1968 Masters: De Vicenzo's Scorecard Flap

The 1968 Masters was the 32nd time the tournament was played, and it is remembered for Roberto de Vicenzo's scorecard error.

Winner: Bob Goalby, 277

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

Tournament dates: April 11-14, 1968

Leader after first round: Billy Casper, 68

Leader after second round: Gary Player and Don January, 139

Leader after third round: Gary Player, 210

Notable Notes: Bob Goalby won the 1968 Masters, but he should have been forced into a playoff rather than winning by one stroke after 72 holes. A scorekeeping error helped Goalby to the victory.

Roberto de Vicenzo made a birdie 3 on the 17th hole of the final round, but his marker, future Masters champ Tommy Aaron, incorrectly wrote down a 4. De Vicenzo didn't catch the error, which meant that he signed an incorrect scorecard. The higher score — the 4, rather than the 3 — stood. Which meant that instead of tying Goalby at 277 (which de Vicenzo actually shot), de Vicenzo's score went into the record books as 278, and him as the runner-up.

Goalby earned it, though, shooting a final-round 66 that included a 4-under stretch in holes 13-15.

Final Scores

Bob Goalby 70-70-71-66—277
Roberto De Vicenzo 69-73-70-66—278
Bert Yancey 71-71-72-65—279
Bruce Devlin 69-73-69-69—280
Frank Beard 75-65-71-70—281
Jack Nicklaus 69-71-74-67—281
Tommy Aaron 69-72-72-69—282
Raymond Floyd 71-71-69-71—282
Lionel Hebert 72-71-71-68—282
Jerry Pittman 70-73-70-69—282
Gary Player 72-67-71-72—282
Miller Barber 75-69-68-71—283
Doug Sanders 76-69-70-68—283
Don January 71-68-72-73—284
Mason Rudolph 73-73-72-66—284
Julius Boros 73-71-70-71—285
Billy Casper 68-75-73-69—285
Tom Weiskopf 74-71-69-71—285
Bob Charles 75-71-70-70—286
Dave Marr 74-71-71-71—287
Kermit Zarley 70-73-74-70—287
George Archer 75-71-72-70—288
Gardner Dickinson 74-71-72-71—288
a-Vinny Giles 71-72-72-73—288
Harold Henning 72-71-71-74—288
Tony Jacklin 69-73-74-72—288
Art Wall Jr. 74-74-73-67—288
Jay Hebert 74-71-71-73—289
George Knudson 75-71-72-71—289
Charles Coody 76-72-72-70—290
Al Geiberger 76-70-72-72—290
Kel Nagle 76-71-72-71—290
Bobby Nichols 74-73-73-70—290
Bob Rosburg 74-73-71-72—290
Gay Brewer 72-74-71-74—291
Chen Ching-Po 73-76-71-71—291
Malcolm Gregson 76-71-74-70—291
Dan Sikes 73-76-70-72—291
Hideyo Sugimoto 71-75-73-72—291
Paul Harney 78-70-70-74—292
Lee Trevino 71-72-69-80—292
Sam Snead 73-74-75-71—293
Gene Littler 73-73-76-72—294
Johnny Pott 75-68-75-76—294
a-Gary Cowan 78-71-73-73—295
a-Jack Lewis Jr. 78-71-76-70—295
Don Massengale 76-73-73-73—295
a-Bill Campbell 74-71-75-76—296
Doug Ford 72-75-72-77—296
Dave Hill 79-70-73-75—297
Ken Venturi 75-74-73-75—297
a-Joe Carr 75-73-80-78—306

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