1942 Masters: Nelson-Hogan Playoff

Byron Nelson beat Ben Hogan in a playoff at the 1942 Masters, the 9th edition of the championship.

Winner: Byron Nelson, 280

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

Tournament dates: April 9-13, 1942

Leader after first round: Horton Smith and Paul Runyan, 67

Leader after second round: Byron Nelson, 135

Leader after third round: Byron Nelson, 207

Notable Notes: Byron Nelson led by three strokes entering the final round, but Ben Hogan caught his fellow Fort Worth native to force an 18-hole playoff.

Nelson then won the playoff, despite making bogey on the last hole, by one stroke, shooting 69 to Hogan's 70. Hogan jumped to an early lead after Nelson double-bogied the first hole, but Nelson turned it around with an eagle and three birdies on Holes 8-13.

Final Scores

x-Byron Nelson 68-67-72-73—280
Ben Hogan 73-70-67-70—280
Paul Runyan 67-73-72-71—283
Sam Byrd 68-68-75-74—285
Horton Smith 67-73-74-73—287
Jimmy Demaret 70-70-75-75—290
Dutch Harrison 74-70-71-77—292
Lawson Little 71-74-72-75—292
Sam Snead 78-69-72-73—292
Chick Harbert 73-73-72-75—293
Gene Kunes 74-74-74-71—293
Jimmy Thomson 73-70-74-77—294
Chandler Harper 75-75-76-69—295
Willie Goggin 74-70-78-74—296
Bobby Cruickshank 72-79-71-75—297
Jim Ferrier 71-76-80-70—297
Henry Picard 75-72-75-75—297
Harry Cooper 74-77-76-72—299
Harold McSpaden 74-72-79-74—299
Felix Serafin 75-74-77-73—299
Ralph Guldahl 74-74-76-76—300
Toney Penna 74-79-73-75—301
Billy Burke 71-79-80-72—302
Herman Keiser 74-74-78-76—302
Craig Wood 72-75-82-73—302
Jim Foulis 75-71-79-78—303
Johnny Palmer 78-75-75-75—303
Tommy Armour 74-79-76-75—304
Bobby Jones 72-75-79-78—304
Gene Sarazen 80-74-75-75—304
Bud Ward 76-73-80-75—304
a-Charlie Yates 78-76-74-76—304
a-Ed Dudley 71-77-81-76—305
Jimmy Hines 77-76-79-73—305
a-Steve Kovack 76-79-78-73—306
Herman Barron 77-75-80-75—307
Jack Ryan 77-71-76-83—307
Joe Zarhardt 76-76-83-76—311
Jerry Gianferante 77-80-82-73—312
Johnny Morris 83-75-80-75—313

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