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1939 Masters Tournament

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Location  Augusta, Georgia
Par  72
Tour(s)  PGA Tour
1939 Masters Tournament
Dates  March 31 – April 2, 1939
Course(s)  Augusta National Golf Club
Organized by  Augusta National Golf Club

The 1939 Masters Tournament was the sixth Masters Tournament, held March 31 to April 2 at Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, Georgia. Due to adverse weather conditions, the first round was postponed to Friday and the final two rounds were played on Sunday.


Ralph Guldahl won his only Masters title with a tournament record 279 (−9), one stroke better than runner-up Sam Snead. He had finished as a runner-up the previous two years, and it was the third of Guldahl's three major titles; he won consecutive U.S. Open titles in 1937 and 1938. The previous Masters record was 282 (−6) in 1935, and Guldahl's mark stood until 1953, when Ben Hogan shot 274 (−14).

The purse was $5,000 with a winner's share of $1,500. The gallery for Sunday's final two rounds was estimated at 10,000 spectators. Challenging weather conditions during the second round on Saturday included hail, wind, rain, and some sun breaks.

Past champions in the field

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

    Friday, March 31, 1939


    Second round

    Saturday, April 1, 1939


    Third round

    Sunday, April 2, 1939   (morning)

    Final round

    Sunday, April 2, 1939   (afternoon)



    1939 Masters Tournament Wikipedia

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