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1948 Masters
Recap and Scores for the 1948 Masters Golf Tournament

The co-founder of Augusta Natonal Golf Club, and the father of The Masters tournament, was Bobby Jones. Jones had retired from tournament golf by the time of the first Masters in 1934, but he did make playing appearances each year at The Masters. In fact, Jones played in The Masters 12 times. And the 1948 Masters was Jones' final time playing tournament golf.

Jones' best finish in those 12 Masters was a tie for 13th, and he finished 48th in this, his last Masters.

The winner of the 1948 Masters was Claude Harmon. You might not recognize that name. After all, Harmon's only win on the PGA Tour was ... the 1948 Masters. But you probably recognize the name of Butch Harmon, the famous golf instructor. Butch's given name is Claude Harmon Jr. The Claude Harmon who won the 1948 was the father of the famous Harmon clan of golf instructors.

Claude Harmon Sr. was the club pro at Winged Foot for many years, and he played in many majors, posting one other Top 10 finish in The Masters, and two Top 10 finishes in the U.S. Open. So Harmon's win here wasn't a fluke. He earned it, too, beating runner-up and future Hall of Famer Cary Middlecoff by five strokes. And Harmon's 279 total set a new scoring record at the time.

1948 Masters Scores
Results from the 1948 Masters golf tournament played at the par-72 Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, Ga. (a-amateur):

Claude Harmon 70-70-69-70--279 $2,500
Cary Middlecoff 74-71-69-70--284 $1,500
Chick Harbert 71-70-70-76--287 $1,000
Jim Ferrier 71-71-75-71--288 $750
Lloyd Mangrum 69-73-75-71--288 $750
Ed Furgol 70-72-73-74--289 $500
Ben Hogan 70-71-77-71--289 $500
Byron Nelson 71-73-72-74--290 $350
Harry Todd 72-67-80-71--290 $350
Herman Keiser 70-72-76-73--291 $250
Bobby Locke 71-71-74-75--291 $250
Dick Metz 71-72-75-73--291 $250
Johnny Bulla 74-72-76-71--293 $187
Dutch Harrison 73-77-73-70--293 $187
a-Skee Riegel 71-74-73-75--293  
Al Smith 73-73-74-74--294 $137
Sam Snead 74-75-72-73--294 $137
Jimmy Demaret 73-72-78-72--295 $80
Ed Dudley 73-76-75-71--295 $80
Vic Ghezzi 75-73-73-74--295 $80
Fred Haas Jr. 75-75-76-69--295 $80
Bob Hamilton 72-72-76-75--295 $80
Art Bell 71-74-74-77--296  
Gene Sarazen 77-74-73-72--296  
Herman Barron 73-77-71-76--297  
Henry Cotton 72-73-75-77--297  
Henry Picard 73-73-74-77--297  
Johnny Palmer 75-73-76-74--298  
Ellsworth Vines 76-71-77-74--298  
a-Bud Ward 74-74-77-74--299  
Lew Worsham 74-78-71-76--299  
Denny Shute 74-73-76-77--300  
Harold "Jug" McSpaden 77-75-76-73--301  
Horton Smith 78-73-76-75--302  
Skip Alexander 77-73-77-76--303  
Ralph Guldahl 75-78-75-75--303  
Ky Laffoon 74-75-76-78--303  
a-Jimmy McHale 78-73-77-75--303  
Felice Torza 75-73-76-79--303  
a-Dick Chapman 74-76-77-77--304  
Chick Harper 76-76-77-75--304  
Lawson Little 73-77-76-78--304  
Billy Burke 75-75-76-79--305  
Leland Gibson 72-77-79-77--305  
Craig Wood 77-80-77-71--305  
Toney Penna 77-78-75-77--307  
Sam Byrd 84-75-75-76--310  
Johnny Farrell 74-80-78-79--311  
Bill Nary 74-79-86-74--313  
Bobby Jones 76-81-79-79--315  
a-Fred Kammer 78-75-77-86--316  
a-Harvie Ward Jr. 78-78-81-79--316  
a-Bob Rosburg 79-81-80-78--318  
a-Jack Selby 81-76-84-80--321  

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