1935 Masters Tournament Winner and Scores

The 1935 Masters Tournament was the second one played, and it featured one of the most famous shots in golf history. That shot didn't win the tournament, but it did help the eventual winner get into a playoff.

Winner: Gene Sarazen, 282

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

Tournament dates: April 4-8, 1935

Leader after first round: Henry Picard, 67

Leader after second round: Henry Picard, 135

Leader after third round: Craig Wood, 209

What Happened at the 1935 Masters Tournament

This was the place and year of the so-called "Shot Heard Round the World," which remains one of the most famous shots in golf history. It was struck by Gene Sarazen and helped Sarazen tie third-round leader Craig Wood at 282, forcing a playoff.

Sarazen entered the final round trailing Wood by three strokes. And Sarazen still trailed Wood by three strokes when Sarazen reached Augusta National's par-5 15th hole. Sarazen's tee shot left him 235 yards to the green. That was a long carry at the time, especially under the pressure of trying to win a tournament. Sarazen hit a 4-wood, the ball hit the green and rolled across to the flagstick, and dropped into the cup for a double-eagle. Sarazen caught Wood with one swing of the club.

The playoff was 36 holes, and Sarazen was in command throughout. He led by five after the first 18, and had his lead up to eight strokes by the 25th hole, before finishing with a 5-stroke win. The playoff scores were 71-73—144 for Sarazen, 75-74—149 for Wood.

Wood eventually lost playoffs at all four of what we now recognize as the major championships before finally breaking through by winning the 1941 Masters and 1941 U.S. Open. The historical implications for Sarazen were far greater.

Sarazen's career was beginning to wind down as the 1935 Masters arrived. Sarazen had won six majors by this point: three PGA Championships, two U.S. Opens and one British Open. The victory gave Sarazen his seventh and final win in a major, and it made him the first golfer win the Career Grand Slam (winning all four professional majors during one's career). It was also the 31st of Sarazen's 38 career PGA Tour wins.

Historical note: The nines at Augusta National were switched this year. In 1934, they were reversed from what we know today. In 1935, Augusta National played, for the first time, in the order we know today.

Future U.S. Open winner Lawson Little, playing in a year in which he completed back-to-back double-championships in the U.S. and British amateurs, finished sixth for low amateur honors. Byron Nelson made his Masters debut and tied for ninth place.

1935 Masters Final Scores


Gene Sarazen 68-71-73-70—282
Craig Wood 69-72-68-73—282
Olin Dutra 70-70-70-74—284
Henry Picard 67-68-76-75—286
Denny Shute 73-71-70-73—287
a-Lawson Little 74-72-70-72—288
Paul Runyan 70-72-75-72—289
Vic Ghezzi 73-71-73-73—290
Bobby Cruickshank 76-70-73-72—291
Jimmy Hines 70-70-77-74—291
Byron Nelson 71-74-72-74—291
Joe Turnesa 73-71-74-70—291
Ray Mangrum 68-71-76-77—292
Johnny Revolta 70-74-73-75—292
Walter Hagen 73-69-72-79—293
Sam Parks Jr. 74-70-74-75—293
a-Johnny Dawson 75-72-72-75—294
Al Espinosa 76-72-73-73—294
Clarence Clark 77-75-73-71—296
Leo Diegel 72-73-74-77—296
Ed Dudley 73-73-74-76—296
Harold "Jug" McSpaden 75-72-75-74—296
Horton Smith 74-75-74-73—296
a-Charlie Yates 75-70-76-75—296
Harry Cooper 73-76-74-74—297
Bobby Jones 74-72-73-78—297
Mike Turnesa 72-74-75-76—297
Gene Kunes 76-72-77-73—298
Ky Laffoon 76-73-72-77—298
Phil Perkins 77-71-75-75—298
Mortie Dutra 81-74-73-71—299
Willie MacFarlane 73-77-75-74—299
Dick Metz 75-73-73-78—299
Al Watrous 78-72-75-75—300
John Golden 75-73-77-76—301
Bill Mehlhorn 76-70-77-78—302
Tommy Armour 73-76-75-78—302
Billy Burke 74-75-74-79—302
Johnny Farrell 74-74-78-76—302
Jim Foulis 81-72-74-75—302
Willie Goggin 68-74-78-82—302
a-Fred Haas Jr. 75-73-75-79—302
Wiffy Cox 73-76-77-77—303
Frank Walsh 75-82-73-73—303
Henry Ciuci 79-77-74-74—304
Tony Manero 72-76-77-79—304
Andy Kay 78-74-77-76—305
a-Gus Moreland 78-74-75-78—305
Orville White 76-74-75-80—305
Al Espinosa 78-73-79-76—306
Jock Hutchison 78-73-80-76—307
Jimmy Thomson 74-72-80-81—307
Pat Tiso 76-75-75-81—307
Bob MacDonald 73-79-76-81—309
Ralph Stonehouse 78-74-80-77—309
Walter Kozak 78-77-77-78—310
Bill Schwartz 76-74-81-79—310
a-Leland Hamman 75-79-79-79—312
Jules Huot 78-78-81-76—313
a-Chandler Egan 77-78-78-81—314
a-Jack Munger 79-78-77-83—317
George Sargent 80-79-79-81—319
a-Jack Westland 77-82-77-84—320
Fred McLeod 84-76-83-81—324

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