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1975 Masters
Recap and Scores for the 1975 Masters Golf Tournament

His victory at The Masters in 1975 was the fifth of Jack Nicklaus' career, setting a new record for most Masters wins. It was also the 13th professional major championship win for Nicklaus, which extended his record for most professional majors.

But it wasn't easy. Nicklaus battled throughout the final round with Johnny Miller and Tom Weiskopf, both of whom had battled back from far behind Nicklaus earlier in the tournament. Nicklaus led Miller by 11 strokes at the tournament's halfway point, and Weiskopf by six strokes. But Nicklaus posted a 73 in the third round, while Miller was shooting 65 and Weiskopf 66.

In the final round, Nicklaus started the day one stroke behind Weiskopf, with Miller three behind Nicklaus and four behind Weiskopf. Miller and Weiskopf were paired in the final group, Nicklaus one hole in front of them (Nicklaus was paired with Tom Watson, who finished tied for eighth).

After nine holes of the final round, Weiskopf and Nicklaus were tied for the lead with Miller two behind. The three players traded strokes throughout the back nine, before Nicklaus emerged with a one-stroke win, Miller and Weiskopf tied for second. And both runners-up made crucial mistakes along with birdies on that back nine, Miller missing a couple short putts, Weiskopf finding water on the 11th.

The dagger from Nicklaus, though, was a 40-foot birdie putt the Bear rolled across the green on the 16th hole, with Miller and Weiskopf watching from the 16th tee. It was a putt nobody expected Nicklaus to make; most observers thought he'd be lucky to get down with a par. Instead, Nicklaus birdied, the crowd erupted and Nicklaus got pretty excited himself.

Miller and Weiskopf still had chances on the final hole, each needing birdie to force a playoff. And each had a birdie putt, but neither one made his putt.

Miller would finish second three times at The Masters, and for Weiskopf this was his fourth runner-up finish, which ties the Masters record.

The 1975 Masters is also significant for the inclusion in the field of Lee Elder. Elder was the first black golfer ever to appear in The Masters.

1975 Masters Scores
Results from the 1975 Masters golf tournament played at the par-72 Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, Ga. (a-amateur):

Jack Nicklaus 68-67-73-68--276 $40,000
Johnny Miller 75-71-65-66--277 $21,250
Tom Weiskopf 69-72-66-70--277 $21,250
Hale Irwin 73-74-71-64--282 $12,500
Bobby Nichols 67-74-72-69--282 $12,500
Billy Casper 70-70-73-70--283 $7,500
Dave Hill 75-71-70-68--284 $6,000
Hubert Green 74-71-70-70--285 $4,500
Tom Watson 70-70-72-73--285 $4,500
Tom Kite 72-74-71-69--286 $3,600
J.C. Snead 69-72-75-70--286 $3,600
Lee Trevino 71-70-74-71--286 $3,600
Arnold Palmer 69-71-75-72--287 $3,250
Larry Ziegler 71-73-74-69--287 $3,250
Bobby Cole 73-71-73-71--288 $2,900
Rod Curl 72-70-76-70--288 $2,900
Bruce Devlin 72-70-76-70--288 $2,900
Allen Miller 68-75-72-73--288 $2,900
Art Wall Jr. 72-74-72-70--288 $2,900
Bud Allin 73-69-73-74--289 $2,550
Ralph Johnston 74-73-69-73--289 $2,550
Hugh Baiocchi 76-72-72-70--290 $2,275
Pat Fitzsimons 73-68-79-70--290 $2,275
Gene Littler 72-72-72-74--290 $2,275
Graham Marsh 75-70-74-71--290 $2,275
Miller Barber 74-72-72-73--291 $2,000
Maurice Bembridge 75-72-75-69--291 $2,000
Jerry Heard 71-75-72-73--291 $2,000
Dave Stockton 72-72-73-74--291 $2,000
a-George Burns III 72-72-76-72--292  
Ben Crenshaw 72-71-75-74--292 $1,950
Forrest Fezler 76-71-71-74--292 $1,950
Raymond Floyd 72-73-79-68--292 $1,950
Gary Player 72-74-73-73--292 $1,950
Victor Regalado 76-72-72-72--292 $1,950
Bert Yancey 74-71-74-73--292 $1,950
a-Jerry Pate 71-75-78-69--293  
Tommy Aaron 71-75-76-72--294 $1,850
Gary Groh 72-76-71-75--294 $1,850
Charles Coody 72-75-75-73--295 $1,800
Lou Graham 72-72-77-74--295 $1,800
Bob Murphy 70-72-80-74--296 $1,750
Homero Blancas 72-69-79-77--297 $1,700
Lu Liang-Huan 73-74-78-72--297 $1,700
Jumbo Ozaki 73-73-83-68--297 $1,700
Richie Karl 72-75-79-76--302 $1,650

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