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1942 Masters Tournament

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Dates  April 9–13, 1942
Tour(s)  PGA Tour
Location  Augusta, Georgia
Par  72
1942 Masters Tournament
Course(s)  Augusta National Golf Club
Organized by  Augusta National Golf Club

The 1942 Masters Tournament was the ninth Masters Tournament, held April 9–13 at Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, Georgia.


Byron Nelson, the 1937 champion, won an 18-hole playoff by one stroke over runner-up Ben Hogan. Down by three strokes after four holes, Nelson played the final fourteen holes at five-under-par to claim the winner's share of $1,500 from a $5,000 purse. The playoff was refereed by tournament host Bobby Jones. Nelson was the second to win a second Masters, joining Horton Smith.

On Sunday, Nelson started the final round with a three stroke lead, with a gallery of 6,000 on the grounds. Hogan birdied 18 to shoot 70 (−2) and 280 (−8) and waited for Nelson to finish the last three holes. Nelson found a greenside bunker at 17 and bogeyed to fall into a tie. He had a 12-foot (3.7 m) birdie putt to win on the 72nd hole, but left it short and tapped in to force the Monday playoff.

It was the second playoff at the Masters; the first in 1935 was 36 holes.

This was the last Masters until 1946; it was not played from 1943 to 1945, due to World War II.

Past champions in the field

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

    Thursday, April 9, 1942


    Second round

    Friday, April 10, 1942


    Third round

    Saturday, April 11, 1942


    Final round

    Sunday, April 12, 1942



    Cumulative tournament scores, relative to par


    Monday, April 13, 1942




    1942 Masters Tournament Wikipedia

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