1950 Masters Tournament Winner and Scores

The Masters Tournament was played for the 14th time in 1950, and the tournament got its first three-time champion. Jimmy Demaret was six shots better than third-round leader Jim Ferrier in the final round, and that was good for Demaret's third Masters title.

Winner: Jimmy Demaret, 283

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

Tournament dates: April 6-9, 1950

Leader after first round: Skee Riegel, 69

Leader after second round: Jim Ferrier, 137

Leader after third round: Jim Ferrier, 210

What Happened in the 1950 Masters Tournament

With his victory at the 1950 Masters, Jimmy Demaret became the first three-time winner of the tournament. The flashily attired, quick-with-a-quip Texan also won the 1940 and 1947 Masters tournaments, and his three Masters victories make up Demaret's full complement of wins in majors.

Demaret won the 1950 Masters by overcoming a 4-stroke deficit to Jim Ferrier at the start of the final round. Demaret shot 69 in the final round to Ferrier's 75, a six-shot swing. Ferrier finished second.

Most of the movement took place over the final nine, which Demaret entered trailing Ferrier by five strokes. But Ferrier struggled to a 41 over the last nine holes. Ferrier bogeyed the 13th and 14th holes, parred the 15th, then bogeyed the 16th, 17th and 18th holes. Over the same stretch of holes, Demaret had three birdies, two pars and one bogey.

This Masters marked the return of Ben Hogan to major championship golf following his recovery from an automobile accident in 1949. Hogan had played "regular" PGA Tour events, but this was his first major post-crash. He tied Byron Nelson for fourth place. Hogan was two strokes behind Ferrier — but three ahead of Demaret — when the final round began. But then he shot 76.

The tie for fourth place by two-time Masters champ Nelson, who was mostly retired from tour golf, was his final Top 5 finish in any major championship. Forty-eight-year-old Gene Sarazen, seven-time major winner, tied for 10th place, his last Top 10 finish in any stroke-play major.

Roberto De Vicenzo, whose scorecard error in the 1968 Masters cost him a place in a playoff, made his Masters debut this year and tied for 12th.

1950 Masters Final Scores

Jimmy Demaret 70-72-72-69—283
Jim Ferrier 70-67-73-75—285
Sam Snead 71-74-70-72—287
Ben Hogan 73-68-71-76—288
Byron Nelson 75-70-69-74—288
Lloyd Mangrum 76-74-73-68—291
Clayton Heafner 74-77-69-72—292
Cary Middlecoff 75-76-68-73—292
Lawson Little 70-73-75-75—293
Fred Haas Jr. 74-76-73-71—294
Gene Sarazen 80-70-72-72—294
Roberto De Vicenzo 76-76-73-71—296
Horton Smith 70-79-75-72—296
Skip Alexander 78-74-72-73—297
Vic Ghezzi 78-75-70-74—297
Leland Gibson 78-73-72-74—297
Herman Keiser 75-72-75-75—297
Joe Kirkwood Jr. 75-74-77-71—297
Henry Picard 74-71-77-75—297
a-Frank Stranahan 74-79-73-71—297
George Fazio 73-74-78-73—298
Toney Penna 71-75-77-75—298
Skee Riegel 69-75-78-76—298
Chick Harbert 76-75-73-75—299
Johnny Palmer 72-76-76-75—299
Eric Monti 74-79-74-73—300
Herschel Spears 70-74-79-78—301
Norman Von Nida 77-74-74-76—301
Billy Burke 80-75-76-71—302
Pete Cooper 74-77-77-74—302
Johnny Bulla 77-78-75-73—303
a-Charlie Coe 73-79-78-74—304
Bob Hamilton 74-73-78-79—304
Claude Harmon 77-77-74-76—304
a-Thomas Barnes 78-75-78-74—305
Julius Boros 75-77-76-77—305
Al Brosch 77-75-78-75—305
a-Dick Chapman 77-73-75-80—305
a-Chuck Kocsis 77-71-79-78—305
Denny Shute 77-72-81-75—305
a-Harvie Ward Jr. 79-78-74-74—305
Buck White 78-76-73-79—306
Lew Worsham 77-78-76-75—306
Tony Holguin 78-75-77-77—307
Jack Isaacs 79-81-72-75—307
Herman Barron 75-77-82-74—308
a-Bill Campbell 80-78-74-76—308
Jim Turnesa 81-74-79-74—308
Dave Douglas 79-79-76-75—309
Harry Todd 76-75-81-77—309
a-Jimmy McHale 82-78-75-75—310
a-Bob Sweeny 77-76-79-78—310
Ray Wade Hill 75-78-80-78—311
Henry Williams Jr. 82-78-81-70—311
Gene Webb 76-78-75-83—312
a-Harold Paddock 78-79-78-79—314
a-Fred Mosely 82-77-78-79—316
a-Frank Strafaci 77-82-84-81—324
Les Kennedy 81-80-82-82—325

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Augusta National Golf Club. Masters 2024 Media Guide, "1950 Masters Tournament"
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