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1970 Masters
Recap and Scores for the 1970 Masters Golf Tournament

Gene Littler and Billy Casper were born one year apart in San Diego, Calif., played junior and amateur golf together, played the PGA Tour together, were lifelong friends. Both wound up in the World Golf Hall of Fame.

At the 1970 Masters, Casper and Littler were tied after 72 holes at 9-under, so the two friends went into a playoff for the Green Jacket. And it was an 18-hole playoff, the last time an 18-hole playoff was used in The Masters. Casper emerged victorious in the Monday playoff, beating his old friend 69 to 74.

Casper won 51 times on the PGA Tour in his career. This was the 45th of those wins, and was the last of his three major championship victories. For Littler (who won 29 times om the PGA Tour), this was the first of two losses in playoffs at majors; he lost the 1977 PGA Championship to Lanny Wadkins in a sudden-death playoff.

Future two-time champion Tom Watson played The Masters for the first time in 1970, missing the cut as an amateur.

1970 Masters Scores
Results from the 1970 Masters golf tournament played at the par-72 Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, Ga. (x-won playoff; a-amateur):

x-Billy Casper 72-68-68-71--279 $25,000
Gene Littler 69-70-70-70--279 $17,500
Gary Player 74-68-68-70--280 $14,000
Bert Yancey 69-70-72-70--281 $10,000
Tommy Aaron 68-74-69-72--283 $6,667
Dave Hill 73-70-70-70--283 $6,667
Dave Stockton 72-72-69-70--283 $6,667
Jack Nicklaus 71-75-69-69--284 $4,500
Frank Beard 71-76-68-70--285 $4,000
Bob Lunn 70-70-75-72--287 $3,500
Chi Chi Rodriguez 70-76-73-68--287 $3,500
Charles Coody 70-74-67-77--288 $3,000
Bert Greene 75-71-70-72--288 $3,000
Tony Jacklin 73-74-70-71--288 $3,000
Don January 76-73-69-70--288 $3,000
Takaaki Kono 75-68-71-74--288 $3,000
Bob Charles 75-71-71-72--289 $2,700
Howie Johnson 75-71-73-71--290 $2,500
Dick Lotz 74-72-72-72--290 $2,500
Orville Moody 73-72-71-74--290 $2,500
Miller Barber 76-73-77-65--291 $2,250
Terry Wilcox 79-70-70-72--291 $2,250
Deane Beman 74-72-72-74--292 $2,020
Julius Boros 75-71-74-72--292 $2,020
a-Charlie Coe 74-71-72-75--292  
Bob Murphy 78-70-73-71--292 $2,020
Sam Snead 76-73-71-72--292 $2,020
Tom Weiskopf 73-73-72-74--292 $2,020
Yung Yo Hsieh 75-75-69-74--293 $1,650
Jimmy Wright 75-72-71-75--293 $1,650
George Archer 73-72-74-75--294 $1,650
Gay Brewer 78-70-72-74--294 $1,650
Bruce Devlin 72-74-78-70--294 $1,650
Larry Hinson 72-72-71-79--294 $1,650
Ken Still 74-73-74-73--294 $1,650
Arnold Palmer 75-73-74-73--295 $1,575
Dan Sikes 70-77-71-77--295 $1,575
Maurice Bembridge 77-72-70-77--296 $1,575
Bruce Crampton 75-71-75-75--296 $1,575
Dale Douglass 76-74-72-74--296 $1,575
a-Vinny Giles 78-72-72-74--296  
Grier Jones 73-75-73-75--296 $1,575
a-Steve Melnyk 73-76-71-77--297  
Bob Rosburg 77-73-75-73--298 $1,500
Al Geiberger 73-77-74-75--299 $1,500
George Knudson 73-72-78-76--299 $1,500
R.H. Sikes 70-75-77-78--300 $1,500
Dean Refram 76-74-78-75--303 $1,500

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