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The 1983 Masters Tournament was the 47th Masters Tournament, held April 7–11 at Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, Georgia. Seve Ballesteros won his second Masters and third major title, four strokes ahead of runners-up Ben Crenshaw and Tom Kite.[2] Play on Friday was postponed due to heavy rain, and the final round was completed on Monday for the first time since 1973.[3]

1983 Masters Tournament
Tournament information
DatesApril 7–11, 1983
LocationAugusta, Georgia
Course(s)Augusta National Golf Club
Organized byAugusta National Golf Club
Tour(s)PGA Tour
Statistics
Par72
Length6,905 yards (6,314 m)[1]
Field82 players, 49 after cut
Cut147 (+3)
Prize fund$500,000
Winner's share$90,000
Champion
Spain Seve Ballesteros
280 (−8)
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Defending champion Craig Stadler was tied for the 54-hole lead with 1976 champion Raymond Floyd, with Ballesteros one stroke back, and two-time champion Tom Watson an additional stroke behind.[4] Ballesteros got off to a fast start in the final round on Monday with a birdie-eagle start. With another birdie at the difficult par-3 fourth, he added four pars and another birdie at the ninth for a five-under 31 on the front nine. Ballesteros cruised to a 69 (−3) and a comfortable win as neither Stadler, Floyd, nor Watson broke par.[2][5]

During the postponement of Friday's round, the possibility was raised that the tournament would not complete the entire 72 holes,[6][7] as the southeastern U.S. was experiencing heavy rains and flooding and forecasts were not favorable.[8][9]

Saturday's second round went off from split tees (1st and 10th)[10][11] and six players did not complete their rounds until early Sunday morning.[12] With this extension, the tournament committee did not attempt to complete the final two rounds on Sunday, opting for the third round only on Sunday and the fourth on Monday.[10][12]

Four-time champion Arnold Palmer, 53, opened with a 68 on Thursday and made the cut at the Masters for the final time.[13] In his 29th Masters, he stated that the conditions on Saturday were the worst he had ever seen at Augusta.[14] Five-time winner Jack Nicklaus 43, withdrew before his second round start time due to back spasms experienced while warming up. Nicklaus had shot a first round of 73. [3][12] It was only his second withdrawal as a pro, the first was three years earlier at the 1980 World Series of Golf.[15] Nicklaus had missed only one cut in the previous 23 Masters and made ten consecutive after this year, including his record sixth green jacket in 1986.

It was the final major championship for Sam Snead, 70, a three-time Masters champion. He withdrew after a first round 79 as he assessed he could not make the cut.[13]

Contents

Caddie policy changeEdit

This was the first year that players were allowed to use their own caddies, rather than those of Augusta National.[3][16][17] Twelve players continued to use caddies from the club, including Nicklaus.[18] The first female caddie at the Masters appeared this year as George Archer, the 1969 champion, employed his 19-year-old daughter Elizabeth. She had carried the bag for her father for twenty previous events since the summer of 1980.[18][19] Archer finished tied for twelfth, one of his better finishes at Augusta.

FieldEdit

1. Masters champions

Tommy Aaron, George Archer, Seve Ballesteros (3,8), Gay Brewer, Billy Casper, Charles Coody, Raymond Floyd (4,8,10,11,12,13), Doug Ford, Bob Goalby, Jack Nicklaus (2,3,4,8,9,11,12,13), Arnold Palmer, Gary Player (8), Sam Snead, Craig Stadler (8,11,12), Art Wall Jr., Tom Watson (2,3,8,9,12,13), Fuzzy Zoeller (8,9,12)

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

Hale Irwin (12,13), Andy North

3. The Open champions (last five years)

Bill Rogers (9,11,12,13)

4. PGA champions (last five years)

John Mahaffey, Larry Nelson (8,12,13)

5. 1982 U.S. Amateur semi-finalists

Rick Fehr (a), Jim Hallet (a), Jay Sigel (6,7,a), David Tolley (a)

6. Previous two U.S. Amateur and Amateur champions

Nathaniel Crosby (7,a)

7. Members of the 1982 U.S. Eisenhower Trophy team

Jim Holtgrieve (a), Bob Lewis (a)

8. Top 24 players and ties from the 1982 Masters Tournament

Andy Bean (12), Ben Crenshaw (13), Danny Edwards (9,12), Bob Gilder (10,11,12), Morris Hatalsky, Mark Hayes, Peter Jacobsen (12), Tom Kite (11,12,13), Wayne Levi (11,12), Bruce Lietzke (11,12,13), Jodie Mudd, Dan Pohl (9), Jack Renner, John Schroeder, Jim Simons (10), Curtis Strange (12), Tom Weiskopf (11,12)

9. Top 16 players and ties from the 1982 U.S. Open

Chip Beck, Bobby Clampett (11,12), Jay Haas (10,11,12), Gary Koch (11), Lyn Lott, Calvin Peete (10,11,12), Larry Rinker, Scott Simpson (12), J. C. Snead, Lanny Wadkins (10,11,12)

10. Top eight players and ties from 1982 PGA Championship

Fred Couples

11. Winners of PGA Tour events since the previous Masters

Keith Fergus (12), Gary Hallberg, Scott Hoch (12), Johnny Miller (12,13), Gil Morgan (12), Mike Nicolette, Tim Norris, Ed Sneed (12), Payne Stewart, Hal Sutton (12)

12. Top 30 players from the 1982 PGA Tour money list

George Burns

13. Members of the U.S. 1981 Ryder Cup team

Lee Trevino

14. Foreign invitations

Isao Aoki (11), Bruce Devlin (9), Nick Faldo, David Graham (2,4,8,9), Yutaka Hagawa (8), Hsieh Min-Nan, Sandy Lyle, Tsuneyuki Nakajima, Greg Norman (10), Peter Oosterhuis (8), Philippe Ploujoux (6,a), Bob Shearer (11), Martin Thompson (6,a)

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

Nationalities in the fieldEdit

North America (67) South America (0) Europe (6) Oceania (4) Asia (4) Africa (1)
  United States (67)   England (3)   Australia (4)   Japan (3)   South Africa (1)
  Scotland (1)   Taiwan (1)
  France (1)
  Spain (1)

Past champions in the fieldEdit

Made the cutEdit

Player Country Year(s) won R1 R2 R3 R4 Total To par Finish
Seve Ballesteros   Spain 1980 68 70 73 69 280 −8 1
Raymond Floyd   United States 1976 67 72 71 75 285 −3 T4
Tom Watson   United States 1977, 1981 70 71 71 73 285 −3 T4
Craig Stadler   United States 1982 69 72 69 76 286 −2 T6
George Archer   United States 1969 71 73 71 74 289 +1 T12
Fuzzy Zoeller   United States 1979 70 74 76 72 292 +4 T20
Charles Coody   United States 1971 68 75 79 74 296 +8 T36
Arnold Palmer   United States 1958, 1960,
1962, 1964
68 74 76 78 296 +8 T36
Gay Brewer   United States 1967 72 73 80 76 301 +13 47

Missed the cutEdit

Player Country Year(s) won R1 R2 Total To par
Billy Casper   United States 1970 72 76 148 +4
Tommy Aaron   United States 1973 76 75 151 +7
Gary Player   South Africa 1961, 1974, 1978 73 78 151 +7
Bob Goalby   United States 1968 76 79 155 +11
Art Wall, Jr.   United States 1959 74 84 158 +14
Jack Nicklaus   United States 1963, 1965,
1966, 1972, 1975
73 WD
Sam Snead   United States 1949, 1952, 1954 79 WD
Doug Ford   United States 1957 85 WD

Source:[12]

Round summariesEdit

First roundEdit

Thursday, April 7, 1983

Place Player Country Score To par
T1 Raymond Floyd   United States 67 −5
Gil Morgan   United States
Jack Renner   United States
T4 Seve Ballesteros   Spain 68 −4
Charles Coody   United States
Jim Hallet (a)   United States
Arnold Palmer   United States
J. C. Snead   United States
T9 Bruce Lietzke   United States 69 −3
Craig Stadler   United States

Source:[1]

Second roundEdit

Saturday, April 9, 1983
Sunday, April 10, 1983

Play on Friday was completely washed out due to rain and the second round started on Saturday;[20]
six players did not finish the second round until Sunday morning.[21]

Place Player Country Score To par
1 Gil Morgan   United States 67-70=137 −7
2 Seve Ballesteros   Spain 68-70=138 −6
T3 Keith Fergus   United States 70-69=139 −5
Raymond Floyd   United States 67-72=139
T5 Nick Faldo   England 70-70=140 −4
Jodie Mudd   United States 72-68=140
T7 Fred Couples   United States 73-68=141 −3
Craig Stadler   United States 69-72=141
Tom Watson   United States 70-71=141
T10 Jay Haas   United States 73-69=142 −2
Gary Hallberg   United States 71-71=142
Tom Kite   United States 70-72=142
Wayne Levi   United States 72-70=142
Tsuneyuki Nakajima   Japan 72-70=142
Peter Oosterhuis   England 73-69=142
Arnold Palmer   United States 68-74=142
Jack Renner   United States 67-75=142
J. C. Snead   United States 68-74=142

Source:[12][21]

Third roundEdit

Sunday, April 10, 1983

Place Player Country Score To par
T1 Raymond Floyd   United States 67-72-71=210 −6
Craig Stadler   United States 69-72-69=210
3 Seve Ballesteros   Spain 68-70-73=211 −5
T4 Jodie Mudd   United States 72-68-72=212 −4
Tom Watson   United States 70-71-71=212
T6 Keith Fergus   United States 70-69-74=213 −3
Gil Morgan   United States 67-70-76=213
8 Tsuneyuki Nakajima   Japan 72-70-72=214 −2
T9 George Archer   United States 71-73-71=215 −1
Jay Haas   United States 73-69-73=215
Tom Kite   United States 70-72-73=215
Johnny Miller   United States 72-72-71=215
Greg Norman   Australia 71-74-70=215
Scott Simpson   United States 70-73-72=215
Lee Trevino   United States 71-72-72=215

Source:[22]

Final roundEdit

Monday, April 11, 1983

Place Player Country Score To par Money ($)
1 Seve Ballesteros   Spain 68-70-73-69=280 −8 90,000
T2 Ben Crenshaw   United States 76-70-70-68=284 −4 44,000
Tom Kite   United States 70-72-73-69=284
T4 Raymond Floyd   United States 67-72-71-75=285 −3 22,000
Tom Watson   United States 70-71-71-73=285
T6 Hale Irwin   United States 72-73-72-69=286 −2 17,400
Craig Stadler   United States 69-72-69-76=286
T8 Gil Morgan   United States 67-70-76-74=287 −1 14,500
Dan Pohl   United States 74-72-70-71=287
Lanny Wadkins   United States 73-70-73-71=287

Source:[23]

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
  Ballesteros −6 −8 −8 −9 −9 −9 −9 −9 −10 −9 −9 −8 −8 −8 −8 −8 −8 −8
  Crenshaw E −1 −2 −2 −2 −1 −2 −2 −2 −2 −2 −2 −4 −4 −4 −4 −4 −4
  Kite −1 −2 −1 −1 E E E E E E E −1 −2 −3 −3 −2 −3 −4
  Floyd −6 −6 −6 −6 −5 −4 −4 −4 −4 −3 −3 −3 −3 −3 −3 −4 −3 −3
  Watson −4 −5 −5 −5 −6 −6 −5 −7 −6 −5 −4 −4 −5 −3 −3 −3 −3 −3
  Stadler −5 −6 −6 −6 −6 −5 −6 −6 −6 −6 −5 −4 −4 −3 −2 −2 −2 −2
  Irwin +1 E −1 −1 −1 −1 −1 −1 E E E E E −1 −1 −2 −2 −2

Cumulative tournament scores, relative to par

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Masters Thursday's results". Spokesman-Review. Spokane, Washington. Associated Press. April 9, 1983. p. 19.
  2. ^ a b Parascenzo, Marino (April 12, 1983). "Ballesteros takes Masters". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. p. 9.
  3. ^ a b c Jenkins, Dan (April 18, 1983). "Another Green Jacket for Seve". Sports Illustrated: 30.
  4. ^ "Stadler bids for second straight". Spokesman-Review. Spokane, Washington. Associated Press. April 11, 1983. p. 15.
  5. ^ "Ballesteros ends Masters race early". Spokesman-Review. Spokane, Washington. Associated Press. April 12, 1983. p. 15.
  6. ^ "Masters may not see champion". Spokesman-Review. Spokane, Washington. Associated Press. April 9, 1983. p. 17.
  7. ^ Anderson, Dave (April 9, 1983). "Arnie isn't upset by the rain". Spokesman-Review. Spokane, Washington. (New York Times). p. 17.
  8. ^ "Record floods plague South". Milwaukee Sentinel. wire services. April 9, 1983. p. 1, part 1.
  9. ^ "Thousands flee floods". Spokesman-Review. Spokane, Washington. Associated Press. April 9, 1983. p. 1.
  10. ^ a b Breitenbucher, Cathy (April 9, 1983). "Rains dampen Masters". Milwaukee Sentinel. p. 1, part 2.
  11. ^ "Scoreboard: 47th Masters". Spokesman-Review. Spokane, Washington. (tee times). April 9, 1983. p. 19.
  12. ^ a b c d e "Morgan goes to the front while Nicklaus backs out". Eugene Register-Guard. Oregon. wire services. April 10, 1983. p. 3E.
  13. ^ a b "Arnie stirs memories". Spokesman-Review. Spokane, Washington. Associated Press. April 8, 1983. p. 25.
  14. ^ "Morgan leads after 2 incomplete rounds". Rome News-Tribune. Georgia. Associated Press. April 10, 1983. p. 1C.
  15. ^ "Back spasms take Jack Nicklaus out of Masters field". Rome News-Tribune. Georgia. Associated Press. April 10, 1983. p. 1C.
  16. ^ Wade, Harless (April 7, 1983). "Augusta loses caddy tradition". Spartanburg Herald. South Carolina. (Dallas Morning News). p. C1.
  17. ^ Anderson, Dave (April 10, 1983). "New Masters caddies collide". Sunday Star-News. Wilmington, North Carolina. p. 6D.
  18. ^ a b Greenday, Joe (April 11, 1983). "Elizabeth Archer enjoying a first in golf at Masters". Boca Raton News. Florida. Knight Ridder Newspapers. p. 1D.
  19. ^ "Pro Archer has daughter carry bag". News and Courier. Charleston, South Carolina. Associated Press. August 17, 1980. p. 8B.
  20. ^ "They're still waiting for skies to clear at Augusta". Eugene Register-Guard. (Oregon). Associated Press. April 9, 1983. p. 1B.
  21. ^ a b "Morgan goes to the front as Nicklaus backs out". Eugene Register-Guard. (Oregon). wire services. April 10, 1983. p. 3E.
  22. ^ "A great 'final four' at the Masters". Eugene Register-Guard. (Oregon). (Washington Post). April 11, 1983. p. 1B.
  23. ^ "Masters: final scores". Spokane Chronicle. Washington. Associated Press. April 12, 1983. p. 17.

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Preceded by
1982 PGA Championship
Major Championships Succeeded by
1983 U.S. Open

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