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1973 Masters
Recap and Scores for the 1973 Masters Golf Tournament

With a first-round 68, Tommy Aaron took the lead in the 1973 Masters. With middling middle rounds, he lost the lead. But with another 68 in the final round, Aaron reclaimed the lead and the Green Jacket.

Aaron began the final round four strokes behind Peter Oosterhuis, but "Oostie" carded a 74 in the final round - which took place on a Monday after weather delays - to Aaron's 68. J.C. Snead, nephew of Sam Snead, was runner-up.

Aaron won only three times on the PGA Tour, and the 1973 Masters was the last of those victories.

But Aaron played a role in another famous (or perhaps infamous) incident at The Masters. In 1968, Aaron was the playing partner of Roberto De Vicenzo in the final round. De Vicenzo should have gone into a playoff with Bob Goalby, but Aaron wrote down an incorrect score on De Vicenzo's scorecard and De Vicenzo failed to catch the mistake. When De Vicenzo signed and turned in the incorrect score, he was penalized and dropped out of the playoff, giving Goalby the win.

Following the final round of his 1973 victory, Aaron caught a mistake on his own scorecard. Aaron told the Augusta Chronicle that his playing partner, Johnny Miller, gave Aaron a 5 on No. 13 when, in fact, Aaron had mde a 4. Aaron caught and corrected the mistake before signing and turning in his scorecard.

The 1973 Masters was the final playing appearance in the tournament for 1935 winner Gene Sarazen, but Sarazen would later return as one of the Masters honorary starters.

1973 Masters Scores
Results from the 1973 Masters golf tournament played at the par-72 Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, Ga. (a-amateur):

Tommy Aaron 68-73-74-68--283 $30,000
J.C. Snead 70-71-73-70--284 $22,500
Jim Jamieson 73-71-70-71--285 $12,500
Jack Nicklaus 69-77-73-66--285 $12,500
Peter Oosterhuis 73-70-68-74--285 $12,500
Bob Goalby 73-70-71-74--288 $6,250
Johnny Miller 75-69-71-73--288 $6,250
Bruce Devlin 73-72-72-72--289 $4,250
Jumbo Ozaki 69-74-73-73--289 $4,250
Gay Brewer 75-66-74-76--291 $3,425
Gardner Dickinson 74-70-72-75--291 $3,425
Don January 75-71-75-70--291 $3,425
Chi Chi Rodriguez 72-70-73-76--291 $3,425
Hubert Green 72-74-75-71--292 $3,000
Mason Rudolph 72-72-77-71--292 $3,000
Dave Stockton 72-74-71-75--292 $3,000
Billy Casper 75-73-72-73--293 $2,550
Bob Dickson 70-71-76-76--293 $2,550
Lou Graham 77-73-72-71--293 $2,550
Babe Hiskey 74-73-72-74--293 $2,550
Gene Littler 77-72-71-73--293 $2,550
Kermit Zarley 74-71-77-71--293 $2,550
Phil Rodgers 71-75-75-73--294 $2,200
Frank Beard 73-75-71-76--295 $2,100
a-Ben Crenshaw 73-72-74-76--295  
Paul Harney 77-71-74-73--295 $2,100
Bobby Nichols 79-72-76-68--295 $2,100
Arnold Palmer 77-72-76-70--295 $2,100
Bob Charles 74-70-74-78--296 $1,750
Charles Coody 74-73-79-70--296 $1,750
David Graham 72-74-77-73--296 $1,750
Sam Snead 74-76-73-73--296 $1,750
Lanny Wadkins 75-74-71-76--296 $1,750
a-Vinny Giles 78-71-72-76--297  
Steve Melnyk 72-74-79-72--297 $1,750
Tom Weiskopf 77-71-75-74--297 $1,750
Rod Funseth 73-75-74-76--298 $1,675
Al Geiberger 75-76-77-70--298 $1,675
Dave Hill 77-70-76-75--298 $1,675
Grier Jones 71-72-77-78--298 $1,675
Art Wall Jr. 79-69-74-76--298 $1,675
a-Martin West III 75-70-77-76--298  
George Archer 73-74-74-78--299 $1,675
Miller Barber 78-72-80-69--299 $1,675
Jim Colbert 74-72-76-77--299 $1,675
Bruce Crampton 74-74-77-74--299 $1,675
Lu Liang-Huan 74-72-75-78--299 $1,675
Bob Lunn 76-74-72-77--299 $1,675
Cesar Sanudo 72-75-76-76--299 $1,675
Lee Trevino 74-75-75-75--299 $1,675
Roberto De Vicenzo 74-74-78-74--300 $1,600
Takaaki Kono 74-74-78-74--300 $1,600
Bert Yancey 75-74-74-77--300 $1,600
Raymond Floyd 76-73-75-77--301 $1,600
Don Massengale 74-74-76-78--302 $1,600
Jerry Heard 76-75-72-80--303 $1,600
John Schlee 76-73-74-82--305 $1,600

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