1948 Masters: A Club Pro Wins It

The 1948 Masters Tournament was the 12th time the event was played, and it was claimed by a club pro rather than a touring pro.

Winner: Claude Harmon, 279

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

Tournament dates: April 8-11, 1948

Leader after first round: Lloyd Mangrum, 69

Leader after second round: Harry Todd, 139

Leader after third round: Claude Harmon, 209

Notable Notes: Club professional Claude Harmon was the winner of the 1948 Masters, shooting four rounds of 70 or lower. Harmon's margin of victory was five strokes over Cary Middlecoff, so not only did a club pro win, he won going away. Harmon was no ordinary club pro, however; he played in many majors and came close in a few of those those. He was the father of teaching pro Butch Harmon and the other Harmon golfing brothers.

Final Scores

Claude Harmon 70-70-69-70—279
Cary Middlecoff 74-71-69-70—284
Chick Harbert 71-70-70-76—287
Jim Ferrier 71-71-75-71—288
Lloyd Mangrum 69-73-75-71—288
Ed Furgol 70-72-73-74—289
Ben Hogan 70-71-77-71—289
Byron Nelson 71-73-72-74—290
Harry Todd 72-67-80-71—290
Herman Keiser 70-72-76-73—291
Bobby Locke 71-71-74-75—291
Dick Metz 71-72-75-73—291
Johnny Bulla 74-72-76-71—293
Dutch Harrison 73-77-73-70—293
a-Skee Riegel 71-74-73-75—293
Al Smith 73-73-74-74—294
Sam Snead 74-75-72-73—294
Jimmy Demaret 73-72-78-72—295
Ed Dudley 73-76-75-71—295
Vic Ghezzi 75-73-73-74—295
Fred Haas Jr. 75-75-76-69—295
Bob Hamilton 72-72-76-75—295
Art Bell 71-74-74-77—296
Gene Sarazen 77-74-73-72—296
Herman Barron 73-77-71-76—297
Henry Cotton 72-73-75-77—297
Henry Picard 73-73-74-77—297
Johnny Palmer 75-73-76-74—298
Ellsworth Vines 76-71-77-74—298
a-Bud Ward 74-74-77-74—299
Lew Worsham 74-78-71-76—299
Denny Shute 74-73-76-77—300
Harold "Jug" McSpaden 77-75-76-73—301
Horton Smith 78-73-76-75—302
Skip Alexander 77-73-77-76—303
Ralph Guldahl 75-78-75-75—303
Ky Laffoon 74-75-76-78—303
a-Jimmy McHale 78-73-77-75—303
Felice Torza 75-73-76-79—303
a-Dick Chapman 74-76-77-77—304
Chick Harper 76-76-77-75—304
Lawson Little 73-77-76-78—304
Billy Burke 75-75-76-79—305
Leland Gibson 72-77-79-77—305
Craig Wood 77-80-77-71—305
Toney Penna 77-78-75-77—307
Sam Byrd 84-75-75-76—310
Johnny Farrell 74-80-78-79—311
Bill Nary 74-79-86-74—313
Bobby Jones 76-81-79-79—315
a-Fred Kammer 78-75-77-86—316
a-Harvie Ward Jr. 78-78-81-79—316
a-Bob Rosburg 79-81-80-78—318
a-Jack Selby 81-76-84-80—321

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