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1947 Masters
Recap and Scores for the 1947 Masters Golf Tournament

Going into the 1947 Masters, there were only two golfers who had won the tournament multiple times: Horton Smith and Byron Nelson. At the end of the 1947 Masters, Jimmy Demaret joined Smith and Nelson as 2-time Masters champions (and Demaret would go on to become the first three-time winner in 1950).

Demaret won by posting sub-par scores in all four rounds, and he was the first golfer to do that in The Masters. He finished at 7-under 281, two strokes better than runners-up Nelson and Frank Stranahan.

Stranahan was an amateur. No amateur has ever won The Masters, but three times an amateur has finished second. Stranahan's second-place showing in 1947 was the first of those three occurrences. Stranahan went on to win the 1948 and 1950 British Amateur Championships.

Let's also give a mention to Ellsworth Vines, who played in three Masters - the 1947 Masters being his first - and never threatened to win. Why does he deserve mention? Because Vines was a major champion ... in tennis. Vines won the 1931 and 1932 U.S. Open tennis championships, plus the 1932 Wimbledon championship. When his tennis career ended, he turned to professional golf.

1947 Masters Scores
Results from the 1947 Masters golf tournament played at the par-72 Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, Ga. (a-amateur):

Jimmy Demaret 69-71-70-71--281 $2,500
Byron Nelson 69-72-72-70--283 $1,500
a-Frank Stranahan 73-72-70-68--283  
Ben Hogan 75-68-71-70--284 $900
Harold "Jug" McSpaden 74-69-70-71--284 $900
Jim Ferrier 70-71-73-72--286 $625
Henry Picard 73-70-72-71--286 $625
Chandler Harper 77-72-68-70--287 $335
Lloyd Mangrum 76-73-68-70--287 $335
Dick Metz 72-72-72-71--287 $335
Ed Oliver 70-72-74-71--287 $335
Toney Penna 71-70-75-71--287 $335
Johnny Bulla 70-75-74-69--288 $225
a-Dick Chapman 72-71-74-72--289  
Lawson Little 71-71-76-71--289 $187
Bobby Locke 74-74-71-70--289 $187
Herman Barron 71-71-74-74--290 $125
Fred Haas Jr. 70-74-73-73--290 $125
Johnny Palmer 70-73-74-73--290 $125
Denny Shute 73-75-72-71--291 $100
Vic Ghezzi 73-77-71-71--292 $100
Horton Smith 72-70-76-75--293 $50
Sam Snead 72-71-75-75--293 $50
Herman Keiser 74-75-73-72--294  
Ellsworth Vines 75-71-75-73--294  
Claude Harmon 73-69-76-77--295  
Gene Sarazen 75-76-74-70--295  
George Schneiter 70-75-78-72--295  
Dutch Harrison 74-71-74-77--296  
Clayton Heafner 75-73-75-73--296  
Cary Middlecoff 71-69-76-80--296  
Harry Todd 74-74-71-77--296  
Chick Harbert 71-72-71-83--297  
Ky Laffoon 74-74-73-76--297  
Frank Moore 76-74-71-76--297  
Lew Worsham 70-76-71-80--297  
Ed Dudley 72-75-73-78--298  
George Schoux 71-72-78-78--299  
Charles Congdon 75-74-75-76--300  
George Fazio 75-78-71-76--300  
Gene Kunes 74-73-78-75--300  
Bob Hamilton 72-78-74-77--301  
Johnny Revolta 75-73-77-76--301  
Ed Furgol 77-73-71-81--302  
Jim Turnesa 80-72-77-73--302  
a-Charles Lind 75-76-75-77--303  
Steve Kovack 78-73-78-75--304  
Felix Serafin 75-73-79-77--304  
a-Robert Willits 76-78-75-75--304  
a-George Hamer 77-77-77-74--305  
a-Skee Riegel 75-80-75-75--305  
Jim Foulis 77-76-79-74--306  
Johnny Farrell 80-76-76-79--311  
Craig Wood 78-80-75-78--311  
Bobby Jones 75-79-78-80--312  
a-Charlie Yates 77-75-81-79--312  
Billy Burke 83-73-81-77--314  

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