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The 1954 Masters Tournament was the 18th Masters Tournament, held April 8–12 at Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, Georgia. Sam Snead defeated defending champion Ben Hogan by one stroke in an 18-hole Monday playoff to win his third Masters tournament. It was Snead's seventh and final major victory.

1954 Masters Tournament
Tournament information
DatesApril 8–12, 1954
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)
Field78 players
CutNone
Prize fund$25,000
Winner's share$5,000
Champion
United States Sam Snead
289 (+1), playoff
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Augusta  is located in the United States
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Both Snead and Hogan were age 41, and they had won the previous three Masters; Snead in 1952 and Hogan in 1951 and 1953. Hogan was also the reigning champion of the U.S. Open and British Open; he did not win another major, but often contended until his final appearances in 1967 at the Masters and U.S. Open.

Snead's 289 (+1), along with Jack Burke, Jr. in 1956 and Zach Johnson in 2007, remains the highest winning total in Masters history. Amateur Billy Joe Patton, 31, led after the first and second rounds and during the fourth, but a seven at the 13th hole and a six at the 15th ended his title hopes, and he finished one stroke back.[1]

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Past champions in the fieldEdit

Player Country Year(s) won R1 R2 R3 R4 Total To par Finish
Sam Snead   United States 1949, 1952 74 73 70 72 289 +1 1
Ben Hogan   United States 1951, 1953 72 73 69 75 289 +1 2
Byron Nelson   United States 1937, 1942 73 76 74 73 296 +8 T12
Jimmy Demaret   United States 1940, 1947, 1950 80 75 72 73 300 +12 T29
Horton Smith   United States 1934, 1936 80 78 71 74 303 +15 T38
Claude Harmon   United States 1948 77 75 77 78 307 +19 T53
Gene Sarazen   United States 1935 79 75 78 75 307 +19 T53
Craig Wood   United States 1941 87 80 78 75 320 +32 71
  • The Masters did not have a 36-hole cut until 1957

Round summariesEdit

First roundEdit

Thursday, April 8, 1954

Place Player Country Score To par
T1 Billy Joe Patton (a)   United States 70 −2
Dutch Harrison   United States}
T3 Lloyd Mangrum   United States 71 −1
Jack Burke, Jr.   United States
T5 Ben Hogan   United States 72 E
Dave Douglas   United States
T7 Byron Nelson   United States 73 +1
Bob Rosburg   United States
Chick Harbert   United States
Denny Shute   United States
Tommy Bolt   United States
Vic Ghezzi   United States
Gardner Dickinson   United States
Pete Cooper   United States
William C. Campbell (a)   United States
Cary Middlecoff   United States

Second roundEdit

Friday, April 9, 1954

Place Player Country Score To par
1 Billy Joe Patton (a)   United States 70-74=144 E
2 Ben Hogan   United States 72-73=145 +1
T3 Bob Rosburg   United States 73-73=146 +2
Lloyd Mangrum   United States 71-75=146
T5 Tommy Bolt   United States 73-74=147 +3
Sam Snead   United States 74-73=147
T7 Al Besselink   United States 74-74=148 +4
Lew Worsham   United States 74-74=148
Chick Harbert   United States 73-75=148
Dave Douglas   United States 72-76=148
Jack Burke, Jr.   United States 71-77=148
Peter Thomson   Australia 76-72=148

Third roundEdit

Saturday, April 10, 1954

Place Player Country Score To par
1 Ben Hogan   United States 72-73-69=214 −2
2 Sam Snead   United States 74-73-70=217 +1
T3 Cary Middlecoff   United States 73-76-70=219 +3
Tommy Bolt   United States 73-74-72=219
Billy Joe Patton (a)   United States 70-74-75=219
T6 Jerry Barber   United States 74-76-71=221 +5
Jack Burke, Jr.   United States 71-77-73=221
T8 Al Besselink   United States 74-74-74=222 +6
Lew Worsham   United States 74-74-74=222
Lloyd Mangrum   United States 71-75-76=222
Bob Rosburg   United States 73-73-76=222

Final roundEdit

Sunday, April 11, 1954

Place Player Country Score To par Money ($)
T1 Sam Snead   United States 74-73-70-72=289 +1 Playoff
Ben Hogan   United States 72-73-69-75=289
3 Billy Joe Patton (a)   United States 70-74-75-71=290 +2 0
T4 Dutch Harrison   United States 70-79-74-68=291 +3 1,937
Lloyd Mangrum   United States 71-75-76-69=291
T6 Jerry Barber   United States 74-76-71-71=292 +4 1,041
Jack Burke, Jr.   United States 71-77-73-71=292
Bob Rosburg   United States 73-73-76-70=292
T9 Al Besselink   United States 74-74-74-72=294 +6 781
Cary Middlecoff   United States 73-76-70-75=294

Source:[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 +1 +1 +1 +2 +3 +2 +2 +2 +2 +2 +2 +3 +2 +2 +1 +1 +1 +1
  Hogan −1 −1 −2 −2 −2 −2 −1 −1 −1 −1 +1 +1 +1 +2 +1 +1 +1 +1
  Patton +4 +3 +3 +3 +3 +1 +1 E −1 −1 −1 E +2 +1 +2 +2 +2 +2
  Harrison +7 +6 +6 +6 +6 +5 +5 +5 +5 +5 +5 +5 +4 +5 +4 +4 +3 +3
  Mangrum +6 +5 +6 +6 +6 +6 +6 +6 +6 +6 +6 +6 +6 +6 +5 +4 +3 +3

Cumulative tournament scores, relative to par

Eagle Birdie Bogey Double bogey

PlayoffEdit

Monday, April 12, 1954

Place Player Country Score To par Money ($)
1 Sam Snead   United States 70 −2 5,000
2 Ben Hogan   United States 71 −1 3,125

ScorecardEdit

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 E −1 −1 E E −1 −1 −1 −1 −2 −2 −1 −2 −2 −3 −3 −3 −2
  Hogan E −1 −1 −1 −1 −1 −1 −1 −1 −1 −1 −1 −1 −1 −2 −1 −1 −1

Source:[3]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Hogan, Snead tie in Masters golf". Eugene Register-Guard. United Press. April 12, 1954. p. 2B.
  2. ^ "Snead, Hogan play off in Masters today". Toledo Blade. Associated Press. April 12, 1954. p. 18.
  3. ^ "Snead beats Hogan in Masters playoff". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Associated Press. April 13, 1954. p. 16.

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