The Masters Golf Tournament

History, Facts and Figures for The Masters Golf Tournament

AUGUSTA, GA - APRIL 09: Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson pose after Woods put the green jacket on Mickelson after winning The Masters at the Augusta National Golf Club after the final round on April 9, 2006 in Augusta, Georgia. Mickelson won with the score seven under.
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The Masters, played every year at Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, Ga., is one of golf's four majors. It is a tournament founded by Bobby Jones and revered by golfers everywhere. Here you'll find tournament history, records and more.

2017 Masters Tournament Information

    2016 Masters Tournament

    Willet wins it after Spieth blows it: Jordan Spieth, attempting to win back-to-back, appeared en route to doing just that halfway through the final round. Spieth birdied the last four holes of the front nine to reach 7-under and led by five strokes over Danny Willett as Spieth made the turn.

    But Spieth then bogeyed the 10th and 11th holes before disaster struck on No. 12. Spieth put two balls into Rae's Creek on the short par-4 and wound up with a triple-bogey 7. That dropped him to 1-under. Willett, meanwhile, made birdies on 13, 14 and 16, then parred the final two holes to post 5-under 283.

    Other challengers dropped away, but Spieth tried to rally. He birdied the 13th and 15th before a bogey on No. 17 ended his chances and made Willett the 2016 Masters champion. Read more/view scores

    Final Leaders
    Danny Willett, 283
    Lee Westwood, 286
    Jordan Spieth, 286
    Paul Casey, 287

    Holmes, 287
    Dustin Johnson, 287
    Matthew Fitzpatrick, 288
    Soren Kjeldsen, 288
    Hideki Matsuyama, 288
    Justin Rose, 289
    Daniel Berger, 289
    Rory McIlroy, 289
    Brandt Snedeker, 289
    Jason Day, 289

    2015 Masters Tournament

    Jordan Spieth became the second-youngest winner in tournament history, and tied the 72-hole scoring record of 270.

    He led wire-to-wire, just the fifth golfer in tournament history to do so, and the first since 1976. Scores/Recap

    Spieth rewrites the recordbook: Jordan Spieth set tournament records from the first round on, tied others and challenged still more.

    Masters History

    Masters Champions/Tourney Recaps & Scores
    Check the list of Masters winners through the years, going back to the first tournament in 1934. You can also find tournament scores and recaps here for every Masters played.

    Masters Records
    Look through this interesting list of tournament records. You're sure to find some interesting facts.

    Par-3 Contest Facts and Winners
    Find out when the Par-3 Contest began and which golfers have won it every year since. There are some surprises.

    • Has a Par-3 contest winner ever won The Masters?

    98 Historic Firsts at Augusta and The Masters
    When did the first round of 63, win by more than 10, back-to-back champion happen? When did the course get bentgrass greens, when was the tournament first televised, who hit the first shot ever?

    We have 98 historic, famous and not-so-famous firsts on this list.

    Masters Rankings

    What were the greatest shots at the Masters, and who were the greatest champions? Check out our rankings for those and other topics:

    About Augusta National

    Augusta National Golf Club is one of the most-famous golf courses in the world. Check out photos of and info about the home of the Masters golf tournament:

    Masters Trivia and Traditions

    Masters Traditions
    The Masters has many popular annual traditions, such as honorary starters, the Par-3 Contest, skipping balls across the water on No. 16, and so on. We run them down here and explain origins and more.

    Champions Dinner and Menus
    What's been on the dinner menu at past Champions Dinners? Here's a roundup of recent offerings.

    • Who started the Champions Dinner tradition?

    14 Things You Never Knew about Augusta and The Masters
    For example, did you know that Ben Crenshaw saw a ghost during one of his rounds? Or that the Masters theme song and the Caddyshack theme song are related?

    27 Great Quotes about The Masters
    They said what? Some of these quotes are just plain funny, others provide insight into the tournament or golf course. Here are 27 of the best things anyone ever said about The Masters.

    And More ...

    Masters FAQ
    We've spotlighted entries in our Masters FAQ throughout this page above. But here you'll find more answers to commonly asked questions about the tournament, its history and about Augusta National Golf Club.

    How to Get Masters Tickets
    How do you go about getting Masters tickets? Hint: you'll need a lot of luck, and a lot of money.

    Future dates: 2017 - 2018 - 2019 - 2020

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