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1937 Masters
Recap and Scores for the 1937 Masters Golf Tournament

Augusta National Golf Club is today dotted with reminders of events past, including a series of bridges dedicated to winners of The Masters. One of those bridges is known as the Nelson Bridge. It was dedicated to Byron Nelson in 1958, commemorating Nelson's feat at the 1937 Masters.

At that 1937 Masters, Nelson caught and passed Ralph Guldahl for the victory, making his move on the 12th and 13th holes. Guldahl led Nelson by four strokes at the start of the final round on the strength of a third-round 68.

And Guldahl still led Nelson by four as the golfers made the turn. But Nelson outplayed Guldahl by six shots on holes 12 and 13, going 2-3 to Guldahl's 5-6. That two-hole stretch provided the exact winning margin for Nelson, who pulled two strokes in front and finished with a 70 to Guldahl's 76.

It was Nelson's first major championship victory and his third PGA Tour win. Guldahl went on to win The Masters in 1939 after finishing second again in 1938.

1937 Masters Scores
Results from the 1937 Masters golf tournament played at the par-72 Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, Ga. (a-amateur):

Byron Nelson 66-72-75-70--283 $1,500
Ralph Guldahl 69-72-68-76--285 $800
Ed Dudley 70-71-71-74--286 $600
Herman Cooper 73-69-71-74--287 $500
Ky Laffoon 73-70-74-73--290 $400
Jimmy Thomson 71-73-74-73--291 $300
Al Watrous 74-72-71-75--292 $250
Tommy Armour 73-75-73-72--293 $175
Vic Ghezzi 72-72-72-77--293 $175
Leonard Dodson 71-75-71-77--294 $100
Jimmy Hines 77-72-68-77--294 $100
Wiffy Cox 70-72-77-76--295 $100
Clarence Clark 77-75-70-74--296  
Tony Manero 71-72-78-75--296  
Johnny Revolta 71-72-72-81--296  
Denny Shute 74-75-71-76--296  
Bobby Cruickshank 79-69-71-78--297  
Sam Snead 76-72-71-79--298  
Lawson Little 70-79-74-76--299  
Willie Macfarlane 73-76-73-77--299  
Paul Runyan 74-77-72-76--299  
Felix Serafin 75-76-71-77--299  
Horton Smith 75-72-77-75--299  
Ray Mangrum 71-80-72-77--300  
Gene Sarazen 74-80-73-73--300  
Craig Wood 79-77-74-71--301  
a-Charlie Yates 76-73-74-78--301  
a-Francis Francis 77-74-75-76--302  
Billy Burke 77-71-75-80--303  
Al Espinosa 72-76-79-76--303  
Bobby Jones 79-74-73-77--303  
Harold "Jug" McSpaden 77-79-72-76--304  
Bill Mehlhorn 73-76-77-79--305  
Henry Picard 75-77-75-78--305  
a-Chuck Kocsis 76-72-77-82--307  
Al Brosch 78-79-74-77--308  
Tom Kerrigan 75-77-77-79--308  
Sam Parks Jr. 76-75-80-77--308  
Frank Moore 73-79-76-82--310  
a-Jess Sweetser 75-80-85-79--319  
a-John Riddell 79-81-82-79--321  

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