1947 Masters: A Sub-Par Victory

The 1947 Masters was the 11th time the tournament was played. The winner, for the first time, scored four below-par rounds.

Winner: Jimmy Demaret, 281

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

Tournament dates: April 3-6, 1947

Leader after first round: Byron Nelson and Jimmy Demaret, 69

Leader after second round: Cary Middlecoff and Jimmy Demaret, 140

Leader after third round: Jimmy Demaret, 210

Notable Notes: Jimmy Demaret shot four rounds under-par at Augusta National — the first time that was done in The Masters — to seize a 2-stroke victory over Byron Nelson and amateur Frank Stranahan.

Nelson was officially retired from tournament golf, but still played The Masters each year (and perhaps a few others in some years). But Demaret went three clear of the field after three rounds, and held on in the last. He thus became a 2-time winner of The Masters.

Final Scores

Jimmy Demaret 69-71-70-71—281
Byron Nelson 69-72-72-70—283
a-Frank Stranahan 73-72-70-68—283
Ben Hogan 75-68-71-70—284
Harold "Jug" McSpaden 74-69-70-71—284
Jim Ferrier 70-71-73-72—286
Henry Picard 73-70-72-71—286
Chandler Harper 77-72-68-70—287
Lloyd Mangrum 76-73-68-70—287
Dick Metz 72-72-72-71—287
Ed Oliver 70-72-74-71—287
Toney Penna 71-70-75-71—287
Johnny Bulla 70-75-74-69—288
a-Dick Chapman 72-71-74-72—289
Lawson Little 71-71-76-71—289
Bobby Locke 74-74-71-70—289
Herman Barron 71-71-74-74—290
Fred Haas Jr. 70-74-73-73—290
Johnny Palmer 70-73-74-73—290
Denny Shute 73-75-72-71—291
Vic Ghezzi 73-77-71-71—292
Horton Smith 72-70-76-75—293
Sam Snead 72-71-75-75—293
Herman Keiser 74-75-73-72—294
Ellsworth Vines 75-71-75-73—294
Claude Harmon 73-69-76-77—295
Gene Sarazen 75-76-74-70—295
George Schneiter 70-75-78-72—295
Dutch Harrison 74-71-74-77—296
Clayton Heafner 75-73-75-73—296
Cary Middlecoff 71-69-76-80—296
Harry Todd 74-74-71-77—296
Chick Harbert 71-72-71-83—297
Ky Laffoon 74-74-73-76—297
Frank Moore 76-74-71-76—297
Lew Worsham 70-76-71-80—297
Ed Dudley 72-75-73-78—298
George Schoux 71-72-78-78—299
Charles Congdon 75-74-75-76—300
George Fazio 75-78-71-76—300
Gene Kunes 74-73-78-75—300
Bob Hamilton 72-78-74-77—301
Johnny Revolta 75-73-77-76—301
Ed Furgol 77-73-71-81—302
Jim Turnesa 80-72-77-73—302
a-Charles Lind 75-76-75-77—303
Steve Kovack 78-73-78-75—304
Felix Serafin 75-73-79-77—304
a-Robert Willits 76-78-75-75—304
a-George Hamer 77-77-77-74—305
a-Skee Riegel 75-80-75-75—305
Jim Foulis 77-76-79-74—306
Johnny Farrell 80-76-76-79—311
Craig Wood 78-80-75-78—311
Bobby Jones 75-79-78-80—312
a-Charlie Yates 77-75-81-79—312
Billy Burke 83-73-81-77—314

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