1991 Masters Tournament Winner and Scores

Three golfers reached Augusta National's 18th hole in the final round of the 1991 Masters at 11-under-par, but only one of them managed to stay there: the winner, Ian Woosnam. This was the 55th edition of the Masters Tournament.

Winner: Ian Woosnam, 276

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

Tournament dates: April 11-14, 1991

Leader after first round: Lanny Wadkins, Mark McCumber and Jim Gallagher Jr., 67

Leader after second round: Tom Watson, 136

Leader after third round: Ian Woosnam, 205

What Happened at the 1991 Masters Tournament

Ian Woosnam outlasted Tom Watson and Jose Maria Olazabal to win the 1991 Masters. In so doing, Woosnam became the first Welshman to win one of golf's majors.

Woosnam, playing partner Watson, and Olazabal were tied at 11-under as Woosnam and Watson reached the final tee. Up ahead, on the green, Olazabal bogeyed to fall out of the tie. He finished second, but later won two Masters of his own.

Then it was Watson's turn to fall out of the lead with a double-bogey. Watson (an 8-time major winner, including two Masters) was 41 years old, hadn't won on the PGA Tour since 1987, and won only twice more after this. He finished tied for third and had only one more Top 10 finish in a Masters afterward.

Only the 5-foot-4 Woosnam came up big, recording a 72nd-hole par to grab the Green Jacket.

Woosnam shot 71 in the first round, four strokes off the lead. But a second-round 66 moved him into a share of second place. Woosnam held the lead by one over Watson following a third round 67.

The 1991 Masters marked the final appearance in this tournament of Lee Trevino, who finished tied for 49th. Trevino never finished higher than a tie for 10th at The Masters, and even skipped the tournament a few times earlier in his career. He felt his game wasn't suited to Augusta National, and he also felt unwelcomed by Augusta National cofounder Clifford Roberts.

On the other end of his career was Phil Mickelson, who played The Masters for the first time this year, getting in on the strength of his 1990 U.S. Amateur victory. Mickelson was still a member of the Arizona State University golf team, but made the cut, and later in the 1991 PGA Tour season won the Northern Telecom Open as an amateur.

Jack Nicklaus made the cut this year for the 30th time, the first golfer to reach that milestone.

1991 Masters Final Scores

Ian Woosnam 71-66-67-72—276
Jose-Maria Olazabal 68-70-69-70—277
Lanny Wadkins 67-71-70-71—278
Steve Pate 72-73-69-65—279
Ben Crenshaw 70-73-68-68—279
Tom Watson 68-68-70-73—279
Andrew Magee 70-72-68-70—280
Jodie Mudd 70-70-71-69—280
Hale Irwin 70-69-75-66—280
Ian Baker-Finch 71-70-69-70—280
Nick Faldo 71-73-67-70—281
Tommy Nakajima 74-71-67-69—281
Fuzzy Zoeller 70-70-75-67—282
Mark Calcavecchia 70-68-77-67—282
Billy Mayfair 72-72-72-66—282
Craig Stadler 70-72-71-69—282
Larry Mize 72-71-66-74—283
Raymond Floyd 71-68-71-73—283
Peter Jacobsen 73-70-68-72—283
Mark McCumber 67-71-73-72—283
Jim Gallagher Jr. 67-74-71-71—283
Scott Simpson 69-73-69-73—284
Corey Pavin 73-70-69-72—284
Steve Elkington 72-69-74-69—284
Rocco Mediate 72-69-71-72—284
Seve Ballesteros 75-70-69-70—284
Mark O'Meara 74-68-72-71—285
Jay Don Blake 74-72-68-71—285
Jeff Sluman 71-71-72-72—286
John Huston 73-72-71-70—286
Morris Hatalsky 71-72-70-73—286
David Frost 71-73-71-72—287
Wayne Levi 69-73-70-75—287
Bernhard Langer 71-68-74-74—287
Jack Nicklaus 68-72-72-76—288
Jumbo Ozaki 68-77-69-74—288
Fred Couples 68-73-72-75—288
Ken Green 70-74-71-73—288
Scott Hoch 72-70-73-73—288
Mark Brooks 69-72-74-73—288
Mark McNulty 72-74-75-67—288
Davis Love III 72-71-74-72—289
Donnie Hammond 72-73-73-71—289
Curtis Strange 72-74-72-71—289
Billy Ray Brown 74-65-77-73—289
Joey Sindelar 72-70-70-78—290
Don Pooley 72-71-69-78—290
a-Phil Mickelson 69-73-74-74—290
Lee Trevino 71-72-77-71—291
Nick Price 72-73-72-74—291
Tommy Aaron 70-74-73-74—291
Paul Azinger 72-73-67-80—292
Brian Tennyson 78-67-75-73—293
Nolan Henke 73-71-72-77—293
Larry Nelson 74-69-76-75—294
Tom Kite 71-75-78-71—295
a-Manny Zerman 71-71-77-80—299

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