1996 Masters Tournament

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1996 Masters Tournament
Tournament information
DatesApril 11–14, 1996
LocationAugusta, Georgia
33°30′11″N 82°01′12″W / 33.503°N 82.020°W / 33.503; -82.020Coordinates: 33°30′11″N 82°01′12″W / 33.503°N 82.020°W / 33.503; -82.020
Course(s)Augusta National Golf Club
Organized byAugusta National Golf Club
Tour(s)PGA Tour
Statistics
Par72
Length6,925 yards (6,332 m)[1]
Field92 players, 44 after cut
Cut146 (+2)
Prize fundUS$2.5 million
Winner's share$450,000
Champion
England Nick Faldo
276 (−12)
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Augusta National is located in Georgia
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The 1996 Masters Tournament was the 60th Masters Tournament, held April 11–14 at Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, Georgia.

Nick Faldo won his third Masters and his sixth and final major title, five strokes ahead of runner-up Greg Norman.[2][3] Faldo overcame a six-stroke deficit going into the final day as Norman, leader after each of the first three rounds, faltered down the stretch once again at Augusta.[4][5] The win was the seventh by a European in the last nine Masters. The first win by an Australian at the Masters came seventeen years later when Adam Scott won in 2013.

In the first round, Norman shot the second-ever 63 at the Masters (Nick Price had the first 63, in the third round in 1986). Opening with six pars, Norman birdied nine of the final twelve holes.[6]

Faldo moved into second place with a 67 on Friday and stayed in second, though six shots behind, with a scrambling par on 18 late Saturday afternoon. The par meant that Faldo would be paired with Norman on Sunday which may have proved critical.

In the final round, Norman maintained a four shot lead through 7 holes, and then proceeded to lose five shots to par over the next five holes. Faldo picked up one birdie in that stretch to assume a two shot lead after Norman's tee shot on 12 found the water for a double-bogey. Any thoughts of Norman winning were dashed when his tee shot on the par three 16th also found the water. Faldo's 67 was the best round of the day while Norman's 78 was one of the worst rounds of the day, together yielding the greatest comeback/collapse in Masters history. In addition it tied the largest lead ever blown in a PGA Tour tournament. This record has yet to be broken.[7][8]

None of the five amateurs made the cut, including 20-year-old Tiger Woods, in his second Masters.[9] He returned as a professional the next year and won by 12 strokes.

Field[edit]

1. Masters champions

Tommy Aaron, Seve Ballesteros, Gay Brewer, Billy Casper, Charles Coody, Fred Couples (9,12), Ben Crenshaw (9,12,13), Nick Faldo (3,9,13), Raymond Floyd (9), Doug Ford, Bernhard Langer, Sandy Lyle, Larry Mize, Jack Nicklaus, Arnold Palmer, Gary Player, Craig Stadler (11,12), Tom Watson (9), Ian Woosnam (9), Fuzzy Zoeller

2. U.S. Open champions (last five years)

Ernie Els (11,12,13), Lee Janzen (9,10,12,13), Tom Kite, Corey Pavin (9,10,12,13), Payne Stewart (12,13)

3. The Open champions (last five years)

Ian Baker-Finch, John Daly (4,12), Tom Lehman (10,12,13), Greg Norman (9,10,12,13), Nick Price (4,10,13)

4. PGA champions (last five years)

Paul Azinger (9), Steve Elkington (9,11,12,13)

5. U.S. Amateur champion and runner-up

Buddy Marucci (a), Tiger Woods (a)

6. The Amateur champion

Gordon Sherry (a)

7. U.S. Amateur Public Links champion

Chris Wollmann (a)

8. U.S. Mid-Amateur champion

Jerry Courville Jr. (a)

9. Top 24 players and ties from the 1995 Masters

David Edwards, Brad Faxon (11), David Frost, David Gilford, Jay Haas (10,11,13), Brian Henninger, Scott Hoch (12,13), John Huston, Hale Irwin, Davis Love III (10,12,13), Phil Mickelson (10,12,13), Colin Montgomerie (11), Kenny Perry (13), Loren Roberts (13), Curtis Strange, Duffy Waldorf (10,12)

10. Top 16 players and ties from the 1995 U.S. Open

Brad Bryant (12,13), Bill Glasson, Neal Lancaster, Jeff Maggert (11), Mark McCumber, Frank Nobilo, Mark Roe, Vijay Singh (12,13), Jeff Sluman (11), Steve Stricker, Bob Tway (12,13)

11. Top eight players and ties from 1995 PGA Championship

Bob Estes, Justin Leonard (13), Steve Lowery, Mark O'Meara (12,13)

12. Winners of PGA Tour events since the previous Masters

Woody Austin (13), Mark Brooks, Mark Calcavecchia (13), Ed Dougherty, Fred Funk (13), Jim Furyk, Jim Gallagher Jr. (13), Paul Goydos, Tim Herron, Billy Mayfair (13), Scott McCarron, Paul Stankowski, Hal Sutton, Ted Tryba, D. A. Weibring

13. Top 30 players from the 1995 PGA Tour money list

David Duval, Scott Simpson, Kirk Triplett

14. Special foreign invitation

Michael Campbell, Alex Čejka, Satoshi Higashi, Masashi Ozaki, Costantino Rocca, Sam Torrance

Round summaries[edit]

First round[edit]

Thursday, April 11, 1996

Place Player Country Score To par
1 Greg Norman  Australia 63 −9
2 Phil Mickelson  United States 65 −7
T3 Scott Hoch  United States 67 −5
Bob Tway  United States
5 Lee Janzen  United States 68 −4
T6 Nick Faldo  England 69 −3
Brad Faxon  United States
David Gilford  England
Scott Simpson  United States
Vijay Singh  Fiji

Source:[1]

Scorecard[edit]

First 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
Australia Norman E E E E E E −1 −2 −3 −3 −3 −4 −5 −6 −7 −7 −8 −9

Source:[10]

Second round[edit]

Friday, April 12, 1996

Place Player Country Score To par
1 Greg Norman  Australia 63-69=132 −12
2 Nick Faldo  England 69-67=136 −8
T3 David Frost  South Africa 70-68=138 −6
Phil Mickelson  United States 65-73=138
T5 Lee Janzen  United States 68-71=139 −5
Bob Tway  United States 67-72=139
T7 Scott Hoch  United States 67-73=140 −4
Scott McCarron  United States 70-70=140
Vijay Singh  Fiji 69-71=140
T10 Corey Pavin  United States 75-66=141 −3
Ian Woosnam  Wales 72-69=141

Source:[11]

Amateurs: Woods (+6), Sherry (+11), Wollmann (+14), Courville, Jr. (+16), Marucci (+16)

Third round[edit]

Saturday, April 13, 1996

Place Player Country Score To par
1 Greg Norman  Australia 63-69-71=203 −13
2 Nick Faldo  England 69-67-73=209 −7
3 Phil Mickelson  United States 65-73-72=210 −6
T4 David Frost  South Africa 70-68-74=212 −4
Scott McCarron  United States 70-70-72=212
Duffy Waldorf  United States 72-71-69=212
T7 Scott Hoch  United States 67-73-73=213 −3
John Huston  United States 71-71-71=213
T9 David Duval  United States 73-72-69=214 −2
Ernie Els  South Africa 71-71-72=214
Lee Janzen  United States 68-71-75=214
Frank Nobilo  New Zealand 71-71-72=214
Corey Pavin  United States 75-66-73=214
Vijay Singh  Fiji 69-71-74=214
Ian Woosnam  Wales 72-69-73=214

Final round[edit]

Sunday, April 14, 1996

Final leaderboard[edit]

Champion
(a) = amateur
(c) = past champion
Top 10
Place Player Score To par Money (US$)
1 England Nick Faldo (c) 69-67-73-67=276 −12 450,000
2 Australia Greg Norman 63-69-71-78=281 −7 270,000
3 United States Phil Mickelson 65-73-72-72=282 −6 170,000
4 New Zealand Frank Nobilo 71-71-72-69=283 −5 120,000
T5 United States Scott Hoch 67-73-73-71=284 −4 95,000
United States Duffy Waldorf 72-71-69-72=284
T7 United States Davis Love III 72-71-74-68=285 −3 77,933
United States Jeff Maggert 71-73-72-69=285
United States Corey Pavin 75-66-73-71=285
T10 South Africa David Frost 70-68-74-74=286 −2 65,000
United States Scott McCarron 70-70-72-74=286

Sources:[12][13]

Scorecard[edit]

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
England Faldo −7 −8 −8 −8 −7 −8 −8 −9 −9 −9 −9 −9 −10 −10 −11 −11 −11 −12
Australia Norman −12 −13 −13 −12 −12 −12 −12 −12 −11 −10 −9 −7 −8 −8 −9 −7 −7 −7
United States Mickelson −6 −7 −7 −6 −6 −7 −6 −5 −5 −5 −5 −4 −5 −4 −6 −6 −6 −6
New Zealand Nobilo −2 −2 −2 −2 −1 −1 −1 −2 −3 −4 −5 −4 −5 −5 −5 −6 −6 −5
United States Hoch −2 −3 −3 −2 −2 −2 −2 −3 −3 −3 −3 −4 −5 −4 −4 −4 −4 −4
United States Waldorf −4 −6 −6 −5 −5 −4 −5 −5 −5 −5 −5 −5 −4 −5 −5 −5 −5 −4
South Africa Frost −4 −4 −4 −4 −3 −3 −1 −2 −2 −2 −2 −2 −3 −3 −3 −4 −3 −2
United States McCarron −4 −4 −3 −3 −2 −2 −2 −2 −2 −1 −1 −1 −1 −1 −2 −2 −2 −2

Cumulative tournament scores, relative to par

Eagle Birdie Bogey Double bogey

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Masters Scoreboard". Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel. April 12, 1996. p. 8C.
  2. ^ Reilly, Rick (April 22, 1996). "Master Strokes". Sports Illustrated. p. 24.
  3. ^ Bonk, Thomas (April 15, 1996). "Choke artist". Spokesman-Review. (Spokane, Washington). (Los Angeles Times). p. C1.
  4. ^ Parascenzo, Marino (April 15, 1996). "Faldo in as Shark plunges". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. p. C1.
  5. ^ D'Amato, Gary (April 15, 1996). "On final day, Shark goes belly-up". Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel. p. 1C.
  6. ^ Bonk, Thomas (April 12, 1996). "Norman's opening 63 'one of great rounds'". Eugene Register-Guard. (Oregon). (Los Angeles Times). p. C1.
  7. ^ "Largest 54-hole lead lost in PGA Tour golf history". pga.com. Retrieved 2019-11-19.
  8. ^ "The Masters 1996: Faldo triumphs as Norman blows six-shot lead - as it happened". The Guardian. 11 April 2020. Retrieved 7 May 2020.
  9. ^ Parascenzo, Marino (April 13, 1996). "Tiger misses cut, but Nicklaus believes young star will purr". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. p. C2.
  10. ^ "History: hole-by-hole and stats: Greg Norman". Augusta.com. 1996. Retrieved May 18, 2013.
  11. ^ "Masters: Friday's scores". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. April 13, 1996. p. C-2.
  12. ^ "Masters – Past Winners & Results". Augusta National Inc. Retrieved April 20, 2021.
  13. ^ "Past results – Masters tournament". PGA Tour. Retrieved April 20, 2021.

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