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1965 Masters
Recap and Scores for the 1965 Masters Golf Tournament

The Big 3 - Jack Nicklaus, Arnold Palmer and Gary Player - finished 1-2-3 at the 1965 Masters. That must have been a scintillating competition down the stretch, as the three greats fought to the finish line, right? Wrong. Because Nicklaus lapped the field.

Nicklaus won by nine strokes, leaving Palmer and Player in his dust to battle for second play (they tied). Nicklaus set records for lowest score (271) and margin of victory. It wasn't until the 1997 Masters that both records were broken by Tiger Woods (and Raymond Floyd tied the 271 mark at the 1976 Masters).

Nicklaus was in his fourth PGA Tour season, and this was his second Masters victory and fourth major championship win. His combination of power, precision and putting seemed tailor-made for Augusta National, but it was particularly Nicklaus' length and strength that moved Masters founder Bobby Jones to remark, after watching Nicklaus dominate the 1965 Masters, "Nicklaus played a game with which I am not familiar."

1965 Masters Scores
Results from the 1965 Masters golf tournament played at the par-72 Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, Ga. (a-amateur):

Jack Nicklaus 67-71-64-69--271 $20,000
Arnold Palmer 70-68-72-70--280 $10,200
Gary Player 65-73-69-73--280 $10,200
Mason Rudolph 70-75-66-72--283 $6,200
Dan Sikes 67-72-71-75--285 $5,000
Gene Littler 71-74-67-74--286 $3,800
Ramon Sota 71-73-70-72--286 $3,800
Frank Beard 68-77-72-70--287 $2,400
Tommy Bolt 69-78-69-71--287 $2,400
George Knudson 72-73-69-74--288 $1,800
Tommy Aaron 67-74-71-77--289 $1,550
Bruce Crampton 72-72-74-71--289 $1,550
Paul Harney 74-74-71-70--289 $1,550
Doug Sanders 69-72-74-74--289 $1,550
George Bayer 69-74-75-72--290 $1,300
Bruce Devlin 71-76-73-70--290 $1,300
Wes Ellis 69-76-72-73--290 $1,300
Tommy Jacobs 71-74-72-73--290 $1,300
Kel Nagle 75-70-74-71--290 $1,300
Byron Nelson 70-74-72-74--290 $1,300
Dow Finsterwald 72-75-72-72--291 $1,200
Ben Hogan 71-75-71-74--291 $1,200
Tony Lema 67-73-77-74--291 $1,200
Terry Dill 72-73-75-72--292 $1,200
Al Geiberger 75-72-74-71--292 $1,200
Bernard Hunt 71-74-74-74--293 $1,075
Tomoo Ishii 74-74-70-75--293 $1,075
Billy Maxwell 74-72-76-71--293 $1,075
Tom Nieporte 71-73-75-74--293 $1,075
Bo Wininger 70-72-75-76--293 $1,075
Doug Ford 74-74-73-73--294 $1,050
a-Downing Gray 72-74-73-75--294  
Dave Ragan 73-74-73-74--294 $1,050
Bert Weaver 72-75-72-75--294 $1,050
Billy Casper 72-72-71-80--295 $1,050
Jimmy Demaret 71-75-76-73--295 $1,050
Bobby Nichols 73-71-75-76--295 $1,050
Mike Souchak 74-74-72-75--295 $1,050
a-Don Allen 70-77-74-75--296  
Chen Ching-Po 71-77-77-71--296 $1,025
Bob Goalby 71-75-75-75--296 $1,025
a-Bill Hyndman 73-73-75-76--297  
Jack McGowan 73-75-77-72--297 $1,025
Johnny Pott 74-74-73-76--297 $1,025
Bob Charles 72-74-76-77--299 $1,025
Art Wall Jr. 71-76-77-75--299 $1,025
a-Richard Davies 70-78-78-76--302  
a-John Hopkins 70-78-78-77--303  
a-Deane Beman 74-72-79-79--304  

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