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The 1965 Masters Tournament was the 29th Masters Tournament, held April 8–11 at Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, Georgia.

1965 Masters Tournament
Tournament information
DatesApril 8–11, 1965
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]
Field91 players, 49 after cut
Cut148 (+4)
Winner's share$20,000
Champion
United States Jack Nicklaus
271 (−17)
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Augusta  is located in the United States
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Location in the United States

Jack Nicklaus, age 25, won the second of his six Masters titles with a score of 271 (−17), at the time a tournament record, three strokes better than Ben Hogan's 274 in 1953.[2] It was equaled in 1976 by Raymond Floyd and surpassed in 1997 by Tiger Woods' 270 (−18). Nicklaus' winning margin of nine strokes also stood until 1997, when Woods was victorious by twelve strokes to win his first green jacket. It was the fourth of a record 18 major titles won by Nicklaus in his career.

The "Big Three" (Nicklaus, Arnold Palmer, and Gary Player) were tied for the lead after 36 holes at 138 (−6),[1][3] but Nicklaus shot a 64 (−8) on Saturday to post a 202 (−14), a gain of five shots on Player and eight on Palmer.[4][5] Nicklaus' round tied the course record set by Lloyd Mangrum in the first round in 1940; it was lowered to 63 by Nick Price in the third round in 1986.

Nicklaus totally over-powered the Augusta National course, hitting short-irons into most of the par four holes and mid-irons into many of the par five holes, especially during his record-tying third round 64.[6] After the tournament was over, when asked about Nicklaus' performance that week Bobby Jones said, "He plays a game with which I am not familiar."[7]

Byron Nelson, age 53, tied for fifteenth place, the last cut made at Augusta by the two-time champion.

Art Wall, Jr. won the sixth Par 3 contest with a score of 20.

Contents

FieldEdit

1. Masters champions

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

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

Tommy Bolt, Julius Boros (11), Billy Casper (8,9,11), Jack Fleck, Gene Littler (8,9,11), Dick Mayer, Ken Venturi (9,10)

3. The Open champions (last 10 years)

Tony Lema (8,11)

4. PGA champions (last 10 years)

Jerry Barber, Dow Finsterwald (8,9,11), Jay Hebert, Lionel Hebert, Bobby Nichols (9,10), Bob Rosburg (9)

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

Deane Beman (6,a), William C. Campbell (7,a), Charles Coe (6,a), Richard Davies (6,a)

  • Harvie Ward did not play. Other champions forfeited their exemptions by turning professional.
6. Members of the 1963 U.S. Walker Cup team

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

7. 1964 U.S. Amateur quarter-finalists

Don Allen (a), Dave Eichelberger (a), Gene Ferrell (a), John Mark Hopkins (a), Dale Morey (a), Ed Tutwiler (a)

8. Top 24 players and ties from the 1964 Masters Tournament

Jim Ferrier, Al Geiberger (9), Paul Harney, Don January (9), Dave Marr, Billy Maxwell (11), Johnny Pott (9,11), Mason Rudolph (10), Dan Sikes, Mike Souchak, Bo Wininger (10)

9. Top 16 players and ties from the 1964 U.S. Open

George Bayer, Gay Brewer (10), Bill Collins, Terry Dill, Ray Floyd, Ed Furgol, Tommy Jacobs

10. Top eight players and ties from 1964 PGA Championship

Tom Nieporte

11. Members of the U.S. 1963 Ryder Cup team

Bob Goalby, Dave Ragan

12. Two players selected for meritorious records on the fall part of the 1964 PGA Tour

Frank Beard, Jack McGowan

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

Wes Ellis

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

Tommy Aaron

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 1965 PGA Tour

Doug Sanders, Bert Weaver

17. Foreign invitations

Peter Butler (8), Bob Charles (3,9), Chen Ching-Po, Gary Cowan (a), Bruce Crampton (8,9), Bruce Devlin (8), Harold Henning, Bernard Hunt, Geoffrey Hunt, Tomoo Ishii, George Knudson, Cobie Legrange, Stan Leonard, Kel Nagle (3,8), Chi-Chi Rodríguez (8), Leopoldo Ruiz, Ramón Sota, Nick Weslock (a)

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

Nationalities in the fieldEdit

North America (77) South America (1) Europe (4) Oceania (4) Asia (2) Africa (3)
  Canada (4)   Argentina (1)   England (3)   Australia (3)   Japan (1)   South Africa (3)
  Puerto Rico (1)   Spain (1)   New Zealand (1)   Taiwan (1)
  United States (72)

Past champions in the fieldEdit

Made the cutEdit

Player Country Year(s) won R1 R2 R3 R4 Total To par Finish
Jack Nicklaus   United States 1963 67 71 64 69 271 −17 1
Arnold Palmer   United States 1958, 1960,
1962, 1964
70 68 72 70 280 −8 T2
Gary Player   South Africa 1961 65 73 69 73 280 −8 T2
Byron Nelson   United States 1937, 1942 70 74 72 74 290 +2 T15
Ben Hogan   United States 1951, 1953 71 75 71 74 291 +3 T21
Doug Ford   United States 1957 74 74 73 73 294 +6 T31
Jimmy Demaret   United States 1940, 1947, 1950 71 75 76 73 295 +7 T35
Art Wall, Jr.   United States 1959 71 76 77 75 299 +11 T45

Missed the cutEdit

Player Country Year(s) won R1 R2 Total To par
Sam Snead   United States 1949, 1952, 1954 75 74 149 +5
Cary Middlecoff   United States 1955 76 75 151 +7
Jack Burke, Jr.   United States 1956 75 77 152 +8
Claude Harmon   United States 1948 74 79 153 +9
Gene Sarazen   United States 1935 78 76 154 +10
Henry Picard   United States 1938 76 79 155 +11
Ralph Guldahl   United States 1939 83 85 168 +24
Herman Keiser   United States 1946 80 WD

Source[3][8][9]

Round summariesEdit

First roundEdit

Thursday, April 8, 1965

Place Player Country Score To par
1 Gary Player   South Africa 65 −7
T2 Tommy Aaron   United States 67 −5
Tony Lema   United States
Jack Nicklaus   United States
Dan Sikes   United States
6 Frank Beard   United States 68 −4
T7 George Bayer   United States 69 −3
Tommy Bolt   United States
Wes Ellis   United States
Raymond Floyd   United States
Doug Sanders   United States

Source:[10]

Second roundEdit

Friday, April 9, 1965

Place Player Country Score To par
T1 Jack Nicklaus   United States 67-71=138 −6
Arnold Palmer   United States 70-68=138
Gary Player   South Africa 65-73=138
4 Dan Sikes   United States 67-72=139 −5
5 Tony Lema   United States 67-73=140 −4
T6 Tommy Aaron   United States 67-74=141 −3
Doug Sanders   United States 69-72=141
8 Bo Wininger   United States 70-72=142 −2
9 George Bayer   United States 69-74=143 −1
T10 Billy Casper   United States 72-72=144 E
Bruce Crampton   Australia 72-72=144
Byron Nelson   United States 70-74=144
Bobby Nichols   United States 73-71=144
Tom Nieporte   United States 71-73=144
Ramón Sota   Spain 71-73=144

Source:[3][8][9]

Third roundEdit

Saturday, April 10, 1965

Place Player Country Score To par
1 Jack Nicklaus   United States 67-71-64=202 −14
2 Gary Player   South Africa 65-73-69=207 −9
T3 Arnold Palmer   United States 70-68-72=210 −6
Dan Sikes   United States 67-72-71=210
5 Mason Rudolph   United States 70-75-66=211 −5
T6 Tommy Aaron   United States 67-74-71=212 −4
Gene Littler   United States 71-74-67=212
T8 George Knudson   Canada 72-73-69=214 −2
Ramón Sota   Spain 71-73-70=214
T10 Billy Casper   United States 72-72-71=215 −1
Doug Sanders   United States 69-72-74=215

Source:[4]

ScorecardEdit

Third round, ties course record   31-33=64 (−8)

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 E −1 −1 −2 −2 −3 −4 −5 −5 −5 −5 −5 −6 −6 −7 −8 −8 −8

Final roundEdit

Sunday, April 11, 1965

Place Player Country Score To par Money ($)
1 Jack Nicklaus   United States 67-71-64-69=271 −17 20,000
T2 Arnold Palmer   United States 70-68-72-70=280 −8 10,200
Gary Player   South Africa 65-73-69-73=280
4 Mason Rudolph   United States 70-75-66-72=283 −5 6,200
5 Dan Sikes   United States 67-72-71-75=285 −3 5,000
T6 Gene Littler   United States 71-74-67-74=286 −2 3,800
Ramón Sota   Spain 71-73-70-72=286
T8 Frank Beard   United States 68-77-72-70=287 −1 2,400
Tommy Bolt   United States 69-78-69-71=287
10 George Knudson   Canada 72-73-69-74=288 E 1,800

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 −15 −15 −15 −16 −15 −15 −15 −15 −15 −15 −15 −16 −16 −16 −16 −16 −17 −17
  Palmer −6 −6 −6 −6 −5 −5 −5 −6 −7 −7 −7 −7 −8 −8 −8 −8 −8 −8
  Player −9 −10 −9 −8 −7 −8 −8 −9 −9 −9 −8 −6 −7 −7 −8 −8 −8 −8
  Rudolph −5 −5 −4 −4 −4 −4 −4 −4 −5 −5 −5 −5 −5 −4 −4 −5 −5 −5
  Sikes −6 −6 −6 −5 −5 −5 −5 −6 −6 −5 −5 −4 −2 −2 −3 −3 −3 −3

Cumulative tournament scores, relative to par

Birdie Bogey Double bogey

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Palmer, Nicklaus, Player tied in Masters". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Associated Press. April 10, 1965. p. 12.
  2. ^ "Nicklaus in a Masters Romp". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Associated Press. April 12, 1965. p. 32.
  3. ^ a b c "Nicklaus, Palmer, Player lead". Milwaukee Sentinel. Associated Press. April 10, 1965. p. 2, part 2.
  4. ^ a b "Nicklaus threatens runaway with 64". Eugene Register-Guard. (Oregon). Associated Press. April 11, 1965. p. 1B.
  5. ^ Wright, Alfred (April 19, 1965). "All alone at the top". Sports Illustrated. p. 24.
  6. ^ Nicklaus, Jack (2007). Jack Nicklaus: My Story. Simon & Schuster. ISBN 978-1-416-54224-7.
  7. ^ "Jack Nicklaus Quotes". golf.about.com. Retrieved April 25, 2016.
  8. ^ a b "Masters scorecard". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. April 10, 1965. p. 13.
  9. ^ a b "Masters golf lead shared by Palmer, Nicklaus, Player". Eugene Register-Guard. (Oregon). Associated Press. April 10, 1965. p. 1B.
  10. ^ "Putting tip helps Player get lead". Eugene Register-Guard. (Oregon). Associated Press. April 9, 1965. p. 1C.

External linksEdit

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