- 1970 Masters Tournament
The 1970 Masters Tournament was contested from
April 9to April 13at Augusta National Golf Club. It was the 34th Masters Tournament. 83 players entered the tournament and 48 of them made the cut at six-over-par (150). Billy Casperdefeated Gene Littler69 to 74 in an 18-hole playoff to win his third major championship. It was the last 18-hole playoff at the Masters. Casper scored a final round of 71 (-1) for a nine-under-par total for the Tournament. Jack Nicklausfinished in 8th place. This would be the last Masters tournament that 1938 champion Henry Picardregistered for. Picard withdrew without finishing the 1st round. Three-time Masters champion Sam Sneadfinished in a tie for 23rd place at the age of 68. This was the first time that future two-time champion Tom Watson played in the Masters. He entered as an amateur and missed the cut by three strokes. Harold Henningwon the Par 3 contest with a score of 21.
* [http://www.masters.org/en_US/history/results/1970.html Full Results]
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