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1995 Masters
Recap and Scores for the 1995 Masters Golf Tournament

The 1995 Masters was one full of emotion for Ben Crenshaw, and one full of emotion for many fans of Crenshaw. Just a few days before Crenshaw arrived at Augusta National for the start of the tournament, his longtime friend and mentor, the legendary golf instructor Harvey Penick, died. Crenshaw was one of the pall-bearers at Penick's funeral.

The devastating loss, combined with Crenshaw's own lackluster play in the 1995 season, led many to count him out before this Masters even started. But Crenshaw's caddie, Carl Jackson, gave him a tip - to move the ball back a little bit in his stance - and suddenly Crenshaw's confidence was back.

And he got quite a few lucky bounces and breaks during the week (as any tournament winner needs). Given the circumstances - playing just days after Penick's death - Ben and his wife Julie referred to these various bits of good fortune as "Harvey bounces."

Crenshaw entered the 1995 Masters ranked 69th in putting on the PGA Tour, but throughout the week putted like the Crenshaw of old, rather than like an old Crenshaw. The tip from his caddie, his restored confidence, his golden putting, those "Harvey bounces" - whatever the reason, everything clicked for Crenshaw, and he wound up with a one-stroke victory over Davis Love III and his second Masters championship.

When the final putt sank, Crenshaw collapsed in tears on the green, consoled by his caddie, as the emotion of the past week poured out of him. It was a scene that brought tears to the eyes of many of those watching at Augusta and on television that day.

The 1995 Masters was also notable as the first major championship for Tiger Woods, who got into the event at the U.S. Amateur champ. Woods made the cut and finished tied for 41st.

1995 Masters Scores
Results from the 1995 Masters golf tournament played at Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, Ga. (a-amateur):

Ben Crenshaw 70-67-69-68--274 $396,000
Davis Love III 69-69-71-66--275 $237,600
Jay Haas 71-64-72-70--277 $127,600
Greg Norman 73-68-68-68--277 $127,600
Steve Elkington 73-67-67-72--279 $83,600
David Frost 66-71-71-71--279 $83,600
Scott Hoch 69-67-71-73--280 $70,950
Phil Mickelson 66-71-70-73--280 $70,950
Curtis Strange 72-71-65-73--281 $63,800
Fred Couples 71-69-67-75--282 $57,200
Brian Henninger 70-68-68-76--282 $57,200
Lee Janzen 69-69-74-71--283 $48,400
Kenny Perry 73-70-71-69--283 $48,400
Hale Irwin 69-72-71-72--284 $39,600
Jose Maria Olazabal 66-74-72-72--284 $39,600
Tom Watson 73-70-69-72--284 $39,600
Paul Azinger 70-72-73-70--285 $28,786
Brad Faxon 76-69-69-71--285 $28,786
Raymond Floyd 71-70-70-74--285 $28,786
John Huston 70-66-72-77--285 $28,786
Colin Montgomerie 71-69-76-69--285 $28,786
Corey Pavin 67-71-72-75--285 $28,786
Ian Woosnam 69-72-71-73--285 $28,786
David Edwards 69-73-73-71--286 $18,260
Nick Faldo 70-70-71-75--286 $18,260
David Gilford 67-73-75-71--286 $18,260
Loren Roberts 72-69-72-73--286 $18,260
Duffy Waldorf 74-69-67-76--286 $18,260
Bob Estes 73-70-76-68--287 $15,300
Jumbo Ozaki 70-74-70-73--287 $15,300
Peter Jacobsen 72-73-69-74--288 $13,325
Bernhard Langer 71-69-73-75--288 $13,325
Bruce Lietzke 72-71-71-74--288 $13,325
Mark O'Meara 68-72-71-77--288 $13,325
Chip Beck 68-76-69-77--290 $10,840
Dan Forsman 71-74-74-71--290 $10,840
Wayne Grady 69-73-74-74--290 $10,840
Mark McCumber 73-69-69-79--290 $10,840
Jack Nicklaus 67-78-70-75--290 $10,840
Tom Lehman 71-72-74-75--292 $9,500
Mark Calcavecchia 70-72-78-73--293 $8,567
Jeff Sluman 73-72-71-77--293 $8,567
Payne Stewart 71-72-72-78--293 $8,567
Tiger Woods 72-72-77-72--293  
Seve Ballesteros 75-68-78-75--296 $7,500
John Daly 75-69-71-81--296 $7,500
Rick Fehr 76-69-69-83--297 $6,800

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