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1946 Masters


The Masters resumed in 1946 following a 3-year break due to World War II. It was the 10th Masters.

Winner: Herman Keiser, 282

Where it was played: Augusta National Golf Club, Augusta, Georgia

Tournament dates: April 4-7, 1946

Leader after first round: Chick Harbert and Herman Keiser, 69

Leader after second round: Herman Keiser, 137

Leader after third round: Herman Keiser, 208

Notable Notes: The 1946 Masters was a milestone one in two regards: it was the 10th time the tournament was played, and it was the first post-World War II Masters. The tournament was canceled during the war years of 1943-45.

The winner was little-known Herman Keiser, who took a 5-shot lead into the final round, then barely survived. Keiser shot 74, while Ben Hogan made a run at the lead with a 70. But after Keiser opened the door for Hogan to tie by three-putting the last green, Hogan followed with his own final-hole 3-putt.

Final Scores
Herman Keiser 69-68-71-74--282
Ben Hogan 74-70-69-70--283
Bob Hamilton 75-69-71-72--287
Jimmy Demaret 75-70-71-73--289
Jim Ferrier 74-72-68-75--289
Ky Laffoon 74-73-70-72--289
Chick Harbert 69-75-76-70--290
Clayton Heafner 74-69-71-76--290
Byron Nelson 72-73-71-74--290
Sam Snead 74-75-70-71--290
Jim Foulis 75-70-72-74--291
Vic Ghezzi 71-79-67-76--293
a-Cary Middlecoff 72-76-71-74--293
George Schneiter 73-73-72-75--293
Fred Haas Jr. 71-75-68-80--294
Johnny Bulla 72-76-73-74--295
Lloyd Mangrum 76-75-72-72--295
Claude Harmon 76-75-74-71--296
Chandler Harper 74-76-73-74--297
a-Frank Stranahan 76-74-73-75--298
Lawson Little 74-74-78-73--299
Toney Penna 71-73-80-75--299
Felix Serafin 76-75-79-69--299
Horton Smith 78-77-75-69--299
Herman Barron 74-73-74-79--300
Henry Picard 79-73-71-77--300
Denny Shute 79-77-71-73--300
Jimmy Thomson 72-70-79-79--300
Gene Kunes 76-72-77-76--301
Harold McSpaden 75-74-75-77--301
Al Zimmerman 76-76-74-75--301
Ed Dudley 76-76-76-74--302
Bobby Jones 75-72-77-78--302
Dick Metz 77-75-71-79--302
Johnny Palmer 76-75-77-74--302
Al Watrous 80-76-72-74--302
Dutch Harrison 75-77-75-76--303
Ed Oliver 79-73-71-80--303
Jim Turnesa 73-78-71-81--303
Sam Byrd 75-79-71-79--304
a-Dick Chapman 77-77-73-79--306
Ralph Hutchison 79-78-75-74--306
Leland Gibson 78-80-75-75--308
Rod Munday 78-77-76-78--309
Buck White 77-82-76-75--310
Billy Burke 80-80-77-75--312
a-Bob Cochran 81-76-76-80--313
Ralph Guldahl 85-76-78-76--315
Jimmy Hines 79-80-77-80--316
a-Charlie Yates 78-79-78-86--321

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Related pages:
List of all winners of The Masters



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