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1985 Masters Tournament

The 1985 Masters Tournament was the 49th Masters Tournament, held April 11–14 at Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, Georgia.

1985 Masters Tournament
Tournament information
DatesApril 11–14, 1985
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][2]
Field77 players, 60 after cut
Cut150 (+6)
Prize fund$700,793
Winner's share$126,000
Champion
West Germany Bernhard Langer
282 (−6)
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Bernhard Langer won the first of his two major championships, both Masters, two strokes ahead of runners-up Seve Ballesteros, Raymond Floyd, and Curtis Strange. A 69 (−3) on Saturday put Floyd in the lead after 54 holes at 212 (−4); Strange was a stroke back, with Langer and Ballesteros two strokes back.[3] Despite an opening round 80, Strange led by three strokes with six holes to play in the final round, but made key bogeys at 13 and 15 when his attempts to reach both greens in two shots found water instead[4] and finished two strokes back.[5][6] It was Strange's only top-5 finish at Augusta, but he won consecutive U.S. Opens in 1988 and 1989.

Langer, age 27 and dressed in red, birdied four of the last seven holes to win the green jacket.[2][7] The second champion from Europe, he had consecutive rounds of 68 (−4) on the weekend to become the first winner of a major from Germany (then West Germany).[5][6] Langer won a second green jacket eight years later in 1993.

FieldEdit

1. Masters champions

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

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

Larry Nelson (4,8,11)

3. The Open champions (last five years)

Bill Rogers

4. PGA champions (last five years)

Hal Sutton (9,10,12), Lee Trevino (9,10,12)

5. 1984 U.S. Amateur semi-finalists

Jerry Haas (a), Sam Randolph (a), Randy Sonnier (7,a), Scott Verplank (6,7,a)

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

Jay Sigel (7,a)

7. Members of the 1984 U.S. Eisenhower Trophy team

John Inman (a)

8. Top 24 players and ties from the 1984 Masters Tournament

Andy Bean (9,12), Ronnie Black (11), Rex Caldwell, Fred Couples (9,12), Danny Edwards, David Edwards (12), Jay Haas (9,13), Hale Irwin (9), Tom Kite (11,12,13), Wayne Levi (11,12), Mark Lye, Larry Mize (10), Gil Morgan (12,13), Calvin Peete (10,11,12,13), Jack Renner (12), Payne Stewart (12)

9. Top 16 players and ties from the 1984 U.S. Open

Lennie Clements, Peter Jacobsen (11,12), Mark McCumber (11), Johnny Miller, Mark O'Meara (11,12), Tom Purtzer, Tim Simpson, Curtis Strange (11,12,13), Jim Thorpe, Lanny Wadkins (10,11,12,13)

10. Top eight players and ties from 1984 PGA Championship

Gary Hallberg (12), Scott Simpson (11,12)

11. Winners of PGA Tour events since the previous Masters

Woody Blackburn, Bob Eastwood (12), Hubert Green, Scott Hoch (12), Billy Kratzert, Corey Pavin (12), Joey Sindelar

12. Top 30 players from the 1984 PGA Tour money list

Gary Koch, Bruce Lietzke, John Mahaffey

13. Members of the U.S. 1983 Ryder Cup team

Bob Gilder

14. Foreign invitations

Isao Aoki (9), Ian Baker-Finch, Nick Faldo (8,11), David Graham (2,8), Bernhard Langer, Sandy Lyle, Tsuneyuki Nakajima, Greg Norman (9,11,12), José María Olazábal (6,a), Sam Torrance, Denis Watson (11,12)

  • 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 (0) Europe (6) Oceania (3) Asia (2) Africa (2)
  United States (64)   England (1)   Australia (3)   Japan (2)   South Africa (1)
  Scotland (2)   Zimbabwe (1)
  Spain (2)
  West Germany (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, 1983 72 71 71 70 284 −4 T2
Raymond Floyd   United States 1976 70 73 69 72 284 −4 T2
Jack Nicklaus   United States 1963, 1965,
1966, 1972, 1975
71 74 72 69 286 −2 T6
Craig Stadler   United States 1982 73 67 76 70 286 −2 T6
Tom Watson   United States 1977, 1981 69 71 75 72 287 −1 T10
Gary Player   South Africa 1961, 1974, 1978 71 75 73 75 294 +6 T36
Charles Coody   United States 1971 72 77 74 73 296 +8 T44
George Archer   United States 1969 73 74 79 73 299 +11 T53
Billy Casper   United States 1970 71 78 74 79 302 +14 T57
Ben Crenshaw   United States 1984 70 76 77 79 302 +14 T57

Source:[5][6]

Missed the cutEdit

Player Country Year(s) won R1 R2 Total To par
Fuzzy Zoeller   United States 1979 77 75 152 +8
Arnold Palmer   United States 1958, 1960,
1962, 1964
83 72 155 +11
Art Wall, Jr.   United States 1959 76 81 157 +13
Gay Brewer   United States 1967 79 79 158 +14
Tommy Aaron   United States 1973 79 80 159 +15
Bob Goalby   United States 1968 79 80 159 +15
Doug Ford   United States 1957 76 WD

Source:[8][9]

Round summariesEdit

First roundEdit

Thursday, April 11, 1985

Place Player Country Score To par
1 Gary Hallberg   United States 68 −4
T2 Payne Stewart   United States 69 −3
Tom Watson   United States
T4 Ben Crenshaw   United States 70 −2
Raymond Floyd   United States
John Inman (a)   United States
Sam Randolph (a)   United States
Lee Trevino   United States
T9 Billy Casper   United States 71 −1
Larry Mize   United States
Jack Nicklaus   United States
Gary Player   South Africa
Scott Simpson   United States

Source:[1]

Second roundEdit

Friday, April 12, 1985

Place Player Country Score To par
T1 Craig Stadler   United States 73-67=140 −4
Payne Stewart   United States 69-71=140
Tom Watson   United States 69-71=140
4 Gary Hallberg   United States 68-73=141 −3
5 Gary Koch   United States 72-70=142 −2
T6 Seve Ballesteros   Spain 72-71=143 −1
Raymond Floyd   United States 70-73=143
Bruce Lietzke   United States 72-71=143
Sandy Lyle   Scotland 78-65=143
Lee Trevino   United States 70-73=143

Source:[9]

Third roundEdit

Saturday, April 13, 1985

Place Player Country Score To par
1 Raymond Floyd   United States 70-73-69=212 −4
2 Curtis Strange   United States 80-65-68=213 −3
T3 Seve Ballesteros   Spain 72-71-71=214 −2
Bernhard Langer   West Germany 72-74-68=214
T5 Gary Koch   United States 72-70-73=215 −1
Lee Trevino   United States 70-73-72=215
Tom Watson   United States 69-71-75=215
T8 David Graham   Australia 74-71-71=216 E
Gary Hallberg   United States 68-73-75=216
Bruce Lietzke   United States 72-71-73=216
Craig Stadler   United States 73-67-76=216
Payne Stewart   United States 69-71-76=216
Hal Sutton   United States 77-69-70=216
Jim Thorpe   United States 73-71-72=216

Source:[10]

Final roundEdit

Sunday, April 14, 1985

Place Player Country Score To par Money ($)
1 Bernhard Langer   West Germany 72-74-68-68=282 −6 126,000
T2 Seve Ballesteros   Spain 72-71-71-70=284 −4 52,267
Raymond Floyd   United States 70-73-69-72=284
Curtis Strange   United States 80-65-68-71=284
5 Jay Haas   United States 73-73-72-67=285 −3 28,000
T6 Gary Hallberg   United States 68-73-75-70=286 −2 22,663
Bruce Lietzke   United States 72-71-73-70=286
Jack Nicklaus   United States 71-74-72-69=286
Craig Stadler   United States 73-67-76-70=286
T10 Fred Couples   United States 75-73-69-70=287 −1 16,800
David Graham   Australia 74-71-71-71=287
Lee Trevino   United States 70-73-72-72=287
Tom Watson   United States 69-71-75-72=287

Source:[5][6]

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
  Langer −2 −1 −2 −2 −3 −3 −3 −3 −3 −3 −3 −4 −5 −5 −6 −6 −7 −6
  Ballesteros −2 −3 −3 −3 −3 −3 −3 −3 −3 −3 −3 −3 −3 −3 −4 −4 −4 −4
  Floyd −4 −4 −4 −4 −4 −3 −3 −3 −2 −3 −3 −2 −2 −2 −4 −4 −4 −4
  Strange −3 −4 −4 −5 −5 −5 −6 −7 −7 −6 −6 −7 −6 −6 −5 −5 −5 −4

Cumulative tournament scores, relative to par

Eagle Birdie Bogey

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Masters final scores (first round)". Spokesman-Review. (Spokane, Washington). Associated Press. April 12, 1985. p. 32.
  2. ^ a b Green, Bob (April 15, 1985). "Strange shots gives Langer a Masters title". Spokesman-Review. (Spokane, Washington). Associated Press. p. C1.
  3. ^ "Floyd works mysterious 'game plan' for 69". Eugene Register-Guard. (Oregon). Associated Press. April 14, 1985. p. 1C.
  4. ^ Parascenzo, Marino (April 15, 1985). "It was a Strange way to lose the Masters". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. p. 22.
  5. ^ a b c d "It's Langer - after Strange finish". Eugene Register-Guard. (Oregon). Associated Press. April 15, 1985. p. 1B.
  6. ^ a b c d Parascenzo, Marino (April 15, 1985). "Langer finds Masters title". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. p. 19.
  7. ^ McDermott, Barry (April 22, 1985). "Der Meisterswinger". Sports Illustrated. p. 26.
  8. ^ "1985 Masters". databasegolf.com. Retrieved May 3, 2014.
  9. ^ a b "Watson falls into the lead". Eugene Register-Guard. (Oregon). Associated Press. April 13, 1985. p. 1C.
  10. ^ "Floyd leads by stroke". Sunday Star-News. (Wilmington, North Carolina). Associated Press. April 14, 1985. p. 1E.

External linksEdit

Preceded by
1984 PGA Championship
Major Championships Succeeded by
1985 U.S. Open

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