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1959 Masters
Recap and Scores for the 1959 Masters Golf Tournament

The year 1959 was a pretty good year for Art Wall: He led the PGA Tour in money, in scoring average, and was named Player of the Year. One of the reasons for all those things was Wall's victory in the 1959 Masters.

It was Wall's only major championship, one of 14 PGA Tour wins for Wall. He earned this Masters victory, too, firing a 66 in the final round - making birdies on five of the last six holes - to edge Cary Middlecoff by one stroke.

The 1959 Masters also marked a significant debut: It was the first Masters played by Jack Nicklaus. Nicklaus, age 19 and playing as an amateur, missed the cut by one stroke. Arnold Palmer, who won his first major a year earlier at the 1958 Masters, finished third.

1959 Masters Scores
Results from the 1959 Masters golf tournament played at the par-72 Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, Ga. (a-amateur):

Art Wall Jr. 73-74-71-66--284 $15,000
Cary Middlecoff 74-71-68-72--285 $7,500
Arnold Palmer 71-70-71-74--286 $4,500
Stan Leonard 69-74-69-75--287 $2,625
Dick Mayer 73-75-71-68--287 $2,625
a-Charlie Coe 74-74-67-73--288  
Fred Hawkins 77-71-68-73--289 $2,100
Julius Boros 75-69-74-72--290 $1,740
Jay Hebert 72-73-72-73--290 $1,740
Gene Littler 72-75-72-71--290 $1,740
Billy Maxwell 73-71-72-74--290 $1,740
a-Billy Joe Patton 75-70-71-74--290  
Gary Player 73-75-71-71--290 $1,740
Chick Harbert 74-72-74-71--291 $1,425
Chandler Harper 71-74-74-72--291 $1,425
Ted Kroll 76-71-73-71--291 $1,425
Ed Oliver 75-69-73-74--291 $1,425
Dow Finsterwald 79-68-73-72--292 $1,300
Jack Fleck 74-71-71-76--292 $1,300
a-Bill Hyndman 73-72-76-71--292  
Bo Wininger 75-70-72-75--292 $1,300
Walt Burkemo 75-70-71-77--293 $1,275
a-Chuck Kocsis 73-75-70-75--293  
Sam Snead 74-73-72-74--293 $1,275
a-Don Cherry 77-71-75-71--294  
Doug Ford 76-73-73-72--294 $1,200
Paul Harney 75-69-77-73--294 $1,200
Angel Miguel 72-72-76-74--294 $1,200
Mike Souchak 73-71-74-76--294 $1,200
Tommy Bolt 72-75-72-76--295 $350
Ben Hogan 73-74-76-72--295 $350
Bob Rosburg 75-74-73-73--295 $350
Dave Thomas 73-71-77-74--295 $350
Jack Burke Jr. 71-77-76-72--296 $350
Frank Stranahan 74-72-73-77--296 $350
Don January 74-75-70-78--297 $350
Marty Furgol 74-74-74-76--298 $350
Ernie Vossler 74-74-75-76--299 $350
Lionel Hebert 77-72-76-75--300 $350
George Bayer 74-75-77-77--303 $350

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