Golf Compendium Your Free Compendium of Golf Information

Home > Major Championships > Masters Winners > 1981 Masters

1981 Masters


Tom Watson won the 1981 Masters for his second Green Jacket. It was the 45th time the tournament was played.

Winner: Tom Watson, 280

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

Tournament dates: April 9-12, 1981

Leader after first round: Johnny Miller, Curtis Strange, Lon Hinkle and Greg Norman, 69

Leader after second round: Jack Nicklaus, 135

Leader after third round: Tom Watson, 209

Notable Notes: Tom Watson outlasted Johnny Miller and Jack Nicklaus to win The Masters for the second time.

Nicklaus led by four shots following the second round, but Watson took a 1-stroke edge into the final round after Nicklaus' Round 3 75. Miller made a late surge to get a share of second, and Nicklaus was never closer than two to Watson over the back nine.

Final Scores
Tom Watson 71-68-70-71--280
Johnny Miller 69-72-73-68--282
Jack Nicklaus 70-65-75-72--282
Greg Norman 69-70-72-72--283
Tom Kite 74-72-70-68--284
Jerry Pate 71-72-71-70--284
David Graham 70-70-74-71--285
Ben Crenshaw 71-72-70-73--286
Raymond Floyd 75-71-71-69--286
John Mahaffey 72-71-69-74--286
George Archer 74-70-72-71--287
Hubert Green 70-70-74-73--287
Peter Jacobsen 71-70-72-74--287
Bruce Lietzke 72-67-73-75--287
Gay Brewer 75-68-71-74--288
Bob Gilder 72-75-69-72--288
Gary Player 73-73-71-71--288
Jim Simons 70-75-71-72--288
Don Pooley 71-75-72-71--289
Curtis Strange 69-79-70-71--289
John Cook 70-71-72-77--290
Gil Morgan 74-73-70-73--290
Calvin Peete 75-70-71-74--290
Lanny Wadkins 72-71-71-76--290
Jim Colbert 73-68-74-76--291
Hale Irwin 73-74-70-74--291
Wayne Levi 72-71-73-75--291
Gibby Gilbert 71-71-76-74--292
Lon Hinkle 69-70-74-79--292
Sandy Lyle 73-70-76-73--292
Bruce Devlin 74-72-72-75--293
Jay Haas 75-71-72-75--293
Jack Renner 73-72-73-75--293
David Stockton 72-72-70-79--293
a-Jay Sigel 72-75-75-72--294
Mike Sullivan 72-74-74-74--294
Keith Fergus 76-72-75-72--295
Scott Hoch 73-70-75-77--295
Bill Rogers 76-72-75-72--295
Charles Coody 74-71-75-76--296
a-Robert Lewis 77-70-73-76--296
Howard Twitty 75-72-74-75--296
Craig Stadler 76-71-73-77--297
Fuzzy Zoeller 77-70-78-72--297
Isao Aoki 70-76-77-77--300
Norio Suzuki 74-74-75-77--300
a-Jim Holtgrieve 70-77-79-75--301
Tommy Aaron 77-71-76-79--303

Other accounts of the 1981 Masters:

Related pages:
List of all winners of The Masters



Pro Golfers

Major Championships

Pro Golf Tours

Rules of Golf


Thanks for visiting - all original content ©
Please report broken links/video: Contact