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1978 Masters
Recap and Scores for the 1978 Masters Golf Tournament

His victory at the 1978 Masters was the third Masters championship won by Gary Player, and the ninth overall major of his career. He was 42 years old, which made him, at that time, the oldest-ever Masters winner.

Those are impressive feats. But perhaps more impressive than the win itself is how Player won the 1978 Masters. He started the final round seven strokes off the lead, but put on a back-nine run for the ages.

Player fired a 64 in the final round, which ties the record for lowest final-round score ever at The Masters. But among those who've carded a final-round 64, Player is the only one to do so and win. He birdied seven of his last 10 holes, and on the back nine shot 30 - at the time, tying the back-nine scoring record.

1978 Masters Scores
Results from the 1978 Masters golf tournament played at the par-72 Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, Ga. (a-amateur):

Gary Player 72-72-69-64--277 $45,000
Rod Funseth 73-66-70-69--278 $21,667
Hubert Green 72-69-65-72--278 $21,667
Tom Watson 73-68-68-69--278 $21,667
Wally Armstrong 72-70-70-68--280 $11,750
Billy Kratzert 70-74-67-69--280 $11,750
Jack Nicklaus 72-73-69-67--281 $10,000
Hale Irwin 73-67-71-71--282 $8,500
David Graham 75-69-67-72--283 $6,750
Joe Inman 69-73-72-69--283 $6,750
Don January 72-70-72-70--284 $4,417
Jerry McGee 71-73-71-69--284 $4,417
Tom Weiskopf 72-71-70-71--284 $4,417
Peter Oosterhuis 74-70-70-71--285 $3,300
Lee Trevino 70-69-72-74--285 $3,300
Raymond Floyd 76-71-71-68--286 $2,950
a-Lindy Miller 74-71-70-71--286  
Seve Ballesteros 74-71-68-74--287 $2,550
Tom Kite 71-74-71-71--287 $2,550
Gil Morgan 73-73-70-71--287 $2,550
Jerry Pate 72-71-72-72--287 $2,550
Ed Sneed 74-70-70-73--287 $2,550
Lanny Wadkins 74-70-73-70--287 $2,550
Miller Barber 75-67-73-73--288 $2,200
Andy Bean 76-68-73-71--288 $2,200
Gene Littler 72-68-70-78--288 $2,200
Leonard Thompson 72-69-75-72--288 $2,200
Bobby Cole 77-70-70-72--289 $2,000
Gay Brewer 73-71-69-77--290 $1,975
Mac McLendon 72-72-72-74--290 $1,975
Bill Rogers 76-70-68-76--290 $1,975
Jim Colbert 74-73-75-69--291 $1,950
Terry Diehl 74-72-74-71--291 $1,950
Johnny Miller 77-72-72-70--291 $1,950
Andy North 73-76-72-70--291 $1,950
Tommy Aaron 73-74-71-74--292 $1,925
Ben Crenshaw 75-70-74-74--293 $1,900
Mike Hill 73-75-74-71--293 $1,900
Arnold Palmer 73-69-74-77--293 $1,900
Tom Purtzer 78-69-74-72--293 $1,900
Lyn Lott 72-76-71-75--294 $1,875
Lee Elder 73-75-74-73--295 $1,850
Al Geiberger 75-73-75-72--295 $1,850
John Schlee 68-75-77-75--295 $1,850
a-Vance Heafner 73-74-74-75--296  
Dave Hill 72-76-74-74--296 $1,825
Jay Haas 74-73-74-76--297 $1,800
a-Gary Hallberg 73-73-78-73--297  
a-Dick Siderowf 77-72-78-71--298  
Bob Wynn 74-70-78-77--299 $1,750
Steve Melnyk 71-78-75-76--300 $1,725
Bob Goalby 73-75-78-75--301 $1,700
a-Peter McEvoy 73-75-77-77--302  

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