List of Masters Tournament champions

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Jack Nicklaus, six-time Masters champion in 1963, 1965, 1966, 1972, 1975, and 1986, which is a record, and he is one of three golfers to successfully defend his title. He is also one of four champions to win wire-to-wire, in 1972.

The Masters Tournament is a golf competition that was established in 1934, with Horton Smith winning the inaugural tournament.[1] The Masters is the first of four major championships to be played each year, with the final round of the Masters always being scheduled for the second Sunday in April.[2] The Masters is the only one of the four majors to use the same course every year; the Augusta National Golf Club.[3] Masters champions are automatically invited to play in the other three majors (the U.S. Open, the Open Championship (British Open), and the PGA Championship) for the next five years, and earn a lifetime invitation to the Masters. They also receive membership on the PGA Tour for the following five seasons and invitations to the Players Championship for the five years following their victory.[4] The champion also receives the "Green Jacket", the first one being won by Sam Snead in 1949. The champion takes the jacket home for a year and returns it thereafter. A multiple-time champion will only have one jacket unless his size changes dramatically.[5]

Jack Nicklaus holds the record for the most Masters victories, winning the tournament six times during his career. Nicklaus is also the oldest winner of the Masters: he was 46 years 82 days old when he won in 1986.[6] Nicklaus, Nick Faldo, and Tiger Woods co-hold the record for most consecutive victories with two. Woods holds the distinction of being the youngest winner of the Masters, he was 21 years 104 days old when he won in 1997.[6] Woods also set the record for the widest winning margin (12 strokes), and the lowest winning score, with 270, 18 below par (-18) in 1997.[7] The highest winning score of 289 (+1) was originally set by Sam Snead in 1954, it was equalled by Jack Burke, Jr. in 1956, and Zach Johnson in 2007.[7] Four golfers have won the Masters wire-to-wire; Craig Wood in 1941, Arnold Palmer in 1960, Nicklaus in 1972, and Raymond Floyd in 1976.[8] Other players have led wire-to-wire if ties after a round are included, most recently Trevor Immelman in the 2008 Masters Tournament.

Champions[edit]

By year[edit]

Arnold Palmer, four-time Masters Champion 1958, 1960, 1962, and 1964. He is one of four champions to win wire-to-wire with his victory in 1960.
Tiger Woods, four-time Masters Champion in 1997, 2001, 2002, and 2005, and is one of three golfers to successfully defend his title
Sam Snead, three-time Masters Champion in 1949, 1952, 1954
Gary Player, three-time Masters Champion in 1961, 1974, and 1978
Nick Faldo, three-time Masters Champion in 1989, 1990, and 1996, and is one of three golfers to successfully defend his title
Phil Mickelson, three-time Masters Champion in 2004, 2006, and 2010
Key
Champion won in a playoff Tournament won in a playoff
Masters Tournament champions
Year Country Champion Total score To Par[9][a]
1934  United States Smith, HortonHorton Smith 284 −4
1935  United States Sarazen, GeneGene SarazenChampion won in a playoff[c] 282 −6
1936  United States Smith, HortonHorton Smith 285 −3
1937  United States Nelson, ByronByron Nelson 283 −5
1938  United States Picard, HenryHenry Picard 285 −3
1939  United States Guldahl, RalphRalph Guldahl 279 −9
1940  United States Demaret, JimmyJimmy Demaret 280 −8
1941  United States Wood, CraigCraig Wood 280 −8
1942  United States Nelson, ByronByron NelsonChampion won in a playoff[d] 280 −8
1943 &
None[b] &
&
1944 &
None &
&
1945 &
None &
&
1946  United States Keiser, HermanHerman Keiser 282 −6
1947  United States Demaret, JimmyJimmy Demaret 281 −7
1948  United States Harmon, ClaudeClaude Harmon 279 −9
1949  United States Snead, SamSam Snead 282 −6
1950  United States Demaret, JimmyJimmy Demaret 283 −5
1951  United States Hogan, BenBen Hogan 280 −8
1952  United States Snead, SamSam Snead 286 −2
1953  United States Hogan, BenBen Hogan 274 −14
1954  United States Snead, SamSam SneadChampion won in a playoff[e] 289 +1
1955  United States Middlecoff, CaryCary Middlecoff 279 −9
1956  United States Burke, Jr., JackJack Burke, Jr. 289 +1
1957  United States Ford, DougDoug Ford 283 −5
1958  United States Palmer, ArnoldArnold Palmer 284 −4
1959  United States Wall, Jr., ArtArt Wall, Jr. 284 −4
1960  United States Palmer, ArnoldArnold Palmer 282 −6
1961  South Africa Player, GaryGary Player 280 −8
1962  United States Palmer, ArnoldArnold PalmerChampion won in a playoff[f] 280 −8
1963  United States Nicklaus, JackJack Nicklaus 286 −2
1964  United States Palmer, ArnoldArnold Palmer 276 −12
1965  United States Nicklaus, JackJack Nicklaus 271 −17
1966  United States Nicklaus, JackJack NicklausChampion won in a playoff[g] 288 E
1967  United States Brewer, GayGay Brewer 280 −8
1968  United States Goalby, BobBob Goalby 277 −11
1969  United States Archer, GeorgeGeorge Archer 281 −7
1970  United States Casper, BillyBilly CasperChampion won in a playoff[h] 279 −9
1971  United States Coody, CharlesCharles Coody 279 −9
1972  United States Nicklaus, JackJack Nicklaus 286 −2
1973  United States Aaron, TommyTommy Aaron 283 −5
1974  South Africa Player, GaryGary Player 278 −10
1975  United States Nicklaus, JackJack Nicklaus 276 −12
1976  United States Floyd, RaymondRaymond Floyd 271 −17
1977  United States Watson, TomTom Watson 276 −12
1978  South Africa Player, GaryGary Player 277 −11
1979  United States Zoeller, FuzzyFuzzy ZoellerChampion won in a playoff[i] 280 −8
1980  Spain Ballesteros, SeveSeve Ballesteros 275 −13
1981  United States Watson, TomTom Watson 280 −8
1982  United States Stadler, CraigCraig StadlerChampion won in a playoff[j] 284 −4
1983  Spain Ballesteros, SeveSeve Ballesteros 280 −8
1984  United States Crenshaw, BenBen Crenshaw 277 −11
1985  West Germany Langer, BernhardBernhard Langer 282 −6
1986  United States Nicklaus, JackJack Nicklaus 279 −9
1987  United States Mize, LarryLarry MizeChampion won in a playoff[k] 285 −3
1988  Scotland Lyle, SandySandy Lyle 281 −7
1989  England Faldo, NickNick FaldoChampion won in a playoff[l] 283 −5
1990  England Faldo, NickNick FaldoChampion won in a playoff[m] 278 −10
1991  Wales Woosnam, IanIan Woosnam 277 −11
1992  United States Couples, FredFred Couples 275 −13
1993  Germany Langer, BernhardBernhard Langer 277 −11
1994  Spain Olazábal, José MaríaJosé María Olazábal 279 −9
1995  United States Crenshaw, BenBen Crenshaw 274 −14
1996  England Faldo, NickNick Faldo 276 −12
1997  United States Woods, TigerTiger Woods 270 −18
1998  United States O'Meara, MarkMark O'Meara 279 −9
1999  Spain Olazábal, José MaríaJosé María Olazábal 280 −8
2000  Fiji Singh, VijayVijay Singh 278 −10
2001  United States Woods, TigerTiger Woods 272 −16
2002  United States Woods, TigerTiger Woods 276 −12
2003  Canada Weir, MikeMike WeirChampion won in a playoff[n] 281 −7
2004  United States Mickelson, PhilPhil Mickelson 279 −9
2005  United States Woods, TigerTiger WoodsChampion won in a playoff[o] 276 −12
2006  United States Mickelson, PhilPhil Mickelson 281 −7
2007  United States Johnson, ZachZach Johnson 289 +1
2008  South Africa Immelman, TrevorTrevor Immelman 280 −8
2009  Argentina Cabrera, ÁngelÁngel CabreraChampion won in a playoff[p] 276 −12
2010  United States Mickelson, PhilPhil Mickelson 272 −16
2011  South Africa Schwartzel, CharlCharl Schwartzel 274 −14
2012  United States Watson, BubbaBubba WatsonChampion won in a playoff[q] 278 −10
2013  Australia Scott, AdamAdam ScottChampion won in a playoff[r] 279 −9
2014  United States Watson, BubbaBubba Watson 280 −8

Multiple champions[edit]

Masters Tournament multiple champions
Golfer Total Years
 Nicklaus, JackJack Nicklaus (USA) 6 1963, 1965, 1966, 1972, 1975, 1986
 Palmer, ArnoldArnold Palmer (USA) 4 1958, 1960, 1962, 1964
 Woods, TigerTiger Woods (USA) 4 1997, 2001, 2002, 2005
 Demaret, JimmyJimmy Demaret (USA) 3 1940, 1947, 1950
 Snead, SamSam Snead (USA) 3 1949, 1952, 1954
 Player, GaryGary Player (RSA) 3 1961, 1974, 1978
 Faldo, NickNick Faldo (ENG) 3 1989, 1990, 1996
 Mickelson, PhilPhil Mickelson (USA) 3 2004, 2006, 2010
 Smith, HortonHorton Smith (USA) 2 1934, 1936
 Nelson, ByronByron Nelson (USA) 2 1937, 1942
 Hogan, BenBen Hogan (USA) 2 1951, 1953
 Watson, TomTom Watson (USA) 2 1977, 1981
 Ballesteros, SeveSeve Ballesteros (ESP) 2 1980, 1983
 Langer, BernhardBernhard Langer (GER) 2 1985, 1993
 Crenshaw, BenBen Crenshaw (USA) 2 1984, 1995
 Olazábal, José MaríaJosé María Olazábal (ESP) 2 1994, 1999
 Watson, BubbaBubba Watson (USA) 2 2012, 2014

By nationality[edit]

Masters Tournament champions by nationality
Nationality Wins Winners
 United States 58 35
 South Africa 5 3
 Spain 4 2
 England 3 1
 Germany 2 1
 Scotland 1 1
 Wales 1 1
 Fiji 1 1
 Canada 1 1
 Argentina 1 1
 Australia 1 1

Notes[edit]

References[edit]

General

Specific

  1. ^ "Significant Dates". Masters. Retrieved April 21, 2008. 
  2. ^ "A Special Sunday". Augusta. April 11, 1998. Retrieved April 20, 2008. 
  3. ^ "Augusta's Special Aura". BBC Sport. April 5, 2002. Retrieved March 20, 2008. 
  4. ^ "The Masters". Your Golf Travel. Retrieved March 19, 2008. 
  5. ^ "US Masters: Did You Know?". BBC Sport. April 2, 2001. Retrieved March 3, 2008. 
  6. ^ a b "Champions". Masters. Retrieved January 21, 2008. 
  7. ^ a b "Scoring Statistics". Masters. Retrieved April 21, 2008. 
  8. ^ "Masters records". Masters. Retrieved June 21, 2011. 
  9. ^ a b "Scoring". BBC Sport. September 16, 2005. Retrieved September 23, 2008. 

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