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The 1969 Masters Tournament was the 33rd Masters Tournament, held April 10–13 at Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, Georgia.

1969 Masters Tournament
Tournament information
DatesApril 10–13, 1969
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, 48 after cut
Cut148 (+4)
Winner's share$20,000
Champion
United States George Archer
281 (−7)
← 1968
1970 →
Augusta  is located in the United States
Augusta 
Augusta 
Location in the United States

George Archer won his only major championship, one stroke ahead of runners-up Billy Casper, George Knudson, and Tom Weiskopf.[2][3][4][5] Third round leader Casper was five over-par after ten holes in his final round, then regrouped with three birdies but needed another. Weiskopf was tied for the lead until a bogey at 17, and future champion Charles Coody bogeyed the final three holes and finished two strokes back.[6] Casper would win the title in 1970 in a playoff and Coody would win in 1971.

This was the last Masters that Ken Venturi participated in, and he missed the cut by twelve strokes. As an amateur in 1956, Venturi led after 54 holes but finished runner-up to Jack Burke, Jr.. Burke made the cut at the Masters for the final time in 1969 and finished in 24th place. Past champions were noticeably absent from the leaderboard this year, as Burke tied for the best finish with three-time winner Jack Nicklaus.

It was Archer's third Masters and his only top ten finish at Augusta; his next best result was tied for eleventh in 1981.

Bob Lunn won the tenth Par 3 contest on Wednesday with a score of 23.

Contents

CourseEdit

Hole Name Yards Par Hole Name Yards Par
1 White Pine 400 4 10 Camellia 470 4
2 Woodbine 555 5 11 Dogwood 445 4
3 Flowering Peach 355 4 12 Golden Bell 155 3
4 Palm 220 3 13 Azalea 475 5
5 Magnolia 450 4 14 Chinese Fir 420 4
6 Juniper 190 3 15 Firethorn 520 5
7 Pampas 365 4 16 Redbud 190 3
8 Yellow Jasmine 530 5 17 Nandina 400 4
9 Carolina Cherry 420 4 18 Holly 420 4
Out 3,485 36 In 3,495 36
Source:[1] Total 6,980 72

^ Holes 1, 2, 4, and 11 were later renamed.

FieldEdit

1. Masters champions

Gay Brewer (9,11), Jack Burke Jr., Doug Ford, Bob Goalby (8,10), Ralph Guldahl, Claude Harmon, Herman Keiser, Cary Middlecoff, Jack Nicklaus (2,3,8,9), Arnold Palmer (10,11), Henry Picard, Gary Player (2,3,8,9), Gene Sarazen, Sam Snead (9), Art Wall Jr. (8)

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

Billy Casper (8,9,10,11), Lee Trevino (9), Ken Venturi

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

Julius Boros (8,9,10,11), Al Geiberger (9,10,11), Don January (8), Dave Marr (8), Bobby Nichols (9,11)

5. The first eight finishers in the 1968 U.S. Amateur

Bob Barbarossa (a), John Bohmann (a), Bruce Fleisher (6,7,a), Vinny Giles (7,8,a), Hubert Green (a), Jack Lewis, Jr. (7,a), Rik Massengale (a), Allen Miller (a)[7]

  • Miller and Billy Joe Patton tied for 8th place but Miller won the place by the drawing of lots.[8] Canadian Gary Cowan also tied for 8th place but was not eligible.
6. Previous two U.S. Amateur and Amateur champions
  • Bob Dickson forfeited his exemption by turning professional.
7. Members of the 1968 U.S. Eisenhower Trophy team

Dick Siderowf (a)

8. Top 24 players and ties from the 1968 Masters Tournament

Tommy Aaron, George Archer (9,10), Miller Barber (10), Frank Beard (10), Gardner Dickinson (11), Ray Floyd, Lionel Hebert, Jerry Pittman (9), Mason Rudolph, Doug Sanders (10,11), Tom Weiskopf, Bert Yancey (9), Kermit Zarley (10)

9. Top 16 players and ties from the 1968 U.S. Open

Don Bies, Rod Funseth, Dave Hill, Steve Spray, Dave Stockton

10. Top eight players and ties from 1968 PGA Championship

Frank Boynton, Charles Coody, Marty Fleckman, Lou Graham, Dan Sikes

11. Members of the U.S. 1967 Ryder Cup team

Gene Littler, Johnny Pott

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

Bob Murphy

13. Leading six players, not already qualified, from a points list based on finishes in PGA Tour events since the previous Masters

Deane Beman, Dale Douglass, Bob Lunn, Mac McLendon, R. H. Sikes, Ken Still

14. Foreign invitations

Roberto Bernardini, Michael Bonallack (6,a), Peter Butler, Joe Carr (a), Bob Charles (8,9,10), Bruce Crampton, Roberto De Vicenzo (3,8), Bruce Devlin (8,9), Harold Henning (8), Tommy Horton, Brian Huggett, Tony Jacklin (8), George Knudson, Takaaki Kono, Lu Liang-Huan, Ramón Sota, Peter Thomson (3), Peter Townsend, Raul Travieso

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

Nationalities in the fieldEdit

North America (64) South America (2) Europe (9) Oceania (4) Asia (2) Africa (2)
  Canada (1)   Argentina (2)   England (5)   Australia (3)   Japan (1)   South Africa (2)
  United States (63)   Wales (1)   New Zealand (1)   Taiwan (1)
  Ireland (1)
  Italy (1)
  Spain (1)

Past champions in the fieldEdit

Made the cutEdit

Player Country Year(s) won R1 R2 R3 R4 Total To par Finish
Jack Burke, Jr.   United States 1956 73 72 70 76 291 +3 T24
Jack Nicklaus   United States 1963, 1965, 1966 68 75 72 76 291 +3 T24
Arnold Palmer   United States 1958, 1960,
1962, 1964
73 75 70 74 292 +4 27
Gary Player   South Africa 1961 74 70 75 76 295 +7 T33
Bob Goalby   United States 1968 70 76 76 75 297 +9 T40
Art Wall, Jr.   United States 1959 70 77 78 72 297 +9 T40
Herman Keiser   United States 1946 71 77 80 WD
Cary Middlecoff   United States 1955 72 76 80 WD

Source[3][9]

Missed the cutEdit

Player Country Year(s) won R1 R2 Total To par
Gay Brewer   United States 1967 75 74 149 +5
Henry Picard   United States 1938 75 76 151 +7
Sam Snead   United States 1949, 1952, 1954 74 77 151 +7
Doug Ford   United States 1957 73 81 154 +10
Gene Sarazen   United States 1935 78 80 158 +14
Ralph Guldahl   United States 1939 77 83 160 +16
Claude Harmon   United States 1948 83 WD

Source[10][11][12]

Round summariesEdit

First roundEdit

Thursday, April 10, 1969

Place Player Country Score To par
1 Billy Casper   United States 66 −6
T2 George Archer   United States 67 −5
Bruce Devlin   Australia
4 Jack Nicklaus   United States 68 −4
T5 Bruce Crampton   Australia 69 −3
Bruce Fleisher (a)   United States
Lionel Hebert   United States
Gene Littler   United States
Mason Rudolph   United States
Dan Sikes   United States
Bert Yancey   United States

Source:[13]

Second roundEdit

Friday, April 11, 1969

Place Player Country Score To par
T1 Billy Casper   United States 66-71=137 −7
Bruce Devlin   Australia 67-70=137
T3 George Archer   United States 67-73=140 −4
Dan Sikes   United States 69-71=140
T5 Tommy Aaron   United States 71-71=142 −2
Miller Barber   United States 71-71=142
Charles Coody   United States 74-68=142
Bruce Crampton   Australia 69-73=142
Al Geiberger   United States 71-71=142
Lionel Hebert   United States 69-73=142
Mason Rudolph   United States 69-73=142
Dave Stockton   United States 71-71=142
Tom Weiskopf   United States 71-71=142

Source:[10][11][12]

Third roundEdit

Saturday, April 12, 1969

Place Player Country Score To par
1 Billy Casper   United States 66-71-71=208 −8
2 George Archer   United States 67-73-69=209 −7
3 Miller Barber   United States 71-71-68=210 −6
T4 Charles Coody   United States 74-68-69=211 −5
Tom Weiskopf   United States 71-71-69=211
T6 George Knudson   Canada 70-73-69=212 −4
Lionel Hebert   United States 69-73-70=212
T8 Bruce Devlin   Australia 67-70-76=213 −3
Dan Sikes   United States 69-71-73=213
T10 Don Bies   United States 74-70-70=214 −2
Takaaki Kono   Japan 71-75-68=214
Gene Littler   United States 69-75-70=214

Source:[14]

Final roundEdit

Sunday, April 13, 1969

Place Player Country Score To par Money ($)
1 George Archer   United States 67-73-69-72=281 −7 20,000
T2 Billy Casper   United States 66-71-71-74=282 −6 12,333
George Knudson   Canada 70-73-69-70=282
Tom Weiskopf   United States 71-71-69-71=282
T5 Charles Coody   United States 74-68-69-72=283 −5 6,750
Don January   United States 74-73-70-66=283
7 Miller Barber   United States 71-71-68-74=284 −4 5,000
T8 Tommy Aaron   United States 71-71-73-70=285 −3 3,600
Lionel Hebert   United States 69-73-70-73=285
Gene Littler   United States 69-75-70-71=285

Source:[3][4][5]

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
  Archer −7 −8 −8 −7 −7 −7 −8 −8 −8 −7 −7 −7 −8 −7 −7 −7 −7 −7
  Casper −8 −8 −8 −7 −7 −6 −5 −5 −4 −3 −4 −4 −5 −5 −6 −6 −6 −6
  Knudson −5 −5 −5 −5 −5 −5 −5 −5 −5 −4 −4 −4 −4 −4 −5 −6 −6 −6
  Weiskopf −5 −6 −5 −5 −4 −4 −4 −5 −5 −5 −5 −5 −6 −6 −7 −7 −6 −6
  Coody −5 −5 −5 −5 −5 −5 −5 −5 −5 −5 −6 −6 −8 −7 −8 −7 −6 −5
  January +2 +1 +1 E E E −1 −2 −2 −2 −2 −2 −3 −3 −4 −4 −4 −5
  Barber −5 −5 −4 −4 −4 −4 −2 −3 −3 −4 −4 −4 −3 −4 −3 −3 −3 −4

Cumulative tournament scores, relative to par

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Augusta National Golf club: map". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Associated Press. April 10, 1969. p. 27.
  2. ^ Jenkins, Dan (April 21, 1969). "Sorry, Billy". Sports Illustrated. p. 26.
  3. ^ a b c "Archer wins Masters by 1; trio shares 2nd". Milwaukee Sentinel. UPI. April 14, 1969. p. 1, part 2.
  4. ^ a b Green, Bob (April 14, 1969). "Masters success won't spoil George Archer". Reading Eagle. (Pennsylvania). Associated Press. p. 20.
  5. ^ a b "Stretch drive wins Masters for Archer". Milwaukee Journal. April 14, 1969. p. 12-part 2.
  6. ^ Gundelfinger, Phil (April 14, 1969). "Archer stands tall as Masters champ". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. p. 28.
  7. ^ Paris, Hal (September 1, 1968). "Giles Posts Record 65 For Second". Youngstown Vindicator. p. D1.
  8. ^ "Masters Invitation for Steve Spray". The Des Moines Register. February 23, 1969. p. 17.
  9. ^ "Masters golf scorecard". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. April 14, 1969. p. 28.
  10. ^ a b "Masters golf scorecard: second round". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. April 12, 1969. p. 8.
  11. ^ a b "DeVincenzo misses cut". Milwaukee Sentinel. Associated Press. April 12, 1969. p. 3, part 2.
  12. ^ a b "Devlin catches up on 18th-hole birdie". Spokesman-Review. (Spokane, Washington). Associated Press. April 12, 1969. p. 12.
  13. ^ "Casper's 66 leads Masters by 1". Milwaukee Sentinel. UPI. April 11, 1969. p. 1, part 2.
  14. ^ "Master list". Spokesman-Review. (Spokane, Washington). April 13, 1969. p. 3, sports.

External linksEdit

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