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1998 Masters Tournament

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Location  Augusta, Georgia
Cut  150 (+6)
Dates  9 Apr 1998 – 12 Apr 1998
Par  72
Length  6,925 yards (6,332 m)
Winner's share  $576,000
Prize fund  3.2 million USD
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Field  88 players, 46 after cut
Organized by  Augusta National Golf Club
Course  Augusta National Golf Club
Tours  PGA TOUR, PGA European Tour, Japan Golf Tour
Similar  1999 Masters Tournament, 1995 Masters Tournament, 1993 Masters Tournament, 2002 Masters Tournament, 1996 Masters Tournament

The 1998 Masters Tournament was the 62nd Masters Tournament, held from April 9–12 at Augusta National Golf Club. Mark O'Meara won his first major championship with a 20-foot (6 m) birdie putt on the final hole to win by one stroke over runners-up David Duval and Fred Couples. O'Meara birdied three of the final four holes to shoot a final round 67 (−5).

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In one of the most remarkable performances of his career, Jack Nicklaus tied for sixth place at the age of 58. His final round 68 (−4) yielded a 283 (−5), the lowest 72-hole score by a player over 50 in the Masters. Nicklaus was in contention for the title until well into the back nine holes in the final round. It was his last serious run for a major championship, 12 years after his victory at the 1986 Masters. Another former champion Gary Player became the oldest player ever to make the cut at the Masters at the age of 62.

In his first Masters, David Toms shot a 29 (−7) on the back nine on Sunday, en route to a 64 (−8). He had six consecutive birdies on holes 12–17.

O'Meara's win came in his 15th attempt at Augusta, setting a record for appearances before a victory. He had previously been considered one of the best players to never win a major. Later in July, he won the Open Championship and earned PGA Tour Player of the Year honors for 1998.

Field

1. Masters champions

Tommy Aaron, Seve Ballesteros, Gay Brewer, Billy Casper, Charles Coody, Fred Couples (9,12), Ben Crenshaw, Nick Faldo, Raymond Floyd, Doug Ford, Bernhard Langer (9), Sandy Lyle, Larry Mize, Jack Nicklaus, José María Olazábal (9,10), Arnold Palmer, Gary Player, Craig Stadler, Tom Watson (9), Tiger Woods (9,12,13), Ian Woosnam, Fuzzy Zoeller

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

    Ernie Els (9,10,12,13), Lee Janzen (11,13), Steve Jones (12,13), Corey Pavin

    3. The Open champions (last five years)

    John Daly, Tom Lehman (9,10,13), Justin Leonard (9,11,12,13), Greg Norman (12,13), Nick Price (4,9,12,13)

    4. PGA champions (last five years)

    Paul Azinger, Mark Brooks, Steve Elkington (9,13), Davis Love III (9,10,11,12,13)

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

    Joel Kribel (a), Matt Kuchar (a)

    6. The Amateur champion

    Craig Watson (a)

    7. U.S. Amateur Public Links champion

    Tim Clark (a)

    8. U.S. Mid-Amateur champion

    Ken Bakst (a)

    9. Top 24 players and ties from the 1997 Masters

    Stuart Appleby (13), Mark Calcavecchia (12,13), Fred Funk, John Huston (12), Per-Ulrik Johansson, Tom Kite (11), Jesper Parnevik (12,13), Costantino Rocca, Vijay Singh (12,13), Jeff Sluman, Paul Stankowski (13), Tommy Tolles (10,13), Lee Westwood, Willie Wood

    10. Top 16 players and ties from the 1997 U.S. Open

    Billy Andrade, Olin Browne, Stewart Cink (12,13), Jim Furyk (11,13), Jay Haas, Scott Hoch (11,12,13), Bradley Hughes, Jeff Maggert (11,13), Scott McCarron (12,13), Colin Montgomerie, David Ogrin, Bob Tway

  • Loren Roberts (12,13) was unable to compete due to a rib injury.
  • 11. Top eight players and ties from 1997 PGA Championship

    Phil Blackmar (12)

    12. Winners of PGA Tour events since the previous Masters

    Michael Bradley, Billy Ray Brown, David Duval (13), David Frost, Bill Glasson (13), Tim Herron, Gabriel Hjertstedt, Billy Mayfair, Phil Mickelson (13), Frank Nobilo (13), Scott Simpson, David Toms

    13. Top 30 players from the 1997 PGA Tour money list

    John Cook, Brad Faxon, Andrew Magee, Mark O'Meara

    14. Special foreign invitation

    Darren Clarke, Ignacio Garrido, Retief Goosen, Shigeki Maruyama, Masashi Ozaki

    Missed the cut

    Source:

    First round

    Thursday, April 9, 1998 & Friday, April 10, 1998

    First round suspended by darkness due to start being delayed by 90 minutes to get course playable after heavy rains Wednesday night.

    Second round

    Friday, April 10, 1998

    Source:

    Amateurs: Kuchar (+4), Kribel (+6), Watson (+13), Clark (+14), Bakst (+16).

    Third round

    Saturday, April 11, 1998

    Final round

    Sunday, April 12, 1998

    Amateurs: Kuchar (E), Kribel (+13).

    Scorecard

    Final round

    Cumulative tournament scores, relative to par
    Source:

    References

    1998 Masters Tournament Wikipedia


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