Girish Mahajan

1957 Masters Tournament

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Dates  April 4–7, 1957
Tour(s)  PGA Tour
Location  Augusta, Georgia
Par  72
1957 Masters Tournament
Course(s)  Augusta National Golf Club
Organized by  Augusta National Golf Club

The 1957 Masters Tournament was the 21st Masters Tournament, held April 4–7 at Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, Georgia. This was the first Masters played with a 36-hole cut. A field of 101 players started in the tournament, and 40 of them made the cut at 150 (+6).

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Doug Ford won his only Masters, three strokes ahead of runner-up Sam Snead, a three-time champion. Snead was the third round leader, but could only shoot even-par in a round that included six birdies and six bogeys. Ford was three strokes back after 54 holes, but was bogey-free on Sunday. On the final hole, Ford holed out from the bunker for birdie for his 66 (–6). This was Ford's second and final major title; he also won the 1955 PGA Championship.

This year was the Masters debut of Gary Player, 21, and he finished tied for 24th. He won three Masters, in 1961, 1974, and 1978. Five-time British Open winner Peter Thomson finished fifth, his best career finish in the Masters.

Two-time champion Ben Hogan had finished in the top ten in the last fourteen Masters that he had entered, but had 32 putts on Friday and missed the event's first-ever cut by a stroke. It was the only cut he missed at Augusta; in nine more Masters he had three top ten finishes, including his final appearance at age 54 in 1967.

Missed the cut

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First round

Thursday, April 4, 1957

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Second round

Friday, April 5, 1957

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Third round

Saturday, April 6, 1957

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Final round

Sunday, April 7, 1957

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Scorecard

Final round

Cumulative tournament scores, relative to par
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References

1957 Masters Tournament Wikipedia


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