1974 Masters Tournament Winner and Scores

The 1974 Masters was the 38th edition of the tournament. And it was the second time The Masters was won by Gary Player, who took the trophy in part on the strength of a late birdie.

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

What Happened in the 1974 Masters Tournament

Gary Player won the 1974 Masters, the second of three Masters titles he collected in his career, and the seventh of his nine career major victories. Player shot 70 in the final round, finishing at 10-under par and winning by two strokes over runners-up Dave Stockton and Tom Weiskopf.

Player wasn't in the Top 10 at the halfway mark, but a 66 in the third round shot him up the leaderboard into a tie for second place. He held a 2-stroke lead after 11 holes of his final round, but bogeyed No. 12.

Player rebounded with a birdie on the 13th hole. Over the final five holes, he had four pars but an all-important birdie on the 17th. There he nearly holed a 9-iron approach shot, then tapped in for the birdie.

Stockton got to within one of Player after a birdie on No. 13, but managed only pars the rest of the way. Weiskopf tied the lead with a birdie on the 15th, but gave it back with a bogey on No. 16. For Weiskopf, it was his third runner-up; he finished second a fourth time the next year, tying a record for most runner-up finishes in The Masters.

Another 3-time Masters champion, Sam Snead, finished tied for 20th. The 1974 Masters was the last one in which Snead made the cut. And this was the final Masters played by Jack Burke Jr., winner of the 1956 Masters. Burke missed the cut.

1974 Masters 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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