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1955 Masters Tournament

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Dates  April 7–10, 1955
Tour(s)  PGA Tour
Location  Augusta, Georgia
Par  72
1955 Masters Tournament
Course(s)  Augusta National Golf Club
Organized by  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.


^ Holes 1, 2, 4, 11, and 14 were later renamed.

Past champions in the field

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

    Thursday, April 7, 1955


    Second round

    Friday, April 8, 1955


    Third round

    Saturday, April 9, 1955


    Final round

    Sunday, April 10, 1955



    1955 Masters Tournament Wikipedia

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