| April 7–10, 1955|
| Augusta, Georgia|
| Augusta National Golf Club|
Augusta National Golf Club
The 1955 Masters Tournament was the 19th Masters Tournament, held April 7–10 at Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, Georgia. It was the last one before CBS began televising the tournament the following year.
Cary Middlecoff shot a 65 in the second round, including a then-record 31 on the first nine, to win his only Masters, seven strokes ahead of runner-up Ben Hogan, and the second of his three major championships.
After a third round at even-par 72, Middlecoff entered the final round with a four shot lead over Hogan, the champion in 1951 and 1953. The victory margin of seven strokes was a tournament record for ten years, until Jack Nicklaus won by nine strokes over Arnold Palmer and Gary Player in 1965, later increased to twelve in 1997 by Tiger Woods. The previous record was five strokes, set in 1948 by Claude Harmon and tied by Hogan in 1953. The runner-up finish was Hogan's fourth at the Masters.
Arnold Palmer, a professional for less than a year, finished tied for tenth in his first Masters.
1955 Masters Tournament Wikipedia
^ Holes 1, 2, 4, 11, and 14 were later renamed.The Masters did not have a 36-hole cut until 1957
Thursday, April 7, 1955
Friday, April 8, 1955
Saturday, April 9, 1955
Sunday, April 10, 1955