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1959 Masters

 

This year was the 25th anniversary of the first Masters, but the 1959 Masters was the 23rd time the tournament was played.

Winner: Art Wall Jr., 284

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

Tournament dates: April 2-5, 1959

Leader after first round: Stan Leonard, 69

Leader after second round: Arnold Palmer, 141

Leader after third round: Arnold Palmer and Stan Leonard, 212

Notable Notes: Art Wall Jr. played a brilliant final round, firing 66 to win his only major championship by one stroke. Wall birdied five of the final 12 holes of his round to pass by, among others, the third-round leaders: Arnold Palmer and Stan Leonard.

Leonard, from Canada, was trying to become the first international winner, but shot 75 in the fourth round. Palmer, trying win his second in a row, shot 74.

Final Scores
Art Wall Jr. 73-74-71-66--284
Cary Middlecoff 74-71-68-72--285
Arnold Palmer 71-70-71-74--286
Stan Leonard 69-74-69-75--287
Dick Mayer 73-75-71-68--287
a-Charlie Coe 74-74-67-73--288
Fred Hawkins 77-71-68-73--289
Julius Boros 75-69-74-72--290
Jay Hebert 72-73-72-73--290
Gene Littler 72-75-72-71--290
Billy Maxwell 73-71-72-74--290
a-Billy Joe Patton 75-70-71-74--290
Gary Player 73-75-71-71--290
Chick Harbert 74-72-74-71--291
Chandler Harper 71-74-74-72--291
Ted Kroll 76-71-73-71--291
Ed Oliver 75-69-73-74--291
Dow Finsterwald 79-68-73-72--292
Jack Fleck 74-71-71-76--292
a-Bill Hyndman 73-72-76-71--292
Bo Wininger 75-70-72-75--292
Walt Burkemo 75-70-71-77--293
a-Chuck Kocsis 73-75-70-75--293
Sam Snead 74-73-72-74--293
a-Don Cherry 77-71-75-71--294
Doug Ford 76-73-73-72--294
Paul Harney 75-69-77-73--294
Angel Miguel 72-72-76-74--294
Mike Souchak 73-71-74-76--294
Tommy Bolt 72-75-72-76--295
Ben Hogan 73-74-76-72--295
Bob Rosburg 75-74-73-73--295
Dave Thomas 73-71-77-74--295
Jack Burke Jr. 71-77-76-72--296
Frank Stranahan 74-72-73-77--296
Don January 74-75-70-78--297
Marty Furgol 74-74-74-76--298
Ernie Vossler 74-74-75-76--299
Lionel Hebert 77-72-76-75--300
George Bayer 74-75-77-77--303

Other accounts of the 1959 Masters:
On About.com
On Wikipedia

Related pages:
List of all winners of The Masters

 

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