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Posted March 21, 2012 12:03 am |

1947: Jimmy Demaret first Masters winner with four sub-par rounds

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    Front Page of The Augusta Chronicle after the 1947 Masters Tournament

Jimmy Demaret was never out of the lead in earning his second Masters victory.

The affable Texan opened with 69, which left him tied with Byron Nelson. He followed with steady, if unspectacular, rounds of 71, 70 and 71 that left him with a two-shot victory over Nelson and amateur Frank Stranahan.

The four subpar rounds also earned Demaret a spot in the Masters record book as the first golfer to accomplish that feat.

1947 Masters

  Player F R1 R2 R3 R4   Earn.
1 Jimmy Demaret -7 69 71 70 71   $2,500
2 Byron Nelson -5 69 72 72 70   $1,500
2 Frank Stranahan -5 73 72 70 68   -
4 Ben Hogan -4 75 68 71 70   $900
4 Harold McSpaden -4 74 69 70 71   $900
6 Jim Ferrier -2 70 71 73 72   $625
6 Henry Picard -2 73 70 72 71   $625
8 Chandler Harper -1 77 72 68 70   $335
8 Lloyd Mangrum -1 76 73 68 70   $335
8 Dick Metz -1 72 72 72 71   $335
8 Ed Oliver -1 70 72 74 71   $335
8 Toney Penna -1 71 70 75 71   $335