1949 Masters Tournament Results

The 1949 Masters was the 13th time the tournament was played, and one of the tournament's three-time champs got win No. 1 here. An important garment also made its tournament debut this year.

Winner: Sam Snead, 282

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

Tournament dates: April 7-10, 1949

Leader after first round: Lloyd Mangrum, 69

Leader after second round: Herman Keiser and Lloyd Mangrum, 143

Leader after third round: Johnny Palmer, 214

What Happened in the 1949 Masters Tournament

Sam Snead achieved two important firsts at the 1949 Masters. One was personal: He won this major for the first time. One was historic: The now-iconic Green Jacket was awarded to the winner for the very first time this year, making Snead the first golfer presented with one.

Snead had won two majors by this point in his career — the 1942 PGA Championship and 1946 British Open — and this was his 45th PGA Tour win overall. He was runner-up 10 years earlier at the 1939 Masters, but this was his first win at Augusta National. He went on to win it twice more, in 1952 and 1954. A few months after this Masters, Snead also won the 1949 PGA Championship, becoming the first golfer to win The Masters and PGA Championship in the same year.

Lloyd Mangrum was the only golfer to break 70 in round one, shooting 69; Snead was four off the lead. Mangrum kept the lead after Round 2 (tied with Herman Keiser, who shot 68), with Snead trailing by five at the midway point.

But in Rounds 3 and 4, Snead carded back-to-back scores of 67, which (along with one 67 by Jim Ferrier) were the lowest rounds of the tournament.

Mangrum wound up in second place — shooting 72-70 in the third and fourth rounds, respectively — tied with Johnny Bulla three strokes behind the winner. Mangrum's hopes were sunk on the 16th hole, where he hit into the pond in the third round, and over the green into more water in the final round.

Augusta National and Masters co-founder Bobby Jones was unable to play due to spinal surgery. It was the first Masters Tournament without Jones in the field.

1949 Masters Final Scores

Sam Snead 73-75-67-67—282
Johnny Bulla 74-73-69-69—285
Lloyd Mangrum 69-74-72-70—285
Johnny Palmer 73-71-70-72—286
Jim Turnesa 73-72-71-70—286
Lew Worsham 76-75-70-68—289
Joe Kirkwood Jr. 73-72-70-75—290
Jimmy Demaret 76-72-73-71—292
Clayton Heafner 71-74-72-75—292
Byron Nelson 75-70-74-73—292
Claude Harmon 73-75-73-72—293
Herman Keiser 75-68-78-72—293
Herman Barron 73-75-71-75—294
Leland Gibson 71-77-74-72—294
Bobby Locke 74-74-74-72—294
a-Charlie Coe 77-72-72-74—295
a-John Dawson 78-72-72-73—295
Jim Ferrier 77-72-67-79—295
Tony Holguin 81-70-71-74—296
a-Frank Stranahan 70-77-75-74—296
Pete Cooper 76-75-72-74—297
Henry Picard 74-77-73-73—297
Bob Hamilton 77-79-69-73—298
Dutch Harrison 73-78-75-72—298
Lawson Little 72-77-73-76—298
Cary Middlecoff 76-77-72-73—298
Tony Penna 74-76-76-72—298
Horton Smith 75-72-78-73—298
Fred Haas Jr. 75-70-75-79—299
Skip Alexander 74-77-75-74—300
George Fazio 78-76-71-75—300
Dick Metz 71-76-76-77—300
a-Skee Riegel 75-74-74-77—300
Craig Wood 81-75-72-73—301
Art Bell 81-74-75-72—302
Billy Burke 76-74-74-78—302
Vic Ghezzi 76-78-71-77—302
Ellsworth Vines 76-77-76-74—303
Johnny Revolta 71-77-80-76—304
Gene Sarazen 75-74-76-79—304
Harry Todd 74-79-76-75—304
George Schneiter 77-76-73-79—305
Al Smith 78-77-74-76—305
Herschel Spears 76-77-77-75—305
a-Fred Mosely 77-75-78-76—306
Denny Shute 79-74-76-77—306
Ed Furgol 77-79-77-74—307
Otto Greiner 77-75-78-77—307
a-Gene Dahlbender Jr. 74-83-72-79—308
a-Dick Chapman 77-75-81-76—309
Mike Turnesa 78-75-80-78—311
a-Bob Sweeny 82-80-79-77—318
Johnny Farrell 76-80-81-83—320

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