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1968 Masters

 

The 1968 Masters was the 32nd time the tournament was played, and it is remembered for Roberto de Vicenzo's scorecard error.

Winner: Bob Goalby, 277

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

Tournament dates: April 11-14, 1968

Leader after first round: Billy Casper, 68

Leader after second round: Gary Player and Don January, 139

Leader after third round: Gary Player, 210

Notable Notes: Bob Goalby won the 1968 Masters, but he should have been forced into a playoff rather than winning by one stroke after 72 holes. A scorekeeping error helped Goalby to the victory.

Roberto de Vicenzo made a birdie 3 on the 17th hole of the final round, but his marker, future Masters champ Tommy Aaron, incorrectly wrote down a 4. De Vicenzo didn't catch the error, which meant that he signed an incorrect scorecard. The higher score - the 4, rather than the 3 - stood. Which meant that instead of tying Goalby at 277 (which de Vicenzo actually shot), de Vicenzo's score went into the record books as 278, and him as the runner-up.

Goalby earned it, though, shooting a final-round 66 that included a 4-under stretch in holes 13-15.

Final Scores
Bob Goalby 70-70-71-66--277
Roberto De Vicenzo 69-73-70-66--278
Bert Yancey 71-71-72-65--279
Bruce Devlin 69-73-69-69--280
Frank Beard 75-65-71-70--281
Jack Nicklaus 69-71-74-67--281
Tommy Aaron 69-72-72-69--282
Raymond Floyd 71-71-69-71--282
Lionel Hebert 72-71-71-68--282
Jerry Pittman 70-73-70-69--282
Gary Player 72-67-71-72--282
Miller Barber 75-69-68-71--283
Doug Sanders 76-69-70-68--283
Don January 71-68-72-73--284
Mason Rudolph 73-73-72-66--284
Julius Boros 73-71-70-71--285
Billy Casper 68-75-73-69--285
Tom Weiskopf 74-71-69-71--285
Bob Charles 75-71-70-70--286
Dave Marr 74-71-71-71--287
Kermit Zarley 70-73-74-70--287
George Archer 75-71-72-70--288
Gardner Dickinson 74-71-72-71--288
a-Vinny Giles 71-72-72-73--288
Harold Henning 72-71-71-74--288
Tony Jacklin 69-73-74-72--288
Art Wall Jr. 74-74-73-67--288
Jay Hebert 74-71-71-73--289
George Knudson 75-71-72-71--289
Charles Coody 76-72-72-70--290
Al Geiberger 76-70-72-72--290
Kel Nagle 76-71-72-71--290
Bobby Nichols 74-73-73-70--290
Bob Rosburg 74-73-71-72--290
Gay Brewer 72-74-71-74--291
Chen Ching-Po 73-76-71-71--291
Malcolm Gregson 76-71-74-70--291
Dan Sikes 73-76-70-72--291
Hideyo Sugimoto 71-75-73-72--291
Paul Harney 78-70-70-74--292
Lee Trevino 71-72-69-80--292
Sam Snead 73-74-75-71--293
Gene Littler 73-73-76-72--294
Johnny Pott 75-68-75-76--294
a-Gary Cowan 78-71-73-73--295
a-Jack Lewis Jr. 78-71-76-70--295
Don Massengale 76-73-73-73--295
a-Bill Campbell 74-71-75-76--296
Doug Ford 72-75-72-77--296
Dave Hill 79-70-73-75--297
Ken Venturi 75-74-73-75--297
a-Joe Carr 75-73-80-78--306

Other accounts of the 1968 Masters:
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On Wikipedia

Related pages:
List of all winners of The Masters

 

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