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1975 Masters Tournament

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Dates  April 10–13, 1975
Tour(s)  PGA Tour
Location  Augusta, Georgia
Par  72
1975 Masters Tournament
Course(s)  Augusta National Golf Club
Organized by  Augusta National Golf Club

The 1975 Masters Tournament was the 39th Masters Tournament, held April 10–13 at Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, Georgia.


Jack Nicklaus won his fifth Masters and thirteenth major title, one stroke ahead of runners-up Johnny Miller and Tom Weiskopf. At age 40, Lee Elder became the first African-American to compete at the tournament, but missed the cut.

The 1975 Masters is widely considered to be one of the greatest Masters tournaments ever, with three great golfers at the peak of their games dueling in a thrilling Sunday finish.

Had a playoff been required, it would have been a full 18-hole round on Monday. Prior to the next Masters in 1976, a sudden-death format was introduced and was first used in 1979.

Through 2016, Nicklaus remains the only winner of five Masters; he won his sixth Masters eleven years later in 1986 at age 46.

Missed the cut


  • Snead, age 62, was one-over-par after 27 holes when he withdrew due to a back injury.
  • First round

    Thursday, April 10, 1975

  • (a) = amateur
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    Second round

    Friday, April 11, 1975


    Third round

    Saturday, April 12, 1975

    Nicklaus entered the weekend with a five-shot lead but struggled with a one-over 73 in the final pairing with Arnold Palmer. Weiskopf carded a 66 (–6) to take a one-stroke lead and Miller a 65 to climb into solo third. Nicklaus three-putted four times on Saturday and was three-over-par on the last four holes to lose the lead.


    Final round

    Sunday, April 13, 1975

    Although Nicklaus was in solo second after 54 holes, he played with Tom Watson in the penultimate pairing, followed by Miller and leader Weiskopf. Nicklaus was three-under for the round and led Weiskopf by a stroke at the 14th tee, but he bogeyed while Weiskopf birdied for a two-shot swing and a lead change. On the par-3 16th hole, Nicklaus listened on the green as both Weiskopf and Miller birdied on the 15th green, as he had done. Nicklaus then sank a 40-foot (12 m) birdie putt, while Weiskopf and Miller watched from the 16th tee. Weiskopf left his tee shot 80 feet (24 m) away and bogeyed, while Miller made par and birdied 17.

    Both were a stroke behind with makeable birdie putts on the 72nd green to tie Nicklaus, who had just missed his 12-foot (3.7 m) birdie attempt. Miller missed left and low from 18 feet (5.5 m) while Weiskopf's eight-footer (2.4 m) missed right.



    Cumulative tournament scores, relative to par


    1975 Masters Tournament Wikipedia

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