1967 Masters Tournament Winner and Scores

Gay Brewer, who one year earlier lost in a 3-way playoff to Jack Nicklaus, this time won the Masters by a stroke. Brewer made three straight birdies in the middle of the back nine — holes 13-15 — in the final round to earn the win. The 1967 tournament was the 31st time The Masters was played.

Winner: Gay Brewer, 280

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

Tournament dates: April 6-9, 1967

Leader after first round: Bert Yancey, 67

Leader after second round: Bert Yancey, 140

Leader after third round: Bert Yancey, Julius Boros, Bobby Nichols, 211

What Happened at the 1967 Masters Tournament

The previous year, Gay Brewer was involved in a three-man playoff, a playoff that was won by Jack Nicklaus. But at the 1967 Masters, Brewer took care of business in regulation, winning by one stroke after a final-round 67. This was Brewer's second win in 1967, and the 10th win of his PGA Tour career. He would win only one more time on the PGA Tour, and not for another five years.

Brewer won it on the strength of three consecutive birdies on Holes 13-15 in the final round. Nicklaus, meanwhile, was going for his third consecutive Masters victory after wins in 1965 and 1966, and he failed miserably at that attempt, missing the cut after a second-round 79 that included nine bogeys. In the six Masters from 1963-68, this is the only one in which Nicklaus failed to finish in the Top 5 (and he won three of them). It also was the first time in tournament history the defending champion missed the cut.

A whopping eight amateurs did make the cut, including Johnny Miller, making his first Masters appearance. (Downing Gray took low amateur honors, however.) Two-time champ Ben Hogan finished tied for 10th in what was his final time playing The Masters, while 3-time winner Jimmy Demaret missed the cut in his final time playing.

Hogan, age 54, was in contention until shooting 77 in a putting-plagued final round. He was so distraught over his putting that Hogan said afterward he was embarrassed for anyone to watch him putt. In the third round, though, Hogan's 66 included becoming the first golfer to shoot 30 on Augusta National's back nine. That score wasn't bettered until 1992.

Sam Snead tied Hogan in 10th place, his final Top 10 finish in a Masters. Arnold Palmer won the Par-3 Contest, then finished fourth in the tournament. But it was also Palmer's final Top 10 finish in a Masters.

This was the first Masters televised outside the United States. The BBC showed the tournament in the United Kingdom.

1967 Masters Final Scores

Gay Brewer 73-68-72-67—280
Bobby Nichols 72-69-70-70—281
Bert Yancey 67-73-71-73—284
Anold Palmer 73-73-70-69—285
Julius Boros 71-70-70-75—286
Paul Harney 73-71-74-69—287
Gary Player 75-69-72-71—287
Tommy Aaron 75-68-74-71—288
Lionel Hebert 77-71-67-73—288
Roberto De Vicenzo 73-72-74-71—290
Bruce Devlin 74-70-75-71—290
Ben Hogan 74-73-66-77—290
Mason Rudolph 72-76-72-70—290
Sam Snead 72-76-71-71—290
Jacky Cupit 73-76-67-75—291
George Archer 75-67-72-78—292
Wes Ellis 79-71-74-68—292
Tony Jacklin 71-70-74-77—292
Dave Marr 73-74-70-75—292
Doug Sanders 74-72-73-73—292
Jay Hebert 72-77-68-76—293
Bob Rosburg 73-72-76-72—293
Ken Venturi 76-73-71-73—293
Peter Butler 72-73-77-72—294
Billy Casper 70-74-75-75—294
Frank Beard 74-75-75-71—295
Tommy Bolt 72-77-72-74—295
Don January 74-74-76-71—295
Gene Littler 72-74-74-75—295
Chi Chi Rodriguez 73-73-73-76—295
Doug Ford 74-69-82-71—296
Rod Funseth 74-73-78-71—296
George Knudson 72-74-75-75—296
Kel Nagle 73-75-74-74—296
Ramon Sota 74-73-73-76—296
Gardner Dickinson 77-70-73-77—297
Terry Dill 73-76-72-76—297
Al Geiberger 77-73-72-75—297
a-Downing Gray 70-76-75-76—297
Harold Henning 74-73-77-73—297
Phil Rodgers 72-77-75-73—297
a-Deane Beman 74-76-74-74—298
Rives McBee 75-73-74-76—298
a-Don Allen 75-71-78-76—300
a-Bobby Cole 75-73-74-78—300
a-Ron Cerrudo 76-73-77-75—301
Chen Ching-Po 74-76-72-79—301
Dave Thomas 74-74-72-81—301
Bruce Crampton 77-73-75-77—302
Don Massengale 74-73-77-78—302
Art Wall Jr. 74-76-77-75—302
a-Bob Murphy 73-77-76-77—303
Jack Burke Jr. 76-74-74-81—305
a-Johnny Miller 72-78-81-74—305
a-Joe Carr 76-74-79-84—313

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