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The 1980 Masters Tournament was the 44th Masters Tournament, held April 10–13 at Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, Georgia.

1980 Masters Tournament
Tournament information
DatesApril 10–13, 1980
LocationAugusta, Georgia
Course(s)Augusta National Golf Club
Organized byAugusta National Golf Club
Tour(s)PGA Tour
Statistics
Par72
Length7,040 yards (6,437 m)[1]
Field91 players, 52 after cut
Cut146 (+2)
Prize fund$359,949
Winner's share$55,000
Champion
Spain Seve Ballesteros
275 (−13)
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Seve Ballesteros, age 23, won his first Masters and second major championship title, four strokes ahead of runners-up Jack Newton and Gibby Gilbert.[2] Ballesteros had a seven stroke lead after 54 holes[3] and extended it to ten strokes after the front nine of the final round at 16-under-par, eyeing the Masters record of 271 (−17) set by Jack Nicklaus in 1965 (and equaled by Raymond Floyd in 1976). A new record (of 270 or lower) was to be rewarded with a $50,000 bonus from Golf magazine.[4] An hour later, after he found the water at 12 and 13 at Amen Corner, the lead had been reduced to three. Ballesteros regrouped with a birdie at 15 and parred the rest to shoot even-par 72 for the round and held on for the victory.[5][6]

Well back in the field on Sunday, Nicklaus, age 40, was paired with Arnold Palmer, age 50, which drew large galleries. Palmer shot 69 to finish at even par and T24, Nicklaus had 73 to finish at 291 (+3) and T33.[4] It was their first pairing at Augusta in five years and the first time Palmer had finished higher than Nicklaus there since 1967.[7] Nicklaus regrouped and won two majors in 1980, the U.S. Open and the PGA Championship and was the runner-up the following April.

Ballesteros, of Spain, was the first winner of the Masters from Europe, and won a second green jacket in 1983.

This was the final Masters with Bermuda and ryegrass greens, which were replaced with bentgrass following this tournament.[8]

Contents

FieldEdit

1. Masters champions

Tommy Aaron, George Archer, Gay Brewer, Billy Casper, Charles Coody, Raymond Floyd (8,11), Doug Ford, Bob Goalby, Jack Nicklaus (3,4,8,9), Arnold Palmer, Gary Player (8,9), Sam Snead, Art Wall Jr., Tom Watson (3,8,11), Fuzzy Zoeller (8,12)

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

Lou Graham (8,11), Hubert Green (8,11,12), Hale Irwin (8,9,12), Andy North (8,9), Jerry Pate (9,10)

3. The Open champions (last five years)

Johnny Miller (11)

4. PGA champions (last five years)

John Mahaffey (12), Dave Stockton, Lanny Wadkins (8,12)

5. 1979 U.S. Amateur semi-finalists

Cecil Ingram III (a), Mark O'Meara (6,a), Joey Rassett (a)

  • John Cook (6) forfeited his exemption by turning professional.
6. Previous two U.S. Amateur and Amateur champions

Jay Sigel (7,a)

7. Members of the 1979 U.S. Walker Cup team

Doug Clarke (a), Doug Fischesser (a), Mike Gove (a), Jim Holtgrieve (a), Griff Moody (a), Hal Sutton (a), Marty West (a)

8. Top 24 players and ties from the 1979 Masters Tournament

Miller Barber, Bobby Clampett (a), Lee Elder (9,12), Joe Inman, Tom Kite (12), Billy Kratzert, Bruce Lietzke, Gene Littler, Artie McNickle, Jim Simons (9), J. C. Snead, Ed Sneed (9), Craig Stadler (11), Leonard Thompson, Lee Trevino (11,12)

9. Top 16 players and ties from the 1979 U.S. Open

Ben Crenshaw (10,11), Keith Fergus, Bob Gilder, Larry Nelson (11,12), Calvin Peete (11), Tom Purtzer, Bill Rogers, Tom Weiskopf

10. Top eight players and ties from 1979 PGA Championship

Rex Caldwell, Gibby Gilbert, Jay Haas, Don January, Ron Streck, Howard Twitty (11)

11. Winners of PGA Tour events since the previous Masters

Andy Bean (12), George Burns, Jim Colbert, Dave Eichelberger, Ed Fiori, John Fought, Al Geiberger, Lon Hinkle, Wayne Levi, Jerry McGee, Jeff Mitchell, Gil Morgan (12), Jack Renner, Chi-Chi Rodríguez, Curtis Strange, Doug Tewell, D. A. Weibring

12. Members of the U.S. 1979 Ryder Cup team

Mark Hayes

13. Foreign invitations

Isao Aoki, Seve Ballesteros (3,8), David Graham (4,9,10), Mark James, Sandy Lyle, Graham Marsh (9), Peter McEvoy (6,a), Toru Nakamura, Jack Newton (8)

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

Nationalities in the fieldEdit

North America (81) South America (0) Europe (4) Oceania (3) Asia (2) Africa (1)
  United States (81)   England (2)   Australia (3)   Japan (2)   South Africa (1)
  Scotland (1)
  Spain (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, 1974, 1978 71 71 71 70 283 −5 T6
Tom Watson   United States 1977 73 69 71 71 284 −4 T12
Raymond Floyd   United States 1976 75 70 74 67 286 −2 T17
Fuzzy Zoeller   United States 1979 72 70 70 75 287 −1 T19
Arnold Palmer   United States 1958, 1960,
1962, 1964
73 73 73 69 288 E T24
Jack Nicklaus   United States 1963, 1965,
1966, 1972, 1975
74 71 73 73 291 +3 T33
Charles Coody   United States 1971 72 73 71 76 292 +4 T38
Art Wall, Jr.   United States 1959 73 73 77 77 300 +12 51

Source:[4]

Missed the cutEdit

Player Country Year(s) won R1 R2 Total To par
George Archer   United States 1969 77 70 147 +3
Tommy Aaron   United States 1973 76 74 150 +6
Doug Ford   United States 1957 77 75 152 +8
Gay Brewer   United States 1967 82 71 153 +9
Bob Goalby   United States 1968 75 78 153 +9
Billy Casper   United States 1970 77 77 154 +10
Sam Snead   United States 1949, 1952, 1954 77 77 154 +10

Source:[9][10][1]

Round summariesEdit

First roundEdit

Thursday, April 10, 1980

Place Player Country Score To par
T1 Seve Ballesteros   Spain 66 −6
David Graham   Australia
Jeff Mitchell   United States
T4 Hubert Green   United States 68 −4
Jack Newton   Australia
T6 Tom Kite   United States 69 −3
Larry Nelson   United States
T8 Gibby Gilbert   United States 70 −2
Artie McNickle   United States
Andy North   United States
Jim Simons   United States
Ed Sneed   United States

Source:[1]

Second roundEdit

Friday, April 11, 1980

Place Player Country Score To par
1 Seve Ballesteros   Spain 66-69=135 −9
T2 Rex Caldwell   United States 73-66=139 −5
David Graham   Australia 66-73=139
T4 Tom Kite   United States 69-71=140 −4
Jerry Pate   United States 72-68=140
Jim Simons   United States 70-70=140
Ed Sneed   United States 70-70=140
Doug Tewell   United States 71-69=140
T9 Ed Fiori   United States 71-70=141 −3
Jeff Mitchell   United States 66-75=141
Larry Nelson   United States 69-72=141

Source:[10]

Third roundEdit

Saturday, April 12, 1980

Place Player Country Score To par
1 Seve Ballesteros   Spain 66-69-68=203 −13
2 Ed Fiori   United States 71-70-69=210 −6
T3 David Graham   Australia 66-73-72=211 −5
Jack Newton   Australia 68-74-69=211
Andy North   United States 70-72-69=211
J. C. Snead   United States 73-69-69=211
T7 Rex Caldwell   United States 73-66-73=212 −4
Jim Colbert   United States 72-70-70=212
Gibby Gilbert   United States 70-74-68=212
Jim Simons   United States 70-70-72=212
Fuzzy Zoeller   United States 72-70-70=212

Source:[3]

Final roundEdit

Sunday, April 13, 1980

Place Player Country Score To par Money ($)
1 Seve Ballesteros   Spain 66-69-68-72=275 −13 55,000
T2 Gibby Gilbert   United States 70-74-68-67=279 −9 30,500
Jack Newton   Australia 68-74-69-68=279
4 Hubert Green   United States 68-74-71-67=280 −8 15,750
5 David Graham   Australia 66-73-72-70=281 −7 13,200
T6 Ben Crenshaw   United States 76-70-68-69=283 −5 9,958
Ed Fiori   United States 71-70-69-73=283
Tom Kite   United States 69-71-74-69=283
Larry Nelson   United States 69-72-73-69=283
Jerry Pate   United States 72-68-76-67=283
Gary Player   South Africa 71-71-71-70=283

Source:[4][9]

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
  Ballesteros −14 −14 −15 −15 −16 −16 −16 −16 −16 −15 −15 −13 −12 −12 −13 −13 −13 −13
  Gilbert −4 −4 −4 −5 −5 −6 −6 −6 −6 −6 −6 −6 −7 −8 −9 −10 −10 −9
  Newton −5 −6 −6 −6 −6 −7 −6 −7 −6 −6 −7 −8 −9 −9 −9 −9 −9 −9
  Green −3 −4 −5 −5 −5 −5 −5 −6 −6 −5 −5 −4 −5 −5 −7 −7 −8 −8
  Graham −5 −5 −5 −5 −5 −5 −5 −5 −4 −4 −4 −5 −6 −6 −7 −7 −7 −7
  Flori −6 −6 −6 −6 −6 −5 −5 −5 −5 −5 −6 −5 −5 −5 −5 −5 −5 −5
  Snead −5 −6 −5 −5 −4 −4 −4 −4 −4 −4 −4 −4 −4 −4 −4 −3 −3 −3
  North −4 −1 −1 −1 −1 −1 −1 −1 +1 +1 +1 +1 +1 E −1 −1 −1 E

Cumulative tournament scores, relative to par

Eagle Birdie Bogey Double bogey Triple bogey +

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c "Trio with 66s lead Masters". Youngstown Vindicator. (Ohio). Associated Press. April 11, 1980. p. 22.
  2. ^ Jenkins, Dan (April 21, 1980). "The Reign of Spain". Sports Illustrated. p. 26.
  3. ^ a b "Can anyone stop Ballesteros now?". Eugene Register-Guard. (Oregon). Associated Press. April 13, 1980. p. 2E.
  4. ^ a b c d Glick, Shav (April 14, 1980). "Seve lets it get interesting". Eugene Register-Guard. (Oregon). (Los Angeles Times). p. 1C.
  5. ^ Parascenzo, Marino (April 14, 1980). "Seve cards 275, wins Masters". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. p. 15.
  6. ^ Loomis, Tom (April 14, 1980). "Ballesteros listens well, holds on to win Masters". Toledo Blade. (Ohio). p. 17.
  7. ^ Loomis, Tom (April 14, 1980). "Jack, Arnie bring back memories". Toledo Blade. (Ohio). p. 17.
  8. ^ Boswell, Thomas (April 7, 1982). "Everything normal at Augusta National". Tuscaloosa News. (Alabama). (Washington Post). p. 21.
  9. ^ a b "1980 Masters". databasegolf.com. Retrieved May 2, 2014.
  10. ^ a b "Scoreboard: Masters results". Spokane Daily Chronicle. (Washington). Associated Press. April 12, 1980. p. 15.

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