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1990 Masters Tournament

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Dates  April 5–8, 1990
Length  6,905 yards (6,314 m)
Winner's share  $225,000
Par  72
Location  Augusta, Georgia
Cut  148 (+4)
Start date  1990
Prize fund  1.25 million USD
1990 Masters Tournament
Field  85 players, 49 after cut
Organized by  Augusta National Golf Club
Course  Augusta National Golf Club
Similar  1993 Masters Tournament, 1995 Masters Tournament, 1999 Masters Tournament, 1996 Masters Tournament, 1998 Masters Tournament

The 1990 Masters Tournament was the 54th Masters Tournament, held April 5–8 at Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, Georgia.


Nick Faldo won his second consecutive Masters and the third of his six major titles on the second sudden-death playoff hole over Raymond Floyd, the 1976 champion. The playoff began on the tenth hole where both made par. At the next hole, #11, Floyd put his 7-iron approach shot into the pond left of the green, while Faldo hit to within 18 feet (5.5 m) of the cup; he lagged his birdie putt to within a few inches and tapped in for the win. It foiled Floyd's attempt to win a major in four different decades. Afterward, he said, "This is the most devastating thing that's ever happened to me in my career. I've had a lot of losses, but nothing like this."

Floyd led after each of the second and third rounds and had earned the reputation of being a good front-runner in his career. A birdie on 12 gave Floyd a four-shot lead with six holes to play. Faldo birdied 13, 15, and 16, and Floyd's bogey on 17 left them tied at 10-under par at the end of 72 holes.

It was the third consecutive year that the Masters champion was from the United Kingdom, which had no winners prior to Sandy Lyle's victory in 1988.

Faldo was just the second to win consecutive titles at Augusta, following Jack Nicklaus (1965 and 1966). Both of Faldo's wins came at the second hole of a sudden-death playoff, at the eleventh green. Tiger Woods later won back-to-back Masters in 2001 and 2002. Faldo won his third Masters six years later in 1996, for his sixth and final major title.


1. Masters champions

Tommy Aaron, George Archer, Seve Ballesteros (3,9), Gay Brewer, Billy Casper, Charles Coody, Ben Crenshaw (9,13), Nick Faldo (3), Raymond Floyd (2), Doug Ford, Bernhard Langer, Sandy Lyle (3), Larry Mize, Jack Nicklaus (9), Arnold Palmer, Gary Player, Craig Stadler (11,13), Tom Watson (9), Fuzzy Zoeller

  • Jack Burke, Jr., Bob Goalby, Ben Hogan, Herman Keiser, Cary Middlecoff, Byron Nelson, Henry Picard, Gene Sarazen, Sam Snead, and Art Wall, Jr. did not play.
  • 2. U.S. Open champions (last five years)

    Andy North, Scott Simpson (10,12), Curtis Strange (9,11,13)

    3. The Open champions (last five years)

    Mark Calcavecchia (13), Greg Norman (9,12,13)

    4. PGA champions (last five years)

    Hubert Green (10), Larry Nelson (10), Jeff Sluman (9), Payne Stewart (9,10,12,13), Bob Tway (12,13)

    5. U.S. Amateur champion and runner-up

    Danny Green (a), Chris Patton (a)

    6. The Amateur champion

    Stephen Dodd (a)

    7. U.S. Amateur Public Links champion

    Tim Hobby (a)

    8. U.S. Mid-Amateur champion

    James Taylor (a)

    9. Top 24 players and ties from the 1989 Masters Tournament

    Paul Azinger (10,12,13), Chip Beck (10,13), Fred Couples (12,13), David Frost (12,13), Ken Green (12), Scott Hoch (10,11,12,13), Tom Kite (10,12,13), Jodie Mudd (12,13), José María Olazábal (10), Mark O'Meara (12,13), Masashi Ozaki (10), Don Pooley, Tom Purtzer, Mike Reid (11,13), Lee Trevino, Ian Woosnam (10,11)

    10. Top 16 players and ties from the 1989 U.S. Open

    Brian Claar, Peter Jacobsen (12), Mark Lye, Mark McCumber (12,13), Tom Pernice, Jr.

    11. Top eight players and ties from 1989 PGA Championship

    Andy Bean, Dave Rummells (13)

    12. Winners of PGA Tour events since the previous Masters

    Tommy Armour III, Ian Baker-Finch, Bill Britton, Curt Byrum, Tom Byrum, Mike Donald (13), Dan Forsman, Robert Gamez, Wayne Grady (13), Donnie Hammond (13), Mike Hulbert (13), John Huston, David Ishii, Steve Jones (13), John Mahaffey (13), Blaine McCallister (13), Ted Schulz (13), Tony Sills, Tim Simpson (13), Leonard Thompson

  • Stan Utley did not play
  • 13. Top 30 players from the 1989 PGA Tour money list

    Bill Glasson, Wayne Levi, Hal Sutton

    14. Special foreign invitation

    Naomichi Ozaki, Craig Parry, Ronan Rafferty, Peter Senior, Lanny Wadkins

    Made the cut


    Missed the cut


    First round

    Thursday, April 5, 1990


    Second round

    Friday, April 6, 1990


    Third round

    Saturday, April 7, 1990


    Final round

    Sunday, April 8, 1990



    Cumulative tournament scores, relative to par


  • Sudden-death playoff began on hole #10 and ended at hole #11, when Faldo parred.
  • References

    1990 Masters Tournament Wikipedia

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