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The 1989 Masters Tournament was the 53rd Masters Tournament, held April 6–9 at Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, Georgia.

1989 Masters Tournament
Tournament information
DatesApril 6–9, 1989
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]
Field85 players, 52 after cut
Cut151 (+7)
Prize fund$1.0 million
Winner's share$200,000
Champion
England Nick Faldo
283 (−5), playoff
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Augusta  is located in the United States
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Augusta 
Location in the United States
Augusta  is located in Georgia (U.S. state)
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Augusta 
Location in Georgia

Nick Faldo won the first of his three Masters titles, the second of his six major championships. After a third round 77 (+5), he shot a final round 65 (−7) and won with a birdie on the second hole of a sudden-death playoff with Scott Hoch.[2] The 1989 Masters is remembered for Hoch missing a two-foot (0.6 m) putt on the first playoff hole that would have won him the green jacket.[1][3] Greg Norman continued his misfortunes at the Masters with a bogey on the 72nd hole to miss a playoff by a stroke, similar to 1986. Third round leader Ben Crenshaw also bogeyed the final hole to tie Norman for third.[4]

Faldo became the first man from England to win the Masters and was the second consecutive winner from the United Kingdom. Defending champion Sandy Lyle of Scotland missed the cut by two strokes, but made history at the champions' dinner on Tuesday by sporting a kilt and serving haggis.[5]

Contents

FieldEdit

1. Masters champions

Tommy Aaron, George Archer, Seve Ballesteros (3,9,12), Gay Brewer, Billy Casper, Charles Coody, Ben Crenshaw (9,10,13,14), Raymond Floyd (2,9), Doug Ford, Bernhard Langer (9), Sandy Lyle (3,13), Larry Mize (10,14), Jack Nicklaus (9), Arnold Palmer, Gary Player, Craig Stadler (9), Tom Watson (3,9), Fuzzy Zoeller (2,9,10)

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

Andy North, Scott Simpson (10,14), Curtis Strange (9,12,13,14)

3. The Open champions (last five years)

Nick Faldo (10,11), Greg Norman (9,12,13)

4. PGA champions (last five years)

Hubert Green (9), Larry Nelson (12,13,14), Jeff Sluman (12,13), Lee Trevino, Bob Tway (13)

5. U.S. Amateur champion and runner-up

Eric Meeks (a), Danny Yates (a)

6. The Amateur champion

Christian Hardin (a)

7. U.S. Amateur Public Links champion

Ralph Howe III (a)

8. U.S. Mid-Amateur champion

David Eger (a)

9. Top 24 players and ties from the 1988 Masters Tournament

Chip Beck (12,13), Mark Calcavecchia (12,13,14), Chen Tze-chung, Fred Couples (10,13), David Frost (12,13), Mark McCumber (13), Mark McNulty, Dan Pohl (10,11,13,14), Don Pooley, Nick Price, Doug Tewell, Lanny Wadkins (10,12,13,14)

10. Top 16 players and ties from the 1988 U.S. Open

Paul Azinger (11,13), Andy Bean (14), Bob Gilder (11), Mark O'Meara (12,13), Steve Pate (13), Payne Stewart (13,14), D. A. Weibring

11. Top eight players and ties from 1988 PGA Championship

Tom Kite (12,13,14), Tommy Nakajima, Dave Rummells

12. Winners of PGA Tour events since the previous Masters

Jim Benepe, Mark Brooks, Bill Glasson (13), Ken Green (13), Morris Hatalsky, Steve Jones, Gary Koch (13), Bruce Lietzke (13), Bob Lohr, Andrew Magee, Blaine McCallister, Jodie Mudd (13), Corey Pavin, Tom Purtzer, Mike Reid (13), Gene Sauers, Tom Sieckmann, Tim Simpson, Joey Sindelar (13), Mike Sullivan, Greg Twiggs, Scott Verplank

13. Top 30 players from the 1988 PGA Tour money list

Jay Haas, Scott Hoch, Peter Jacobsen, Mark Wiebe

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

Hal Sutton

15. Special foreign invitation

José María Olazábal, Masashi Ozaki, Ian Woosnam

Nationalities in the fieldEdit

North America (70) South America (0) Europe (7) Oceania (1) Asia (3) Africa (4)
  United States (70)   England (1)   Australia (1)   Japan (2)   South Africa (2)
  Scotland (1)   Taiwan (1)   Zimbabwe (2)
  Wales (1)
  Spain (2)
  West Germany (1)
  Sweden (1)

Past champions in the fieldEdit

Made the cutEdit

Player Country Year(s) won R1 R2 R3 R4 Total To par Finish
Ben Crenshaw   United States 1984 71 72 70 71 284 −4 T3
Seve Ballesteros   Spain 1980, 1983 71 72 73 69 285 −3 5
Tom Watson   United States 1977, 1981 72 73 74 71 290 +2 T14
Jack Nicklaus   United States 1963, 1965, 1966,
1972, 1975, 1986
73 74 73 71 291 +3 T18
Bernhard Langer   West Germany 1985 74 75 71 73 293 +5 T26
Larry Mize   United States 1987 72 77 69 75 293 +5 T26
Fuzzy Zoeller   United States 1979 76 74 69 74 293 +5 T26
Tommy Aaron   United States 1973 76 74 72 76 298 +10 T38
Charles Coody   United States 1971 76 74 76 72 298 +10 T38
Raymond Floyd   United States 1976 76 75 73 74 298 +10 T38
George Archer   United States 1969 75 75 75 75 300 +12 T43

Source:[6]

Missed the cutEdit

Player Country Year(s) won R1 R2 Total To par
Billy Casper   United States 1970 75 78 153 +9
Sandy Lyle   Scotland 1988 77 76 153 +9
Gary Player   South Africa 1961, 1974, 1978 76 77 153 +9
Craig Stadler   United States 1982 74 79 153 +9
Arnold Palmer   United States 1958, 1960,
1962, 1964
81 80 161 +17
Doug Ford   United States 1957 81 82 163 +19
Gay Brewer   United States 1967 83 WD

Source:[6]

Round summariesEdit

First roundEdit

Thursday, April 6, 1989

Lee Trevino, vying for an elusive Masters title, shot an opening round 67 to lead Nick Faldo by one shot. Only 10 players broke par on day one, including 1984 champion Ben Crenshaw and 1980 and 1983 champion Seve Ballesteros. Defending champion Sandy Lyle birdied 18 to shoot a disappointing 77.[2]

Place Player Country Score To par
1 Lee Trevino   United States 67 −5
2 Nick Faldo   England 68 −4
3 Scott Hoch   United States 69 −3
T4 Andy Bean   United States 70 −2
Don Pooley   United States
T6 Seve Ballesteros   Spain 71 −1
Chen Tze-chung   Taiwan
Ben Crenshaw   United States
Jumbo Ozaki   Japan
Tom Purtzer   United States

Second roundEdit

Friday, April 7, 1989

Lee Trevino and Nick Faldo, who both shot over par on the day, shared the lead after a difficult scoring day. Only four players broke par including Ken Green, who shot 69 and had the round of the day. Seve Ballesteros shot 72 even though he had a 4 putt on the 15th hole.[2]

Place Player Country Score To par
T1 Nick Faldo   England 68-73=141 −3
Lee Trevino   United States 67-74=141
T3 Seve Ballesteros   Spain 71-72=143 −1
Ben Crenshaw   United States 71-72=143
Ken Green   United States 74-69=143
Scott Hoch   United States 69-74=143
Mike Reid   United States 72-71=143
8 Tom Kite   United States 72-72=144 E
T9 Mark O'Meara   United States 74-71=145 +1
Curtis Strange   United States 74-71=145
Tom Watson   United States 72-73=145

Amateurs: Howe III (+12), Yates (+14), Eger (+18), Meeks (+18), Hardin (+26)

Third roundEdit

Saturday, April 8, 1989

Saturday was a long day that included a 90 minute delay and eventual suspension of play. Ben Crenshaw stormed to a four-shot lead at the suspension of play. Crenshaw was 3-under on the day through 13. Nick Faldo got off to a slow start with a double bogey on the first hole. On the second hole, he holed an improbable 100-foot (30 m) birdie putt, but was 3 over on the day through 12 holes. Out early, clubhouse leader Greg Norman posted a 68 to reach +1 and close within five shots of the lead when play was suspended. Lee Trevino, trying to complete the career Grand Slam, faded out of contention Saturday.[2]

Place Player Country Score To par Hole
1 Ben Crenshaw   United States 71-72-49=192 −4 13
T2 Nick Faldo   England 68-73-50=191 E 12
Scott Hoch   United States 69-74-53=196 13
Mike Reid   United States 72-71-53=196 13

Sunday, April 9, 1989

For the first time since 1984, the third round was completed on Sunday morning. Conditions were ideal, but overnight leader Ben Crenshaw was unable to take advantage as his four-shot morning lead was cut to one by the end of the third round. Seve Ballesteros who was +3 at the suspension of play on Saturday birdied 14, 15, and 17 to get back to level par. Nick Faldo continued to struggle in the morning, playing his last six holes in two over par, to fall 5 shots out of the lead at the end of the third round. First and second round leader Lee Trevino couldn't get any momentum in the morning and stumbled to an 81.[2]

Place Player Country Score To par
1 Ben Crenshaw   United States 71-72-70=213 −3
T2 Scott Hoch   United States 69-74-71=214 −2
Mike Reid   United States 72-71-71=214
T4 Seve Ballesteros   Spain 71-72-73=216 E
Ken Green   United States 74-69-73=216
Tom Kite   United States 72-72-72=216
T7 Greg Norman   Australia 74-75-68=217 +1
Mark O'Meara   United States 74-71-72=217
T9 Nick Faldo   England 68-73-77=218 +2
Larry Mize   United States 72-77-69=218

Final roundEdit

Sunday, April 9, 1989

An exciting final round had six different players hold at least a share of the lead on the back nine. Nick Faldo, five shots back to start the round, birdied four of his first seven holes to post 32 on the front nine. Faldo continued his comeback with miraculous birdies on 16 and 17 to post 65 and hold the clubhouse lead at −5. In the round Faldo made eight birdies and just one bogey at the 11th hole. Mike Reid chipped in for birdie on the 12th hole to take sole possession of the lead for the first time in the tournament at −6. However, Reid missed a short putt for par on 14 and double-bogeyed 15 after hitting his approach into the water to fade to 6th place. Seve Ballesteros, who held the lead earlier in the day, was just one shot back on 16, but underhit his tee-shot into the water ending any chances of his third Masters title. Greg Norman stormed into contention with birdies on 9, 10, 13, 15, 16 and 17 to tie for the lead. Norman however was unable to get up and down from the front of the green on 18, making bogey and missing a playoff by one shot.

In the end it came down to the final pairing of Ben Crenshaw and Scott Hoch. Hoch birdied the 15th to take sole possession of the lead at −6, but missed a short par putt at 17 to drop back to −5. Crenshaw, three back of the lead after the 15th hole, birdied 16 and 17 to share the lead with Hoch heading to the final hole. Both players hit the fairway off the tee, and then Hoch hit his approach on the green after Crenshaw missed in the front greenside bunker. After Crenshaw chipped out to 12 feet (4 m), Hoch had 25 feet (8 m) for birdie and his first major championship. Hoch barely missed his birdie putt and was able to tap in for par, tying Faldo for the clubhouse lead. Crenshaw then had 12 feet to join a playoff with Faldo and Hoch, but missed.[2]

Place Player Country Score To par Money ($)
T1 Nick Faldo   England 68-73-77-65=283 −5 Playoff
Scott Hoch   United States 69-74-71-69=283
T3 Ben Crenshaw   United States 71-72-70-71=284 −4 64,450
Greg Norman   Australia 74-75-68-67=284
5 Seve Ballesteros   Spain 71-72-73-69=285 −3 44,400
6 Mike Reid   United States 72-71-71-72=286 −2 40,000
7 Jodie Mudd   United States 73-76-72-66=287 −1 37,200
T8 Chip Beck   United States 74-76-70-68=288 E 32,200
José María Olazábal   Spain 77-73-70-68=288
Jeff Sluman   United States 74-72-74-68=288

Source:[6]

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
  Faldo +1 E E −1 −1 −1 −2 −2 −2 −2 −1 −1 −2 −3 −3 −4 −5 −5
  Hoch −2 −3 −3 −3 −4 −4 −4 −4 −5 −5 −5 −5 −5 −5 −6 −6 −5 −5
  Crenshaw −3 −3 −3 −3 −2 −2 −3 −4 −4 −4 −4 −3 −3 −3 −3 −4 −5 −4
  Norman E E +1 +1 +1 +1 +1 +1 E −1 −1 −1 −2 −2 −3 −4 −5 −4
  Ballesteros −1 −2 −2 −3 −4 −4 −4 −4 −5 −4 −4 −4 −4 −4 −4 −2 −2 −3
  Reid −2 −3 −2 −2 −2 −3 −3 −4 −5 −5 −5 −6 −6 −5 −3 −3 −3 −2

Cumulative tournament scores, relative to par

Birdie Bogey Double bogey

Source:[4][7]

PlayoffEdit

Faldo and Hoch were in the tenth playoff in Masters history and the fourth to use the sudden death format. The playoff began at the 10th hole, where both had made par every day. Both hit the fairway, but Faldo pushed his approach in the short right side bunker. Hoch then played safely, hitting the front middle of the green, leaving an uphill birdie putt. After Faldo chipped out to 15 feet (5 m), Hoch had 25 feet (8 m) to win his first major championship. Hoch lagged his putt up to 2 feet, forcing Faldo to make his 15 footer for par. Faldo missed, but made his 4-foot comebacker for a bogey five. Hoch then had his third putt of the day to win the championship, but missed, then made the 4-foot comebacker for bogey to extend the playoff.

The went to the 11th hole, which Faldo had bogeyed in all four rounds. After Faldo hit his approach to 25 feet, Hoch pushed his approach right of the green. Hoch chipped to six feet,[8] but Faldo made his long birdie putt for his second major championship and first Masters title.[2][9]

Place Player Country Score To par Money ($)
1 Nick Faldo   England 5-3 E 200,000
2 Scott Hoch   United States 5-x 120,000

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Dorman, Larry (April 10, 1989). "Hoch's miss is Faldo's gain". Spokesman-Review. (Spokane, Washington). Knight-Ridder. p. D1.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g Swift, E.M. (April 17, 1989). "Jolly Good Show". Sports Illustrated. p. 18.
  3. ^ Van Sickle, Gary (April 10, 1989). "Faldo becomes new master of Augusta". Milwaukee Journal. p. 1C. Retrieved January 14, 2013.
  4. ^ a b Hyman, Mark (April 10, 1989). "Faldo does when others don't". Eugene Register-Guard. (Oregon). (from The Baltimore Sun). p. 1B. Retrieved January 14, 2013.
  5. ^ Lader, Martin (April 8, 1989). "Lyle's reign as champion ends quietly". Schenectady Gazette. (New York). UPI. p. 20.
  6. ^ a b c "1989 Masters". databasegolf.com. Retrieved May 6, 2014.
  7. ^ "Historic leaderboards: 1989 Masters". Augusta.com. Retrieved August 16, 2013.
  8. ^ "Faldo wins Masters in playoff". The New York Times. April 10, 1989. Retrieved January 14, 2013.
  9. ^ Harig, Bob (April 12, 2011). "1989 Masters: Nick Faldo wins in playoff". ESPN. Retrieved January 14, 2013.

External linksEdit

Preceded by
1988 PGA Championship
Major Championships Succeeded by
1989 U.S. Open

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