1981 Masters Tournament: Watson's 2nd Win

Tom Watson won the 1981 Masters for his second Green Jacket. It was the 45th time the tournament was played.

Winner: Tom Watson, 280

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

Tournament dates: April 9-12, 1981

Leader after first round: Johnny Miller, Curtis Strange, Lon Hinkle and Greg Norman, 69

Leader after second round: Jack Nicklaus, 135

Leader after third round: Tom Watson, 209

Notable Notes: Tom Watson outlasted Johnny Miller and Jack Nicklaus to win The Masters for the second time.

Nicklaus led by four shots following the second round, but Watson took a 1-stroke edge into the final round after Nicklaus' Round 3 75. Miller made a late surge to get a share of second, and Nicklaus was never closer than two to Watson over the back nine.

Final Scores

Tom Watson 71-68-70-71—280
Johnny Miller 69-72-73-68—282
Jack Nicklaus 70-65-75-72—282
Greg Norman 69-70-72-72—283
Tom Kite 74-72-70-68—284
Jerry Pate 71-72-71-70—284
David Graham 70-70-74-71—285
Ben Crenshaw 71-72-70-73—286
Raymond Floyd 75-71-71-69—286
John Mahaffey 72-71-69-74—286
George Archer 74-70-72-71—287
Hubert Green 70-70-74-73—287
Peter Jacobsen 71-70-72-74—287
Bruce Lietzke 72-67-73-75—287
Gay Brewer 75-68-71-74—288
Bob Gilder 72-75-69-72—288
Gary Player 73-73-71-71—288
Jim Simons 70-75-71-72—288
Don Pooley 71-75-72-71—289
Curtis Strange 69-79-70-71—289
John Cook 70-71-72-77—290
Gil Morgan 74-73-70-73—290
Calvin Peete 75-70-71-74—290
Lanny Wadkins 72-71-71-76—290
Jim Colbert 73-68-74-76—291
Hale Irwin 73-74-70-74—291
Wayne Levi 72-71-73-75—291
Gibby Gilbert 71-71-76-74—292
Lon Hinkle 69-70-74-79—292
Sandy Lyle 73-70-76-73—292
Bruce Devlin 74-72-72-75—293
Jay Haas 75-71-72-75—293
Jack Renner 73-72-73-75—293
David Stockton 72-72-70-79—293
a-Jay Sigel 72-75-75-72—294
Mike Sullivan 72-74-74-74—294
Keith Fergus 76-72-75-72—295
Scott Hoch 73-70-75-77—295
Bill Rogers 76-72-75-72—295
Charles Coody 74-71-75-76—296
a-Robert Lewis 77-70-73-76—296
Howard Twitty 75-72-74-75—296
Craig Stadler 76-71-73-77—297
Fuzzy Zoeller 77-70-78-72—297
Isao Aoki 70-76-77-77—300
Norio Suzuki 74-74-75-77—300
a-Jim Holtgrieve 70-77-79-75—301
Tommy Aaron 77-71-76-79—303

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