Tracking progress in the weekend rounds of three Masters tournaments in Augusta, Georgia, with programs for Saturday's third round in 1959 and 1960, Sundays final round in 1961, and an admission ticket, with tie still attached, for the final round in 1961.

Augusta, GA: Augusta National Golf Club, 1959-1961. Ephemera. The programs (4to, single sheet printed both sides) offer a map of the course layout on the recto (giving distances and pars for each hole and names for each, locating restrooms, picnic areas, concession stands and scoreboards), the verso showing the day's pairings, with scores for previous rounds and aggregate, start times and caddie number. The ticket (#6600) shows an admission fee of $7.50, also covering parking, a program, and taxes. Arnold Palmer led the first two years represented here and was among the leaders in 1961, but won only in 1960; Art Wall, Jr., trailing Palmer by six shots after the second round in 1959, won with a 284 total (Palmer finishing third with 286), and Gary Player won in 1961 with a 280 (Palmer finishing tied for second at 281). Jack Nicklaus missed the cut in 1959, his first Masters, and finished 13th and 7th the next two years, all as an amateur; his first win came in 1963. Still a good lot of Masters ephemera, celebrating a wonderful era for the Masters tournament, Palmer at his height, Nicklaus emerging. Owner's ink name on 1959 program, the three program sheets have been folded and show some storage wear (browning, rumpling, etc.), the ticket is creased. (8869). Item #61819

Price: $375.00

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