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The 1957 Masters Tournament was the 21st Masters Tournament, held April 4–7 at Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, Georgia. This was the first Masters played with a 36-hole cut. A field of 101 players started in the tournament, and 40 of them made the cut at 150 (+6).

1957 Masters Tournament
Tournament information
DatesApril 4–7, 1957
LocationAugusta, Georgia
Course(s)Augusta National Golf Club
Organized byAugusta National Golf Club
Tour(s)PGA Tour
Statistics
Par72
Length6,980 yards (6,383 m)[1]
Field101 players, 40 after cut
Cut150 (+6)
Winner's share$8,750
Champion
United States Doug Ford
283 (−5)
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Doug Ford won his only Masters, three strokes ahead of runner-up Sam Snead, a three-time champion.[2] Snead was the third round leader, but could only shoot even-par in a round that included six birdies and six bogeys. Ford was three strokes back after 54 holes,[3] but was bogey-free on Sunday. On the final hole, Ford holed out from the bunker for birdie for his 66 (–6).[1][4] This was Ford's second and final major title; he also won the 1955 PGA Championship.

This year was the Masters debut of Gary Player, 21, and he finished tied for 24th. He won three Masters, in 1961, 1974, and 1978. Five-time British Open winner Peter Thomson finished fifth, his best career finish in the Masters.

Two-time champion Ben Hogan had finished in the top ten in the last fourteen Masters that he had entered, but had 32 putts on Friday and missed the event's first-ever cut by a stroke.[5][6] It was the only cut he missed at Augusta; in nine more Masters he had three top ten finishes, including his final appearance at age 54 in 1967.

FieldEdit

This was the last year when professionals were invited based solely on qualification in amateur events.

1. Masters champions

Jack Burke Jr. (4,8,10,11), Jimmy Demaret, Claude Harmon (10), Ben Hogan (2,3,4,8,9), Herman Keiser, Cary Middlecoff (2,8,9,11), Byron Nelson (2,4), Henry Picard (4), Gene Sarazen (2,3,4), Horton Smith, Sam Snead (3,4,8,9,10,11), Craig Wood

The following categories only apply to Americans
2. U.S. Open champions

Julius Boros (8,9), Billy Burke, Jack Fleck, Ed Furgol (8,9,10), Lawson Little (5), Tony Manero, Lloyd Mangrum (8), Fred McLeod, Sam Parks Jr., Lew Worsham

3. The Open champions

Jock Hutchison (4), Denny Shute (4)

4. PGA champions

Walter Burkemo (8), Doug Ford (8,9,11), Vic Ghezzi, Bob Hamilton, Chick Harbert (11), Chandler Harper (11), Johnny Revolta, Paul Runyan, Jim Turnesa (8)

5. U.S. Amateur and Amateur champions

Dick Chapman (a), Charles Coe (a), Joe Conrad (6), Gene Littler (8), Billy Maxwell (9), Arnold Palmer (8,9), Skee Riegel, Frank Stranahan (8), Sam Urzetta (8), Bud Ward, Harvie Ward (6,7,a)

6. Members of the 1955 U.S. Walker Cup team

William C. Campbell (a), Don Cherry (a), Bruce Cudd (a), Jimmy Jackson (a), Ed Meister (a), Dale Morey (a), Billy Joe Patton (8,9,a), Hillman Robbins (8,a), Dick Yost (a)

  • Robbins and Meister were reserves for the team.
7. 1956 U.S. Amateur quarter-finalists

Rex Baxter (a), Arnold Blum (a), Joe Campbell (a), Sarg Fontanini (a), Ted Gleichmann (a), Chuck Kocsis (a)

8. Top 24 players and ties from the 1956 Masters Tournament

Jerry Barber (9,11), Tommy Bolt (9,11), Pete Cooper (9), Dow Finsterwald, Shelley Mayfield, Al Mengert, Johnny Palmer, Bob Rosburg, Mike Souchak, Ken Venturi (9)

9. Top 24 players and ties from the 1956 U.S. Open

Errie Ball, Johnny Bulla, Billy Casper, Wes Ellis, Fred Haas, Dutch Harrison, Jay Hebert, Bob Kay, Ted Kroll (10,11), Bill Ogden, Bob Toski

10. 1956 PGA Championship quarter-finalists

Fred Hawkins, Bill Johnston, Terl Johnson, Henry Ransom

11. Members of the U.S. 1955 Ryder Cup team

Marty Furgol

12. One player, either amateur or professional, not already qualified, selected by a ballot of ex-Masters champions

Mike Fetchick

13. One professional, not already qualified, selected by a ballot of ex-U.S. Open champions

Dick Mayer

14. One amateur, not already qualified, selected by a ballot of ex-U.S. Amateur champions

Bud Taylor (a)

15. Two players, not already qualified, from a points list based on finishes in the winter part of the 1957 PGA Tour

Gardner Dickinson, Art Wall Jr.

16. Winner of the 1956 Canadian Open

Doug Sanders

17. Foreign invitations

Al Balding, Henry Cotton (9), Bruce Crampton, Stan Leonard (8), Jerry Magee (7,a), Moe Norman, Gary Player, Peter Thomson (8), Harry Weetman, Trevor Wilkes

  • Numbers in brackets indicate categories that the player would have qualified under had they been American.

Nationalities in the fieldEdit

North America (95) South America (0) Europe (2) Oceania (2) Asia (0) Africa (2)
  Canada (4)   England (2)   Australia (2)   South Africa (2)
  United States (91)

Past champions in the fieldEdit

Made the cutEdit

Player Country Year(s) won R1 R2 R3 R4 Total To par Finish
Sam Snead   United States 1949, 1952, 1954 72 68 74 72 286 −2 2
Jimmy Demaret   United States 1940, 1947, 1950 72 70 75 70 287 −1 3
Jack Burke, Jr.   United States 1956 71 72 74 74 291 +3 T7
Byron Nelson   United States 1937, 1942 74 72 73 76 295 +7 T16
Henry Picard   United States 1938 79 71 78 74 302 +14 T35
Claude Harmon   United States 1948 78 72 77 76 303 +15 T38

Missed the cutEdit

Player Country Year(s) won R1 R2 Total To par
Ben Hogan   United States 1951, 1953 76 75 151 +7
Cary Middlecoff   United States 1955 79 73 152 +8
Gene Sarazen   United States 1935 80 75 155 +11
Herman Keiser   United States 1946 80 78 158 +14
Craig Wood   United States 1941 72 87 159 +15
Horton Smith   United States 1934, 1936 77 82 159 +15

Source[7]

Round summariesEdit

First roundEdit

Thursday, April 4, 1957

Place Player Country Score To par
1 Jack Burke, Jr.   United States 71 −1
T2 Bruce Crampton   Australia 72 E
Jimmy Demaret   United States
Doug Ford   United States
Peter Thomson   Australia
Sam Snead   United States
T7 Al Balding   Canada 73 +1
Jerry Barber   United States
Henry Cotton   England
Ed Furgol   United States
Marty Furgol   United States
Arnold Palmer   United States
Skee Riegel   United States
Bud Ward   United States
Harvie Ward (a)   United States

Source:[8]

Second roundEdit

Friday, April 5, 1957

Place Player Country Score To par
1 Sam Snead   United States 72-68=140 −4
2 Jimmy Demaret   United States 72-70=142 −2
3 Jack Burke, Jr.   United States 71-72=143 −1
T4 Ed Furgol   United States 73-71=144 E
Harvie Ward (a)   United States 73-71=144
T6 Doug Ford   United States 72-73=145 +1
Peter Thomson   Australia 72-73=145
T8 Al Balding   Canada 73-73=146 +2
Henry Cotton   England 73-73=146
Jay Hebert   United States 74-72=146
Byron Nelson   United States 74-72=146
Arnold Palmer   United States 73-73=146

Source:[9]

Third roundEdit

Saturday, April 6, 1957

Place Player Country Score To par
1 Sam Snead   United States 72-68-74=214 −2
T2 Stan Leonard   Canada 75-72-68=215 –1
Arnold Palmer   United States 73-73-69=215
Harvie Ward (a)   United States 73-71-71=215
5 Ed Furgol   United States 73-71-72=216 E
T6 Jack Burke, Jr.   United States 71-72-74=217 +1
Jimmy Demaret   United States 72-70-75=217
Doug Ford   United States 72-73-72=217
T9 Henry Cotton   England 73-73-72=218 +2
Peter Thomson   Australia 72-73-73=218

Source:

Final roundEdit

Sunday, April 7, 1957

Place Player Country Score To par Money ($)
1 Doug Ford   United States 72-73-72-66=283 −5 8,750
2 Sam Snead   United States 72-68-74-72=286 −2 4,375
3 Jimmy Demaret   United States 72-70-75-70=287 −1 2,625
4 Harvie Ward (a)   United States 73-71-71-73=288 E 0
5 Peter Thomson   Australia 72-73-73-71=289 +1 1,750
6 Ed Furgol   United States 73-71-72-74=290 +2 1,312
T7 Jack Burke, Jr.   United States 71-72-74-74=291 +3 1,137
Dow Finsterwald   United States 74-74-73-70=291
Arnold Palmer   United States 73-73-69-76=291
10 Jay Hebert   United States 74-72-76-70=292 +4 1,005

Source:[2]

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
  Ford E E E E E E E −1 −1 −1 −1 −2 −2 −3 −4 −4 −4 −5
  Snead −1 −2 −2 −3 −3 −3 −4 −4 −3 −2 −1 −1 E +1 E −1 −1 −2
  Demaret +1 +1 +1 +1 +1 E E E E +1 +1 +1 E E −1 −1 −1 −1
  Ward −1 −1 E E E −1 −1 −1 E E +1 +2 +1 +1 +1 +1 +1 E
  Thomson +2 +2 +1 +2 +2 +2 +2 +1 +1 +1 +1 +1 E E E E +1 +1
  Furgol −1 E E −1 +1 +2 +2 +1 +1 +1 +2 +3 +3 +3 +2 +2 +2 +2
  Palmer −1 −2 −2 −2 −1 E E −1 E E E E E E E +3 +4 +3
  Leonard −1 −1 −1 −1 −1 −1 −1 E E +2 +3 +3 +5 +5 +5 +5 +5 +5

Cumulative tournament scores, relative to par

Birdie Bogey Double bogey Triple bogey+

Source:[10]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Doug Ford's 283 captures Masters golf". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Associated Press. April 8, 1957. p. 1.
  2. ^ a b Bartlett, Charles (April 8, 1957). "Ford takes Masters! Posts 66 for 283". Chicago Daily Tribune. p. 1, part 4.
  3. ^ Bartlett, Charles (April 7, 1957). "Snead's Masters lead cut to stroke". Chicago Sunday Tribune. p. 1, part 2.
  4. ^ "Two shots that won the Masters". Sports Illustrated. April 15, 1957. p. 16.
  5. ^ Grimsley, Will (April 6, 1957). "Stutter putter Ben's downfall". Spokesman-Review. Associated Press. p. 13.
  6. ^ "Snead takes Masters golf lead with 140". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Associated Press. April 6, 1957. p. 12.
  7. ^ "Masters golf scores". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. April 6, 1957. p. 12.
  8. ^ Bartlett, Charles (April 5, 1957). "Masters interrupted; Burke's 71 leads". Chicago Daily Tribune. p. 1, part 4.
  9. ^ Bartlett, Charles (April 6, 1957). "Snead's 140 leads Masters; Hogan out". Chicago Daily Tribune. p. 1, part 2.
  10. ^ "Leaders' cards". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. April 8, 1957. p. 26.

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