1977 Masters Tournament

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1977 Masters Tournament
Tournament information
DatesApril 7–10, 1977
LocationAugusta, Georgia
Course(s)Augusta National Golf Club
Tour(s)PGA Tour
Statistics
Par72
Length7,030 yards (6,428 m)[1]
Field77 players, 50 after cut
Cut149 (+5)
Winner's share$40,000
Champion
United States Tom Watson
276 (–12)
 
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1977 Masters Tournament
Tournament information
DatesApril 7–10, 1977
LocationAugusta, Georgia
Course(s)Augusta National Golf Club
Tour(s)PGA Tour
Statistics
Par72
Length7,030 yards (6,428 m)[1]
Field77 players, 50 after cut
Cut149 (+5)
Winner's share$40,000
Champion
United States Tom Watson
276 (–12)

The 1977 Masters Tournament was the 41st Masters Tournament, held April 7–10 at Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, Georgia. Tom Watson, age 27, won the second of his eight major championships, two strokes ahead of runner-up Jack Nicklaus. The two were tied after 68 holes, then Watson birdied the par-4 17th. Needing a birdie to tie, Nicklaus bogeyed the final hole. It was one of the 19 times in Nicklaus's career that he was the runner-up in a major championship.[2][3]

Final leaderboard[edit]

PlacePlayerCountryScoreTo parMoney ($)
1Tom Watson United States70-69-70-67=276–1240,000
2Jack Nicklaus United States72-70-70-66=278–1030,000
T3Tom Kite United States70-73-70-67=280–817,500
Rik Massengale United States70-73-67-70=280
5Hale Irwin United States70-74-70-68=282–612,500
T6David Graham Australia75-67-73-69=284–410,500
Lou Graham United States75-71-69-69=284
T8Ben Crenshaw United States71-69-69-76=285–35,667
Raymond Floyd United States71-72-71-71=285
Hubert Green United States67-74-72-72=285
Don January United States69-76-69-71=285
Gene Littler United States71-72-73-69=285
John Schlee United States75-73-69-68=285

Scorecard[edit]

Final round

Hole  1    2    3    4    5    6    7    8    9  101112131415161718
Par454343454443545344
United States Watson–7–7–7–7–8–9–10–11–11–10–10–10–11–10–11–11–12–12
United States Nicklaus–5–6–6–6–6–6–6–7–7–8–8–9–10–10–11–11–11–10

Cumulative tournament scores, relative to par
Source:[3][4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Funseth fires 67 for lead". Spokane Daily Chronicle. Associated Press. April 9, 1977. p. 17. 
  2. ^ Jenkins, Dan (April 18, 1977). "What a beauty of a Masters". Sports Illustrated: 24. 
  3. ^ a b "Wastson Masters Nicklaus By 2". Milwaukee Sentinel. Associated Press. April 11, 1977. p. 1-part 2. 
  4. ^ "Masters Cards". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. April 11, 1977. p. 14. 

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