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, Georgia.

1952 Masters Tournament
Tournament information
DatesApril 3–6, 1952
LocationAugusta, Georgia
Course(s)Augusta National Golf Club
Organized byAugusta National Golf Club
Tour(s)PGA Tour
Statistics
Par72
Field70 players
Cutnone
Prize fund$20,000[1]
Winner's share$4,000
Champion
United States Sam Snead
286 (−2)
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In strong winds and cool temperatures on the final two days, Sam Snead held on to the lead and won the second of his three Masters titles, four strokes ahead of runner-up Jack Burke, Jr.[1][2] It was the sixth of Snead's seven major titles.

Defending champion Ben Hogan hosted the first Masters Club dinner (popularly known as the Champions dinner). He was the co-leader with Snead after three rounds at 214 (−2),[3][4] but shot a 79 (+7) on Sunday and finished seven strokes back.

With a Sunday gallery estimated at 18,000 patrons at five dollars each, the purse was doubled by the tournament committee to $20,000, with a winner's share of $4,000.[1]

Contents

Past champions in the fieldEdit

Player Country Year(s) won R1 R2 R3 R4 Total To par Finish
Sam Snead   United States 1949 70 67 77 72 286 −2 1
Ben Hogan   United States 1951 70 70 74 79 293 +5 T7
Claude Harmon   United States 1948 73 74 77 73 297 +9 T14
Byron Nelson   United States 1937, 1942 72 75 78 77 302 +14 T24
Horton Smith   United States 1934, 1936 74 73 77 80 304 +16 T30
Henry Picard   United States 1938 76 77 78 80 311 +23 T52
Craig Wood   United States 1941 73 81 80 80 314 +26 59
Jimmy Demaret   United States 1940, 1947, 1950 77 76 153 +9 WD
Gene Sarazen   United States 1935 WD
  • The Masters did not have a 36-hole cut until 1957

Round summariesEdit

First roundEdit

Thursday, April 3, 1952

Place Player Country Score To par
T1 Ray Gafford   United States 69 −3
Johnny Palmer   United States
T3 Al Besselink   United States 70 −2
Ben Hogan   United States
Sam Snead   United States
T6 Skip Alexander   United States 71 −1
Tommy Bolt   United States
Doug Ford   United States
Fred Hawkins   United States
Joe Kirkwood, Jr.   Australia
Lloyd Mangrum   United States
Johnny Revolta   United States
Lew Worsham   United States

Source:[5][6]

Second roundEdit

Friday, April 4, 1952

Place Player Country Score To par
1 Sam Snead   United States 70-67=137 −7
2 Ben Hogan   United States 70-70=140 −4
T3 Tommy Bolt   United States 71-71=142 −2
Jim Ferrier   Australia 72-70=142
Johnny Revolta   United States 71-71=142
T6 Jack Burke, Jr.   United States 76-67=143 −1
George Fazio   United States 72-71=143
Johnny Palmer   United States 69-74=143
Harvie Ward (a)   United States 72-71=143
T10 Skip Alexander   United States 71-73=144 E
Dow Finsterwald   United States 72-72=144
Fred Hawkins   United States 71-73=144
Cary Middlecoff   United States 72-72=144
Ed Oliver   United States 72-72=144

Source:[7]

Third roundEdit

Saturday, April 5, 1952

Place Player Country Score To par
T1 Ben Hogan   United States 70-70-74=214 −2
Sam Snead   United States 70-67-77=214
3 Cary Middlecoff   United States 72-72-72=216 E
T4 Al Besselink   United States 70-76-71=217 +1
Tommy Bolt   United States 71-71-75=217
6 Johnny Palmer   United States 69-74-75=218 +2
T7 Jim Ferrier   Australia 72-70-77=219 +3
Johnny Revolta   United States 71-71-77=219
Lew Worsham   United States 71-75-73=219
10 Lloyd Mangrum   United States 71-74-75=220 +4

Source:[3][4]

Final roundEdit

Sunday, April 6, 1952

Place Player Country Score To par Money ($)
1 Sam Snead   United States 70-67-77-72=286 −2 4,000
2 Jack Burke, Jr.   United States 76-67-78-69=290 +2 2,500
T3 Al Besselink   United States 70-76-71-74=291 +3 1,387
Tommy Bolt   United States 71-71-75-74=291
Jim Ferrier   Australia 72-70-77-72=291
6 Lloyd Mangrum   United States 71-74-75-72=292 +4 800
T7 Julius Boros   United States 73-73-76-71=293 +5 625
Fred Hawkins   United States 71-73-78-71=293
Ben Hogan   United States 70-70-74-79=293
Lew Worsham   United States 71-75-73-74=293

Source:[1][2]

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 −2 −2 −3 −3 −3 −3 −2 −1 −2 −1 E −1 −1 −1 −1 −1 −2
  Burke +6 +5 +4 +4 +4 +4 +4 +4 +3 +3 +3 +3 +2 +2 +2 +2 +2 +2
  Besselink +1 +2 +1 +2 +3 +2 +2 +2 +1 +2 +2 +2 +3 +3 +2 +3 +3 +3
  Bolt +1 −1 −1 −1 E E E E +1 +1 +1 +1 −1 −1 E +1 +3 +3
  Ferrier +3 +3 +2 +2 +3 +2 +2 +2 +2 +3 +3 +4 +4 +4 +3 +3 +3 +3
  Hogan −1 −1 −1 E +1 +1 +1 +1 +1 +1 +1 +1 +1 +2 +3 +4 +4 +5
  Middlecoff +1 +1 +2 +2 +3 +3 +3 +4 +5 +5 +5 +5 +4 +4 +6 +6 +6 +6

Source:[1][2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d e Bartlett, Charles (April 7, 1952). "Snead wins Masters golf on 286". Chicago Daily Tribune. p. 1, part 4.
  2. ^ a b c "Snead's 286 wins Masters golf title". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Associated Press. April 7, 1952. p. 20.
  3. ^ a b Bartlett, Charles (April 6, 1952). "Hogan ties Snead for Masters golf lead". Chicago Sunday Tribune. p. 1, part 2.
  4. ^ a b "Snead, Hogan lead Masters with 214". Milwaukee Sentinel. April 6, 1952. p. 1B.
  5. ^ Bartlett, Charles (April 4, 1952). "Hogan, Snead fire 70s in Masters". Chicago Daily Tribune. p. 1, part 4.
  6. ^ "Palmer, Gafford fire 69s in Masters". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Associated Press. April 4, 1952. p. 29.
  7. ^ Bartlett, Charles (April 5, 1952). "Snead gets 67; leads Masters golf". Chicago Daily Tribune. p. 1, part 3.

External linksEdit

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