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1978 Masters Tournament

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Dates  April 6–9, 1978
Tour(s)  PGA Tour
Location  Augusta, Georgia
Par  72
1978 Masters Tournament
Course(s)  Augusta National Golf Club
Organized by  Augusta National Golf Club

The 1978 Masters Tournament was the 42nd Masters Tournament, held April 6–9 at Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, Georgia. Gary Player overcame a 7-shot deficit going into the final round to win his third Masters and ninth major championship. Player, age 42, shot a record-tying 64 (−8) in the final round to win by one stroke. The runners-up were Rod Funseth, defending champion Tom Watson, and 54-hole leader Hubert Green, the reigning U.S. Open champion, who shot an even-par 72.


Tied for tenth place at the start of the round, Player shot a 30 on the back nine in the summer-like heat. He holed seven putts ranging from 10 to 30 feet (3 to 9 m), including a final one of 15 feet (4.6 m) for birdie at 18. The leader in the clubhouse, Player had to wait forty minutes for the final groups to finish. Funseth had five birdies, but his two bogeys were both three-putts and he parred the last three holes. Watson eagled 13 and birdied both 15 and 16, but missed an 8-foot (2.4 m) putt for par on the final hole. After a bogey at 16, Green hit an outstanding approach shot at 18 which left a birdie putt from three feet (0.9 m) to tie, but he missed after being inadvertently distracted by a radio announcer.

Missed the cut


First round

Thursday, April 6, 1978


Second round

Friday, April 7, 1978


Third round

Saturday, April 8, 1978


Final round

Sunday, April 9, 1978


Cumulative tournament scores, relative to par


1978 Masters Tournament Wikipedia

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