1963 Masters Tournament

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia - View original article

1963 Masters Tournament
Tournament information
DatesApril 4–7, 1963
LocationAugusta, Georgia
Course(s)Augusta National Golf Club
Tour(s)PGA Tour
Statistics
Par72
Length6,850 yards (6,264 m)[1]
Field84 players, 50 after cut
Cut152 (+8)
Prize fund$112,500[2]
Winner's share$20,000
Champion
United States Jack Nicklaus
286 (−2)
 
Jump to: navigation, search
1963 Masters Tournament
Tournament information
DatesApril 4–7, 1963
LocationAugusta, Georgia
Course(s)Augusta National Golf Club
Tour(s)PGA Tour
Statistics
Par72
Length6,850 yards (6,264 m)[1]
Field84 players, 50 after cut
Cut152 (+8)
Prize fund$112,500[2]
Winner's share$20,000
Champion
United States Jack Nicklaus
286 (−2)

The 1963 Masters Tournament was the 27th Masters Tournament, held April 4–7 at Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, Georgia. 84 players entered the tournament and 50 of them made the cut at eight-over-par (152).

Jack Nicklaus won the first of his six Green Jackets with a three-foot (0.9 m) par putt on the final hole to finish one stroke ahead of runner-up Tony Lema.[2] Nicklaus shot a 66 (−6) in the second round, which was key in his victory.[1][3]

This was the last Masters tournament that Horton Smith played in. He won the Masters twice, including the inaugural tournament in 1934. Smith shot a 91 and an 86 and missed the cut; he died of Hodgkin's Disease six months later.

Gene Sarazen finished in 49th place, this would be the last time that the 1935 Masters champion would make the cut at Augusta.

George Bayer won the Par 3 contest with a score of 23.

Final leaderboard[edit]

PlacePlayerCountryScoreTo parMoney ($)
1Jack Nicklaus United States74-66-74-72=286−220,000
2Tony Lema United States74-69-74-70=287−112,000
T3Julius Boros United States76-69-71-72=288E7,000
Sam Snead United States70-73-74-71=288
T5Dow Finsterwald United States74-73-73-69=289+14,000
Ed Furgol United States70-71-74-74=289
Gary Player South Africa71-74-74-70=289
8Bo Wininger United States69-72-77-72=290+22,400
T9Don January United States73-75-72-71=291+31,800
Arnold Palmer United States74-73-73-71=291

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Souchak takes sole Masters lead". Pittsburgh-Post Gazette. Associated Press. April 6, 1963. p. 14. 
  2. ^ a b "Nicklaus captures Masters golf crown". Pittsburgh-Post Gazette. Associated Press. April 8, 1963. p. 25. 
  3. ^ Wright, Alfred (April 15, 1963). "Young Jack the Mighty Master". Sports Illustrated: 26. 

External links[edit]

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