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.

2018 Masters

2017 Masters Tournament

Sergio Garcia played in 73 major championships without winning one.

But now he's off the schneid. Garcia beat Justin Rose on the first sudden-death playoff hole to win the 2017 Masters. That was after both finished at 9-under 279, after both missed birdie opportunities on the 72nd hole. On the playoff hole, Rose found trouble off the tree, hit a poor second stroke and made bogey. Garcia hit a great approach shot and rolled in the birdie putt to win. Read more/view scores

Final Leaders
x-Sergio Garcia, 279
Justin Rose, 279
Charl Schwartzel, 282
Matt Kuchar, 283
Thomas Pieters, 283
Paul Casey, 284
Kevin Chappell, 285
Rory McIlroy, 285
Ryan Moore, 286
Adam Scott, 286
Rickie Fowler, 287
Russell Henley, 287
Brooks Koepka, 287
Hideki Matsuyama, 287
Jordan Spieth, 287
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2016 Masters Tournament

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

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.

Masters Rankings

A lot of the golfers you'd expect to win The Masters did, in fact, win the tournament. But not all of them!

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

The Masters has many popular annual traditions, such as honorary starters and skipping balls across the water on No. 16.

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

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: 2018 - 2019 - 2020

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