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 first of his two green jackets, 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, one of 19 times in his career that he was the runner-up in a major championship.[2][3] It was the second of Watson's eight major championships.

The pair again dueled for a major title in the final round in July, at the Open Championship at Turnberry, also won by Watson.

Past champions in the field[edit]

Made the cut[edit]

PlayerCountryYear(s) wonR1R2R3R4TotalTo parFinish
Jack Nicklaus United States1963, 1965,
1966, 1972, 1975
72707066278−102
Raymond Floyd United States197671727171285−3T8
Billy Casper United States197072727369286−2T14
George Archer United States196974746970287−1T19
Gary Player South Africa1961, 197471707274287−1T19
Arnold Palmer United States1958, 1960,
1962, 1964
76717170288ET24
Tommy Aaron United States197373727374292+4T35
Art Wall, Jr. United States195975747172292+4T35

Missed the cut[edit]

PlayerCountryYear(s) wonR1R2TotalTo par
Charles Coody United States19717278150+6
Bob Goalby United States19687674150+6
Gay Brewer United States19677874152+8
Doug Ford United States19577777154+10
Sam Snead United States1949, 1952, 195483WD

Source:[4]

Final leaderboard[edit]

Sunday, April 10, 1977

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][5]

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. ^ "Golf: Masters, second round". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. April 9, 1977. p. 8. 
  5. ^ "Masters Cards". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. April 11, 1977. 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