From essentially the most wins and appearances to the very best and worst scores, and all of the holes in a single, we carry you each truth from the 85 playings of The Masters at Augusta Nationwide, the yr’s first males’s golf Main.

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As we head into the 86th Masters we needed to arm you with the easiest dialog starters to wow your mates through the event, mean you can do your finest Ewen Murray impression, or make sure you’re strolling away with the money on the subsequent golf quiz.

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A Masters golf ball.

For starters, do you know that The Masters hasn’t all the time been referred to as The Masters? In 1934 it was initially named ‘The Augusta Nationwide Invitational’, with all gamers personally invited by Bobby Jones Jnr. Clifford Roberts, Augusta’s co-founder, had proposed ‘The Masters Match’ however the named was rejected as “pretentious”.

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Nevertheless, Jones relented and it turned ‘The Masters Match’ in 1939. Regardless of being essentially the most lately created of golf’s males’s grand slams, it’s arguably the preferred and is historically the primary Main Championship of the yr.

Let’s delve into extra Masters details…

Jack Nicklaus and caddie Willie Peterson celebrate.

Who has received The Masters essentially the most occasions?

Unsurprisingly the person who has received essentially the most Majors – Jack Nicklaus – has additionally received essentially the most occasions at Augusta, intently adopted by Tiger Woods, the person who’s second within the record of Main wins. Augusta awards a wide range of completely different trophies for achievements through the Masters together with an albatross, eagle, hole-in-one, and lowest rating on every day. Nicklaus additionally holds that report with an unimaginable 53!

Jack Nicklaus – 6 (1963, 1965, 1966, 1972, 1975, 1986)
Tiger Woods – 5 (1997, 2001, 2002, 2005, 2019)
Arnold Palmer – 4 (1958, 1960, 1962, 1964)
Jimmy Demaret – 3 (1940, 1947, 1950)
Sam Snead – 3 (1949, 1952, 1954)
Gary Participant – 3 (1961, 1974, 1978)
Nick Faldo – 3 (1989, 1990, 1996)
Phil Mickelson – 3 (2004, 2006, 2010)
Horton Smith – 2 (1934, 1936)
Byron Nelson – 2 (1937, 1942)
Ben Hogan – 2 (1951, 1953)
Tom Watson – 2 (1977, 1981)
Seve Ballesteros – 2 (1980, 1983)
Bernhard Langer – 2 (1985, 1993)
Ben Crenshaw – 2 (1984, 1995)
Jose Maria Olazabal – 2 (1994, 1999)
Bubba Watson – 2 (2012, 2014)

Tiger Woods won The Masters by a record margin in 1997.

What’s the widest margin of victory at The Masters?

Tiger Woods’ first Masters win in 1997 stays the biggest margin of victory. He beat Tom Kite by 12 pictures, scoring 270 (-18).

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Who’s the oldest participant ever to win The Masters?

Jack Nicklaus was 46 years, 2 months and 23 days previous when he received his sixth Masters and final of 18 Main titles in 1986. He beat Tom Kite and Greg Norman by a single shot.

Tiger Woods remains the youngest player to win The Masters.

Who’s the youngest participant ever to win the Masters?

Tiger Woods and Jordan Spieth have been each 21, however Tiger takes the prize. He was simply 21 years, 3 months and 14 days previous when he sealed his first Main title in 1997. Spieth was 21 years and eight months when he slipped on the Inexperienced Jacket in 2015.

Has anybody ever efficiently defended The Masters?

Sure, nevertheless it’s a really unique membership. Jack Nicklaus went back-to-back in 1965 and 1966. Augusta needed to manner one other 24 years for an additional participant to attain the feat – three-time winner Nick Faldo victorious in 1989 and 1990. Tiger Woods completes the group having received his second and third titles in 2001 and 2002.

Jordan Spieth went wire-to-wire at the 2015 Masters.

Has anybody ever gone wire-to-wire at The Masters?

Sure, 5 gamers have led the event in any case 4 rounds. The primary was Craig Wooden in 1941, adopted by Arnold Palmer in 1960 and Jack Nicklaus in 1972. Raymond Floyd did it in 1976 earlier than a protracted hole to 2015, when a 21-year-old Jordan Spieth lifted his first Main with a dominant show.

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Have any left-handed golfers ever received the Masters?

It took till 2003 for the primary left-hander to win at Augusta, however since then ‘lefties’ have slipped on the Inexperienced Jacket on 5 additional events.

Mike Weir was the primary, and was rapidly adopted by Phil Mickelson in 2004. Mickelson added his second title in 2006, and his third in 2010. Bubba Watson then picked up the mantel in 2012 and repeated the feat in 2014.

Dustin Johnson broke the Masters scoring record in 2020.

What’s the lowest profitable rating at The Masters?

Dustin Johnson achieved the bottom profitable rating round Augusta up to now when he shot 268 (-20) to win his second Main in 2020.

Earlier than that Tiger Woods and Jordan Spieth held the report having each scored 270 (-18) in 1997 and 2015 respectively. Spieth had the possibility to interrupt Woods’ report however bogeyed the 72nd gap as he went wire-to-wire for his first Main win.

Jack Nicklaus was the long-time report holder along with his 271 (-17) in 1965.

What’s the highest profitable rating at The Masters?

Three gamers have received at Augusta with a rating of 289 (+1). Sam Snead was the primary again in 1974, with Jack Burke Jnr taking the title with the identical rating in 1956. It was one other 51 years earlier than one-over-par proved ok for victory with Zach Johnson popping out on prime by two pictures amid some horrible situations and a troublesome course set-up in 2007.

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Has anybody received the Masters of their first look?

Sure. Horton Smith received on debut in 1934 and Gene Sarazen did the identical only a yr later. Fuzzy Zoeller was the final participant to win the Inexperienced Jacket on the first try along with his victory in 1979.

Sergio Garcia holds the record for the most starts before winning The Masters.

Who had made essentially the most Masters appearances earlier than their first victory?

Sergio Garcia received on his nineteenth begin at Augusta. He was main beginner on his debut in 1999, however his finest end earlier than his victory in 2017 was a T4 in 2004. Apart from his win, Garcia has simply two different prime 10s at The Masters and has missed the reduce eight occasions, together with in all three appearances since his victory (he missed the 2020 event on account of Covid).

Lee Westwood would break his Ryder Cup teammate’s report if he can win at Augusta earlier than the tip of his profession. The Englishman, who made his debut in 1997, completed runner-up in 2010 and 2016 and has six top-10s to his title.

Which participant had the most important hole between their first and final Masters victories?

Jack Nicklaus’ six wins at Augusta got here an unimaginable 23 years aside. His victory in 1963 was the second of his 18 profession Main wins, along with his surprising triumph in 1986 the final.

Gary Participant, who received the event 3 times, had a 17-year hole along with his first win in 1961 and ultimate win in 1978.

Who has essentially the most prime fives at The Masters?

Jack Nicklaus. Extremely, in addition to profitable The Masters six occasions, the Golden Bear achieved an additional 9 top-fives at Augusta, together with 4 runners-up finishes (1964, 1971, 1977, 1981).

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Six-time Masters winner Jack Nicklaus holds countless records at Augusta.

Who has essentially the most prime 10s?

It’s that man Jack Nicklaus once more. He has 22 top-10 finishes at Augusta!

What about essentially the most prime 25 finishes?

And it’s Jack Nicklaus… once more. He has an unimaginable 29 top-25 finishes from his 45 appearances and missed the reduce simply seven occasions, together with on his ultimate 4 appearances (2001, 2003, 2004, 2005).

Arnold Palmer waves goodbye to The Masters in 2004.

Who has made essentially the most consecutive appearances in The Masters?

Arnold Palmer performed within the Masters for 50 successive years, from 1955 to 2004. He received it on 4 events, was runner-up on two extra and completed within the top-10 12 occasions.

What has been the highest-scoring reduce at The Masters?

154 (+10) in 1982. Craig Stadler received the event with a 4-under-par 284, beating Dan Pohl in a play-off.

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And what concerning the lowest?

144 (E) in 2020 – the identical yr Dustin Johnson broke the event’s scoring report with 268 (-20).

Who has made the most cuts at The Masters?

Jack Nicklaus made an astonishing 37 cuts in his 45 appearances at Augusta.

Which participant has made essentially the most consecutive cuts at The Masters?

There are two gamers who made 23 consecutive cuts. Fred {Couples} did so from 1983 to 2007, and Gary Participant did so from 1959 to 1982.

Phil Mickelson celebrates holing a birdie putt to win the 2004 Masters.

Has anybody ever birdied the ultimate gap to win The Masters?

Sure, they definitely have. Actually, six gamers have achieved essentially the most dramatic of victories. Artwork Wall did it in 1959, Arnold Palmer in 1960, Gary Participant in 1978, Sandy Lyle in 1988, and Mark O’Meara in 1998. Phil Mickelson was the final to take action in 2004, beating Ernie Els after one of the vital thrilling back-nine duels in Grasp historical past.

Cameron Smith is the only man to ever play all four Masters rounds in less than 70 shots.

Has anybody ever managed 4 rounds within the 60s at The Masters?

Only one participant has achieved the feat, and it took till 2020 for it to occur. Australia’s Cameron Smith shot rounds of 67 (-5), 68 (-4), 69 (-3), 69 (-3) for a 15-under-par complete of 273, nevertheless it was solely ok to complete in a tie for second place as Dustin Johnson blitzed the course report to win by 5 pictures.

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What are the bottom Masters scores on every of Augusta’s nines?

Six gamers have scored 30 (-6) on the entrance 9 at The Masters. Tony Finau did it within the third spherical in 2019, with Gary Woodland doing it in the identical spherical in 2014. Phil Mickelson shot 30 in 2009’s ultimate spherical, with Okay.J. Choi making the rating in his second spherical in 2004. Greg Norman did it in his ultimate spherical in 1988, however Johnny Miller was the primary to attain the feat in his third spherical again in 1975.

Two gamers have gone one higher on the again 9. Mark Calcavecchia and David Toms each blitzed their manner down the stretch throughout their ultimate rounds in 1992 and 1998 respectively, taking pictures 7-under-par 29s.

Nick Price and Greg Norman share the record the lowest round at The Masters.

What’s the lowest ever spherical at The Masters?

63. South Africa’s Nick Value was the primary to shoot nine-under throughout his third spherical in 1986. Ten years later and Aussie Greg Norman did the identical in his first spherical. Each gamers went out in 33 (-3) and got here again in 30 (-6). Norman’s 63 can be the lowest-ever first-round rating at The Masters. Which leads us to…

Greg Norman blew the biggest 54-hole lead in Masters history.

What’s the largest 54-hole result in have been misplaced at The Masters?

It’s the report no-one needs, nevertheless it belongs to Greg Norman. Having made a blistering begin in 1996 as he matched the course report earlier than taking pictures 69 and 71 in rounds two and three to take a six-shot lead into the ultimate spherical. And that’s the place it famously went mistaken.

Taking part in alongside Nick Faldo on the ultimate day, the Nice White Shark snap-hooked his opening tee shot and his lead was down to simply three pictures after eight holes.

Holes 10-12 proved key as a four-shot swing noticed Faldo take a two-shot lead and by no means look again. Norman bogeyed 10, three-putted from 12 ft to bogey 11 and lose his lead, after which discovered Rae’s Creek on his strategy to a double-bogey at 12.

Norman discovered the water once more on 16 as he made one other double. Faldo closed with a 67 to seal his third Inexperienced Jacket with an astonishing five-shot win.

What’s the bottom ever 36-hole rating at The Masters?

Jordan Spieth holds this report, firing rounds of 64 (-8) and 66 (-6) to succeed in the weekend in simply 130 pictures. He accomplished a wire-to-wire victory in blistering vogue, ending 4 pictures clear at 18-under-par.

Raymond Floyd had held the report till then because of rounds of 65 and 66 in 1976.

What’s the lowest 54-hole rating on the Masters?

200 (-16). Dustin Johnson and Jordan Spieth share this report. DJ fired rounds of 65-70-65 on his strategy to the general event report in 2020, whereas Spieth shot 64-66-70 throughout his opening three rounds on his strategy to victory in 2015.

Spieth broke the long-time 54-hole scoring report of 201 (-15), held by Tiger Woods (1997) and Raymond Floyd (1976).

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Rory McIlroy's incredible Sunday surge at The Masters earned him $1.62m.

What’s the lowest-ever final-round rating at The Masters?

64 (-8) has been posted within the ultimate spherical on eight events. Most lately Rory McIlroy posted the rating as he charged via the sector to a runners-up end behind Scottie Scheffler in 2022. McIlroy made six birdies and an eagle on his strategy to the one bogey-free spherical of the event.

Previous to McIlroy, Jordan Spieth shot 64 in 2018 to complete T4, whereas Bo Van Pelt did so in 2012 to complete 2012.

David Toms did it in 1998 (T6), Greg Norman in ’88 (T5), Gary Participant in 1978 (1), Hale Irwin in ’75 (T4) and Maurice Bembridge in 1974 (T9).

What number of holes in a single have there been at The Masters?

Since 1934 there have been 33 aces, and so they haven’t all come on the sixteenth within the ultimate spherical. Everybody who makes a gap in a single at The Masters receives a crystal bowl.

4th: Jeff Sluman (1992)

sixth: Leland Gibson (1954), Billy Joe Patton (1954), Charles Coody (1972), Chris DiMarco (2004), Jamie Donaldson (2013), Corey Conners (2021).

twelfth: Claude Harmon (1947), William Hyndman (1959), Curtis Unusual (1988).

sixteenth: Ross Somerville (a)(1934), Willie Goggin (1935), Ray Billows (1940), John Dawson (1949), Clive Clark (1968), Corey Pavin (1992), Raymond Floyd (1996), Padraig Harrington (2004), Kirk Triplett (2004), Trevor Immelman (2005), Ian Poulter (2008), Nathan Inexperienced (2010), Ryan Moore (2010), Bo Van Pelt (2012), Adam Scott (2012), Shane Lowry (2016), Davis Love III (2016), Louis Oosthuizen (2016), Charley Hoffman (2018), Bryson DeChambeau (2019), Justin Thomas (2019), Tommy Fleetwood (2021), Stewart Cink (2022).

Has anybody ever made an albatross at The Masters?

Sure, however they’re far rarer than a hole-in-one. Simply 4 gamers have holed out for albatross (double-eagle for our US viewers), and there hasn’t been one for a decade.

Gene Sarazen’s in 1935 is essentially the most well-known and referred to as the “shot heard world wide “. Sarazen’s shot took him from three behind chief Craig Wooden right into a tie and he then received the event in a play-off, changing into the primary man to attain the Profession Grand Slam.

It was one other 32 years earlier than Bruce Devlin holed his 4-wood from 248 yards on the eighth, after which we needed to wait un 1994 when Jeff Maggert discovered the cup along with his 3-iron from 22 yards on the thirteenth.

Louis Oosthuizen achieved the feat most lately as he crushed a 4-iron from 253 yards on the 2nd gap throughout his ultimate spherical. Sadly for Oosthuizen he went on to overlook out on the Inexperienced Jacket, dropping a play-off to Bubba Watson.

Harry Higgs was millimetres away from holing out for albatross on the 2nd within the ultimate spherical of 2022’s event.

An albatross at The Masters earns the participant an engraved crystal bowl.

Louis Oosthuizen celebrates his albratross at the 2012 Masters.

Who has made essentially the most profession eagles at The Masters?

It’s one other honour for six-time champion Jack Nicklaus who has made 24 event eagles at Augusta (3 on par 4s, 21 on par 5s).

Who has made essentially the most birdies in a single Masters event?

That report belongs to Jordan Spieth, who made 28 on his strategy to victory in 2015. Previous to that Phil Mickelson had made essentially the most along with his 25 in 2001.

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Who has made essentially the most eagles in a single Masters event?

Three gamers have made 4 eagles in a single Masters, however none of them went on to win the event. Tiger Woods was the newest in 2010, only a yr after Dustin Johnson had completed the identical. Bruce Crampton was the primary to report 4 eagles in 1974.

Any participant who makes an eagle at The Masters receives a pair of crystal goblets.

Who has made essentially the most profession birdies at The Masters.

It’s Jack Nicklaus, once more, who has made a staggering 506 birdies. No surprise he received it six occasions!

Anthony Kim holds the record for most birdies at The Masters with 11 in 2009.

Who has made essentially the most birdies in a single spherical at The Masters?

Anthony Kim (bear in mind him!) made 11 on his strategy to a second-round 65 (-7) in 2009, whereas taking part in alongside Rory McIlroy and Ryo Ishikawa. It was the low spherical of the day and landed Kim a crystal trophy, however he couldn’t construct on it and completed exterior the highest 10.

Nick Value had been the earlier holder, making 10 birdies as he broke the course report with a third-round 63 (-9) in 1986. He completed fifth.

Who has made essentially the most consecutive birdies at Augusta?

Each Tiger Woods and Steve Pate birdied the identical seven consecutive holes – the seventh to the thirteenth. Woods did it in 2005 and Pate in 1999.

Sergio Garcia celebrates winning a play-off against Justin Rose at the 2017 Masters.

What number of occasions has The Masters been determined by a play-off?

There have been 18 play-offs for the reason that event started in 1934 to 2021. The latest noticed Sergio Garcia win his first Main by beating European Ryder Cup teammate Justin Rose.

The final 11 play-offs have been sudden-death (1979, 1982, 1987, 1989, 1990, 2003, 2005. 2009, 2012, 2013, 2017). Earlier than that there have been 5 18-hole play-offs (1942, 1954, 1962, 1966, 1970), and one which was performed over 36 holes (1935).

There might have been many extra play-offs down the years with the Inexperienced Jacket having been received by a single shot on 23 events.

Fred Couples won The Masters in 1992.

Which Masters has seen essentially the most beneath par rounds?

There have been 178 sub-72 rounds in 1992, the yr that Fred {Couples} received his second solely Main.

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And what concerning the fewest under-par rounds?

Low scores have been exhausting to seek out again in 1956 with simply 34 spherical breaking 72.

What are the worst scores ever recorded on a single gap at The Masters?

Unofficially that honour belongs to Billy Casper, the 1970 champion. Taking part in in 2005, 73-year-old Casper made a 14 on the par-3 sixteenth however, as we clarify within the subsequent query, the American didn’t hand in his card and was disqualified from the event.

Three gamers have made a 13 on a single gap. Tsuneyuki ‘Tommy’ Nakajima was 8-over on the par-5 thirteenth in 1978, Tom Weiskopf was ten-over on the par-3 twelfth in 1980 and, most lately, defending champion Sergio Garcia repeatedly discovered the water on the thirteenth.

There have been a bunch of 11s – Herman Barron on the par-3 sixteenth in 1950, Masahi ‘Jumbo’ Ozaki on the par-5 fifteenth in 1987, Ben Crenshaw on the fifteenth in 1997, and Ignacio Garrido, once more on the fifteenth. in 1998.

Three gamers have made a ten, together with Tiger Woods on the par-3 tenth in 2020 – the worst single-hole rating of his profession. Sam Byrd and David Duval have additionally each scored 10s on the par-5 2nd in 1948 and 2006 respectively.

What’s the worst-ever spherical at The Masters?

As we talked about above, that is unofficial as he didn’t submit his card and was disqaulified, however Billy Casper shot 106 (34-over-par) within the first spherical in 2005. Casper’s spherical included the unofficial worst single-hole rating (14 on the par-3 sixteenth).

Talking of the spherical, Casper mentioned: “I used to be solely going to play 18 holes – I simply needed to get it out of my system. I needed to do it once more. Quite a lot of my grandchildren have been right here.”

Amongst ‘returned’ scores, the worst rating is a 95 (23-over) by Charles Kunkle within the ultimate spherical in 1956.

Matt Wallace won the Par 3 Contest at The Masters in 2019.

Has a participant ever received the Par 3 Contest and The Masters in the identical yr?

No. Whereas the competition round Augusta’s quick course is one thing of a practice, it’s also seen as a curse by many. Actually a whole lot of Masters entrants will purposefully get themselves disqaulified, hoping to keep away from the occasion’s ‘jinx’.

The par-3 occasion is performed the day earlier than the principle event begins however was cancelled in 2020 and 2021 on account of Covid.

England’s Matt Wallace received the final taking part in in 2019… after which missed The Masters reduce with rounds of 75 and 77.

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