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1987 Masters Tournament

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Dates  April 9−12, 1987
Length  6,905 yards (6,314 m)
Winner's share  $162,000
Tour  PGA TOUR
Par  72
Location  Augusta, Georgia
Cut  151 (+7)
Start date  1987
Prize fund  867,100 USD
1987 Masters Tournament
Field  85 players, 54 after cut
Organized by  Augusta National Golf Club
Course  Augusta National Golf Club
Similar  1995 Masters Tournament, 1996 Masters Tournament, 1999 Masters Tournament, 1993 Masters Tournament, 1997 Masters Tournament

The 1987 Masters Tournament was the 51st Masters Tournament, held April 9−12 at Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, Georgia. Augusta native Larry Mize won his only major championship in a sudden-death playoff over Seve Ballesteros and Greg Norman. Norman had barely missed a 20-foot (6 m) birdie opportunity on the 72nd hole which would have won him the tournament in regulation.

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The playoff began on the par-4 10th hole, where the approach shots of Ballesteros and Norman came to rest on the fringe, and Mize's was on the green, below the hole. Ballesteros failed to par and was eliminated while Norman two-putted for four. Mize's uphill birdie putt was underpowered and he tapped in to continue with Norman. Both of their tee shots were in the fairway on the next hole, the par-4 11th, but with the pond on the left of the green, Mize's avoidant approach shot was about pin-high but well right, about 140 feet (45 m) from the hole. Norman then played conservatively to the right fringe, with a 50-foot (15 m) putt, sensing a par could win the green jacket. But Mize chipped in for an improbable birdie 3 and a stunned Norman failed to hole his to tie, which ended the tournament.

It was one of the most miraculous shots (and endings) in major championship history, and was just one of the many "bad breaks" in Norman's career.

Made the cut

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Missed the cut

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First round

Thursday, April 9, 1987

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Second round

Friday, April 10, 1987

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Third round

Saturday, April 11, 1987

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Final round

Sunday, April 12, 1987

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Scorecard

Final round

Cumulative tournament scores, relative to par
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Playoff

  • Sudden-death playoff began on hole #10 and ended at hole #11, where Mize birdied.
  • References

    1987 Masters Tournament Wikipedia


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