| April 5–8, 1956|
| Augusta, Georgia|
| Augusta National Golf Club|
Augusta National Golf Club
The 1956 Masters Tournament was the 20th Masters Tournament, held April 5–8 at Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, Georgia.
Jack Burke, Jr. won his first major championship and only Masters, one stroke ahead of amateur Ken Venturi. It was the final Masters played without a 36-hole cut. CBS televised the third and fourth rounds of the tournament for the first time, and has done so every year since.
Burke shot a 71 (−1) on Sunday, one of only two players to break par in the final round; he rallied from a tournament record eight shots back to pass Venturi, who had led the entire tournament. Then a 24-year-old amateur, Venturi opened with a first round 66 (−6), the best round to date at the Masters by an amateur. But on Sunday, he shot a 42 (+6) on the final nine holes to card a disappointing 80 (+8). Burke's 289, along with Sam Snead in 1954 and Zach Johnson in 2007, remains the highest winning total in Masters history.
Burke was late arriving at the course for his final round on Sunday after going to church and had only fifteen minutes to warm up.
The Masters did not have a 36-hole cut until 1957
1956 Masters Tournament Wikipedia
Thursday, April 5, 1956
Friday, April 6, 1956
Saturday, April 7, 1956
Sunday, April 8, 1956
Cumulative tournament scores, relative to par