1951 Masters: Prey for the Hawk

The 1951 Masters was the 15th time the tournament was played. The golfer nicknamed "the Hawk" swooped in for the win.

Winner: Ben Hogan, 280

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

Tournament dates: April 5-8, 1951

Leader after first round: George Fazio, 68

Leader after second round: Skee Riegel, 141

Leader after third round: Skee Riegel and Sam Snead, 211

Notable Notes: Ben Hogan won his first Masters title on the strength of a final-round 68. It was the only round under 70 on the final day; many others struggled. For example, third-round co-leader Sam Snead skied to an 80.

Final Scores

Ben Hogan 70-72-70-68—280
Skee Riegel 73-68-70-71—282
Lloyd Mangrum 69-74-70-73—286
Lew Worsham 71-71-72-72—286
Dave Douglas 74-69-72-73—288
Lawson Little 72-73-72-72—289
Jim Ferrier 74-70-74-72—290
Johnny Bulla 71-72-73-75—291
Byron Nelson 71-73-73-74—291
Sam Snead 69-74-68-80—291
Jack Burke Jr. 73-72-74-73—292
a-Charlie Coe 76-71-73-73—293
Cary Middlecoff 73-73-69-78—293
Gene Sarazen 75-73-74-71—293
Ed Furgol 80-71-72-71—294
Dutch Harrison 76-71-76-71—294
Julius Boros 76-72-74-73—295
George Fazio 68-74-74-80—296
Bob Toski 75-73-73-75—296
Al Besselink 76-73-71-77—297
a-Dick Chapman 72-76-72-77—297
Roberto De Vicenzo 75-74-74-74—297
Clayton Heafner 74-72-73-78—297
Joe Kirkwood Jr. 73-71-78-75—297
Ted Kroll 76-75-71-76—298
Dick Mayer 71-75-79-73—298
Bill Nary 76-73-73-76—298
Henry Ransom 74-74-74-76—298
a-Sam Urzetta 73-72-78-75—298
Jimmy Demaret 76-74-78-71—299
Johnny Palmer 73-74-77-75—299
Leland Gibson 74-74-75-78—301
Horton Smith 79-77-70-75—301
a-Frank Stranahan 74-74-74-79—301
Marty Furgol 77-76-73-76—302
Claude Harmon 75-77-74-76—302
a-Jimmy McHale 75-76-76-75—302
a-Harvie Ward Jr. 74-77-77-74—302
Fred Haas Jr. 79-76-73-75—303
Tony Holguin 78-72-75-78—303
Herman Keiser 77-73-79-74—303
a-William Goodloe 74-71-72-88—305
Johnny Revolta 74-75-75-81—305
Ray Gafford 77-73-76-80—306
Chick Harbert 76-73-77-80—306
Harold Williams 76-77-76-78—307
Denny Shute 79-76-79-74—308
Henry Williams 77-76-77-78—308
a-Harold Paddock 75-78-80-79—312
a-Dow Finsterwald 76-81-75-81—313
a-Bobby Knowles 78-79-75-81—313
a-Juan Segura 72-80-79-82—313
a-Bill Shields 82-76-76-79—313
George Von Elm 77-76-79-81—313
a-Bill Mawhinney 83-75-73-84—315
a-Bob Sweeny 80-79-78-78—315
Johnny Farrell 81-78-83-76—318
a-John Ward 78-75-81-84—318
a-Bill Campbell 79-82-74-86—321

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