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Jack Nicklaus at the 1986 Masters
Jack Nicklaus (on the 17th hole during the final round of the 1986 Masters) shows up a lot on the list of Masters records. David Cannon/Getty Images

Below, and on the following page, are many tournament records from The Masters - the bests, firsts, highs, lows, mosts and a few worsts.

Most Wins
6 - Jack Nicklaus (1963, 1965, 1966, 1972, 1975, 1986)
4 - Arnold Palmer (1958, 1960, 1962, 1964)
4 - Tiger Woods (1997, 2001, 2002, 2005)
3 - Jimmy Demaret (1940, 1947, 1950)
3 - Sam Snead (1949, 1952, 1954)
3 - Gary Player (1961, 1974, 1978)
3 - Nick Faldo (1989, 1990, 1996)
3 - Phil Mickelson (2004, 2006, 2010)
2 - Horton Smith, Byron Nelson, Ben Hogan, Tom Watson, Seve Ballesteros, Bernhard Langer, Ben Crenshaw, Jose Maria Olazabal, Bubba Watson

Wire-to-Wire Winners
(Holding the outright lead after all four rounds)

  • Craig Wood (1941)
  • Arnold Palmer (1960)
  • Jack Nicklaus (1972)
  • Raymond Floyd (1976)
  • Jordan Spieth (2015)

Youngest Winners

  • Tiger Woods, 1997 (21 years, 3 months, 14 days)
  • Jordan Spieth, 2015 (21 years, 8 months)
  • Seve Ballesteros, 1980 (23 years, 4 days)
  • Jack Nicklaus, 1963 (23 years, 2 months, 17 days)
  • Byron Nelson, 1937 (24 years, 11 months)

Oldest Winners

  • Jack Nicklaus, 1986 (46 years, 2 months, 23 days)
  • Ben Crenshaw, 1995 (43 years, 2 months, 29 days)
  • Gary Player, 1978 (42 years, 5 months, 8 days)
  • Sam Snead, 1954 (41 years, 10 months, 16 days)

Most Runner-Up Finishes
4 - Ben Hogan (1942, 1946, 1954, 1955)
4 - Jack Nicklaus (1964, 1971, 1977, 1981)
4 - Tom Weiskopf (1969, 1972, 1974, 1975)
3 - Johnny Miller (1971, 1975, 1981)
3 - Greg Norman (1986, 1987, 1996)
3 - Tom Watson (1978, 1979, 1984)
3 - Raymond Floyd (1985, 1990, 1992)
3 - Tom Kite (1983, 1986, 1997)
2 - Seve Ballesteros, Harry Cooper, Ben Crenshaw, Ernie Els, David Duval, Retief Goosen, Ralph Guldahl, Davis Love III, Lloyd Mangrum, Cary Middlecoff, Byron Nelson, Arnold Palmer, Gary Player, Sam Snead, Ken Venturi, Craig Wood, Tiger Woods

Most Top 5 Finishes
15 - Jack Nicklaus
11 - Tiger Woods
11 - Phil Mickelson
9 - Ben Hogan
9 - Tom Kite
9 - Arnold Palmer
9 - Sam Snead
9 - Tom Watson

Most Top 10 Finishes
22 - Jack Nicklaus
17 - Ben Hogan
15 - Gary Player
15 - Sam Snead
15 - Tom Watson
15 - Phil Mickelson
14 - Byron Nelson

Most Top 25 Finishes
29 - Jack Nicklaus
26 - Sam Snead
22 - Gary Player
22 - Raymond Floyd
21 - Ben Hogan
20 - Tom Watson
20 - Byron Nelson

Most Consecutive Years Played
50 - Arnold Palmer, 1955-2004
46 - Doug Ford, 1956-2001
45 - Raymond Floyd, 1965-2009
44 - Ben Crenshaw, 1972-2015
44 - Tom Watson, 1975-2017
40 - Jack Nicklaus, 1959-1998
36 - Gary Player, 1974-2009
35 - Billy Casper, 1957-1991

Most Total Years Played
52 - Gary Player, 1957-2009
50 - Arnold Palmer, 1955-2004
49 - Doug Ford, 1952-2001
46 - Raymond Floyd, 1965-2009
45 - Billy Casper, 1957-2005
45 - Jack Nicklaus, 1959-2005
44 - Sam Snead, 1937-1983
44 - Ben Crenshaw, 1972-2015
44 - Tommy Aaron, 1959-2005
42 - Tom Watson, 1970-2017
40 - Charles Coody, 1963-2006

Lowest Score, Front 9
30 - Johnny Miller, third round, 1975
30 - Greg Norman, fourth round, 1988
30 - K.J. Choi, second round, 2004
30 - Phil Mickelson, fourth round, 2009
30 - Gary Woodland, third round, 2014

Lowest Score, Back 9
29 - Mark Calcavecchia, fourth round, 1992
29 - David Toms, fourth round, 1998

Lowest Score, 18 Holes
63 - Nick Price, third round, 1986
63 - Greg Norman, first round, 1996

Lowest Amateur Score, 18 Holes
66 - Ken Venturi, 1956, first round

Lowest Senior (50+) Score, 18 Holes
66 - Ben Hogan (age 54), 1967, third round
66 - Fred Couples (age 50), 2010, first round
66 - Miguel Angel Jimenez (age 50), 2014 third round

Lowest Score, 72 Holes
270 - Tiger Woods, 1997
270 - Jordan Spieth, 2015
271 - Jack Nicklaus, 1965
271 - Raymond Floyd, 1976
272 - Tiger Woods, 2001
272 - Phil Mickelson, 2010
274 - Ben Hogan, 1953
274 - Ben Crenshaw, 1995
274 - David Duval, 2001
274 - Charl Schwartzel, 2011
274 - Phil Mickelson, 2015
274 - Justin Rose, 2015
275 - Seve Ballesteros, 1980
275 - Fred Couples, 1992
275 - Davis Love III, 1995
275 - Phil Mickelson, 2001
275 - Lee Westwood, 2010

Lowest Amateur Score, 72 Holes
281 - Charlie Coe, 1961

Lowest First-Year Player Score, 72 Holes
276 - Jason Day, 2011
278 - Toshi Izawa, 2001

Lowest Senior Score, 72 Holes
279 - Fred Couples (age 50), 2010
283 - Jack Nicklaus (age 58), 1998

Highest Winning Score
289 - Sam Snead, 1954
289 - Jack Burke, 1956
289 - Zach Johnson, 2007

Most Eagles, Career
24 - Jack Nicklaus
22 - Raymond Floyd

Most Birdies, Career
506 - Jack Nicklaus

Most Birdies, One Round
11 - Anthony Kim, 2009, second round
10 - Nick Price, 1986, third round

Most Birdies, One Tournament
28 - Jordan Spieth, 2015
25 - Phil Mickelson, 2001
24 - Jose Maria Olazabal, 1991
24 - Tiger Woods, 2005
24 - Justin Rose, 2015
23 - Seve Ballesteros, 1980
23 - Tommy Nakajima, 1991
23 - Raymond Floyd, 1992
23 - David Duval, 2001
23 - Tiger Woods, 2001
23 - Jason Day, 2011

Most Consecutive Birdies
7 - Steve Pate, 1999, third round
7 - Tiger Woods, 2005, third round
6 - Johnny Miller, 1975, third round
6 - Mark Calcavecchia, 1992, fourth round
6 - David Toms, 1998, fourth round

Lowest Career Scoring Average, 100 or More Rounds
71.98 - Jack Nicklaus
71.98 - Fred Couples
72.66 - Bernhard Langer
72.74 - Tom Watson
72.90 - Gene Littler
73.03 - Raymond Floyd
73.19 - Byron Nelson
73.30 - Sam Snead
73.33 - Mark O'Meara
73.51 - Larry Mize
73.54 - Gary Player
73.93 - Ben Crenshaw
73.94 - Craig Stadler
74.36 - Sandy Lyle
74.46 - Billy Casper
74.53 - Arnold Palmer

Lowest Career Scoring Average, 50 or More Rounds
70.86 - Tiger Woods
71.19 - Phil Mickelson
71.98 - Jack Nicklaus
71.98 - Fred Couples
72.15 - Angel Cabrera
72.18 - Hale Irwin
72.22 - Ernie Els
72.23 - Tom Weiskopf
72.30 - John Huston
72.31 - Greg Norman
72.33 - Jim Furyk
72.36 - Tom Kite
72.38 - Ben Hogan
72.44 - Lee Westwood
72.46 - Adam Scott
72.47 - Jose Maria Olazabal

Largest Margin of Victory
12 strokes - Tiger Woods, 1997
9 strokes - Jack Nicklaus, 1965
8 strokes - Raymond Floyd, 1976

Biggest Comeback after 54 Holes
8 strokes - Jack Burke Jr.

, 1956
Note: Burke trailed by as many as 9 during the final round; Gary Player trailed by 8 at one point in the final round in 1978.

Largest Lead Lost After Third Round
6 strokes - Greg Norman, 1996
5 strokes - Ed Sneed, 1979
4 strokes - Ken Venturi, 1956
4 strokes - Rory McIlroy, 2011

Golfers Who Won After Winning Week Before on Tour

  • Ralph Guldahl, 1939 (won Greater Greenboro Open previous week)
  • Sam Snead, 1949 (Greater Greensboro Open*)
  • Art Wall, 1959 (Azalea Open)
  • Sandy Lyle, 1988 (Greater Greensboro Open)
  • Phil Mickelson, 2006 (BellSouth Classic)

(*GGO was two weeks prior to The Masters in 1949, but was the last Tour event played prior to The Masters.)

Most Cuts Made
37 - Jack Nicklaus
30 - Gary Player
29 - Fred Couples
27 - Raymond Floyd
25 - Arnold Palmer
25 - Ben Crenshaw
24 - Tom Watson
23 - Billy Casper
23 - Bernhard Langer

Most Consecutive Cuts Made
23 - Gary Player (1959-1982)
23 - Fred Couples (1983-2007)
21 - Tom Watson (1975-1995)
19 - Gene Littler (1961-1980)
19 - Bernhard Langer (1984-2002)
18 - Billy Casper (1960-1977)
18 - Tiger Woods (1997-)
18 - Phil Mickelson (1998-)
15 - Bruce Devlin (1964-1981)
15 - Jack Nicklaus (1968-1982)

Double Eagles
1935 - Gene Sarazen, fourth round, No. 15, 234 yards, 4-wood
1967 - Bruce Devlin, first round, No. 8, 248 yards, 4-wood
1994 - Jeff Maggert, fourth round, No. 13, 222 yards, 3-iron
2012 - Louis Oosthuizen, fourth round, No. 2, 253 yards, 4-iron

Holes-in-One at The Masters

What About the Worsts?
We've just run through some of the Masters' "bests," but what about the worsts?

Check out the worst scores in Masters history.

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