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The 1963 Masters Tournament was the 27th Masters Tournament, held April 4–7 at Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, Georgia. 84 players entered the tournament and 50 made the cut at eight-over-par (152).

1963 Masters Tournament
Tournament information
DatesApril 4–7, 1963
LocationAugusta, Georgia
Course(s)Augusta National Golf Club
Organized byAugusta National Golf Club
Tour(s)PGA Tour
Statistics
Par72
Length6,850 yards (6,264 m)[1]
Field84 players, 50 after cut
Cut152 (+8)
Prize fund$112,500[2]
Winner's share$20,000
Champion
United States Jack Nicklaus
286 (−2)
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Jack Nicklaus, 23, won the first of his record six Green Jackets with a three-foot (0.9 m) par putt on the final hole to finish one stroke ahead of runner-up Tony Lema.[3][2] Nicklaus shot a 66 (−6) in the second round, which was key in his victory.[1][4] It was the second of his record 18 major titles; his third came three months later at the PGA Championship in July.

Gene Sarazen, the 1935 champion, made the cut at Augusta for the final time at age 61 and finished 49th.

It was the last Masters for Horton Smith, winner of the inaugural event in 1934 and again in 1936. He was the only competitor to have participated in every edition of the tournament, and had a lung removed in 1957. Battling Hodgkin's Disease, Smith was partly aided by a golf cart and shot 91 and 86; he died six months later in Detroit at age 55, shortly after attending the Ryder Cup matches in Atlanta.[5][6][7]

George Bayer won the Par 3 contest with a score of 23.

Contents

FieldEdit

1. Masters champions

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

The following categories only apply to Americans
2. U.S. Open champions (last 10 years)

Tommy Bolt, Billy Casper (8,11), Jack Fleck (8,10), Ed Furgol, Gene Littler (8,9,11), Dick Mayer, Jack Nicklaus (8,9,10)

3. The Open champions (last 10 years)
4. PGA champions (last 10 years)

Jerry Barber (8,11), Walter Burkemo, Dow Finsterwald (8,11), Chick Harbert, Jay Hebert (11), Lionel Hebert (8), Bob Rosburg (9)

5. U.S. Amateur and Amateur champions (last 10 years)

Charles Coe (6,8,a), Richard Davies (6,a), Labron Harris Jr. (6,7,a)

  • Deane Beman (6,9) and Harvie Ward did not play. Other champions forfeited their exemptions by turning professional.
6. Selections for the 1963 U.S. Walker Cup team

Robert W. Gardner (a), Downing Gray (7,a), Billy Joe Patton (7,a), R. H. Sikes (a), Charlie Smith (a), Ed Updegraff (a)

7. 1962 U.S. Amateur quarter-finalists

Homero Blancas (a), Charles Coody (a), Paul Desjardins (a), Jim Gabrielsen (a), Bill Newcomb (a)

8. Top 24 players and ties from the 1962 Masters Tournament

Julius Boros, Gay Brewer (9), Jacky Cupit, Gardner Dickinson, Paul Harney (10), Don January, Billy Maxwell (9), Johnny Pott, Mike Souchak (9,11), Ken Venturi

9. Top 16 players and ties from the 1962 U.S. Open

Bob Goalby (9), Tommy Jacobs, Bobby Nichols (10), Phil Rodgers, Doug Sanders

10. Top eight players and ties from 1962 PGA Championship

George Bayer, Dave Ragan

11. Members of the U.S. 1961 Ryder Cup team

Bill Collins

12. Two players selected for meritorious records on the fall part of the 1962 PGA Tour

Tony Lema, Jerry Pittman

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

Bo Wininger

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

Wes Ellis

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

Bill Hyndman (a)

16. Two players, not already qualified, from a points list based on finishes in the winter part of the 1963 PGA Tour

Mason Rudolph, Dan Sikes

17. Foreign invitations

Al Balding (8), David Blair (a), Antonio Cerdá, Bob Charles, Chen Ching-Po, Bruce Crampton, Gerard de Wit, Juan Antonio Estrada (a), Jorge Ledesma (a), Stan Leonard, Ángel Miguel, Kel Nagle, Koichi Ono, Chi-Chi Rodríguez, Miguel Sala, Alvie Thompson

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

Nationalities in the fieldEdit

North America (72) South America (3) Europe (3) Oceania (3) Asia (2) Africa (1)
  Canada (3)   Argentina (2)   Scotland (1)   Australia (2)   Japan (1)   South Africa (1)
  Mexico (1)   Colombia (1)   Netherlands (1)   New Zealand (1)   Taiwan (1)
  Puerto Rico (1)   Spain (1)
  United States (67)

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 70 73 74 71 288 E T3
Gary Player   South Africa 1961 71 74 74 70 289 +1 T5
Arnold Palmer   United States 1958, 1960, 1962 74 73 73 71 291 +3 T9
Doug Ford   United States 1957 75 73 75 69 292 +4 T11
Art Wall, Jr.   United States 1959 75 74 73 72 294 +6 T21
Jimmy Demaret   United States 1940, 1947, 1950 75 75 81 73 304 +16 T43
Herman Keiser   United States 1946 75 77 79 74 305 +17 45
Gene Sarazen   United States 1935 74 73 81 80 308 +20 49

Missed the cutEdit

Player Country Year(s) won R1 R2 Total To par
Jack Burke Jr.   United States 1956 78 76 154 +10
Byron Nelson   United States 1937, 1942 79 77 156 +12
Cary Middlecoff   United States 1955 87 81 168 +24
Horton Smith   United States 1934, 1936 91 86 177 +33
Claude Harmon   United States 1948 82 WD
Henry Picard   United States 1938 WD
Craig Wood   United States 1941 WD

Source[8][9][10]

Round summariesEdit

First roundEdit

Thursday, April 4, 1963

Place Player Country Score To par
T1 Mike Souchak   United States 69 −3
Bo Wininger   United States
T3 Ed Furgol   United States 70 −2
Jay Hebert   United States
Sam Snead   United States
T6 George Bayer   United States 71 −1
Gary Player   South Africa
T8 Charles Coe (a)   United States 72 E
Billy Maxwell   United States
T10 Downing Gray (a)   United States 73 +1
Don January   United States
Dick Mayer   United States
Doug Sanders   United States

Source:[11]

Second roundEdit

Friday, April 5, 1963

Place Player Country Score To par
1 Mike Souchak   United States 69-70=139 −5
T2 Jay Hebert   United States 70-70=140 −4
Jack Nicklaus   United States 74-66=140
T4 Ed Furgol   United States 70-71=141 −3
Bo Wininger   United States 69-72=141
T6 Tony Lema   United States 74-69=143 −1
Dick Mayer   United States 73-70=143
Sam Snead   United States 70-73=143
T9 Julius Boros   United States 76-69=145 +1
Gary Player   South Africa 71-74=145

Source:[10]

Third roundEdit

Saturday, April 6, 1963

Place Player Country Score To par
1 Jack Nicklaus   United States 74-66-74=214 −2
2 Ed Furgol   United States 70-71-74=215 −1
3 Julius Boros   United States 76-69-71=216 E
T4 Tony Lema   United States 74-69-74=217 +1
Sam Snead   United States 70-73-74=217
T6 Chen Ching-Po   Taiwan 76-71-71=218 +2
Mike Souchak   United States 69-70-79=218
Bo Wininger   United States 69-72-77=218
T9 Stan Leonard   Canada 74-72-73=219 +3
Gary Player   South Africa 71-74-74=219
Mason Rudolph   United States 75-72-72=219

Source:[12]

Final roundEdit

Sunday, April 7, 1963

Place Player Country Score To par Money ($)
1 Jack Nicklaus   United States 74-66-74-72=286 −2 20,000
2 Tony Lema   United States 74-69-74-70=287 −1 12,000
T3 Julius Boros   United States 76-69-71-72=288 E 7,000
Sam Snead   United States 70-73-74-71=288
T5 Dow Finsterwald   United States 74-73-73-69=289 +1 4,000
Ed Furgol   United States 70-71-74-74=289
Gary Player   South Africa 71-74-74-70=289
8 Bo Wininger   United States 69-72-77-72=290 +2 2,400
T9 Don January   United States 73-75-72-71=291 +3 1,800
Arnold Palmer   United States 74-73-73-71=291

Source:[3]

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
  Nicklaus −2 −2 −2 −2 −2 −2 −2 −1 −1 −1 −1 E −1 −1 −1 −2 −2 −2
  Lema +2 +1 +1 E E E E E E E +1 +1 E E E E E −1
  Boros +1 E E +1 +1 +2 +1 +1 +1 +1 +1 E E E E E E E
  Snead +1 E E E E E −1 −1 E E E E E −1 −2 −1 −1 E
  Finsterwald +3 +2 +3 +3 +2 +3 +3 +2 +2 +2 +2 +3 +3 +2 +1 +1 +1 +1
  Furgol −1 −1 −1 E +1 +1 +1 +1 +1 +2 +3 +3 +3 +3 +2 +2 +1 +1
  Player +2 +2 +2 +2 +1 +1 +1 +1 +1 +1 +1 +1 E E −1 −1 E +1

Cumulative tournament scores, relative to par

Birdie Bogey

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Souchak takes sole Masters lead". Pittsburgh-Post Gazette. Associated Press. April 6, 1963. p. 14.
  2. ^ a b "Nicklaus captures Masters golf crown". Pittsburgh-Post Gazette. Associated Press. April 8, 1963. p. 25.
  3. ^ a b Bartlett, Charles (April 8, 1963). "Nicklaus wins Masters title with 286". Chicago Tribune. p. 1, part 3.
  4. ^ Wright, Alfred (April 15, 1963). "Young Jack the Mighty Master". Sports Illustrated: 26.
  5. ^ "Horton Smith, winner of first Masters, dies". Reading Eagle. (Pennsylvania). UPI. October 15, 1963. p. 18.
  6. ^ "Golf champ Smith dies at age 55". Toledo Blade. (Ohio). Associated Press. October 15, 1963. p. 24.
  7. ^ "Ex-Masters king Horton Smith dies". Palm Beach Post. Florida. Associated Press. October 16, 1963. p. 15.
  8. ^ "Masters golf tournament scoreboard". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. April 5, 1963. p. 22.
  9. ^ "Masters scoreboard". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. April 6, 1963. p. 14.
  10. ^ a b Bartlett, Charles (April 6, 1963). "Nicklaus gets 66; trails Souchak by 1". Chicago Tribune.
  11. ^ Bartlett, Charles (April 5, 1963). "Wininger, Souchak lead in Masters". Chicago Tribune. p. 1, part 3.
  12. ^ Bartlett, Charles (April 7, 1963). "Nicklaus leads rain-soaked Masters". Chicago Tribune.

External linksEdit

Coordinates: 33°30′11″N 82°01′12″W / 33.503°N 82.020°W / 33.503; -82.020