1954 Masters: Snead Over Hogan

The 1954 Masters was the 18th played. Sam Snead won it in a playoff over Ben Hogan.

Winner: Sam Snead, 289

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

Tournament dates: April 8-12, 1954

Leader after first round: Dutch Harrison and Billy Joe Patton, 70

Leader after second round: Billy Joe Patton, 144

Leader after third round: Ben Hogan, 214

Notable Notes: Sam Snead once said that the three things he feared most in golf were lightning, a downhill putt and Ben Hogan. At the 1954 Masters, Snead faced one of those fears - but he beat it (Hogan) in a playoff.

Hogan led Snead by three after three rounds, but Snead carded a final-round 72 to Hogan's 75. In the playoff, Snead won by one stroke, 70 to 71. The difference was the 16th hole, where Hogan 3-putted from 11 feet.

It was Snead's third Masters win, making him, at the time, only the second golfer with three wins in this tournament.

Amateur Billy Joe Patton was the first- and second-round leader, and held the lead at one point in the final round, but double-bogied the 13th and finished one shot out of the playoff.

Final Scores

Sam Snead 74-73-70-72—289
Ben Hogan 72-73-69-75—289
a-Billy Joe Patton 70-74-75-71—290
Dutch Harrison 70-79-74-68—291
Lloyd Mangrum 71-75-76-69—291
Jerry Barber 74-76-71-71—292
Jack Burke Jr. 71-77-73-71—292
Bob Rosburg 73-73-76-70—292
Al Besselink 74-74-74-72—294
Cary Middlecoff 73-76-70-75—294
a-Dick Chapman 75-75-75-70—295
Tommy Bolt 73-74-72-77—296
Chick Harbert 73-75-75-73—296
Byron Nelson 73-76-74-73—296
Lew Worsham 74-74-74-74—296
Julius Boros 76-79-68-74—297
Jay Hebert 79-74-74-70—297
Peter Thomson 76-72-76-73—297
a-Ken Venturi 76-74-73-74—297
a-Charlie Coe 76-75-73-74—298
a-Harvie Ward Jr. 78-75-74-71—298
Walt Burkemo 74-77-75-73—299
Pete Cooper 73-76-75-75—299
Marty Furgol 76-79-75-69—299
Gene Littler 79-75-73-72—299
Ed Oliver 75-75-75-74—299
Earl Stewart Jr. 78-75-75-71—299
Bob Toski 80-74-71-74—299
Jimmy Demaret 80-75-72-73—300
Vic Ghezzi 73-79-73-75—300
Dick Mayer 76-75-72-77—300
Gardner Dickinson 73-78-76-74—301
Jimmy Clark 76-82-72-72—302
George Fazio 78-79-74-71—302
Doug Ford 77-78-74-73—302
Fred Haas Jr. 76-78-78-70—302
Johnny Palmer 75-81-77-69—302
Clarence Doser 74-78-72-79—303
Lawson Little 76-77-74-76—303
Al Mengert 76-79-73-75—303
Skee Riegel 75-76-76-76—303
Horton Smith 80-78-71-74—303
Billy Maxwell 75-77-77-75—304
a-Frank Stranahan 79-75-72-78—304
Felice Torza 74-78-74-78—304
Skip Alexander 80-77-73-75—305
a-Bruce Cudd 76-78-73-78—305
Leland Gibson 75-77-78-75—305
Bud Holscher 78-77-73-77—305
Bill Nary 78-74-78-75—305
a-Bill Campbell 73-77-75-81—306
Ted Kroll 78-76-75-77—306
a-Arnold Blum 75-82-75-75—307
Dave Douglas 72-76-77-82—307
Claude Harmon 77-75-77-78—307
Jack Isaacs 76-79-76-76—307
Gene Sarazen 79-75-78-75—307
a-Don Cherry 80-79-74-76—309
Fred Hawkins 78-80-76-75—309
Bill Ogden 81-76-77-76—310
Johnny Revolta 81-79-75-75—310
Jim Turnesa 83-79-75-73—310
a-Bob Sweeny 81-76-79-76—312
a-James Jackson 75-82-79-78—314
a-Robert Kuntz 80-77-82-75—314
a-Jimmy McHale 78-82-79-76—315
a-Don Albert 77-79-83-77—316
a-Angelo Santilli 79-81-82-75—317
Denny Shute 73-85-82-77—317
a-Raymond Palmer 84-78-80-77—319
Craig Wood 87-80-78-75—320
Sam Parks Jr. 86-79-79-80—324

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