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1955 Masters
Recap and Scores for the 1955 Masters Golf Tournament

Cary Middlecoff took control of the 1955 Masters in the second round, when he carded a 65, and then cruised to the victory by seven strokes.

That 7-stroke margin of victory (over Ben Hogan) was a new tournament record (which lasted until the 1965 Masters). The 31 that Middlecoff scored on the front nine during that second-round 65 was also a record at the time.

Middlecoff won 40 times on the PGA Tour, including three majors, and this was the middle victory among those three majors. For Hogan, it was his fourth runner-up finish in The Masters, which established a new record, later tied, for second-places finishes.

The 1955 Masters marked the tournament debut of Arnold Palmer, who finished in a tie for 10th. Davis Love Jr., the father of Davis Love III, played this Masters as an amateur and finished last among those completing all four rounds.

1955 Masters Scores
Results from the 1955 Masters golf tournament played at the par-72 Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, Ga. (a-amateur):

Cary Middlecoff 72-65-72-70--279$5,000
Ben Hogan 73-68-72-73--286$3,125
Sam Snead 72-71-74-70--287$2,125
Julius Boros 71-75-72-71--289$1,333
Bob Rosburg 72-72-72-73--289$1,333
Mike Souchak 71-74-72-72--289$1,333
Lloyd Mangrum 74-73-72-72--291$875
Stan Leonard 77-73-68-74--292$812
a-Harvie Ward Jr. 77-69-75-71--292  
Dick Mayer 78-72-72-71--293$695
Byron Nelson 72-75-74-72--293$695
Arnold Palmer 76-76-72-69--293$695
Jack Burke Jr. 67-76-71-80--294$593
Skee Riegel 73-73-73-75--294$593
Walt Burkemo 73-73-72-77--295$562
Jay Hebert 75-74-74-72--295$562
Frank Stranahan 77-76-71-71--295$562
a-Joe Conrad 77-71-74-75--297  
Billy Maxwell 77-72-77-71--297$525
Johnny Palmer 77-73-72-75--297$525
Peter Thomson 74-73-74-76--297$525
Tommy Bolt 76-70-77-75--298$512
Gene Littler 75-72-76-75--298$512
Pete Cooper 73-73-78-75--299$500
Ed Furgol 74-72-78-75--299$500
a-Hillman Robbins 77-76-74-72--299  
Max Evans 76-75-75-76--302$500
a-William Goodloe Jr. 74-73-81-75--303  
Claude Harmon 77-75-78-73--303$250
a-Don Cherry 79-75-78-72--304  
Marvin Ward 77-73-77-77--304$250
a-Charlie Coe 74-77-76-78--305  
Pat Fletcher 76-75-77-77--305$250
Chick Harbert 76-80-73-76--305$250
Al Mengert 79-71-78-77--305$250
Billy Burke 75-78-77-76--306$250
a-Bill Campbell 77-73-80-76--306  
a-Bruce Cudd 75-74-79-78--306  
Shelley Mayfield 77-73-80-76--306$250
Denny Shute 78-71-77-80--306$250
Henry Picard 78-79-75-75--307$250
Bob Toski 78-71-79-79--307$250
Marty Furgol 79-74-79-76--308$250
Leland Gibson 81-75-75-77--308$250
Rudy Horvath 79-77-76-76--308$250
a-James Jackson 79-75-77-77--308  
Earl Stewart 78-80-72-78--308$250
Jim Turnesa 77-75-79-78--309$250
a-Billy Joe Patton 79-76-77-78--310  
Johnny Revolta 75-78-79-78--310$250
John Weitzel 78-80-78-74--310$250
Lew Worsham 80-75-79-76--310$250
a-Dick Chapman 74-79-73-85--311  
Vic Ghezzi 78-79-77-77--311$250
Ed Oliver 77-76-81-77--311$250
Jerry Barber 75-77-77-83--312$250
Herman Keiser 82-79-75-76--312$250
a-Rex Baxter Jr. 74-76-80-83--313  
a-Ted Lenczyk 77-80-77-81--315  
Horton Smith 81-81-79-74--315$250
Sam Parks Jr. 80-80-78-78--316$250
Craig Wood 81-81-79-76--317$250
Al Besselink 80-75-80-83--318$250
a-Dale Morey 82-77-81-78--318  
Lawson Little 81-77-77-84--319$250
Bo Wininger 81-74-81-84--320$250
a-Ed Meister Jr. 86-87-74-77--324  
a-Davis Love Jr. 82-85-83-77--327  

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