1974 Masters: Player Wins Again

The 1974 Masters was the 38th edition of the tournament. Gary Player won it for the second time.

Winner: Gary Player, 278

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

Tournament dates: April 11-14, 1974

Leader after first round: Jim Colbert, 67

Leader after second round: Dave Stockton, 137

Leader after third round: Dave Stockton, 207

Notable Notes: Gary Player hovered around the top of the leaderboard all week, then on the next-to-last hole of the tournament he struck a blow for the championship. Actually, he struck a 9-iron approach to the 17th green in the final round, which stopped at tap-in range. That late birdie propelled Player to the second of his three Masters titles, a 2-stroke victory over Dave Stockton and Tom Kite.

Final Scores

Gary Player 71-71-66-70—278
Dave Stockton 71-66-70-73—280
Tom Weiskopf 71-69-70-70—280
Jim Colbert 67-72-69-73—281
Hale Irwin 68-70-72-71—281
Jack Nicklaus 69-71-72-69—281
Bobby Nichols 73-68-68-73—282
Phil Rodgers 72-69-68-73—282
Maurice Bembridge 73-74-72-64—283
Hubert Green 68-70-74-71—283
Bruce Crampton 73-72-69-70—284
Jerry Heard 70-70-73-71—284
Dave Hill 71-72-70-71—284
Arnold Palmer 76-71-70-67—284
Bud Allin 73-73-70-69—285
Miller Barber 75-67-72-71—285
Ralph Johnston 72-71-70-72—285
Johnny Miller 72-74-69-70—285
Dan Sikes 69-71-74-71—285
Chi Chi Rodriguez 70-74-71-71—286
Sam Snead 72-72-71-71—286
Frank Beard 69-70-72-76—287
Ben Crenshaw 75-70-70-72—287
Raymond Floyd 69-72-76-70—287
Bob Goalby 76-71-72-68—287
Julius Boros 75-70-69-74—288
John Schlee 75-71-71-71—288
J.C. Snead 73-68-74-73—288
Charles Coody 74-72-76-67—289
Don Iverson 68-74-73-74—289
Hugh Baiocchi 75-71-74-70—290
Bruce Devlin 70-72-76-72—290
Al Geiberger 76-68-70-76—290
Graham Marsh 76-69-72-73—290
Peter Oosterhuis 79-68-68-75—290
Kermit Zarley 73-71-77-69—290
Billy Casper 70-71-76-74—291
Art Wall 70-77-72-72—291
Gene Littler 69-71-78-74—292
Larry Ziegler 72-73-73-74—292
Babe Hiskey 70-78-75-72—295
Leonard Thompson 73-72-77-73—295
Ed Sneed 74-74-77-72—297
Orville Moody 74-73-78-77—302

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