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1990 Masters Tournament
Tournament information
DatesApril 5–8, 1990
Location Augusta, Georgia
Course(s) Augusta National Golf Club
Organized byAugusta National Golf Club
Tour(s) PGA Tour
Statistics
Par72
Length6,905 yards (6,314 m)
Field85 players, 49 after cut
Cut148 (+4)
Prize fund $1.25 million
Winner's share$225,000
Champion
England Nick Faldo
278 (−10), playoff
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Augusta  is located in the US
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Augusta 
Location in the United States
Augusta  is located in Georgia (U.S. state)
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Augusta 
Location in Georgia

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. [1] [2] 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, [3] 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." [3] [4]

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.

Chris Patton was the only amateur to make the cut and tied for 39th place at 296 (+8).

Field

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

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

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

Nationalities in the field

North America (68) South America (0) Europe (8) Oceania (5) Asia (2) Africa (2)
  United States (68)   England (1)   Australia (5)   Japan (2)   South Africa (2)
  Northern Ireland (1)
  Scotland (1)
  Wales (2)
  Spain (2)
  West Germany (1)

Past champions in the field

Made the cut

Player Country Year(s) won R1 R2 R3 R4 Total To par Finish
Nick Faldo   England 1989 71 72 66 69 278 −10 1
Raymond Floyd   United States 1976 70 68 68 72 278 −10 2
Jack Nicklaus   United States 1963, 1965, 1966,
1972, 1975, 1986
72 70 69 74 285 −3 6
Seve Ballesteros   Spain 1980, 1983 74 73 68 71 286 −2 T7
Bernhard Langer   West Germany 1985 70 73 69 74 286 −2 T7
Tom Watson   United States 1977, 1981 77 71 67 71 286 −2 T7
Ben Crenshaw   United States 1984 72 74 73 69 288 E T14
Larry Mize   United States 1987 70 76 71 71 288 E T14
Craig Stadler   United States 1982 72 70 74 72 288 E T14
Fuzzy Zoeller   United States 1979 72 74 73 70 289 +1 T20
Gary Player   South Africa 1961, 1974, 1978 73 74 68 76 291 +3 T24
George Archer   United States 1969 70 74 82 75 301 +13 49

Source: [5] [6]

Missed the cut

Player Country Year(s) won R1 R2 Total To par
Billy Casper   United States 1970 74 75 149 +5
Tommy Aaron   United States 1973 77 74 151 +7
Sandy Lyle   Scotland 1988 77 74 151 +7
Charles Coody   United States 1971 75 77 152 +8
Gay Brewer   United States 1967 76 77 153 +9
Arnold Palmer   United States 1958, 1960,
1962, 1964
76 80 156 +12
Doug Ford   United States 1957 78 85 163 +19

Source: [5] [7]

Round summaries

First round

Thursday, April 5, 1990

Place Player Country Score To par
1 Mike Donald   United States 64 −8
2 John Huston   United States 66 −6
3 Peter Jacobsen   United States 67 −5
4 Bill Britton   United States 68 −4
T5 George Archer   United States 70 −2
Raymond Floyd   United States
Bill Glasson   United States
Bernhard Langer   West Germany
Larry Mize   United States
Jumbo Ozaki   Japan
Curtis Strange   United States

Source: [8]

Second round

Friday, April 6, 1990

Place Player Country Score To par
1 Raymond Floyd   United States 70-68=138 −6
2 Scott Hoch   United States 71-68=139 −5
3 John Huston   United States 66-74=140 −4
4 Jumbo Ozaki   Japan 70-71=141 −3
T5 Bill Britton   United States 68-74=142 −2
Mike Hulbert   United States 71-71=142
Peter Jacobsen   United States 67-75=142
Jack Nicklaus   United States 72-70=142
Craig Stadler   United States 72-70=142
T10 Fred Couples   United States 74-69=143 −1
Nick Faldo   England 71-72=143
Bernhard Langer   West Germany 70-73=143
Curtis Strange   United States 70-73=143

Source: [7]

Amateurs: Patton (E), Dodd (+11), Hobby (+14), Green (+15), Taylor (+17)

Third round

Saturday, April 7, 1990

Place Player Country Score To par
1 Raymond Floyd   United States 70-68-68=206 −10
2 John Huston   United States 66-74-68=208 −8
3 Nick Faldo   England 71-72-66=209 −7
4 Jack Nicklaus   United States 72-70-69=211 −5
T5 Scott Hoch   United States 71-68-73=212 −4
Bernhard Langer   West Germany 70-73-69=212
T7 Bill Britton   United States 68-74-71=213 −3
José María Olazábal   Spain 72-73-68=213
Scott Simpson   United States 74-71-68=213
T10 Tom Kite   United States 75-73-66=214 −2
Curtis Strange   United States 70-73-71=214

Source: [9]

Final round

Sunday, April 8, 1990

Place Player Country Score To par Money ( $)
T1 Nick Faldo   England 71-72-66-69=278 −10 Playoff
Raymond Floyd   United States 70-68-68-72=278
T3 John Huston   United States 66-74-68-75=283 −5 72,500
Lanny Wadkins   United States 72-73-70-68=283
5 Fred Couples   United States 74-69-72-69=284 −4 50,000
6 Jack Nicklaus   United States 72-70-69-74=285 −3 45,000
T7 Seve Ballesteros   Spain 74-73-68-71=286 −2 35,150
Bill Britton   United States 68-74-71-73=286
Bernhard Langer   West Germany 70-73-69-74=286
Scott Simpson   United States 74-71-68-73=286
Curtis Strange   United States 70-73-71-72=286
Tom Watson   United States 77-71-67-71=286

Source: [5] [6]

Amateurs: Patton (+8)

Scorecard

Hole   1     2     3     4     5     6     7     8     9   10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18
Par 4 5 4 3 4 3 4 5 4 4 4 3 5 4 5 3 4 4
England Faldo −5 −6 −6 −6 −6 −6 −7 −7 −8 −7 −7 −7 −8 −8 −9 −10 −10 −10
United States Floyd −10 −10 −10 −10 −9 −9 −9 −10 −10 −10 −10 −11 −11 −11 −11 −11 −10 −10
United States Huston −7 −6 −6 −6 −5 −5 −4 −4 −4 −2 −2 −2 −2 −2 −3 −4 −5 −5
United States Wadkins −1 −2 −2 −2 −1 −1 −1 −2 −3 −3 −3 −3 −4 −4 −4 −5 −5 −5
United States Couples −1 −2 −2 −2 −2 −2 −2 −3 −3 −3 −4 −4 −4 −4 −6 −5 −4 −4
United States Nicklaus −5 −6 −6 −6 −5 −4 −5 −5 −5 −4 −4 −5 −6 −5 −5 −4 −3 −3

Cumulative tournament scores, relative to par

Eagle Birdie Bogey Double bogey

Source: [2]

Playoff

Place Player Country Score To par Money ($)
1 Nick Faldo   England 4-4 E 225,000
2 Raymond Floyd   United States 4-x 135,000
  • Sudden-death playoff began on hole #10 and ended at hole #11, when Faldo parred. [2]

References

  1. ^ Reilly, Rick (April 16, 1990). "True Brit". Sports Illustrated. p. 18.
  2. ^ a b c "Faldo's Masterful rally tops Floyd". Milwaukee Sentinel. wire services. April 9, 1990. p. 1, part 2.
  3. ^ a b Jenkins, Sally (April 9, 1990). "Faldo turns the Amen Corner". Eugene Register-Guard. (Oregon). (Washington Post). p. 1B.
  4. ^ Parascenzo, Marino (April 9, 1990). "Faldo captures Masters again". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. pp. 21, 23.
  5. ^ a b c "1990 Masters". databasegolf.com. Retrieved May 14, 2014.
  6. ^ a b "Golf: 54th Masters Tournament". Milwaukee Sentinel. (final scores). April 9, 1990. p. 10, part 2.
  7. ^ a b Jenkins, Sally (April 7, 1990). "The Masters: It's an old story". Eugene Register-Guard. (Oregon). (Washington Post). p. 1B.
  8. ^ Jenkins, Sally (April 6, 1990). "If it matters, Donald leading". Eugene Register-Guard. (Oregon). (Washington Post). p. 1C.
  9. ^ Florence, Mal (April 8, 1990). "Floyd leads old masters' march". Eugene Register-Guard. (Oregon). (Los Angeles Times). p. 1E.

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Preceded by
1989 PGA Championship
Major Championships Succeeded by
1990 U.S. Open


1990 MASTERS TOURNAMENT Latitude and Longitude:

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