1953 Masters Belonged to Hogan

Ben Hogan won the 1953 Masters, the tournament's 17th edition, with a new scoring record.

Winner: Ben Hogan, 274

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

Tournament dates: April 9-12, 1953

Leader after first round: Chick Harbert, 68

Leader after second round: Ben Hogan, 139

Leader after third round: Ben Hogan, 205

Notable Notes: Ben Hogan began a dominating year — he won all three majors he played — by setting a new scoring record at The Masters. Hogan's 274 total was five shots better than the previous tourney best up to this point.

Hogan took the lead with a second-round 69 and extended it with a third-round 66. He wound up winning by five shots. It was the second of Hogan's two wins at The Masters.

Final Scores

Ben Hogan 70-69-66-69—274
Ed Oliver 69-73-67-70—279
Lloyd Mangrum 74-68-71-69—282
Bob Hamilton 71-69-70-73—283
Tommy Bolt 71-75-68-71—285
Chick Harbert 68-73-70-74—285
Ted Kroll 71-70-73-72—286
Jack Burke Jr. 78-69-69-71—287
Al Besselink 69-75-70-74—288
Julius Boros 73-71-75-70—289
Chandler Harper 74-72-69-74—289
Fred Hawkins 75-70-74-70—289
Johnny Palmer 74-73-72-71—290
a-Frank Stranahan 72-75-69-75—291
a-Harvie Ward Jr. 73-74-69-75—291
a-Charlie Coe 75-74-72-71—292
Jim Ferrier 74-71-76-71—292
Dick Mayer 73-72-71-76—292
Sam Snead 71-75-71-75—292
Earl Stewart 75-72-70-75—292
Jerry Barber 73-76-72-72—293
Doug Ford 73-73-72-75—293
Leland Gibson 73-71-72-78—294
Al Mengert 77-70-75-72—294
Dick Metz 73-72-71-78—294
Fred Haas Jr. 74-73-71-77—295
Cary Middlecoff 75-76-68-77—296
Jim Turnesa 73-74-73-76—296
Skip Alexander 72-78-74-73—297
Byron Nelson 73-73-78-73—297
Skee Riegel 74-72-76-75—297
Felice Torza 78-73-72-74—297
Bo Wininger 80-70-72-75—297
Clarence Doser 75-77-71-75—298
Claude Harmon 75-73-75-75—298
a-Bob Sweeny 75-76-72-75—298
a-Dick Chapman 72-77-78-72—299
Al Brosch 74-73-78-75—300
a-James Jackson 75-77-74-74—300
Milon Marusic 70-72-77-81—300
Henry Picard 73-75-74-78—300
Gene Sarazen 75-78-73-74—300
Peter Thomson 77-76-74-73—300
Lew Worsham 74-70-77-80—301
a-Bill Campbell 75-78-74-75—302
a-Don Cherry 73-76-79-74—302
Jimmy Demaret 73-80-75-74—302
a-Chuck Kocsis 75-75-75-77—302
Horton Smith 78-76-72-76—302
Sam Parks Jr. 73-76-76-79—304
Johnny Bulla 75-77-81-72—305
George Fazio 77-74-77-77—305
Harry Todd 78-73-75-80—306
Jack Westland 81-74-75-76—306
a-Arnold Blum 76-73-77-82—308
Ricardo Rossi 75-81-80-72—308
Denny Shute 78-81-74-75—308
Johnny Revolta 77-77-75-81—310
Frank Champ 85-72-77-77—311
Bill Trombley 78-75-79-79—311
a-John De Bendern 80-77-75-80—312
Craig Wood 81-78-76-80—315
Olin Dutra 80-78-82-78—318
Chick Evans 85-79-79-85—328

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