1962 Masters Tournament: It's Palmer in a Playoff

At the 1962 Masters, the 26th time the tournament was played, Arnold Palmer collected his third Green Jacket.

Winner: Arnold Palmer, 280

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

Tournament dates: April 5-9, 1962

Leader after first round: Gary Player, 67

Leader after second round: Arnold Palmer, 136

Leader after third round: Arnold Palmer, 205

Notable Notes: Arnold Palmer made a comeback over Augusta National's back nine in the final round, shooting 31 to make up three strokes and tie for the 72-hole lead with Gary Player and Dow Finsterwald. Then, in the playoff, Palmer carded a 68 to beat Player by three strokes. (Finsterwald was a distant third.)

It was the third of Palmer's three Masters victory. It was also the first 3-person playoff in tournament history. Player was the defending champion.

Final Scores

Arnold Palmer 70-66-69-75—280
Gary Player 67-71-71-71—280
Dow Finsterwald 74-68-65-73—280
Gene Littler 71-68-71-72—282
Jerry Barber 72-72-69-74—287
Jimmy Demaret 73-73-71-70—287
Billy Maxwell 71-73-72-71—287
Mike Souchak 70-72-74-71—287
a-Charlie Coe 72-74-71-71—288
Ken Venturi 75-70-71-72—288
Julius Boros 69-73-72-76—290
Gay Brewer 74-71-70-75—290
Jack Fleck 72-75-74-69—290
Harold Henning 75-73-72-70—290
Billy Casper 73-73-73-72—291
Gardner Dickinson Jr. 70-71-72-78—291
Paul Harney 74-71-74-72—291
Jack Nicklaus 74-75-70-72—291
Sam Snead 72-75-70-74—291
Jacky Cupit 73-73-72-74—292
Lionel Hebert 72-73-71-76—292
Don January 71-73-74-74—292
Johnny Pott 77-71-75-69—292
Al Balding 75-68-78-72—293
Bob Charles 75-72-73-74—294
Bob Goalby 74-74-73-73—294
Ted Kroll 72-74-72-76—294
Dave Ragan 70-73-76-75—294
Bill Collins 75-70-75-75—295
Bruce Crampton 72-75-74-74—295
Cary Middlecoff 75-74-73-73—295
Lew Worsham 75-70-78-72—295
Roberto De Vicenzo 77-72-70-77—296
Lloyd Mangrum 75-74-71-76—296
Byron Nelson 72-76-72-76—296
Chi Chi Rodriguez 72-72-75-77—296
Doug Sanders 74-74-73-75—296
Ben Hogan 78-71-75-73—297
Jack Burke Jr. 78-69-73-78—298
Antonio Cerda 74-75-75-74—298
Henry Picard 75-73-76-74—298
a-Don Cherry 77-72-73-77—299
Chick Harbert 75-74-74-77—300
George Bayer 71-76-74-80—301
Doug Ford 75-72-76-78—301
a-Jose Gonzalez Jr. 75-74-73-79—301
Brian Wilkes 74-75-74-78—301
a-Juan Estrada 75-74-76-77—302
Marion Gonzalez 73-76-77-76—302
Chandler Harper 73-76-79-74—302

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