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1937 Masters Tournament

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Dates  April 1–4, 1937
Tour(s)  PGA Tour
Location  Augusta, Georgia
Par  72
1937 Masters Tournament
Course(s)  Augusta National Golf Club
Organized by  Augusta National Golf Club

The 1937 Masters Tournament was the fourth Masters Tournament, held April 1–4 at Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, Georgia.


Opening with a six-under 66, Byron Nelson led after the first and second rounds, but a 75 on Saturday dropped him four strokes back, in a tie for third. On the final nine on Sunday, he gained six strokes on third round leader Ralph Guldahl over two holes and won the tournament by two strokes. Compared to Guldahl's 5–6 (double bogey, bogey), Nelson played the 12th and 13th holes 2–3 (birdie, eagle), respectively. The Nelson Bridge, over Rae's Creek departing the 13th tee, was dedicated in 1958 to commemorate the feat.

At age 25, this was the first of Nelson's five major titles; he won the Masters again in 1942, which was not held again until 1946. Guldahl rebounded and won three majors over the next two years: the U.S. Open in 1937 and 1938 and the Masters in 1939.

Sam Snead made his Masters debut and finished 18th. The purse was $5,000 with a winner's share of $1,500.

Past champions in the field

  • The Masters did not have a 36-hole cut until 1957
  • First round

    Thursday, April 1, 1937


    Second round

    Friday, April 2, 1937


    Third round

    Saturday, April 3, 1937


    Final round

    Sunday, April 4, 1937



    Final round

    Cumulative tournament scores, relative to par


    1937 Masters Tournament Wikipedia

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