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Who Was the First Masters Champion?


Horton Smith, winner of the first Masters

Horton Smith (pictured in 1925) was the winner of the first Masters, played in 1934.

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Question: Who Was the First Masters Champion?
Answer: Horton Smith won the first Masters tournament, played in 1934.

Smith toured Augusta National in 4-under par 284, one stroke better than runner-up Craig Wood. Only four players broke par that first year; in addition to Smith and Wood, there were also Billy Burke and Paul Runyan, each 2-under par.

Smith's 1-stroke victory margin came on a birdie made on the 71st hole of the tournament.

See also: 1934 Masters scores

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