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1979 Masters

 

The 1979 Masters was the 43rd played. Fuzzy Zoeller won it in a playoff after Ed Sneed blew it over the final few holes.

Winner: Fuzzy Zoeller, 280

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

Tournament dates: April 12-15, 1979

Leader after first round: Bruce Lietzke, 67

Leader after second round: Ed Sneed and Craig Stadler, 135

Leader after third round: Ed Sneed, 204

Notable Notes: Journeyman Ed Sneed led by five strokes entering the final round, and still held a 3-shot lead with three holes to play. But then he bogied each of those final three holes, falling into a playoff with Tom Watson and Masters rookie Fuzzy Zoeller.

Those three entered into the first sudden-death playoff in Masters history, all three parring the first hole. But Zoeller won it on the second extra hole with a birdie. He was the first Masters rookie since Gene Sarazen in 1935 to win.

Final Scores
x-Fuzzy Zoeller 70-71-69-70--280
Ed Sneed 68-67-69-76--280
Tom Watson 68-71-70-71--280
Jack Nicklaus 69-71-72-69--281
Tom Kite 71-72-68-72--283
Bruce Lietzke 67-75-68-74--284
Craig Stadler 69-66-74-76--285
Leonard Thompson 68-70-73-74--285
Lanny Wadkins 73-69-70-73--285
Hubert Green 74-69-72-71--286
Gene Littler 74-71-69-72--286
Seve Ballesteros 72-68-73-74--287
Miller Barber 75-64-72-76--287
Jack Newton 70-72-69-76--287
Andy North 72-72-74-69--287
Lee Trevino 73-71-70-73--287
Lee Elder 73-70-74-71--288
Raymond Floyd 70-68-73-77--288
Billy Kratzert 73-68-71-76--288
Artie McNickle 71-72-74-71--288
Gary Player 71-72-74-71--288
J.C. Snead 73-71-72-73--289
a-Bobby Clampett 73-71-73-73--290
Lou Graham 69-71-76-74--290
Joe Inman 68-71-76-75--290
Hale Irwin 72-70-74-74--290
Jim Simons 72-70-75-73--290
Tommy Aaron 72-73-76-70--291
Andy Bean 69-74-74-74--291
Graham Marsh 71-72-73-75--291
Gil Morgan 72-69-71-80--292
Larry Nelson 70-75-70-77--292
Victor Regalado 71-74-75-72--292
Isao Aoki 71-72-72-78--293
Bob Byman 71-71-75-76--293
Charles Coody 71-72-74-76--293
a-Scott Hoch 72-73-74-74--293
Peter Oosterhuis 73-72-73-75--293
a-John Cook 72-72-75-76--295
Nick Faldo 73-71-79-73--296
Jerry Pate 72-70-75-80--297
Tom Weiskopf 73-72-71-81--297
Billy Casper 69-75-80-75--299
Rod Funseth 70-73-78-79--300
Lindy Miller 73-67-75-86--301

Other accounts of the 1979 Masters:
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Related pages:
List of all winners of The Masters

 

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