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1935 Masters
Recap and Scores for the 1935 Masters Golf Tournament

The second Masters produced the first playoff in the event, that playoff being the result of one of the most famous shots in golf history: Gene Sarazen's so-called "Shot Heard 'Round the World."

Sarazen's career was beginning to wind down as the 1935 Masters arrived. Sarazen had won six majors by this point - three PGA Championships, two U.S. Opens and one British Open. He entered the final round trailing Craig Wood by three strokes.

And Sarazen still trailed Wood by three strokes when Sarazen reached Augusta's par-5 15th hole. Sarazen's tee shot left him 235 yards to the green. That was a long carry back in those days, especially under the pressure of trying to win a tournament.

Sarazen hit a 4-wood, the ball hit the green and rolled across to the flagstick, dropping into the cup for a double-eagle. Sarazen caught Wood with one swing of the club.

Wood and Sarazen finished tied at 6-under 282, and a 36-hole playoff was contested the next day. Sarazen won that playoff 144 to 149, claiming his seventh major championship and becoming the first golfer to win all four professional majors. We refer to that feat today as the "career Grand Slam" (although in 1935, The Masters and even the PGA Championship, which had been around since 1916, were not yet established as majors in the public consciousness - Sarazen's accomplishment was recognized retroactively).

As for Wood, he would lose playoffs at all four of what we now recognize as the major championships before finally breaking through by winning the 1941 Masters.

And Sarazen's "Shot Heard 'Round the World," as it was dubbed by golf writers of the time, lives on as one of only three eagles in Masters history.

1935 Masters Scores
Results from the 1935 Masters golf tournament played at the par-72 Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, Ga. (x-won playoff; a-amateur):

x-Gene Sarazen 68-71-73-70--282 $1,500
Craig Wood 69-72-68-73--282 $800
Olin Dutra 70-70-70-74--284 $600
Henry Picard 67-68-76-75--286 $500
Denny Shute 73-71-70-73--287 $400
a-Lawson Little 74-72-70-72--288  
Paul Runyan 70-72-75-72--289 $300
Vic Ghezzi 73-71-73-73--290 $250
Bobby Cruickshank 76-70-73-72--291 $137
Jimmy Hines 70-70-77-74--291 $137
Byron Nelson 71-74-72-74--291 $137
Joe Turnesa 73-71-74-70--291 $137
Ray Mangrum 68-71-76-77--292 $50
Johnny Revolta 70-74-73-75--292 $50
Walter Hagen 73-69-72-79--293  
Sam Parks Jr. 74-70-74-75--293  
a-Johnny Dawson 75-72-72-75--294  
Al Espinosa 76-72-73-73--294  
Clarence Clark 77-75-73-71--296  
Leo Diegel 72-73-74-77--296  
Ed Dudley 73-73-74-76--296  
Harold "Jug" McSpaden 75-72-75-74--296  
Horton Smith 74-75-74-73--296  
a-Charlie Yates 75-70-76-75--296  
Harry Cooper 73-76-74-74--297  
Bobby Jones 74-72-73-78--297  
Mike Turnesa 72-74-75-76--297  
Gene Kunes 76-72-77-73--298  
Ky Laffoon 76-73-72-77--298  
Phil Perkins 77-71-75-75--298  
Mortie Dutra 81-74-73-71--299  
Willie MacFarlane 73-77-75-74--299  
Dick Metz 75-73-73-78--299  
Al Watrous 78-72-75-75--300  
John Golden 75-73-77-76--301  
Bill Mehlhorn 76-70-77-78--302  
Tommy Armour 73-76-75-78--302  
Billy Burke 74-75-74-79--302  
Johnny Farrell 74-74-78-76--302  
Jim Foulis 81-72-74-75--302  
Willie Goggin 68-74-78-82--302  
a-Fred Haas Jr. 75-73-75-79--302  
Wiffy Cox 73-76-77-77--303  
Frank Walsh 75-82-73-73--303  
Henry Ciuci 79-77-74-74--304  
Tony Manero 72-76-77-79--304  
Andy Kay 78-74-77-76--305  
a-Gus Moreland 78-74-75-78--305  
Orville White 76-74-75-80--305  
Al Espinosa 78-73-79-76--306  
Jock Hutchison 78-73-80-76--307  
Jimmy Thomson 74-72-80-81--307  
Pat Tiso 76-75-75-81--307  
Bob MacDonald 73-79-76-81--309  
Ralph Stonehouse 78-74-80-77--309  
Walter Kozak 78-77-77-78--310  
Bill Schwartz 76-74-81-79--310  
a-Leland Hamman 75-79-79-79--312  
Jules Huot 78-78-81-76--313  
a-Chandler Egan 77-78-78-81--314  
a-Jack Munger 79-78-77-83--317  
George Sargent 80-79-79-81--319  
a-Jack Westland 77-82-77-84--320  
Fred McLeod 84-76-83-81--324  

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