1986 Masters Tournament

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1986 Masters Tournament
Tournament information
Dates April 10–13, 1986
Location Augusta, Georgia
Course(s) Augusta National Golf Club
Tour(s) PGA Tour
Statistics
Par 72
Length 6,905 yards (6,314 m)[1]
Field 88 players, 48 after cut
Cut 149 (+5)
Prize fund $758,600
Winner's share $144,000
Champion
United States Jack Nicklaus
279 (–9)

The 1986 Masters Tournament was the 50th Masters Tournament, held April 10–13 at the Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, Georgia.

Jack Nicklaus won his record 18th professional major with a historic one-stroke victory. He shot a final round 65 (–7), with a back nine of 30 (–6), for a total score of 279 (–9).[2][3] At age 46, he became the oldest winner of the Masters and the second-oldest winner of any major championship, behind Julius Boros, who was 48 when he captured the PGA Championship in 1968. The win also gave Nicklaus a record six Masters victories, the first in 1963, less than ten months after his first major win at the 1962 U.S. Open. The 23-year span of Masters victories and 24-year span of major victories are also records. The runners-up were Tom Kite and Greg Norman, whose near-misses at the Masters are also noteworthy. The winner's share was $144,000, up from $20,000 at Nicklaus' first win at Augusta in 1963.

Course[edit]

Hole Name Yards Par Hole Name Yards Par
1 Tea Olive 400 4 10 Camellia 485 4
2 Pink Dogwood 555 5 11 White Dogwood 455 4
3 Flowering Peach 360 4 12 Golden Bell 155 3
4 Flowering Crab Apple 205 3 13 Azalea 465 5
5 Magnolia 435 4 14 Chinese Fir 405 4
6 Juniper 180 3 15 Firethorn 500 5
7 Pampas 360 4 16 Redbud 170 3
8 Yellow Jasmine 535 5 17 Nandina 400 4
9 Carolina Cherry 435 4 18 Holly 405 4
Out 3,465 36 In 3,440 36
Source:[1] Total 6,905 72

Past champions in the field[edit]

Made the cut[edit]

Player Country Year(s) won R1 R2 R3 R4 Total To par Finish
Jack Nicklaus  United States 1963, 1965,
1966, 1972, 1975
74 71 69 65 279 –9 1
Seve Ballesteros  Spain 1980, 1983 71 68 72 70 281 –7 4
Tom Watson  United States 1977, 1981 70 74 68 71 283 –5 T6
Ben Crenshaw  United States 1984 71 71 74 70 286 –2 T16
Bernhard Langer  West Germany 1985 74 68 69 75 286 –2 T16
Fuzzy Zoeller  United States 1979 73 73 69 72 287 –1 T21

Missed the cut[edit]

Player Country Year(s) won R1 R2 Total To par
Gary Player  South Africa 1961, 1974, 1978 77 73 150 +6
Craig Stadler  United States 1982 74 76 150 +6
Raymond Floyd  United States 1976 74 78 152 +8
Gay Brewer  United States 1967 77 76 153 +9
Billy Casper  United States 1970 78 75 153 +9
Charles Coody  United States 1971 76 77 153 +9
George Archer  United States 1969 75 80 155 +11
Tommy Aaron  United States 1973 79 77 156 +12
Doug Ford  United States 1957 78 78 156 +12
Arnold Palmer  United States 1958, 1960,
1962, 1964
80 76 156 +12
Bob Goalby  United States 1968 79 81 160 +16

Round summaries[edit]

First round[edit]

Thursday, April 10, 1986

Place Player Country Score To par
T1 Ken Green  United States 68 –4
Billy Kratzert  United States
T3 T.C. Chen  Taiwan 69 –3
Gary Koch  United States
T5 Dave Barr  Canada 70 –2
Tsuneyuki Nakajima  Japan
Greg Norman  Australia
Tom Kite  United States
Bob Tway  United States
Tom Watson  United States

Second round[edit]

Friday, April 11, 1986

Place Player Country Score To par
1 Seve Ballesteros  Spain 71-68=139 –5
2 Billy Kratzert  United States 68-72=140 –4
3 Tsuneyuki Nakajima  Japan 70-71=141 –3
T4 Ben Crenshaw  United States 71-71=142 –2
David Edwards  United States 71-71=142
Greg Norman  Australia 70-72=142
Bernhard Langer  West Germany 74-68=142
T8 Gary Koch  United States 69-74=143 –1
Mark McCumber  United States 76-67=143
Corey Pavin  United States 71-72=143
Bob Tway  United States 70-73=143

Third round[edit]

Saturday, April 12, 1986

Place Player Country Score To par
1 Greg Norman  Australia 70-72-68=210 –6
T2 Seve Ballesteros  Spain 71-68-72=211 –5
Bernhard Langer  West Germany 74-68-69=211
Donnie Hammond  United States 73-71-67=211
Nick Price  Zimbabwe 79-69-63=211
T6 Tsuneyuki Nakajima  Japan 70-71-71=212 –4
Tom Kite  United States 70-74-68=212
Tom Watson  United States 70-74-68=212
T9 David Edwards  United States 71-71-72=214 –2
Gary Koch  United States 69-74-71=214
Sandy Lyle  Scotland 76-70-68=214
Mark McCumber  United States 76-67-71=214
Jack Nicklaus  United States 74-71-69=214
Corey Pavin  United States 71-72-71=214
Bob Tway  United States 70-73-71=214

Final round[edit]

Sunday, April 13, 1986

In one of the most memorable and exciting final rounds in Masters history, five different players held at least a share of the lead in the final round. Seve Ballesteros gained a share of the lead on the front 9 helped by a hole-out eagle at 8, while Greg Norman and Bernhard Langer struggled early. Jack Nicklaus played his first eight holes in even par, but stormed into contention with birdies at 9, 10 and 11. However, Nicklaus bogeyed the 12th to fall three behind the leaders. Norman, tied for the lead at –7 as he made the turn, double-bogeyed the 10th hole to give Ballesteros the outright lead by one shot over Tom Kite. Ballesteros hit his second shot at 13 to within six feet. After Kite lagged up his own eagle putt, Ballesteros holed his putt for his second eagle of the day and a three shot lead over Kite. Kite then holed his birdie putt to cut the lead back to two.

After a par at 14, Nicklaus began his legendary charge at 15. After hitting his 204-yard (187 m) approach to 12 feet (3.7 m), he buried the putt for eagle to pull within two shots of Ballesteros. Nicklaus then hit his tee shot on 16 to within 3 feet and after holing his birdie putt he was within one shot of Ballesteros who was playing the 15th hole. Ballesteros, who was in prime position to go for the green in two, pull hooked his approach into the water. After failing to get up and down, Ballesteros bogeyed the hole, giving Nicklaus a share of the lead. Kite made birdie at 15 to force a three-way tie with Ballesteros and Nicklaus. After a wayward drive, Nicklaus hit his approach on 17 to 18 feet (5 m). After long deliberation, he holed his putt on 17 for sole possession of the lead for the first time in the tournament. He two-putted for par on 18 to post –9 and a one shot lead.

Ballesteros three-putted the 17th to fall out of contention, but Kite had 12 feet for birdie on 18 to tie Nicklaus. Kite barely missed his putt on the high side to miss a playoff by one shot. Norman, left for dead after his double on 10, birdied 14, 15 and 16 to pull within one shot of the lead. After hooking his drive way left on 17, Norman made an incredible shot between two pines to within eight feet. Norman buried the birdie putt, his fourth straight, to tie for the lead. Norman hit a perfect drive on 18, needing birdie for his first major championship. However, Norman pushed his approach shot into the gallery and missed his 15-foot (4.6 m) par putt. Nicklaus had stormed back, shooting 30 on the back 9, to win his sixth Masters title and became the oldest Masters champion at age 46.[4][5]

Place Player Country Score To par Money ($)
1 Jack Nicklaus  United States 74-71-69-65=279 –9 144,000
T2 Tom Kite  United States 70-74-68-68=280 –8 70,400
Greg Norman  Australia 70-72-68-70=280
4 Seve Ballesteros  Spain 71-68-72-70=281 –7 38,400
5 Nick Price  Zimbabwe 79-69-63-71=282 –6 32,000
T6 Jay Haas  United States 76-69-71-67=283 –5 27,800
Tom Watson  United States 70-74-68-71=283
T8 Tsuneyuki Nakajima  Japan 70-71-71-72=284 –4 23,200
Payne Stewart  United States 75-71-69-69=284
Bob Tway  United States 70-73-71-70=284

Scorecard[edit]

Final round

Hole  1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9  10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18
Par 4 5 4 3 4 3 4 5 4 4 4 3 5 4 5 3 4 4
United States Nicklaus –2 –3 –3 –2 –2 –2 –2 –2 –3 –4 –5 –4 –5 –5 –7 –8 –9 –9
United States Kite –3 –4 –3 –3 –3 –3 –3 –5 –5 –5 –6 –6 –7 –7 –8 –8 –8 –8
Australia Norman –6 –6 –6 –6 –6 –7 –7 –7 –7 –5 –5 –5 –5 –6 –7 –8 –9 –8
Spain Ballesteros –5 –5 –5 –5 –5 –5 –6 –8 –7 –7 –7 –7 –9 –9 –8 –8 –7 –7
Zimbabwe Price –5 –5 –4 –5 –5 –5 –5 –5 –4 –5 –4 –4 –4 –5 –6 –6 –6 –6
United States Watson –4 –4 –4 –4 –4 –3 –3 –3 –3 –3 –3 –3 –4 –5 –6 –6 –6 –5
Japan Nakajima –4 –5 –5 –4 –4 –3 –3 –3 –3 –3 –3 –3 –3 –3 –4 –4 –4 –4
United States Hammond –4 –5 –4 –4 –3 –3 –2 –1 –1 –1 –1 –1 –2 –2 –3 –3 –3 –3
West Germany Langer –5 –6 –6 –6 –6 –6 –5 –4 –4 –4 –4 –4 –4 –4 –4 –4 –4 –2

Cumulative tournament scores, relative to par
Source:[3][6]

Tournament notes[edit]

  • Jack Nicklaus increased his record for most Masters wins to six, and most major championship wins to 18.
  • Nicklaus became the oldest winner of a Masters at 46 years, 82 days.
  • Nicklaus tied the course record with a 30 on the second nine in the final round, while Nick Price shot a 30 on the second nine a day earlier (tied with four others). Nicklaus' 30 included a bogey, at the par-3 12th. The record for the back nine is now 29, set in the fourth round in 1992 by Mark Calcavecchia, and tied by David Toms in the fourth round in 1998.
  • Gary Koch won the Par 3 contest with a score of 23 (–4); he tied for 16th at 286 (–2)
  • Nick Price set a course record with his third-round 63 (–9), later tied by Greg Norman in the first round in 1996.
  • Price set a single-round record at Augusta with ten birdies in round 3.
  • Sam Randolph was low amateur for the second consecutive year.

Quotes[edit]

  • "Yes sir! The battle is joined. My goodness. There is life in the old Bear yet." – Ben Wright's (CBS Sports) call as Nicklaus sank his eagle putt on the 15th hole to pull within two shots of the lead.
  • "And there's no doubt about it, the Bear has come out of hibernation."Jim Nantz's (CBS Sports) call as Nicklaus sank his 3 foot birdie putt on the 16th hole to pull within one shot of the lead.
  • "Oh he's pulled it! Oh he has pull hooked that! That's destined for the water! And the foreign invasion is reeling under the Bear's attack!" – Ben Wright's call as Ballesteros pulled his 2nd shot into the water at 15.
  • "Maybe... Yes sir!"Verne Lundquist's (CBS Sports) call as Nicklaus made his 18-foot (5 m) birdie putt on the 17th hole to make sole possession of the lead for the first time in the tournament.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Nicklaus' round". Milwaukee Sentinel. April 14, 1986. p. 4 (part 2). Retrieved January 3, 2013. 
  2. ^ Parascenzo, Marino (April 14, 1986). "Nicklaus wins thrill-filled Masters". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. p. 19. Retrieved January 3, 2013. 
  3. ^ a b "Nicklaus charge wins Masters". Milwaukee Sentinel. April 14, 1986. pp. 1, 4 (part 2). Retrieved January 3, 2013. 
  4. ^ Harig, Bob (April 3, 2011). "Rekindling Jack Nicklaus' glory". ESPN. Retrieved February 9, 2012. 
  5. ^ Reilly, Rick (April 21, 1986). "Day Of Glory For A Golden Oldie". Sports Illustrated. Retrieved February 9, 2012. 
  6. ^ "Historic leaderboards: 1986 Masters". Augusta.com. Retrieved August 13, 2013. 

External links[edit]

  • Masters.com – Past winners and results
  • About.com – 1986 Masters
  • Augusta.com – 1986 Masters leaderboard and scorecards
  • You Tube.com – video – 1986 Masters: highlights of final holes from CBS Sports broadcast
Preceded by
1985 PGA Championship
Major Championships Succeeded by
1986 U.S. Open

Coordinates: 33°30′11″N 82°01′12″W / 33.503°N 82.020°W / 33.503; -82.020