As we all know, the Masters is the first major championship of the PGA Tour season. Some players consider the Masters to be the pinnacle of major championship golf while others would default to the United States Open or The Open Championship (British Open). Regardless, the Masters is met with a level of reverence that many just cannot comprehend. In honor of the event, below is a list of facts related to the Masters and a list of each winner in the history of the event. Hopefully, you enjoy.
Fun Facts About The Masters
Each hole at Augusta National is named after a plant.
In 1940, the Masters was moved to its permanent home in the first full week of April.
In 1956, the first Masters television broadcast was held. Only the 15th – 18th holes were on television.
The winner of the Masters is awarded the “Green Jacket.” It must be returned the following year.
Jack Nicklaus has the most wins in Masters history with six.
Jack Nicklaus is the oldest player to ever win the Masters at 46 years, two months, and 23 days. The feat was accomplished in 1986.
Tiger Woods is the youngest player to win the Masters at 21 years, three months, and 14 days. The feat was accomplished in 1997.
The “Green Jacket” was awarded to the winner of the Masters for the first time in 1949. Sam Snead was the recipient.
An Amateur has never won the Masters.
No player has ever won the Par-3 Tournament and the Masters in the same year.
Three players have won consecutive Masters titles: Jack Nicklaus (1965, 1966), Nick Faldo (1989, 1990), and Tiger Woods (2001, 2002).
The Hogan Bridge at hole No. 12 was named in honor of Ben Hogan’s record 274 in 1953. That record no longer stands.
The Nelson Bridge at hole No. 13 was named in honor of Byron Nelson’s performance at 12 and 13 during his 1937 Masters victory.
The Sarazen Bridge at hole No. 15 was named in honor of the double-eagle Gene Sarazen carded in the 1935 Masters.
From 1943 – 1945, the Masters was not played. This was due to World War II. The tournament resumed in 1946.
|Year||Masters Champion||Year||Masters Champion|
|2014||Bubba Watson||1975||Jack Nicklaus|
|2013||Adam Scott||1974||Gary Player|
|2012||Bubba Watson||1973||Tommy Aaron|
|2011||Charl Schwartzel||1972||Jack Nicklaus|
|2010||Phil Mickelson||1971||Charles Coody|
|2009||Angel Cabrera||1970||Billy Casper|
|2008||Trevor Immelman||1969||George Archer|
|2007||Zach Johnson||1968||Bob Goalby|
|2006||Phil Mickelson||1967||Gay Brewer, Jr.|
|2005||Tiger Woods||1966||Jack Nicklaus|
|2004||Phil Mickelson||1965||Jack Nicklaus|
|2003||Mike Weir||1964||Arnold Palmer|
|2002||Tiger Woods||1963||Jack Nicklaus|
|2001||Tiger Woods||1962||Arnold Palmer|
|2000||Vijay Singh||1961||Gary Player|
|1999||Jose Maria Olazabal||1960||Arnold Palmer|
|1998||Mark O'Meara||1959||Art Wall, Jr.|
|1997||Tiger Woods||1958||Arnold Palmer|
|1996||Nick Faldo||1957||Doug Ford|
|1995||Ben Crenshaw||1956||Jack Burke, Jr.|
|1994||Jose Maria Olazabal||1955||Cary Middlecoff|
|1993||Bernhard Langer||1954||Sam Snead|
|1992||Fred Couples||1953||Ben Hogan|
|1991||Ian Woosnam||1952||Sam Snead|
|1990||Nick Faldo||1951||Ben Hogan|
|1989||Nick Faldo||1950||Jimmy Demaret|
|1988||Sandy Lyle||1949||Sam Snead|
|1987||Larry Mize||1948||Claude Harmon|
|1986||Jack Nicklaus||1947||Jimmy Demaret|
|1985||Bernhard Langer||1946||Herman Keiser|
|1984||Ben Crenshaw||1942||Byron Nelson|
|1983||Seve Ballesteros||1941||Craig Wood|
|1982||Craig Stadler||1940||Jimmy Demaret|
|1981||Tom Watson||1939||Ralph Guldahl|
|1980||Seve Ballesteros||1938||Henry Picard|
|1979||Fuzzy Zoeller||1937||Byron Nelson|
|1978||Gary Player||1936||Horton Smith|
|1977||Tom Watson||1935||Gene Sarazen|
|1976||Raymond Floyd||1934||Horton Smith|