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1946 Masters
Recap and Scores for the 1946 Masters Golf Tournament

The Masters wasn't played in 1943, 1944 or 1945 because of World War II. Which made the 1946 Masters the first one in four years.

The winner was Herman Keiser, who himself spent most of the years of 1942-45 in the United States Navy during World War II. Keiser took a 5-stroke lead into the final round and nearly gave it away. When Keiser 3-putted the last green, he fell into a tie for the lead with Ben Hogan, who was playing a couple groups behind Keiser.

Hogan, still looking for his first win in a major, reached the 72nd green still tied. But then he, too, 3-putted, giving Keiser the 1-stroke victory. Hogan could have forced a playoff by making a 2-foot par putt, but he missed.

The victory was the only major for Keiser, who won five times on the PGA Tour. Keiser played in relatively few majors and his victory at the 1946 Masters is one of only two Top 10s in majors that he achieved.

1946 Masters Scores
Results from the 1946 Masters golf tournament played at the par-72 Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, Ga. (a-amateur):

Herman Keiser 69-68-71-74--282 $2,500
Ben Hogan 74-70-69-70--283 $1,500
Bob Hamilton 75-69-71-72--287 $1,000
Jimmy Demaret 75-70-71-73--289 $683
Jim Ferrier 74-72-68-75--289 $683
Ky Laffoon 74-73-70-72--289 $683
Chick Harbert 69-75-76-70--290 $356
Clayton Heafner 74-69-71-76--290 $356
Byron Nelson 72-73-71-74--290 $356
Sam Snead 74-75-70-71--290 $356
Jim Foulis 75-70-72-74--291 $250
Vic Ghezzi 71-79-67-76--293 $212
a-Cary Middlecoff 72-76-71-74--293  
George Schneiter 73-73-72-75--293 $212
Fred Haas Jr. 71-75-68-80--294 $175
Johnny Bulla 72-76-73-74--295 $137
Lloyd Mangrum 76-75-72-72--295 $137
Claude Harmon 76-75-74-71--296 $100
Chandler Harper 74-76-73-74--297 $100
a-Frank Stranahan 76-74-73-75--298  
Lawson Little 74-74-78-73--299 $50
Toney Penna 71-73-80-75--299 $50
Felix Serafin 76-75-79-69--299 $50
Horton Smith 78-77-75-69--299 $50
Herman Barron 74-73-74-79--300  
Henry Picard 79-73-71-77--300  
Denny Shute 79-77-71-73--300  
Jimmy Thomson 72-70-79-79--300  
Gene Kunes 76-72-77-76--301  
Harold "Jug" McSpaden 75-74-75-77--301  
Al Zimmerman 76-76-74-75--301  
Ed Dudley 76-76-76-74--302  
Bobby Jones 75-72-77-78--302  
Dick Metz 77-75-71-79--302  
Johnny Palmer 76-75-77-74--302  
Al Watrous 80-76-72-74--302  
Dutch Harrison 75-77-75-76--303  
Ed Oliver 79-73-71-80--303  
Jim Turnesa 73-78-71-81--303  
Sam Byrd 75-79-71-79--304  
a-Dick Chapman 77-77-73-79--306  
Ralph Hutchison 79-78-75-74--306  
Leland Gibson 78-80-75-75--308  
Rod Munday 78-77-76-78--309  
Buck White 77-82-76-75--310  
Billy Burke 80-80-77-75--312  
a-Bob Cochran 81-76-76-80--313  
Ralph Guldahl 85-76-78-76--315  
Jimmy Hines 79-80-77-80--316  
a-Charlie Yates 78-79-78-86--321  

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