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The 1974 Masters Tournament was the 38th Masters Tournament, held on April 11–14 at the Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, Georgia.

1974 Masters Tournament
Tournament information
DatesApril 11–14, 1974
LocationAugusta, Georgia
Course(s)Augusta National Golf Club
Organized byAugusta National Golf Club
Tour(s)PGA Tour
Statistics
Par72
Length7,020 yards (6,419 m)[1]
Field78 players, 44 after cut
Cut148 (+4)
Winner's share$30,000
Champion
South Africa Gary Player
278 (−10)
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Augusta  is located in the United States
Augusta 
Augusta 
Location in the United States

Gary Player won the second of his three Masters titles at 278 (−10), two strokes ahead of runners-up Dave Stockton and Tom Weiskopf.[2][3] It was the seventh of his nine major championships. Player did not enter the previous year's tournament due to leg and abdominal surgery;[4][5] it was the only Masters that he missed in 53 years.

Defending champion Tommy Aaron missed the cut by two strokes. Jack Burke, Jr., the 1956 champion, competed at the Masters for the final time.

Contents

FieldEdit

1. Masters champions

Tommy Aaron (8,12), George Archer, Gay Brewer (8,12), Jack Burke Jr., Billy Casper (8,11,12,13), Charles Coody, Doug Ford, Bob Goalby (8), Herman Keiser, Jack Nicklaus (2,3,4,8,9,10,11,12), Arnold Palmer (8,9,12), Gary Player (4,9,11), Sam Snead, Art Wall Jr.

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

Johnny Miller (8,9,11), Orville Moody

3. The Open champions (last five years)

Tom Weiskopf (9,10.11,12)

4. PGA champions (last five years)

Raymond Floyd (9), Dave Stockton (8,11)

5. 1973 U.S. Amateur quarter-finalists

William C. Campbell (a), Henri DeLozier (a), Vinny Giles (6,7,a), Downing Gray (a), Billy Kratzert (a), Dick Siderowf (6,7,a), Craig Stadler (6,a), David Strawn (a)

6. Previous two U.S. Amateur and Amateur champions
7. Members of the 1973 U.S. Walker Cup team

Gary Koch (a), Mark Pfeil (a), Marty West (a)

8. Top 24 players and ties from the 1973 Masters Tournament

Frank Beard, Ben Crenshaw (11), Gardner Dickinson, Bob Dickson, Lou Graham (11), Hubert Green (11), Paul Harney, Babe Hiskey, Jim Jamieson, Gene Littler (11), Bobby Nichols (11), Phil Rodgers, Chi-Chi Rodríguez (12), Mason Rudolph (10), J. C. Snead (10,12), Kermit Zarley

9. Top 16 players and ties from the 1973 U.S. Open

Julius Boros, Jim Colbert, Al Geiberger, Jerry Heard (11), Ralph Johnston, John Schlee, Lanny Wadkins (10,11), Larry Ziegler

10. Top eight players and ties from 1973 PGA Championship

Don Iverson, Dan Sikes

11. Winners of PGA Tour events since the previous Masters

Sam Adams, Buddy Allin, Miller Barber, Homero Blancas (12), Bert Greene, Dave Hill, Hale Irwin (12), John Mahaffey, John Schroeder, Ed Sneed, Leonard Thompson

12. Members of the U.S. 1973 Ryder Cup team
13. Foreign invitations

Isao Aoki, Hugh Baiocchi, Maurice Bembridge, Bob Charles (9,11), Bruce Crampton (10,11), Bruce Devlin (8), Trevor Homer (6,a), Tony Jacklin (2,3), Graham Marsh, Peter Oosterhuis, Masashi Ozaki (8)

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

Nationalities in the fieldEdit

North America (66) South America (0) Europe (4) Oceania (4) Asia (2) Africa (2)
  United States (66)   England (4)   Australia (3)   Japan (2)   South Africa (2)
  New Zealand (1)

Past champions in the fieldEdit

Made the cutEdit

Player Country Year(s) won R1 R2 R3 R4 Total To par Finish
Gary Player   South Africa 1961 71 71 66 70 278 −10 1
Jack Nicklaus   United States 1963, 1965,
1966, 1972
69 71 72 69 281 −7 T4
Arnold Palmer   United States 1958, 1960,
1962, 1964
76 71 70 67 284 −4 T11
Sam Snead   United States 1949, 1952, 1954 72 72 71 71 286 −2 T20
Bob Goalby   United States 1968 76 71 72 68 287 −1 T22
Charles Coody   United States 1971 74 72 76 67 289 +1 T29
Billy Casper   United States 1970 70 71 76 74 291 +3 T37
Art Wall, Jr.   United States 1959 70 77 72 72 291 +3 T37

Source[3][6]

Missed the cutEdit

Player Country Year won R1 R2 Total To par
Tommy Aaron   United States 1973 77 73 150 +6
Gay Brewer   United States 1967 75 75 150 +6
Jack Burke, Jr.   United States 1956 72 79 151 +7
Doug Ford   United States 1957 76 75 151 +7
Herman Keiser   United States 1946 76 79 155 +11
George Archer   United States 1969 75 WD

Source[6][7]

Round summariesEdit

First roundEdit

Thursday, April 11, 1974

Place Player Country Score To par
1 Jim Colbert   United States 67 −5
T2 Hubert Green   United States 68 −4
Hale Irwin   United States
Don Iverson   United States
T5 Frank Beard   United States 69 −3
Raymond Floyd   United States
Gene Littler   United States
Jack Nicklaus   United States
Dan Sikes   United States
T10 Billy Casper   United States 70 −2
Bruce Devlin   Australia
Jerry Heard   United States
Babe Hiskey   United States
Chi-Chi Rodríguez   United States
Art Wall Jr.   United States

Source[8]

Second roundEdit

Friday, April 12, 1974

Place Player Country Score To par
1 Dave Stockton   United States 71-66=137 −7
T2 Hubert Green   United States 68-70=138 −6
Hale Irwin   United States 68-70=138
T4 Frank Beard   United States 69-70=139 −5
Jim Colbert   United States 67-72=139
T6 Jerry Heard   United States 70-70=140 −4
Gene Littler   United States 69-71=140
Jack Nicklaus   United States 69-71=140
Dan Sikes   United States 69-71=140
Tom Weiskopf   United States 71-69=140

Source[7]

Third roundEdit

Saturday, April 13, 1974

Place Player Country Score To par
1 Dave Stockton   United States 71-66-70=207 −9
T2 Jim Colbert   United States 67-72-69=208 −8
Gary Player   South Africa 71-71-66=208
T4 Bobby Nichols   United States 73-68-68=209 −7
Phil Rodgers   United States 72-69-68=209
T6 Hale Irwin   United States 68-70-72=210 −6
Tom Weiskopf   United States 71-69-70=210
8 Frank Beard   United States 68-70-72=211 −5
T9 Hubert Green   United States 68-70-74=212 −4
Jack Nicklaus   United States 69-71-72=212

Source[9]

Final roundEdit

Sunday, April 14, 1974

Place Player Country Score To par Money ($)
1 Gary Player   South Africa 71-71-66-70=278 −10 35,000
T2 Dave Stockton   United States 71-66-70-73=280 −8 21,250
Tom Weiskopf   United States 71-69-70-70=280
T4 Jim Colbert   United States 67-72-69-73=281 −7 10,833
Hale Irwin   United States 68-70-72-71=281
Jack Nicklaus   United States 69-71-72-69=281
T7 Bobby Nichols   United States 73-68-68-73=282 −6 4,750
Phil Rodgers   United States 72-69-68-73=282
T9 Maurice Bembridge   England 73-74-72-64=283 −5 3,900
Hubert Green   United States 68-70-74-71=283

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
  Player −8 −8 −8 −8 −8 −9 −9 −9 −10 −9 −9 −8 −9 −9 −9 −9 −10 −10
  Stockton −9 −9 −9 −9 −9 −9 −9 −9 −8 −8 −7 −7 −8 −8 −8 −8 −8 −8
  Weiskopf −6 −6 −6 −7 −7 −7 −8 −9 −9 −8 −7 −7 −8 −8 −9 −8 −8 −8
  Colbert −8 −9 −8 −8 −7 −7 −6 −7 −7 −7 −6 −6 −6 −6 −5 −5 −5 −7
  Irwin −6 −6 −6 −6 −5 −5 −4 −5 −5 −5 −5 −6 −7 −7 −7 −8 −8 −7
  Nicklaus −4 −4 −4 −5 −5 −5 −5 −6 −6 −6 −6 −6 −8 −7 −8 −7 −7 −7

Cumulative tournament scores, relative to par

Eagle Birdie Bogey Double bogey Triple bogey+

Source[3][6]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Colbert in Masters lead, but lookout". Eugene Register-Guard. (Oregon). Associated Press. April 12, 1974. p. 1B.
  2. ^ Jenkins, Dan (April 22, 1974). "Wee Gary springs his trap". Sports Illustrated. p. 16.
  3. ^ a b c "Player gets first big win in '74". Eugene Register-Guard. (Oregon). Associated Press. April 15, 1974. p. 1C.
  4. ^ "Major surgery hinders Player from starting tour". Spartanburg Herald. (South Carolina). Associated Press. February 23, 1973. p. B4.
  5. ^ "Gary Player reached Masters on pass of hat". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Associated Press. April 5, 1973. p. 20.
  6. ^ a b c "1974 Masters". databasegolf.com. Retrieved May 4, 2014.
  7. ^ a b "Masters results". Eugene Register-Guard. (Oregon). April 13, 1974. p. 3B.
  8. ^ "Colbert leads Masters". Milwaukee Sentinel. Associated Press. April 11, 1974. p. 1, part 2.
  9. ^ "Player's only a stroke back, but Stockton is unworried". Eugene Register-Guard. (Oregon). Associated Press. April 14, 1974. p. 4C.

External linksEdit

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