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1934 Masters
Recap and Scores for the 1934 Masters Golf Tournament

The 1934 Masters - the very first Masters tournament. The Masters was so new in 1934 that it wasn't even called The Masters. Co-founder Clifford Roberts wanted from the start to use that name for the event, but co-founder Bobby Jones, according to the official Masters Web site, thought the name too presumptuous. So in 1934 the tournament was born as the "Augusta National Invitation Tournament."

It was played as the Augusta National Invitation Tournament through 1938, only in 1939 becoming offically named The Masters.

And who was the very first Masters champion? Horton Smith won the 1934 Masters. Smith, nicknamed "the Missouri Rover," edged Craig Wood by one stroke, finishing at 4-under 282. Smith, considered among the all-time great putters, made a 20-foot birdie on the 17th hole in the final round for the winning margin. (The nines at Augusta were reversed in 1934, so the 17th hole then is today's No. 8.)

Smith went on to win the 1936 Masters as well, while Wood finished second again at the 1935 Masters before winning the tournament in 1941.

Bobby Jones finished tied for 13th, which was his best showing in the 12 Masters in which he played.

1934 Masters Scores
Results from the 1934 Masters golf tournament played at the par-72 Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, Ga. (a-amateur):

Horton Smith 70-72-70-72--284 $1,500
Craig Wood 71-74-69-71--285 $800
Billy Burke 72-71-70-73--286 $550
Paul Runyan 74-71-70-71--286 $550
Ed Dudley 74-69-71-74--288 $400
Willie MacFarlane 74-73-70-74--291 $300
Al Espinosa 75-70-75-72--292 $175
Jimmy Hines 70-74-74-74--292 $175
Harold "Jug" McSpaden 77-74-72-69--292 $175
Macdonald Smith 74-70-74-74--292 $175
Mortie Dutra 74-75-71-73--293 $100
Al Waltrous 74-74-71-74--293 $100
Walter Hagen 71-76-70-77--294  
Bobby Jones 76-74-72-72--294  
Denny Shute 73-73-76-72--294  
Leo Diegel 73-72-74-76--295  
Ralph Stonehouse 74-70-75-76--295  
Ky Laffoon 72-79-72-73--296  
Johnny Revolta 75-72-75-74--296  
Bill Schwartz 75-72-71-78--296  
Johnny Golden 71-75-74-77--297  
a-Charlie Yates 76-72-77-72--297  
a-Johnny Dawson 74-73-76-75--298  
Henry Picard 71-76-75-76--298  
Henry Ciuci 74-73-74-78--299  
Tom Creavy 74-73-80-72--299  
Vic Ghezzi 77-74-74-74--299  
Bobby Cruickshank 74-74-80-72--300  
Jim Foulis 78-74-76-72--300  
Mike Turnesa 75-74-77-74--300  
Charles Lacey 74-73-80-74--301  
John Kinder 77-76-74-76--303  
Phil Perkins 74-76-76-78--304  
a-George Dunlap 76-75-78-77--306  
Joe Turnesa 75-75-77-79--306  
Johnny Farrell 77-80-78-72--307  
Joe Paletti 73-79-75-80--307  
Errie Ball 74-75-74-86--309  
Abe Espinosa 76-77-75-81--309  
Gene Kunes 80-76-78-75--309  
David Ogilvie 79-75-77-78--309  
Tom Kerrigan 76-78-80-79--310  
George Kerrigan 84-74-76-77--311  
a-Ross Somerville 82-78-74-77--311  
a-Willie Turnesa 75-78-80-79--312  
Sam Parks Jr. 79-81-79-74--313  
John Perelli 79-77-79-78--313  
W.D. Fondren 79-79-74-83--315  
a-Billy Howell 76-80-83-76--315  
Fred McLeod 80-81-79-76--316  
George Sargent 80-76-82-78--316  
Charles Hall 79-81-77-80--317  
George Jacobus 79-80-77-81--317  
a-Walter Emery 77-76-82-84--319  
a-Sam Perry 77-81-80-81--319  
Jim Vincent 80-80-77-82--319  
Willie Dow 81-79-80-80--320  
a-Jess Sweetser 80-82-81-78--321  
a-C.T. Wilson 80-83-80-79--322  
a-Bayard Mitchell 84-79-84-85--332  
Cyril Walker 88-85-81-80--334  

1935 Masters

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