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The 1992 Masters Tournament was the 56th Masters Tournament, held April 9–12 at Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, Georgia.

1992 Masters Tournament
Tournament information
DatesApril 9–12, 1992
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]
Field83 players, 63 after cut
Cut145 (+1)
Prize fund$1.5 million
Winner's share$270,000
Champion
United States Fred Couples
275 (−13)
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Location in the United States
Augusta  is located in Georgia (U.S. state)
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Location in Georgia

Fred Couples won his only major championship, two strokes ahead of 49-year-old runner-up Raymond Floyd, the 1976 champion.[1][2] He was the first American winner in five years at Augusta, the longest run at the Masters without a winner from the U.S.; the previous four were won by players from Europe, all from the United Kingdom. Though he had yet to win a major, Couples entered this Masters at age 32 as the world's top-ranked player and the odds-on favorite.[3][4][5]

The 36-hole cut at 145 (+1) eliminated only twenty competitors and 63 played on the weekend, the most since 1966. The Masters did not have a cut until its 21st edition in 1957. George Archer, the 1969 champion, made the cut in his final Masters at age 52 and finished in 51st place.

Less than an hour after the leaders teed off on Saturday afternoon, thunderstorms caused a delay of nearly three hours. Six players did not finish the third round due to darkness,[6] but the pairing just ahead, Ian Baker-Finch and Jeff Sluman, ran between their shots on the final two holes and completed the round.[1] The three pairings returned early on Sunday morning to complete the round; Couples and Floyd were in the penultimate pairing and had four holes remaining.[6] Early in the final round, Mark Calcavecchia shot a record 29 (−7) on the back nine with birdies at 10 and the final six holes; he finished ten strokes back.[7]

Davis Love III won the 33rd Par 3 contest on Wednesday with a score of 22.[8]

CourseEdit

Hole Name Yards Par Hole Name Yards Par
1 Tea Olive 400 4 10 Camellia 485 4
2 Pink Dogwood 555 5 11 White Dogwood 455 4
3 Flowering Peach 360 4 12 Golden Bell 155 3
4 Flowering Crab Apple 205 3 13 Azalea 465 5
5 Magnolia 435 4 14 Chinese Fir 405 4
6 Juniper 180 3 15 Firethorn 500 5
7 Pampas 360 4 16 Redbud 170 3
8 Yellow Jasmine 535 5 17 Nandina 400 4
9 Carolina Cherry 435 4 18 Holly 405 4
Out 3,465 36 In 3,440 36
Source:[9] Total 6,905 72

FieldEdit

1. Masters champions

Tommy Aaron, George Archer, Seve Ballesteros (3,9), Gay Brewer, Ben Crenshaw (9), Nick Faldo (3,9,10), Raymond Floyd (9,10,11,12), Doug Ford, Bernhard Langer, Sandy Lyle (10), Larry Mize (9), Jack Nicklaus, Arnold Palmer, Gary Player, Craig Stadler (9,11,12,13), Tom Watson (9,10), Ian Woosnam (13), Fuzzy Zoeller (9,10)

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

Hale Irwin (9,10), Scott Simpson (9,10), Payne Stewart (4), Curtis Strange

3. The Open champions (last five years)

Mark Calcavecchia (9,12), Ian Baker-Finch (9,13)

4. PGA champions (last five years)

John Daly (13), Wayne Grady, Larry Nelson (10), Jeff Sluman (13)

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

Mitch Voges (a), Manny Zerman (a)

6. The Amateur champion

Gary Wolstenholme (a)

7. U.S. Amateur Public Links champion

David Berganio, Jr. (a)

8. U.S. Mid-Amateur champion

Jim Stuart (a)

9. Top 24 players and ties from the 1991 Masters

Steve Elkington (12,13), Jim Gallagher, Jr. (10,11,13), Peter Jacobsen, Andrew Magee (12,13), Billy Mayfair, Mark McCumber, Rocco Mediate (13), Jodie Mudd, Tommy Nakajima, José María Olazábal (10,12), Steve Pate (11,12,13), Corey Pavin (10,12,13), Lanny Wadkins (13)

10. Top 16 players and ties from the 1991 U.S. Open

Fred Couples (12,13), Nolan Henke (13), Davis Love III (12,13), Craig Parry, D. A. Weibring (12,13)

11. Top eight players and ties from 1991 PGA Championship

David Feherty, Bob Gilder, John Huston, Kenny Knox, Bruce Lietzke (13), Steven Richardson, Hal Sutton

12. Winners of PGA Tour events since the previous Masters

Fulton Allem, Billy Andrade (13), Chip Beck (13), Mark Brooks (13), Billy Ray Brown, Russ Cochran (13), John Cook (13), Brad Faxon, Bruce Fleisher, Mike Hulbert (13), Lee Janzen, Blaine McCallister, Mark O'Meara (13), David Peoples, Kenny Perry, Nick Price (13), Dillard Pruitt, Tom Purtzer (13)

13. Top 30 players from the 1991 PGA Tour money list

Paul Azinger, Jay Don Blake, Ted Schulz

14. Special foreign invitation

Rodger Davis, Colin Montgomerie, Greg Norman, Naomichi Ozaki

Nationalities in the fieldEdit

North America (61) South America (0) Europe (10) Oceania (6) Asia (2) Africa (4)
  United States (61)   England (3)   Australia (6)   Japan (2)   South Africa (3)
  Northern Ireland (1)   Zimbabwe (1)
  Scotland (2)
  Wales (1)
  Spain (2)
  Germany (1)

Past champions in the fieldEdit

Made the cutEdit

Player Country Year(s) won R1 R2 R3 R4 Total To par Finish
Raymond Floyd   United States 1976 69 68 69 71 277 −11 2
Larry Mize   United States 1987 73 69 71 68 281 −7 T6
Nick Faldo   England 1989, 1990 71 72 68 71 282 −6 T13
Ian Woosnam   Wales 1991 69 66 73 75 283 −5 T19
Fuzzy Zoeller   United States 1979 71 70 73 69 283 −5 T19
Craig Stadler   United States 1982 70 71 70 73 284 −4 T25
Bernhard Langer   Germany 1985 69 73 69 74 285 −3 T31
Sandy Lyle   Scotland 1988 72 69 70 75 286 −2 T37
Jack Nicklaus   United States 1963, 1965, 1966,
1972, 1975, 1986
69 75 69 74 287 −1 T42
Ben Crenshaw   United States 1984 72 71 71 74 288 E 46
Tom Watson   United States 1977, 1981 73 70 76 71 290 +2 T48
George Archer   United States 1969 74 69 76 72 291 +3 51
Tommy Aaron   United States 1973 76 69 77 71 293 +5 T54
Seve Ballesteros   Spain 1980, 1983 75 68 70 81 294 +6 T59

Source:[10]

Missed the cutEdit

Player Country Year(s) won R1 R2 Total To par
Arnold Palmer   United States 1958, 1960,
1962, 1964
75 73 148 +4
Gary Player   South Africa 1961, 1974, 1978 75 73 148 +4
Gay Brewer   United States 1967 81 77 158 +14
Doug Ford   United States 1957 82 82 164 +20

Source:[11][12]

Round summariesEdit

First roundEdit

Thursday, April 9, 1992

Place Player Country Score To par
T1 Jeff Sluman   United States 65 −7
Lanny Wadkins   United States
T3 Wayne Grady   Australia 68 −4
Mike Hulbert   United States
Davis Love III   United States
Ted Schulz   United States
T7 Fulton Allem   South Africa 69 −3
Fred Couples   United States
Steve Elkington   Australia
Raymond Floyd   United States
John Huston   United States
Bernhard Langer   Germany
Bruce Lietzke   United States
Jodie Mudd   United States
Jack Nicklaus   United States
Craig Parry   Australia
Steven Richardson   England
Ian Woosnam   Wales

Second roundEdit

Friday, April 10, 1992

Place Player Country Score To par
T1 Craig Parry   Australia 69-66=135 −9
Ian Woosnam   Wales 69-66=135
3 Fred Couples   United States 69-67=136 −8
T4 Raymond Floyd   United States 69-68=137 −7
Ted Schulz   United States 68-69=137
T6 Ian Baker-Finch   Australia 70-69=139 −5
Jeff Sluman   United States 65-74=139
D. A. Weibring   United States 71-68=139
T9 Fulton Allem   South Africa 69-71=140 −4
Steve Elkington   Australia 69-71=140
Davis Love III   United States 68-72=140
Greg Norman   Australia 70-70=140
Lanny Wadkins   United States 65-75=140

Amateurs: Zerman (−3), Berganio, Jr. (+3), Voges (+4), Wolstenholme (+7), Stuart (+14)

Third roundEdit

Saturday, April 11, 1992
Sunday, April 12, 1992

Place Player Country Score To par
1 Craig Parry   Australia 69-66-69=204 −12
2 Fred Couples   United States 69-67-69=205 −11
3 Raymond Floyd   United States 69-68-69=206 −10
4 Ian Baker-Finch   Australia 70-69-68=207 −9
T5 Nick Price   Zimbabwe 70-71-67=208 −8
Ian Woosnam   Wales 69-66-73=208
T7 Bruce Lietzke   United States 69-72-68=209 −7
Ted Schulz   United States 68-69-72=209
Jeff Sluman   United States 65-74-70=209
10 Mark O'Meara   United States 74-67-69=210 −6

Final roundEdit

Sunday, April 12, 1992

Place Player Country Score To par Money ($)
1 Fred Couples   United States 69-67-69-70=275 −13 270,000
2 Raymond Floyd   United States 69-68-69-71=277 −11 162,000
3 Corey Pavin   United States 72-71-68-67=278 −10 102,000
T4 Mark O'Meara   United States 74-67-69-70=280 −8 66,000
Jeff Sluman   United States 65-74-70-71=280
T6 Ian Baker-Finch   Australia 70-69-68-74=281 −7 43,829
Nolan Henke   United States 70-71-70-70=281
Larry Mize   United States 73-69-71-68=281
Greg Norman   Australia 70-70-73-68=281
Steve Pate   United States 73-71-70-67=281
Nick Price   Zimbabwe 70-71-67-73=281
Ted Schulz   United States 68-69-72-72=281

Source:[10]

Amateurs: Zerman (+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
  Couples −11 −10 −11 −11 −10 −10 −10 −11 −12 −12 −12 −12 −12 −13 −13 −13 −13 −13
  Floyd −9 −9 −9 −9 −9 −10 −10 −11 −11 −10 −10 −9 −9 −10 −11 −11 −11 −11
  O'Meara −6 −7 −7 −7 −6 −5 −5 −5 −5 −5 −4 −4 −6 −6 −7 −8 −8 −8
  Sluman −7 −6 −6 −6 −6 −6 −6 −7 −7 −7 −6 −6 −8 −8 −8 −8 −8 −8
  Baker-Finch −10 −10 −9 −9 −8 −8 −8 −8 −8 −7 −7 −6 −6 −6 −7 −7 −7 −7
  Parry −12 −13 −12 −11 −10 −10 −9 −9 −9 −8 −8 −8 −8 −8 −8 −7 −7 −6
  Faldo −6 −7 −7 −7 −7 −7 −7 −8 −8 −7 −7 −5 −5 −5 −6 −6 −6 −6
  Woosnam −8 −8 −7 −7 −6 −6 −5 −6 −6 −5 −5 −3 −5 −6 −7 −6 −6 −5
  Calcavecchia +4 +4 +4 +4 +5 +5 +5 +4 +4 +3 +3 +3 +2 +1 E −1 −2 −3

Cumulative tournament scores, relative to par

Eagle Birdie Bogey Double bogey

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c Rappaport, Ron (April 13, 1992). "Couples golf's singular Master". Spokesman-Review. (Spokane, Washington). (from L.A. Daily News). p. C1.
  2. ^ Reilly, Rick (April 20, 1992). "Bank Shot". Sports Illustrated. p. 18.
  3. ^ Grisamore, Ed (April 9, 1992). "Masters mystery". Spokesman-Review. (Spokane, Washington). Knight-Ridder. p. C1.
  4. ^ Florence, Mal (April 9, 1992). "Couples is the one man expected to tame Augusta". Eugene Register-Guard. (Oregon). (Los Angeles Times). p. 1D.
  5. ^ "Couples in spot to lead Masters". Spokesman-Review. (Spokane, Washington). wire services. April 11, 1992. p. 2C.
  6. ^ a b Green, Bob (April 12, 1992). "Aussies seize lead as storms batter course". Eugene Register-Guard. (Oregon). Associated Press. p. 1E.
  7. ^ "Ageless Floyd feisty after finishing second". Spokesman-Review. (Spokane, Washington). wire reports. April 13, 1992. p. C2.
  8. ^ "Love claims Par-3 victory". Rome News-Tribune. (Georgia). Associated Press. April 9, 1992. p. 6-B.
  9. ^ "How they played". Post and Courier. (Charleston, South Carolina). April 11, 1992. p. 4C.
  10. ^ a b "Masters Tournament (final scores)". Spokesman-Review. (Spokane, Washington). Associated Press. April 13, 1992. p. C4.
  11. ^ "1992 Masters". databasegolf.com. Retrieved April 28, 2014.
  12. ^ "Scores". Post and Courier. (Charleston, South Carolina). April 11, 1992. p. 4C.

External linksEdit

Preceded by
1991 PGA Championship
Major Championships Succeeded by
1992 U.S. Open

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