Previous Winners Of Major International Golf Tournaments

The Masters

The Masters


A Brief History Of The Masters

The Masters is one of the two majors that has a permanent home.
Augusta National Golf Club in Georgia, USA, plays host to a competition rich in history and tradition.

The first tournament was held on 22 March, 1934, then six years later the Masters was re-scheduled to the first full week in April.

It is golf's most unique major championship and is possibly most famous for its ceremony for the tournament winner.

Each year the victor is awarded a Green Jacket, usually presented by the previous year's winner.

However, on three occasions there has been a successful defence of the crown.

And the first instance in 1966 saw Jack Nicklaus slip the jacket on himself.

The crowd were highly delighted, and it now seems a fitting gesture from the man who would win The Masters six times in his career.

On the other occasions, Nick Faldo in 1990 and Tiger Woods in 2002, the club chairman was on hand to check the jacket's collar was straight.

It was way back in 1949, that the first Green Jacket was awarded - to that year's Masters champion, Sam Snead.

The prestigious tournament takes place in breathtakingly beautiful surroundings.

Famous for its Azalea-draped scenery, the course was built on the former Fruitland Nurseries.

It's heritage is still obvious today with many varieties of shrubs and trees decorating the course.

In fact every hole takes the name of a plant, the 13th is called Azalea, while the 3rd is called Flowering Peach.

Only one hole is not protected by a bunker, the 14th, and the greens are notoriously fast.
The Masters Honours
Most Victories
6 Jack Nicklaus (1963, 1965, 1966, 1972, 1975, 1986)
Second-Place Finishes
4 Ben Hogan (1942, 1946, 1954, 1955)
4 Jack Nicklaus (1964, 1971, 1977, 1981)
4 Tom Weiskopf (1969, 1972, 1974, 1975)
Largest Margin of Victory
Lowest Winning Scores
270 Tiger Woods, 1997
Lowest Rounds
63 Nick Price, third round, 1986
63 Greg Norman, first round, 1996
Oldest Winners
Jack Nicklaus, 1986 (46 years, 2 months, 23 days)
Youngest Winners
Tiger Woods, 1997 (21 years, 3 months, 14 days)
Most Consecutive Wins
Most Top-5 Finishes
15 Jack Nicklaus
Wire-to-Wire Winners
Craig Wood (1941)
Arnold Palmer (1960)
Jack Nicklaus (1972)
Raymond Floyd (1976)
Previous Winners Of The Masters

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Winner
Trevor Immelman
Zach Johnson
P. Mickelson
Tiger Woods
Phil Mickelson
Mike Weir
Tiger Woods
Tiger Woods
Vijay Singh
Jose Maria Olazabal
Mark O'Meara
Tiger Woods
Nick Faldo
Ben Crenshaw
Jose Maria Olazabal
Bernhard Langer
Fred Couples
Ian Woosnam
Nick Faldo
Nick Faldo
Sandy Lyle
Larry Mize
Jack Nicklaus
Bernhard Langer
Ben Crenshaw
Seve Ballesteros
Craig Stadler
Tom Watson
Seve Ballesteros
Fuzzy Zoeller
Gary Player
Tom Watson
Ray Floyd
Jack Nicklaus
Gary Player
Tommy Aaron
Jack Nicklaus
Charles Coody
Billy Casper
George Archer
Bob Goalby
Gay Brewer
Jack Nicklaus
Jack Nicklaus
Arnold Palmer
Jack Nicklaus
Arnold Palmer
Gary Player
Arnold Palmer
Art Wall
Arnold Palmer
Doug Ford
Jack Burke Jr.
Cary Middlecoff
Sam Snead
Ben Hogan
Sam Snead
Ben Hogan
Jimmy Demaret
Sam Snead
Claude Harmon
Jimmy Demaret
Herman Keiser
1943/1945 The Masters suspended due to World War Two
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Byron Nelson
Craig Wood
Jimmy Demaret
Ralph Guldahl
Henry Picard
Byron Nelson
Horton Smith
Gene Sarazen
Horton Smith