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The 1988 Masters Tournament was the 52nd Masters Tournament, held April 7–10 at Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, Georgia. Sandy Lyle won his second major title with a birdie on the 72nd hole to win by one stroke over runner-up Mark Calcavecchia.[2]

1988 Masters Tournament
Tournament information
DatesApril 7–10, 1988
LocationAugusta, Georgia
Course(s)Augusta National Golf Club
Organized byAugusta National Golf Club
Tour(s)PGA Tour
Statistics
Par72
Length6,925 yards (6,332 m)[1]
Field90 players, 46 after cut
Cut151 (+7)
Prize fund$1.0 million
Winner's share$183,800
Champion
Scotland Sandy Lyle
281 (−7)
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Lyle led after 36 and 54 holes,[3] but relinquished the lead on the final nine; he carded a double-bogey on the par-3 12th after his tee shot hit the bank and rolled back into Rae's Creek. Having failed to make birdie on either of the two par-5s on the back nine, he remained one stroke behind Calcavecchia at the par-3 16th. Lyle's tee shot found the green and left him with a 15-foot (4.6 m) putt for birdie, which he holed.[4]

Tied for the lead on the 18th tee, Lyle's 1-iron tee shot found the fairway bunker. His 7-iron approach landed past the flag and up the slope of the tier running across the green, before gradually rolling back to finish around 10 feet (3 m) from the hole. After holing the birdie putt, Lyle danced up the green to claim his only green jacket.[5]

From Scotland, Lyle was the first winner of the Masters from the United Kingdom, which had four consecutive with Nick Faldo's playoff wins in 1989 and 1990 and Ian Woosnam's one-stroke victory in 1991. Decades later, Lyle's approach shot from the bunker on the final hole is still regularly referred to by BBC commentators, particularly Peter Alliss, who almost without fail, remark that any shot rolling back to the pin on the 18th has 'shades of Sandy Lyle' about it.[citation needed]

Contents

FieldEdit

1. Masters champions

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

2. U.S. Open champions (last five years)

Larry Nelson (4,11,12,13), Andy North, Scott Simpson (11,12,13)

3. The Open champions (last five years)

Nick Faldo (11), Sandy Lyle (8,11), Greg Norman (8,12)

4. PGA champions (last five years)

Hubert Green, Hal Sutton (12,13), Lee Trevino, Bob Tway

5. 1987 U.S. Amateur semi-finalists

Stephen Ford (a), Scott Gump (a), Billy Mayfair (6,7,a), Eric Rebmann (a)

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

Buddy Alexander (7,a), David Curry (a), Paul Mayo (a)

7. Members of the 1987 U.S. Walker Cup team

Bob Lewis (a), Bill Loeffler (a), Len Mattiace (a), Brian Montgomery (a), Jay Sigel (a)

8. Top 24 players and ties from the 1987 Masters Tournament

Paul Azinger (11,12), Chip Beck (11,12), Mark Calcavecchia (12,13), Chen Tze-chung, John Cook (11,12), Jay Haas (11), Tom Kite (11,12,13), Gary Koch, Roger Maltbie, Mark McCumber (10,11,12), Jodie Mudd, Mark O'Meara (12), Nick Price (12), Curtis Strange (9,11,12,13), Bobby Wadkins (9,10,12), Lanny Wadkins (10,11,12,13), D. A. Weibring (10,11,12)

9. Top 16 players and ties from the 1987 U.S. Open

Isao Aoki, Lennie Clements, Bob Eastwood, Tommy Nakajima, Mac O'Grady, Dan Pohl (12,13), Tim Simpson, Jim Thorpe

10. Top eight players and ties from 1987 PGA Championship

Scott Hoch (12), Don Pooley (11,12)

11. Winners of PGA Tour events since the previous Masters

Dave Barr, Ken Brown, Keith Clearwater, Fred Couples (12), Gary Hallberg, Steve Jones, Kenny Knox, Davis Love III, Steve Pate (12), Sam Randolph, Mike Reid (12), Joey Sindelar, J. C. Snead, Doug Tewell, Robert Wrenn

12. Top 30 players from the 1987 PGA Tour money list

David Frost, Corey Pavin, Jeff Sluman, Payne Stewart (13)

13. Members of the U.S. 1987 Ryder Cup team

Andy Bean

14. Special foreign invitation

Rodger Davis, Mark McNulty, Ian Woosnam

Nationalities in the fieldEdit

North America (73) South America (0) Europe (8) Oceania (2) Asia (3) Africa (4)
  Canada (1)   England (2)   Australia (2)   Japan (2)   South Africa (2)
  United States (72)   Scotland (2)   Taiwan (1)   Zimbabwe (2)
  Wales (2)
  Spain (1)
  West Germany (1)

Past champions in the fieldEdit

Made the cutEdit

Player Country Year(s) won R1 R2 R3 R4 Total To par Finish
Craig Stadler   United States 1982 76 69 70 68 283 −5 3
Ben Crenshaw   United States 1984 72 73 67 72 284 −4 4
Bernhard Langer   West Germany 1985 71 72 71 73 287 −1 T9
Tom Watson   United States 1977, 1981 72 71 73 71 287 −1 T9
Seve Ballesteros   Spain 1980, 1983 73 72 70 73 288 E T11
Raymond Floyd   United States 1976 80 69 68 71 288 E T11
Fuzzy Zoeller   United States 1979 76 66 72 76 290 +2 T16
Jack Nicklaus   United States 1963, 1965, 1966,
1972, 1975, 1986
75 73 72 72 292 +4 T21
Larry Mize   United States 1987 78 71 76 79 304 +16 T45

Source:[1][4][5]

Missed the cutEdit

Player Country Year(s) won R1 R2 Total To par
Gary Player   South Africa 1961, 1974, 1978 78 75 153 +9
Charles Coody   United States 1971 78 76 154 +10
George Archer   United States 1969 80 75 155 +11
Arnold Palmer   United States 1958, 1960,
1962, 1964
80 77 157 +13
Gay Brewer   United States 1967 78 81 159 +15
Doug Ford   United States 1957 80 82 162 +18
Art Wall Jr.   United States 1959 86 79 165 +21
Tommy Aaron   United States 1973 83 83 166 +22
Billy Casper   United States 1970 80 86 166 +22

Source:[6]

Round summariesEdit

First roundEdit

Thursday, April 7, 1988

Place Player Country Score To par
T1 Larry Nelson   United States 69 −3
Robert Wrenn   United States
T3 Mark Calcavecchia   United States 71 −1
Bernhard Langer   West Germany
Sandy Lyle   Scotland
Don Pooley   United States
T7 Ben Crenshaw   United States 72 E
Gary Koch   United States
Tom Watson   United States
T10 Seve Ballesteros   Spain 73 +1
Andy Bean   United States
Chip Beck   United States
Ken Brown   Scotland
David Frost   South Africa
Gary Hallberg   United States
Tom Kite   United States
Davis Love III   United States

Source:[7]

Second roundEdit

Friday, April 8, 1988

Place Player Country Score To par
1 Sandy Lyle   Scotland 71-67=138 −6
2 Mark Calcavecchia   United States 71-69=140 −4
T3 Gary Hallberg   United States 73-69=142 −2
Fuzzy Zoeller   United States 76-66=142
T5 Chip Beck   United States 73-70=143 −1
Fred Couples   United States 75-68=143
Bernhard Langer   West Germany 71-72=143
Don Pooley   United States 71-72=143
Tom Watson   United States 72-71=143
T10 Hubert Green   United States 74-70=144 E
Robert Wrenn   United States 69-75=144

Source:[6]

Third roundEdit

Saturday, April 9, 1988

Place Player Country Score To par
1 Sandy Lyle   Scotland 71-67-72=210 −6
T2 Mark Calcavecchia   United States 71-69-72=212 −4
Ben Crenshaw   United States 72-73-67=212
T4 Fred Couples   United States 75-68-71=214 −2
Bernhard Langer   West Germany 71-72-71=214
Fuzzy Zoeller   United States 76-66-72=214
T7 Seve Ballesteros   Spain 73-72-70=215 −1
Don Pooley   United States 71-72-72=215
Craig Stadler   United States 76-69-70=215
T10 Doug Tewell   United States 75-73-68=216 E
Tom Watson   United States 72-71-73=216

Source:[3]

Final roundEdit

Sunday, April 10, 1988

Place Player Country Score To par Money ($)
1 Sandy Lyle   Scotland 71-67-72-71=281 −7 183,800
2 Mark Calcavecchia   United States 71-69-72-70=282 −6 110,200
3 Craig Stadler   United States 76-69-70-68=283 −5 69,400
4 Ben Crenshaw   United States 72-73-67-72=284 −4 48,900
T5 Fred Couples   United States 75-68-71-71=285 −3 36,500
Greg Norman   Australia 77-73-71-64=285
Don Pooley   United States 71-72-72-70=285
8 David Frost   South Africa 73-74-71-68=286 −2 31,000
T9 Bernhard Langer   West Germany 71-72-71-73=287 −1 28,000
Tom Watson   United States 72-71-73-71=287

Source:[1][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
  Lyle −6 −7 −7 −8 −8 −7 −7 −7 −8 −8 −7 −5 −5 −5 −5 −6 −6 −7
  Calcavecchia −4 −5 −5 −4 −4 −3 −2 −3 −4 −4 −5 −5 −6 −6 −6 −6 −6 −6
  Stadler −1 −2 −2 −2 −2 −2 −3 −5 −5 −5 −5 −5 −4 −5 −6 −5 −5 −5
  Crenshaw −3 −4 −5 −5 −5 −4 −3 −3 −3 −3 −3 −3 −3 −3 −4 −4 −4 −4
  Couples −2 −3 −3 −2 −2 −2 −2 −3 −3 −3 −3 −2 −2 −3 −3 −3 −4 −3
  Norman +5 +4 +3 +3 +3 +2 +1 E −1 −1 −1 −1 −2 −2 −3 −3 −3 −3
  Pooley −2 −3 −4 −3 −3 −2 −2 −3 −3 −4 −4 −4 −4 −3 −2 −3 −3 −3
  Frost +3 +2 +2 +2 +1 E E E E E E +1 E −1 −1 −1 −2 −2
  Langer −2 −3 −3 −2 −2 −2 −2 −2 −2 −3 −3 −3 −4 −3 −2 −1 −1 −1
  Watson E E E +1 +1 +1 +1 +1 +1 +1 +1 E E +1 E +1 E −1
  Ballesteros E E E E −1 −1 −1 E −1 −1 −1 −1 E E −1 −1 −1 E

Cumulative tournament scores, relative to par

Eagle Birdie Bogey Double bogey

Source:[8]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c Juliano, Joe (April 11, 1988). "Great Scot! Lyle wins Masters". Spokesman-Review. Knight-Ridder. p. C1.
  2. ^ Reilly, Rick (April 18, 1988). "Masterful". Sports Illustrated. p. 26.
  3. ^ a b Denlinger, Ken (April 10, 1988). "Lyle clings to precarious lead at Masters". Eugene Register-Guard. (Oregon). (Washington Post). p. 1C.
  4. ^ a b c Boswell, Thomas (April 11, 1988). "Lyle escapes sand to trap the Masters". Eugene Register-Guard. (Oregon). (Washington Post). p. 1B.
  5. ^ a b c Parascenzo, Marino (April 11, 1988). "Lyle birdies final hole to capture Masters". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. p. 13.
  6. ^ a b Boswell, Thomas (April 9, 1988). "Lyle steps into Masters lead". Eugene Register-Guard. (Oregon). (Washington Post). p. 1C.
  7. ^ Denlinger, Ken (April 8, 1988). "Wind blows up Masters scores". Eugene Register-Guard. (Oregon). (Washington Post). p. 1C.
  8. ^ "Historic leaderboards: 1988 Masters". Augusta.com. Retrieved August 16, 2013.

External linksEdit

Preceded by
1987 PGA Championship
Major Championships Succeeded by
1988 U.S. Open

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