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1981 Masters
Recap and Scores for the 1981 Masters Golf Tournament

Tom Watson claimed his second Green Jacket as Masters champion in 1981, holding off Johnny Miller and Jack Nicklaus to win by two strokes. It was Watson's fifth major championship victory.

For Nicklaus, it was his fourth time finishing as runner-up at Augusta. That ties Nicklaus with Ben Hogan and Tom Weiskopf for most second-place finishes at The Masters. (It was Miller's third runner-up finish in The Masters.)

The 1981 Masters was the first one played on bentgrass greens. Previously, Augusta had featured bermudagrass, but the club resodded its greens with bentgrass in the fall of 1980.

1981 Masters Scores
Results from the 1981 Masters golf tournament played at the par-72 Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, Ga. (a-amateur):

Tom Watson 71-68-70-71--280$60,000
Johnny Miller 69-72-73-68--282$30,500
Jack Nicklaus 70-65-75-72--282$30,500
Greg Norman 69-70-72-72--283$16,000
Tom Kite 74-72-70-68--284$12,667
Jerry Pate 71-72-71-70--284$12,667
David Graham 70-70-74-71--285$11,167
Ben Crenshaw 71-72-70-73--286$9,667
Raymond Floyd 75-71-71-69--286$9,667
John Mahaffey 72-71-69-74--286$9,667
George Archer 74-70-72-71--287$7,333
Hubert Green 70-70-74-73--287$7,333
Peter Jacobsen 71-70-72-74--287$7,333
Bruce Lietzke 72-67-73-75--287$7,333
Gay Brewer 75-68-71-74--288$5,500
Bob Gilder 72-75-69-72--288$5,500
Gary Player 73-73-71-71--288$5,500
Jim Simons 70-75-71-72--288$5,500
Don Pooley 71-75-72-71--289$4,500
Curtis Strange 69-79-70-71--289$4,500
John Cook 70-71-72-77--290$3,600
Gil Morgan 74-73-70-73--290$3,600
Calvin Peete 75-70-71-74--290$3,600
Lanny Wadkins 72-71-71-76--290$3,600
Jim Colbert 73-68-74-76--291$2,700
Hale Irwin 73-74-70-74--291$2,700
Wayne Levi 72-71-73-75--291$2,700
Gibby Gilbert 71-71-76-74--292$2,350
Lon Hinkle 69-70-74-79--292$2,350
Sandy Lyle 73-70-76-73--292$2,350
Bruce Devlin 74-72-72-75--293$2,013
Jay Haas 75-71-72-75--293$2,013
Jack Renner 73-72-73-75--293$2,013
David Stockton 72-72-70-79--293$2,013
a-Jay Sigel 72-75-75-72--294  
Mike Sullivan 72-74-74-74--294$1,800
Keith Fergus 76-72-75-72--295$1,617
Scott Hoch 73-70-75-77--295$1,617
Bill Rogers 76-72-75-72--295$1,617
Charles Coody 74-71-75-76--296$1,500
a-Robert Lewis 77-70-73-76--296  
Howard Twitty 75-72-74-75--296$1,500
Craig Stadler 76-71-73-77--297$1,500
Fuzzy Zoeller 77-70-78-72--297$1,500
Isao Aoki 70-76-77-77--300$1,500
Norio Suzuki 74-74-75-77--300$1,500
a-Jim Holtgrieve 70-77-79-75--301  
Tommy Aaron 77-71-76-79--303$1,500

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