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1939 Masters Tournament
Tournament information
DatesMarch 31 – April 2, 1939
Location Augusta, Georgia
Course(s) Augusta National Golf Club
Organized byAugusta National Golf Club
Tour(s) PGA Tour
Statistics
Par72
Field46 players [1]
CutNone
Prize fund $5,000
Winner's share$1,500
Champion
United States Ralph Guldahl
279 (−9)
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The 1939 Masters Tournament was the sixth Masters Tournament, held March 31 to April 2 at Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, Georgia. Due to adverse weather conditions, the first round was postponed to Friday and the final two rounds were played on Sunday. [2]

Ralph Guldahl won his only Masters title with a tournament record 279 (−9), one stroke better than runner-up Sam Snead. He had finished as a runner-up the previous two years, and it was the third of Guldahl's three major titles; he won consecutive U.S. Open titles in 1937 and 1938. The previous Masters record was 282 (−6) in 1935, [3] and Guldahl's mark stood until 1953, when Ben Hogan shot 274 (−14).

The purse was $5,000 with a winner's share of $1,500. The gallery for Sunday's final two rounds was estimated at 10,000 spectators. [4] Challenging weather conditions during the second round on Saturday included hail, wind, rain, and some sun breaks. [5] [6]

Past champions in the field

Player Country Year(s) won R1 R2 R3 R4 Total To par Finish
Gene Sarazen   United States 1935 73 66 72 72 283 −5 5
Byron Nelson   United States 1937 71 69 72 75 287 −1 7
Henry Picard   United States 1938 71 71 76 71 289 +1 8
Horton Smith   United States 1934, 1936 75 79 74 72 300 +12 T26
  • The Masters did not have a 36-hole cut until 1957

Round summaries

First round

Friday, March 31, 1939

Place Player Country Score To par
1 Billy Burke   United States 69 −3
2 Sam Snead   United States 70 −2
T3 Tommy Armour   Scotland
  United States
71 −1
Byron Nelson   United States
Henry Picard   United States
T6 Jimmy Demaret   United States 72 E
Ralph Guldahl   United States
Ky Laffoon   United States
Lawson Little   United States
Dick Metz   United States
Toney Penna   Italy
  United States
Craig Wood   United States

Source: [7]

Second round

Saturday, April 1, 1939

Place Player Country Score To par
1 Gene Sarazen   United States 73-66=139 −5
T2 Ralph Guldahl   United States 72-68=140 −4
Byron Nelson   United States 71-69=140
Sam Snead   United States 70-70=140
5 Billy Burke   United States 69-72=141 −3
6 Henry Picard   United States 71-71=142 −2
7 Lawson Little   United States 72-72=144 E
T8 Tommy Armour   Scotland
  United States
71-74=145 +1
Craig Wood   United States 72-73=145
T10 Ben Hogan   United States 75-71=146 +2
Jimmy Thomson   Scotland
  United States
75-71=146

Source: [5] [6]

Third round

Sunday, April 2, 1939   (morning)

Place Player Country Score To par
1 Ralph Guldahl   United States 72-68-70=210 −6
2 Gene Sarazen   United States 73-66-72=211 −5
T3 Billy Burke   United States 69-72-71=212 −4
Lawson Little   United States 72-72-68=212
Byron Nelson   United States 71-69-72=212
Sam Snead   United States 70-70-72=212
7 Craig Wood   United States 72-73-71=216 E
T8 Ben Hogan   United States 75-71-72=218 +2
Henry Picard   United States 71-71-76=218
T10 Ed Dudley   United States 75-75-69=219 +3
Toney Penna   Italy
  United States
72-75-72=219

Final round

Sunday, April 2, 1939   (afternoon)

Place Player Country Score To par Money ( $)
1 Ralph Guldahl   United States 72-68-70-69=279 −9 1,500
2 Sam Snead   United States 70-70-72-68=280 −8 800
T3 Billy Burke   United States 69-72-71-70=282 −6 550
Lawson Little   United States 72-72-68-70=282
5 Gene Sarazen   United States 73-66-72-72=283 −5 400
6 Craig Wood   United States 72-73-71-68=284 −4 300
7 Byron Nelson   United States 71-69-72-75=287 −1 250
8 Henry Picard   United States 71-71-76-71=289 +1 175
9 Ben Hogan   United States 75-71-72-72=290 +2 125
T10 Ed Dudley   United States 75-75-69-72=291 +3 100
Toney Penna   Italy
  United States
72-75-72-72=291

Source: [4]

References

  1. ^ "Past winners and results". The Masters. Archived from the original on October 12, 2013. Retrieved April 16, 2013.
  2. ^ "Golf Masters get rained out". Spokesman-Review. Spokane, Washington. Associated Press. March 31, 1939. p. 13.
  3. ^ "Ralph Guldahl winner in Augusta tourney". Milwaukee Sentinel. INS. April 3, 1939. p. 12.
  4. ^ a b "Guldahl wins Augusta cup". Spokesman-Review. Spokane, Washington. Associated Press. April 3, 1939. p. 8.
  5. ^ a b "Bobby Jones is far down in Masters' open golf tournament". Spokesman-Review. Spokane, Washington. Associated Press. April 2, 1939. p. 1, sports.
  6. ^ a b "Veteran Gene Sarazen shoots 66 to take lead in Masters". Eugene Register-Guard. Oregon. United Press. April 2, 1939. p. 13.
  7. ^ McLemore, Henry (April 1, 1939). "Burke shatters par to lead Masters". Pittsburgh Press. United Press. p. 7.

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1939 MASTERS TOURNAMENT Latitude and Longitude:

33°30′11″N 82°01′12″W / 33.503°N 82.020°W / 33.503; -82.020