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The 1960 Masters Tournament was the 24th Masters Tournament, held April 7–10 at Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, Georgia. Arnold Palmer birdied the final two holes to win by one stroke over runner-up Ken Venturi.[2][3][4]

1960 Masters Tournament
Tournament information
DatesApril 7–10, 1960
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]
Field83 players, 45 after cut
Cut150 (+6)
Prize fund$87,050
Winner's share$17,500
Champion
United States Arnold Palmer
282 (−6)
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It was the second of Palmer's four Masters victories and the second of his seven major titles. Palmer, age 30, also won the U.S. Open in 1960 and was the runner-up at the British Open.

Jack Nicklaus, age 20 and the reigning U.S. Amateur champion, played in his second Masters. He made the cut for the first time at Augusta and tied for 13th place. Defending champion Art Wall, Jr. did not play, due to a knee injury.[5] The purse was $87,050 with a winner's share of $17,500.[6]

Third place finisher Dow Finsterwald received a two-stroke penalty after the second round for violating a local rule, practice putting on the green following the conclusion of a hole, and lost the title by two strokes. The incident had occurred in the first round, and was self-reported after the second round after he was informed by his playing partner Billy Casper that it was not allowed. Instead of leading at 139 (−5), Finsterwald was tied with Ben Hogan and two others for second place after two rounds at 141, one stroke behind leader Palmer at 140.[7]

Palmer was the sole leader after all four rounds and was the second wire-to-wire winner at the Masters, following Craig Wood in 1941. Subsequent wire-to-wire winners were Jack Nicklaus in 1972, Raymond Floyd in 1976, and Jordan Spieth in 2015.

The 36-hole cut rule was slightly modified this year to include all golfers in the top 40 plus ties or within 10 strokes of the lead. Previously the cut rule at the Masters (instituted in 1957) was top 40 plus ties. Three golfers made the cut at 150 (+6) who would not have made the cut under the previous rule.

The Par 3 contest was introduced this year, and three-time Masters champion Sam Snead won with a score of 23 (−4).[5]

FieldEdit

1. Masters champions

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

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

Tommy Bolt, Julius Boros (8,11), Billy Burke, Billy Casper (9), Chick Evans (5,a), Jack Fleck (8), Ed Furgol, Tony Manero, Lloyd Mangrum, Dick Mayer (8), Fred McLeod, Sam Parks Jr., Lew Worsham

3. The Open champions

Jock Hutchison (4), Denny Shute (4)

4. PGA champions

Walter Burkemo (8), Dow Finsterwald (8,9,10,11), Vic Ghezzi, Chick Harbert (8), Chandler Harper (8), Lionel Hebert, Johnny Revolta, Bob Rosburg (9,10,11), Paul Runyan, Jim Turnesa

5. U.S. Amateur and Amateur champions

Deane Beman (6,a), Dick Chapman (a), Charles Coe (6,7,8,a), Jack Nicklaus (6,7,a), Robert Sweeny Jr. (a)

6. Members of the 1959 U.S. Walker Cup team

Tommy Aaron (a), William C. Campbell (a), Chuck Kocsis (8,a), Billy Joe Patton (8,a), Bud Taylor (a), Ward Wettlaufer (a)

7. 1959 U.S. Amateur quarter-finalists

Gene Andrews (a), David Goldman (a), Charles Harrison (a), Dudley Wysong (a)

8. Top 24 players and ties from the 1959 Masters Tournament

Fred Hawkins (9), Jay Hebert (11), Ted Kroll (9), Gene Littler (9), Billy Maxwell, Ed Oliver, Bo Wininger

9. Top 16 players and ties from the 1959 U.S. Open

Dick Knight, Dave Marr, Mike Souchak (10,11), Ernie Vossler

10. Top eight players and ties from 1959 PGA Championship

Jerry Barber, Bob Goalby, Doug Sanders, Ken Venturi

11. Members of the U.S. 1959 Ryder Cup team
12. One player, either amateur or professional, not already qualified, selected by a ballot of ex-Masters champions

Mason Rudolph

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

George Bayer

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

Richard Crawford (a)

15. Two players, not already qualified, from a points list based on finishes in the winter part of the 1960 PGA Tour

Don January, Dave Ragan

16. Foreign invitations

Bruce Crampton, Mário Gonzalez, Harold Henning, Denis Hutchinson, Stan Leonard (8), Ángel Miguel, Kel Nagle, Gary Player (3,8,9), Norman Von Nida, Harry Weetman

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

Nationalities in the fieldEdit

North America (74) South America (1) Europe (2) Oceania (3) Asia (0) Africa (3)
  Canada (1)   Brazil (1)   England (1)   Australia (3)   South Africa (3)
  United States (73)   Spain (1)

Past champions in the fieldEdit

Made the cutEdit

Player Country Year(s) won R1 R2 R3 R4 Total To par Finish
Arnold Palmer   United States 1958 67 73 72 70 282 −6 1
Ben Hogan   United States 1951, 1953 73 68 72 76 289 +1 T6
Jack Burke, Jr.   United States 1956 72 72 74 74 292 +4 T11
Sam Snead   United States 1949, 1952, 1954 73 74 72 73 292 +4 T11
Claude Harmon   United States 1948 69 72 75 78 294 +6 T16
Doug Ford   United States 1957 74 72 80 71 297 +9 T25

Missed the cutEdit

Player Country Year(s) won R1 R2 Total To par
Jimmy Demaret   United States 1940, 1947, 1950 75 76 151 +7
Cary Middlecoff   United States 1955 75 76 151 +7
Byron Nelson   United States 1937, 1942 76 76 152 +8
Henry Picard   United States 1938 76 77 153 +9
Horton Smith   United States 1934, 1936 76 77 153 +9
Herman Keiser   United States 1946 78 78 156 +12
Gene Sarazen   United States 1935 76 80 156 +12
Craig Wood   United States 1941 80 WD

Source[8]

Round summariesEdit

First roundEdit

Thursday, April 7, 1960

Place Player Country Score To par
1 Arnold Palmer   United States 67 −5
T2 Fred Hawkins   United States 69 −3
Claude Harmon   United States
Jay Hebert   United States
T5 Don January   United States 70 −2
Bud Taylor (a)   United States
Harry Weetman   England
T8 Deane Beman (a)   United States 71 −1
Billy Casper   United States
Dow Finsterwald   United States
Gene Littler   United States

Source:[9]

  • Finsterwald carded a 69, but incurred a two-stroke penalty for violating a local rule.[7]

Second roundEdit

Friday, April 8, 1960

Place Player Country Score To par
1 Arnold Palmer   United States 67-73=140 −4
T2 Walter Burkemo   United States 72-69=141 −3
Dow Finsterwald   United States 71-70=141
Claude Harmon   United States 69-72=141
Ben Hogan   United States 73-68=141
T6 Billy Casper   United States 71-71=142 −2
Don January   United States 70-72=142
Ken Venturi   United States 73-69=142
T9 Deane Beman (a)   United States 71-72=143 −1
Julius Boros   United States 72-71=143
Billy Maxwell   United States 72-71=143
Gary Player   South Africa 72-71=143

Source:[7][8]

Third roundEdit

Saturday, April 9, 1960

Place Player Country Score To par
1 Arnold Palmer   United States 67-73-72=212 −4
T2 Julius Boros   United States 72-71-70=213 −3
Billy Casper   United States 71-71-71=213
Dow Finsterwald   United States 71-70-72=213
Ben Hogan   United States 73-68-72=213
Ken Venturi   United States 73-69-71=213
7 Gary Player   South Africa 72-71-72=215 −1
T8 Walter Burkemo   United States 72-69-75=216 E
Claude Harmon   United States 69-72-75=216
Don January   United States 70-72-74=216
Stan Leonard   Canada 72-72-72=216

Source:[1]

Final roundEdit

Sunday, April 10, 1960

Place Player Country Score To par Money ($)
1 Arnold Palmer   United States 67-73-72-70=282 −6 17,500
2 Ken Venturi   United States 73-69-71-70=283 −5 10,500
3 Dow Finsterwald   United States 71-70-72-71=284 −4 7,000
4 Billy Casper   United States 71-71-71-74=287 −1 5,250
5 Julius Boros   United States 72-71-70-75=288 E 4,200
T6 Walter Burkemo   United States 72-69-75-73=289 +1 2,800
Ben Hogan   United States 73-68-72-76=289
Gary Player   South Africa 72-71-72-74=289
T9 Lionel Hebert   United States 74-70-73-73=290 +2 1,575
Stan Leonard   Canada 72-72-72-74=290

Source:[3]

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
  Palmer −5 −5 −4 −4 −3 −3 −3 −4 −4 −4 −4 −4 −4 −4 −4 −4 −5 −6
  Venturi −3 −4 −5 −5 −5 −6 −6 −6 −6 −6 −5 −5 −5 −5 −5 −5 −5 −5
  Finsterwald −3 −3 −3 −3 −3 −3 −3 −4 −5 −5 −5 −4 −4 −5 −5 −5 −5 −4
  Casper −3 −3 −3 −3 −2 −2 −2 −2 −2 −2 −2 −1 −2 −1 −2 −1 −1 −1
  Boros −3 −3 −1 −1 −1 −1 −2 −1 −1 −1 −2 −2 −2 −1 −2 −2 −1 E
  Hogan −2 −3 −2 −2 −2 −1 −1 −1 −1 −1 −1 −1 −1 E E +1 +1 +1

Cumulative tournament scores, relative to par

Birdie Bogey Double bogey

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Palmer's 72 keeps him 1-stroke up". Milwaukee Sentinel. UPI. April 10, 1960. p. 1-sports.
  2. ^ Wind, Herbert Warren (April 18, 1960). "Gasps for a fabulous finish". Sports Illustrated. p. 12.
  3. ^ a b Gundelfinger, Phil (April 11, 1960). "Palmer's rally wins in Masters". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. p. 1.
  4. ^ Bartlett, Charles (April 11, 1960). "Palmer's birdie-birdie finish wins". Spokesman-Review. Spokane, Washington. (Chicago Tribune).
  5. ^ a b c "Snead cops Par-3 test at Masters". Milwaukee Sentinel. Associated Press. April 7, 1960. p. 6, part 2.
  6. ^ "Palmer's blazing finish wins Masters by one". Milwaukee Sentinel. Associated Press. April 11, 1960. p. 2, part 2.
  7. ^ a b c Grimsley, Will (April 9, 1960). "Finsterwald penalized, Palmer's 140 tops Masters; Hogan tied for second". Youngstown Vindicator. Ohio. Associated Press. p. 10.
  8. ^ a b "Masters golf scoreboard". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Associated Press. April 9, 1960. p. 15.
  9. ^ "Palmer's 67 leads Masters". Milwaukee Sentinel. Associated Press. April 8, 1960. p. 6, part 2.

External linksEdit

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