1983 Masters Winner and Scores

The 47th edition of The Masters tournament was won by Seve Ballesteros with an early surge in the final round — he played the first four holes in 4-under-par. And after the third-round co-leaders stumbled, Seve won by four strokes.

Winner: Seve Ballesteros, 280

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

Tournament dates: April 7-11, 1983

Leader after first round: Jack Renner, Raymond Floyd and Gil Morgan, 67

Leader after second round: Gil Morgan, 137

Leader after third round: Craig Stadler and Raymond Floyd, 210

What Happened in the 1983 Masters Tournament

Seve Ballesteros won his second Masters championship, but he had to wait until Monday to do it. Rain cancelled play during Friday's second round, pushing the tournament's finish back a day until Monday.

The wait was well worth it for Ballesteros, who finished four strokes in front of a stellar cast of chasers — Ben Crenshaw and Tom Kite, Raymond Floyd and Tom Watson and Hale Irwin. But Ballesteros took most of the drama out of the day early, starting his final round 4-under over the first four holes.

Ballesteros began the final round one off the lead shared by defending champ Craig Stadler and Floyd. But in his first four holes of Round 4, Ballesteros had birdies on Nos. 1 and 4 and an eagle on the second, surging into into the lead. He shot 31 on the front nine and finished with a 69. Stadler had a 76, Floyd a 75 and Watson a 73. Kite and Crenshaw were both sub-70, but started too far back to make a move on Ballesteros.

The 1983 Masters is also notable as the final Masters in which Arnold Palmer made the cut. Palmer, age 53, opened with a 68, just a stroke off the lead. He faded over the following three rounds, but this goes down as the last time he played the weekend in a Masters.

This was also the last major championship played by Sam Snead, who, at age 70, withdrew after an opening 79 — although Snead continued for many years as an honorary starter in The Masters. (Jack Nicklaus also withrew before the second round with back spasms.)

The 1983 Masters was the first one in which golfers were allowed to use their own caddies, rather than caddies provided by Augusta National. Twelve still chose to use Augusta National caddies. One golfer, George Archer, winner of the 1969 Masters, had his daughter caddie for him. That made 19-year-old Elizabeth Archer the first woman to caddie in The Masters.

Final Scores

Seve Ballesteros 68-70-73-69—280
Ben Crenshaw 76-70-70-68—284
Tom Kite 70-72-73-69—284
Raymond Floyd 67-72-71-75—285
Tom Watson 70-71-71-73—285
Hale Irwin 72-73-72-69—286
Craig Stadler 69-72-69-76—286
Gil Morgan 67-70-76-74—287
Dan Pohl 74-72-70-71—287
Lanny Wadkins 73-70-73-71—287
Scott Simpson 70-73-72-73—288
George Archer 71-73-71-74—289
Wayne Levi 72-70-74-73—289
Johnny Miller 72-72-71-74—289
J.C. Snead 68-74-74-73—289
Keith Fergus 70-69-74-77—290
Tommy Nakajima 72-70-72-76—290
Jack Renner 67-75-78-70—290
Isao Aoki 70-76-74-71—291
Nick Faldo 70-70-76-76—292
Mark Hayes 71-73-76-72—292
Peter Jacobsen 73-71-76-72—292
Peter Oosterhuis 73-69-78-72—292
Lee Trevino 71-72-72-77—292
Tom Weiskopf 75-72-71-74—292
Fuzzy Zoeller 70-74-76-72—292
Jay Haas 73-69-73-78—293
Scott Hoch 74-69-74-76—293
Hal Sutton 73-73-70-77—293
Greg Norman 71-74-70-79—294
Andy North 72-75-72-75—294
Chip Beck 71-76-76-72—295
Fred Couples 73-68-81-73—295
Gary Hallberg 71-71-75-78—295
Payne Stewart 70-76-78-71—295
Charles Coody 68-75-79-74—296
DannyEdwards 70-76-79-71—296
Yataka Hagawa 72-75-75-74—296
Arnold Palmer 68-74-76-78—296
a-Jim Hallet 68-73-78-78—297
John Mahaffey 72-75-74-76—297
Bruce Lietzke 69-75-82-72—298
Jodie Mudd 72-68-72-86—298
Bob Gilder 72-74-76-77—299
Mike Nicolette 73-74-78-74—299
David Graham 71-74-80-75—300
Gay Brewer 72-73-80-76—301
Bob Shearer 70-77-82-76—305
Calvin Peete 70-72-87-80—309

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