How Many Golfers Have Made a Hole-in-One During The Masters?

Running Down All the Masters Aces

Kirk Triplett hole in one during 2004 Masters
Kirk Triplett celebrates a hole-in-one during the 2004 Masters. Harry How/Getty Images

How many golfers have made a hole-in-one during The Masters? Through 2018, there have been 29 aces made in The Masters, by 29 different golfers.

On this page we list Masters holes-in-one first chronologically, and lower on the page we list them by hole. In-between are some notes and trivia on Masters aces.

Aces in The Masters By Year

1934 Masters
a-Ross Somerville, 16th hole, 145 yards with a mashie niblick

1935 Masters
Willie Goggin, 16th hole, 145 yards with a spade mashie

1940 Masters
a-Ray Billows, 16th hole, 145 yards with an 8-iron

1947 Masters
Claude Harmon, 12th hole, 155 yards with a 7-iron

1949 Masters
a-John Dawson, 16th hole, 190 yards with a 4-iron

1954 Masters
Leland Gibson, sixth hole, 190 yards with a 4-iron
a-Billy Joe Patton, sixth hole, 190 yards with a 5-iron

1959 Masters
a-William Hyndman, 12th hole, 155 yards with a 5-iron

1968 Masters
Clive Clark, 16th hole, 190 yards with a 2-iron

1972 Masters
Charles Coody, sixth hole, 190 yards with a 5-iron

1988 Masters
Curtis Strange, 12th hole, 155 yards with a 7-iron

1992 Masters
Jeff Sluman, fourth hole, 213 yards with a 4-iron
Corey Pavin, 16th hole, 140 yards with an 8-iron

1996 Masters
Raymond Floyd, 16th hole, 182 yards with a 5-iron

2004 Masters
Chris DiMarco, sixth hole, 198 yards with a 5-iron
Padraig Harrington, 16th hole, 177 yards with a 6-iron
Kirk Triplett, 16th hole, 177 yards with a 6-iron

2005 Masters
Trevor Immelman, 16th hole, 177 yards with a 7-iron

2008 Masters
Ian Poulter, 16th hole, 169 yards with an 8-iron

2010 Masters
Nathan Green, 16th hole, 176 yards with a 6-iron
Ryan Moore, 16th hole, 176 yards with a 7-iron

2012 Masters
Bo Van Pelt, 16th hole, 202 yards with a 6-iron
Adam Scott, 16th hole, 202 yards with a 7-iron

2013 Masters
Jamie Donaldson, sixth hole, 177 yards with a 7-iron

2016 Masters
Shane Lowry, 16th hole, 181 yards with an 8-iron
Davis Love III, 16th hole, 181 yards with a 7-iron
Louis Oosthuizen, 16th hole, 181 yards

2017 Masters
Matt Kuchar, 16th hole, 170 yards with a 7-iron

2018 Masters
Charley Hoffman, 16th hole, 173 yards with a 6-iron

Notes on Masters Holes-in-One

  • So the very first hole-in-one at The Masters happened at the very first Masters Tournament. And the answer to that trivia question is Ross Somerville, an amateur. Somerville, in 1932, became the first Canadian to win the U.S. Amateur Championship.
  • The first three Masters aces happened on the 16th hole. Another Augusta National hole didn't see an ace until 1947 when Claude Harmon (Butch Harmon's father) holed out on the 12th. There's a legend about that ace that Harmon's fellow-competitor Ben Hogan failed to notice it. After Hogan hit close to the hole Harmon said, "nice shot." Hogan replied, "thanks, how was yours?" Did Hogan really fail to notice Harmon had holed out? No, he was just having some fun with his friend Harmon.
  • The 16th hole has produced more aces than Augusta National's other three par-3 holes combined.
  • The first hole-in-one on the sixth hole happened in 1954, and the first hole-in-one on the fourth hole only in 1992. Jeff Sluman remains the only golfer to ace Augusta National's No. 4 during The Masters.
  • Only five Masters champions have also scored a hole-in-one, but none during the Masters they actually won. Those four are Claude Harmon, Charles Coody, Raymond Floyd, Trevor Immelman and Adam Scott.
  • All the golfers who've made holes-in-one at The Masters have made only one; there are not yet any two-time acers.
  • Only once in Masters history have there been aces in back-to-back groups. In 2004, Padraig Harrington aced the 16th hole, then Kirk Triplett, in the next group on the tee, did the same thing. It happened in the fourth round.
  • Chris DiMarco also aced during that 2004 Masters, making it the one with the most holes-in-one: three. But the 2016 Masters tied with three aces on the 16th hole in the final round.

Aces in The Masters By Hole

Hole No. 4
Jeff Sluman, 1992, 213 yards with a 4-iron

Hole No. 6
Leland Gibson, 1954, 190 yards with a 4-iron
a-Billy Joe Patton, 1954, 190 yards with a 5-iron
Charles Coody, 1972, 190 yards with a 5-iron
Chris DiMarco, 2004, 198 yards with a 5-iron
Jamie Donaldson, 2013, 177 yards with a 7-iron

Hole No. 12
Claude Harmon, 1947, 155 yards with a 7-iron
a-William Hyndman, 1959, 155 yards with a 6-iron
Curtis Strange, 1988, 155 yards with a 7-iron

Hole No. 16
a-Ross Somerville, 1934, 145 yards with a mashie niblick
Willie Goggin, 1935, 145 yards with a spade mashie
a-Ray Billows, 1940, 145 yards with an 8-iron
a-John Dawson, 1949, 190 yards with a 4-iron
Clive Clark, 1968, 190 yards with a 2-iron
Corey Pavin, 1992, 140 yards with an 8-iron
Raymond Floyd, 1996, 182 yards with a 5-iron
Padraig Harrington, 2004, 177 yards with a 6-iron
Kirk Triplett, 2004, 177 yards with a 6-iron
Trevor Immelman, 2005, 177 yards with a 7-iron
Ian Poulter, 2008, 169 yards with an 8-iron
Nathan Green, 2010, 176 yards with a 6-iron
Ryan Moore, 2010, 176 yards with a 7-iron
Bo Van Pelt, 2012, 202 yards with a 6-iron
Adam Scott, 2012, 202 yards with a 7-iron
Shane Lowry, 2016, 181 yards with an 8-iron
Davis Love III, 2016, 181 yards with a 7-iron
Louis Oosthuizen, 2016, 181 yards
Matt Kuchar, 2017, 170 yards with a 7-iron
Charley Hoffman, 2018, 173 yards with a 6-iron