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1980 Masters
Recap and Scores for the 1980 Masters Golf Tournament

The 23-year-old Seve Ballesteros won the first of his two Masters championships in 1980, the second of his eventual five victories in majors. He became the youngest-ever Masters champion with the victory (a record later bettered by Tiger Woods at the 1997 Masters).

Ballesteros opened with a 66 in the first round, had a 4-stroke lead at the midway point, and began the final round with a 7-shot advantage. By the time Ballesteros finished the front nine in the final round, his lead was at 10 strokes.

He struggled through Amen Corner, though, losing seven strokes to the field, his lead down to three. But Ballesteros regained his composure and started hitting great shots again, played solidly over the final five holes, and ended with the 4-stroke victory.

1980 Masters Scores
Results from the 1980 Masters golf tournament played at the par-72 Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, Ga. (a-amateur):

Seve Ballesteros 66-69-68-72--275 $55,000
Gibby Gilbert 70-74-68-67--279 $30,500
Jack Newton 68-74-69-68--279 $30,500
Hubert Green 68-74-71-67--280 $15,750
David Graham 66-73-72-70--281 $13,200
Ben Crenshaw 76-70-68-69--283 $9,958
Ed Fiori 71-70-69-73--283 $9,958
Tom Kite 69-71-74-69--283 $9,958
Larry Nelson 69-72-73-69--283 $9,958
Jerry Pate 72-68-76-67--283 $9,958
Gary Player 71-71-71-70--283 $9,958
Andy Bean 74-72-68-70--284 $7,250
Tom Watson 73-69-71-71--284 $7,250
Jim Colbert 72-70-70-73--285 $5,917
Jack Renner 72-70-72-71--285 $5,917
J.C. Snead 73-69-69-74--285 $5,917
Raymond Floyd 75-70-74-67--286 $5,075
Jay Haas 72-74-70-70--286 $5,075
Bill Kratzert 73-69-72-73--287 $3,990
Gil Morgan 74-71-75-67--287 $3,990
Calvin Peete 73-71-76-67--287 $3,990
Jim Simons 70-70-72-75--287 $3,990
Fuzzy Zoeller 72-70-70-75--287 $3,990
Andy North 70-72-69-77--288 $3,025
Arnold Palmer 73-73-73-69--288 $3,025
Keith Fergus 72-71-72-74--289 $2,430
Lou Graham 71-74-71-73--289 $2,430
a-Jay Sigel 71-71-73-74--289  
Craig Stadler 74-70-72-73--289 $2,430
Dave Stockton 74-70-76-69--289 $2,430
Lee Trevino 74-71-70-74--289 $2,430
Tom Purtzer 72-71-74-73--290 $2,150
John Fought III 74-72-74-71--291 $1,860
Joe Inman 74-70-75-72--291 $1,860
Graham Marsh 71-72-72-76--291 $1,860
Jack Nicklaus 74-71-73-73--291 $1,860
Bill Rogers 73-71-76-71--291 $1,860
Rex Caldwell 73-66-73-80--292 $1,525
Charles Coody 72-73-71-76--292 $1,525
Johnny Miller 74-72-71-75--292 $1,525
Jeff Mitchell 66-75-75-76--292 $1,525
Doug Tewell 71-69-79-73--292 $1,525
Howard Twitty 72-72-77-71--292 $1,525
a-Jim Holtgrieve 74-72-77-70--293  
John Mahaffey 75-70-73-75--293 $1,500
Chi Chi Rodriguez 74-72-71-76--293 $1,500
Ed Sneed 70-70-79-74--293 $1,500
Sandy Lyle 76-70-70-78--294 $1,500
Gene Littler 72-72-77-75--296 $1,500
a-Bobby Clampett 72-71-79-75--297  
Art Wall Jr. 73-73-77-77--300 $1,500
a-Hal Sutton 73-73-82-73--301  

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