Henry Picard wins the 5th Masters Tournament
Henry Picard fired a final round 70 to defeat Harry Cooper and Ralph Guldahl by two strokes.The only scheduled Friday start.
Play began, then was suspended due to adverse weather. Round 1 was played on Saturday, rounds 2 and 3 were played on Sunday, and the final round was on Monday.
Henry Picard was the winner of the 1938 Masters, edging runners-up "Lighthorse" Harry Cooper and Ralph Guldahl by two strokes. It was Guldahl's second straight second-place finish in The Masters. Picard would go on to win another major at the 1939 PGA Championship.
The 1938 Masters marked Ben Hogan's first appearance in the tournament. He finished 25th, and didn't finish outside the Top 10 again when playing The Masters until 1958.
This was the final year in which the tournament was played under its original name, the Augusta National Invitation Tournament.
Following a thumb injury, after a victory in the 1938 Pasadina Open that forced him to change his grip from an overlapping grip to an interlocking one, Picard went on to even greater heights. Picard won his first major three weeks later at the 1938 Masters Tournament. His first place check was for the sum of $1,500. The 1939 PGA Championship, then played at match play, at Pomonak Country Club came down to a scheduled 36-hole finals match between reigning US Open champ Byron Nelson and Henry Picard.