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Masters Golf Tournament Facts and Stats
(Complete - through 2012 Tournament)
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Scoring Leaders
 GolferRoundsAverageBest Round
Tiger Woods 70 70.87 65
Phil Mickelson 78 70.97 65
Fred Couples 108 71.89 66
Jerry Pate 28 71.96 67
Jack Nicklaus 163 71.98 64
Ernie Els 64 72.09 66
Angel Cabrera 46 72.13 66
Hale Irwin 76 72.18 64
Geoff Ogilvy 28 72.21 67
Tom Weiskopf 62 72.23 66
Brad Faxon 46 72.26 68
Bert Yancey 30 72.27 65
Jim Furyk 60 72.28 66
Jose Maria Olazabal 80 72.29 66
John Huston 50 72.30 66
Greg Norman 80 72.31 63
Tom Kite 94 72.36 66
Ben Hogan 98 72.38 66
Ian Poulter 32 72.38 68
Justin Rose 28 72.39 67
Tom Watson 126 72.44 67
Tom Lehman 44 72.41 67
Steve Pate 26 72.42 65
Dave Stockton 44 72.43 66
Retief Goosen 44 72.43 67
Padraig Harrington 44 72.45 68
Vijay Singh 68 72.47 65
Davis Love III 66 72.55 66
Don January 72 72.57 66
Bernhard Langer 100 72.61 66
Mark Calcavecchia 62 72.61 65
David Graham 51 72.69 66
Curtis Strange 67 72.70 65
Nick Faldo 76 72.72 65
Lanny Wadkins 80 72.81 65
Gene Littler 100 72.90 67
Raymond Floyd 144 73.03 65
Jay Haas 82 73.10 64
Seve Ballesteros 92 73.17 66
Byron Nelson 106 73.19 66
Mark O'Meara 94 73.20 67
Larry Mize 92 73.26 65
Sam Snead 146 73.30 67
Ben Crenshaw 132 73.44 67
Gary Player 164 73.54 64
Craig Stadler 114 73.75 66
Billy Casper 132 74.46 66
All-Time Scoring Records (General)
 Lowest Front Nine Score30 Johnny Miller (1975)
30 Greg Norman (1988)
30 K.J. Choi (2004)
Phil Mickelson (2009)
 Lowest Back Nine Score29 Mark Calcavecchia (1992), David Toms (1998)
 Lowest 18 Hole Score63 Nick Price (1986), Greg Norman (1996)
 Lowest 36 Hole Score131 Raymond Floyd (1976)
 Lowest 54 Hole Score201 Raymond Floyd (1976), Tiger Woods (1997)
 Lowest 72 Hole Score270 Tiger Woods (1997)
 Highest Score on Hole13 Tom Weiskopf (No. 12, 1980), Tommy Nakajima (No. 13, 1978)
 Youngest ChampionTiger Woods (21 Yrs/3 Mnths/14 Days, 1997)
 Youngest Runner-upJohnny Miller (23, 1971) Jason Day (23, 2011)
 Oldest ChampionJack Nicklaus (46 Yrs, 1986)
 Oldest Runner-up Raymond Floyd (49 Yrs, 1992)
All-Time Scoring Records (Amateur)
 Lowest Front Nine Score 32 Marvin Ward, 1940
32 Billy Joe Patton (1954) (2)
32 Ken Venturi (1956)
32 Ben Crenshaw (1973)
32 Matt Kuchar (1998)
32 James Driscoll (2001)
 Lowest Back Nine Score 31 Casey Wittenberg, 2004
 Lowest 18 Hole Score 66 Ken Venturi (1956)
 Lowest 36 Hole Score 135 Ken Venturi (1956)
 Lowest 54 Hole Score 210 Ken Venturi (1956)
 Lowest 72 Hole Score 281 Charles Coe (1961)
All-Time Scoring Records (Foreigners)
 Lowest Front Nine Score 30 Greg Norman (1988), K.J. Choi (2004)
 Lowest Back Nine Score 30 Maurice Bembridge (1974)
30 Gary Player (1978)
30 Nick Price (1986)
30 Greg Norman (1996)
30 Vijay Singh (2002)
 Lowest 18 Hole Score 63 Nick Price (1986), Greg Norman (1996)
 Lowest 36 Hole Score 132 Greg Norman (1996)
 Lowest 54 Hole Score 203 Seve Ballesteros (1980), Greg Norman (1996)
 Lowest 72 Hole Score 274 Charl Schwartzel (2011)
Individual Scoring Records (Excluding Playoffs)
 Most 72-Hole Totals under 30035 Jack Nicklaus (1960-98)
29 Sam Snead (1937-74)
 Most 72-Hole Totals under 29026 Jack Nicklaus
 Most 72-Hole Totals 280 or Better7 Tiger Woods (1997, 2001-02, 05, 09-11)
7 Phil Mickelson (1995, 2001-02, 04, 09-10, 12)
6 Gary Player (1961-62, 65, 70, 74, 78)
6 Tom Watson (1977-79, 81, 84, 91)
 Most Subpar Rounds71 Jack Nicklaus (in 161 rounds)
 Most Consecutively10 Tiger Woods (2000-02)
 Most Par-Better Rounds92 Jack Nicklaus
 Most Consecutively11 Tiger Woods (2000-02)
 Most Rounds Under 70, career39 Jack Nicklaus
 Most Consecutively4 Tom Watson (1978-79, 1984-85), Jose Maria Olazabal (1994-95)
 Most Eagles, career24 Jack Nicklaus (3 on Par 4's, 21 on Par 5's)
22 Raymond Floyd
 Most Contrasting Round82 Jacky Cupit, 1963 (34-48)
 Most Contrasting Starts88-67 Craig Wood (1936), 64-82 Mike Donald (1990)
69-86 Sandy Lyle (2010)
 Four of a KindWalter Hagen 76-76-76-76 (1939)
Lew Worsham 74-74-74-74 (1954)
Kenny Knox 75-75-75-75 (1987)
George Archer 75-75-75-75 (1989)
 Most Birdies in One Tournament25 Phil Mickelson (2001)
 Most Birdies in One Round11 Anthony Kim (2009)
 Most Birdies Consecutively 7 Steve Pate (1999) - Holes 7 - 13
7 Tiger Woods (2005) - Holes 7 - 13
 Most Birdies, Career506 Jack Nicklaus
Four Subpar Rounds, Same Masters
 PlayerYear(s)
Paul Azinger 2001
Ian Baker-Finch 1991
Angel Cabrera 2009, 11
K.J. Choi 2010
Fred Couples 1992, 98
Ben Crenshaw 1995
Jimmy Demaret 1947
David Duval 2001
Steve Elkington 1993
Ray Floyd 1968, 76, 92
David Frost 1995
Jim Furyk 2001
Bob Goalby 1968
Claude Harmon 1948
Nolan Henke 1992
Ben Hogan 1953
Matt Kuchar 2012
Bernhard Langer 1993
Gene Littler 1970
Davis Love III 1995
Hunter Mahan 2010
Phil Mickelson 2001, 10
Jodie Mudd 1991
Jack Nicklaus 1965
J.Maria Olazabal 1991, 2002
Arnold Palmer 1964
Kenny Perry 2009
Gary Player 1962, 74, 80
Charl Schwartzel 2011
Scott Simpson 1992
Kirk Triplett 2001
Lanny Wadkins 1991
Bubba Watson 2012
Tom Watson 1977, 79, 81
Tom Weiskopf 1969, 74
Lee Westwood 2010
Tiger Woods 1997, 2001-02, 10
Fuzzy Zoeller 1979
Consecutive Starts Most Starts
Arnold Palmer 50 (1955-2004) Gary Player 52
Doug Ford 46 (1956-2001) Arnold Palmer 50
Raymond Floyd 45 (1965-2009) Doug Ford 49
Sam Snead 44 (1937-1983) Jack Nicklaus 45
Jack Nicklaus 40 (1959-1998) Billy Casper 45
Ben Crenshaw 40 (1972-2011) Raymond Floyd 45
Tom Watson 37 (1975-2011) Sam Snead 44
Gary Player 36 (1974-2009) Tommy Aaron 42
Billy Casper 35 (1957-1991)
Most Cuts Made Most Consecutive Cuts Made
37 Jack Nicklaus 23 Fred Couples (1983-2007)
30 Gary Player 23 Gary Player (1959-1982)
27 Raymond Floyd 21 Tom Watson (1975-1995)
25 Ben Crenshaw 19 Bernhard Langer (1984-2002)
25 Arnold Palmer 19 Gene Littler (1961-1980)
25 Fred Couples 18 Billy Casper (1960-1977)
24 Tom Watson 15 Bruce Devlin (1964-1981)
23 Billy Casper 15 Jack Nicklaus (1968-1982)
15 Tiger Woods (1997-2011)
Top Finishers
 GolferFirstSecondThirdTop-5Top-10Top-25
Jack Nicklaus 6 4 2 15 2229
Tiger Woods 4 2 1 10 1215
Arnold Palmer 4 2 1 9 1219
Sam Snead 3 1 4 9 1526
Phil Mickelson 3 0 5 10 1416
Gary Player 3 2 1 8 1522
Nick Faldo 3 0 0 3 310
Ben Hogan 2 4 0 9 1721
Tom Watson 2 3 1 9 1520
Ben Crenshaw 2 2 2 8 1118
Byron Nelson 2 2 1 7 1420
Seve Ballesteros 2 2 1 7 814
Jose Maria Olazabal 2 1 1 5 813
Bernhard Langer 2 0 0 3 812
Raymond Floyd 1 3 1 5 1122
Fred Couples 1 1 1 5 1116
Billy Casper 1 1 0 4 818
Vijay Singh 1 0 0 2 610
Angel Cabrera 1 0 0 1 5 8
Tom Kite 0 3 1 9 1216
Greg Norman 0 3 3 8 912
Retief Goosen 0 2 2 4 4 6
Ernie Els 0 2 0 3 610
Lee Westwood 0 1 1 2 3 6
Bubba Watson 1 0 0 1 1 2