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1939 Masters
Recap and Scores for the 1939 Masters Golf Tournament

From 1934 through 1938, the tournament was called the Augusta National Invitation Tournament. In 1939, the name was changed to The Masters. Augusta co-founder Clifford Roberts preferred calling it the Masters Tournament from the start, but Bobby Jones demurred, believing that name too presumptuous, according to the official Masters Web site. But by 1939, Jones gave in and the tournament name officially became The Masters.

And who won that 1939 Masters? Ralph Guldahl finished strong, playing the final nine holes in 33 strokes, to edge Sam Snead by one.

Guldahl won the U.S. Open in 1937 and 1938, but he finished second in The Masters both those years. His victory as the 1939 Masters was this third and final major championship win.

1939 Masters Scores
Results from the 1939 Masters golf tournament played at the par-72 Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, Ga. (a-amateur):

Ralph Guldahl 72-68-70-69--279 $1,500
Sam Snead 70-70-72-68--280 $800
Billy Burke 69-72-71-70--282 $550
Lawson Little 72-72-68-70--282 $550
Gene Sarazen 73-66-72-72--283 $400
Craig Wood 72-73-71-68--284 $300
Byron Nelson 71-69-72-75--287 $250
Henry Picard 71-71-76-71--289 $175
Ben Hogan 75-71-72-72--290 $125
Ed Dudley 75-75-69-72--291 $100
Toney Penna 72-75-72-72--291 $100
Tommy Armour 71-74-76-72--293 $33
Vic Ghezzi 73-76-72-72--293 $33
Harold "Jug" McSpaden 75-72-74-72--293 $33
Denny Shute 78-71-73-72--294  
Paul Runyan 73-71-75-76--295  
Felix Serafin 74-76-73-72--295  
a-Chick Harbert 74-73-75-74--296  
Jimmy Thomson 75-71-73-77--296  
a-Charlies Yates 74-73-74-75--296  
a-Tommy Tailer 78-75-73-71--297  
Jimmy Hines 76-73-74-75--298  
Ky Laffoon 72-75-73-78--298  
Frank Moore 75-74-75-74--298  
Al Watrous 75-75-74-75--299  
Tony Manero 76-73-77-74--300  
Horton Smith 75-79-74-72--300  
a-Willie Turnesa 78-70-79-73--300  
a-Jess Sweetser 75-75-75-77--302  
Frank Walsh 76-76-72-78--302  
Dick Metz 72-80-77-74--303  
Johnny Revolta 77-74-76-76--303  
Harry Cooper 76-77-73-78--304  
Jimmy Demaret 72-81-77-74--304  
Walter Hagen 76-76-76-76--304  
Bobby Jones 76-77-78-73--304  
a-Dick Chapman 78-77-77-77--309  
Jim Foulis 80-76-77-76--309  
Johnny Farrell 81-75-79-77--312  
a-Ted Adams 78-77-83-76--314  
a-Ray Billows 75-84-78-80--317  
Joe Belfore 83-79-78-78--318  
Joe Thompson 81-84-79-78--322  

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