1963 Masters Tournament

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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)
 
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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 made the cut at eight-over-par (152).

Jack Nicklaus, 23, won the first of his record 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] It was the second of his record 18 major titles; his third came three months later at the PGA Championship in July.

Gene Sarazen, the 1935 champion, made the cut at Augusta for the final time at age 61 and finished 49th.

It was the last Masters for Horton Smith, winner of the inaugural event in 1934 and again in 1936. He was the only competitor to have participated in every edition of the tournament, and had a lung removed in 1957. Battling Hodgkin's Disease, Smith was partly aided by a golf cart and shot 91 and 86; he died six months later in Detroit at age 55, shortly after attending the Ryder Cup matches in Atlanta.[4]

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

Past champions in the field[edit]

Made the cut[edit]

PlayerCountryYear(s) wonR1R2R3R4TotalTo parFinish
Sam Snead United States1949, 1952, 195470737471288ET3
Gary Player South Africa196171747470289+1T5
Arnold Palmer United States1958, 1960, 196274737371291+3T9
Doug Ford United States195775737569292+4T11
Art Wall, Jr. United States195975747372294+6T21
Jimmy Demaret United States1940, 1947, 195075758173304+16T43
Herman Keiser United States194675777974305+1745
Gene Sarazen United States193574738180308+2049

Missed the cut[edit]

PlayerCountryYear(s) wonR1R2TotalTo par
Jack Burke, Jr. United States19567876154+10
Byron Nelson United States1937, 19427977156+12
Cary Middlecoff United States19558781168+24
Horton Smith United States1934, 19369186177+33
Claude Harmon United States194882WD
Henry Picard United States1938WD
Craig Wood United States1941WD

Source[5][6]

Final leaderboard[edit]

Sunday, April 7, 1963

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. 
  4. ^ "Ex-Masters king Horton Smith dies". Palm Beach Post. Associated Press. October 16, 1963. p. 15. 
  5. ^ "Masters golf tournament scoreboard". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. April 5, 1963. p. 22. 
  6. ^ "Masters scoreboard". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. April 6, 1963. p. 14. 

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