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1940: Jimmy Demaret wins first of three Masters

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    Front Page of The Augusta Chronicle after the 1940 Masters Tournament

The first and final of Jimmy Demaret's three Masters victories were decidedly different.

The first, in 1940, was a relative stroll in the park for the Texan. The final, a decade later, came with some anxious moments as he had to wait and see how his competition fared.

Demaret's four-stroke win in 1940 earned this description from The Augusta Chronicle's Tom Wall: "He clicked off the final round in machinelike precision despite tremendous pressure, never once appearing concerned about how it all might end."

Demaret parred the first 14 holes, added a two-putt birdie at the 15th, then parred the final three holes to sew up his victory.

1940 Masters

  Player F R1 R2 R3 R4   Earn.
1 Jimmy Demaret -8 67 72 70 71   $1,500
2 Lloyd Mangrum -4 64 75 71 74   $800
3 Byron Nelson -3 69 72 74 70   $600
4 Harry Cooper -1 69 75 73 70   $400
4 Ed Dudley -1 73 72 71 71   $400
4 Willie Goggin -1 71 72 73 71   $400
7 Henry Picard E 71 71 71 75   $200
7 Sam Snead E 71 72 69 76   $200
7 Craig Wood E 70 75 67 76   $200
10 Ben Hogan +2 73 74 69 74   $100
10 Toney Penna +2 73 73 72 72   $100