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    • Masters: A closer look at the record book

    • Jack Nicklaus won the Masters six times. His final victory came in 1986 at age 46. (David Cannon/Getty Images) Jack Nicklaus won the Masters six times. His final victory came in 1986 at age 46. (David Cannon/Getty Images)

    Most Victories
    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: 1934, 1936
    2, Byron Nelson: 1937, 1942
    2, Ben Hogan: 1951,1953
    2, Tom Watson: 1977,1981
    2, Seve Ballesteros: 1980, 1983
    2, Bernhard Langer: 1985, 1993
    2, Ben Crenshaw: 1984, 1995
    2, Jose Maria Olazabal: 1994, 1999

    Wire-to-Wire Champions
    Craig Wood, 1941
    Arnold Palmer, 1960
    Jack Nicklaus, 1972
    Raymond Floyd, 1976

    Widest Margin of Victory
    12 strokes, Tiger Woods (1997)

    Best comeback after 18 holes
    7 strokes, Nick Faldo (1990)
    7 strokes, Tiger Woods (2005)

    Best comeback after 36 holes
    8 strokes, Jack Burke (1956)

    Best comeback after 54 holes
    8 strokes, Jack Burke (1956)

    Number of attempts before first victory
    1, Horton Smith (1934)
    1, Gene Sarazen (1935)
    1, Fuzzy Zoeller (1979)
    2, Jimmy Demaret (1940)
    2, Herman Keiser (1946)
    2, Charl Schwartzel (2011)
    3, Byron Nelson (1937)
    3, Ralph Guldahl (1939)
    3, Claude Harmon (1948)
    3, George Archer (1969)
    3, Bernhard Langer (1985)
    3, Tiger Woods (1997)
    3, Zach Johnson (2007)
    3, Bubba Watson (2012)
    4, Arnold Palmer (1958)
    4, Art Wall (1959)
    4, Tom Watson (1977)
    4, Seve Ballesteros (1980)
    4, Larry Mize (1987)
    4, Mike Weir (2003)
    4, Ian Woosnam (1991)
    5, Henry Picard (1938)
    5, Doug Ford (1957)
    5, Gary Player (1961)
    5, Jack Nicklaus (1963)
    6, Gay Brewer (1967)
    6, Charles Coody (1971)
    6, Craig Stadler (1982)
    6, Nick Faldo (1989)
    6, Trevor Immelman (2008)
    7, Jack Burke (1956)
    7, Sandy Lyle (1988)
    7, Vijay Singh (2000)
    8, Craig Wood (1941)
    8, Jose Maria Olazabal (1994)
    9, Bob Goalby (1968)
    9, Fred Couples (1992)
    9, Angel Cabrera (2009)
    10, Sam Snead (1949)
    10, Ben Hogan (1951)
    10, Cary Middlecoff (1955)
    11, Tommy Aaron (1973)
    12, Raymond Floyd (1976)
    12, Phil Mickelson (2004)
    13, Ben Crenshaw (1984)
    14, Billy Casper (1970)
    15, Mark O'Meara (1998)

    Average attempts before first victory
    6, 47 players

    Youngest champion
    21 years, 3 months, 14 days, Tiger Woods (1997)

    Oldest champion
    46 years 2 months 23 days, Jack Nicklaus (1986, 6th victory)

    Oldest first-time winner
    41 Years 3 months 29 days, Mark O'Meara (1998)

    Average age of all winners
    32.66 years

    Average age of first-time winners
    31.53 years (47 winners, 18 under 30)

    Lowest round
    63 (33-30), Nick Price, third round (1986)
    63 (33-30), Greg Norman, first round (1996)

    Lowest first nine
    30, Johnny Miller, third round (1975)
    30, Greg Norman, fourth round (1988)
    30, K.J. Choi, fourth round (2004)
    30, Phil Mickelson, fourth round (2009)

    Lowest second nine
    29, Mark Calcavecchia, fourth round (1992)
    29, David Toms, fourth round (1998)

    Lowest first round
    63 (33-30), Greg Norman (1996)

    Lowest second round
    64 (31-33), Miller Barber (1979)
    64 (33-31), Jay Haas (1995)
    64 (33-31), Jason Day (2011)

    Lowest third round
    63 (33-30), Nick Price, (1986)

    Lowest fourth round
    64 (34-30), Maurice Bembridge (1974)
    64 (32-32), Hale Irwin (1975)
    64 (34-30), Gary Player (1978)
    64 (30-34), Greg Norman (1988)
    64 (35-29), David Toms (1998)
    64 (34-30), Bo Van Pelt (2012)

    Lowest first 36 holes
    131 (65-66), Raymond Floyd (1976)

    Lowest middle 36 holes
    131 (66-65), Tiger Woods (1997)
    131 (66-65), Tiger Woods (2005)

    Lowest final 36 holes
    131 (65-66), Johnny Miller (1975)

    Lowest first 54 holes
    201 (65-66-70), Raymond Floyd (1976)
    201 (70-66-65), Tiger Woods (1997)

    Lowest final 54 holes
    200 (66-65-69), Tiger Woods (1997)

    Lowest 72 holes
    270 (70-66-65-69), Tiger Woods (1997)
    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)
    275, Seve Ballesteros (1980)
    275, Fred Couples (1992)
    275, Davis Love III (1995)*
    275, Phil Mickelson (2001)*
    275, Lee Westwood (2010)*
    276, Arnold Palmer, 1964
    276, Anthony Kim (2010)*
    276, Jack Nicklaus, 1975
    276, Tom Watson, 1977
    276, Nick Faldo, 1996
    276, Tiger Woods, 2002
    276, Chris DiMarco (2005)*
    276, Tiger Woods (2005)
    276, Angel Cabrera, 2009
    276, Chad Campbell (2009)*
    276, Kenny Perry (2009)*
    276, Adam Scott (2011)*
    276, Jason Day (2011)*
    * -- non-winner

    Highest winning score
    289, Sam Snead (1954)
    289, Jack Burke (1956)
    289, Zach Johnson (2007)

    Most contrasting round
    34-48, Jacky Cupit (1963)

    Most contrasting starts
    88-67, Craig Wood (1936)
    64-82, Mike Donald (1990)
    69-86, Sandy Lyle (2010)

    Low round by first-year player
    64 (32-32), Lloyd Mangrum (1940, first round)
    64 (31-33), Mike Donald (1990, first round)
    64 (35-29), David Toms (1998, fourth round)
    64 (33-31), Jason Day (2011, second round)

    Low first round by first-year player
    64, Lloyd Mangrum (1940)
    64, Mike Donald (1990)

    Low first 36 holes by first-year player
    134 (65-69), Chris DiMarco (2001)

    Low first 54 holes by first-year player
    206 (70-68-68), Brian Henninger (1995)
    206 (65-69-72), Chris DiMarco (2001)

    Low 72 holes by first-year player
    276 (72-64-72-68), Jason Day (2011)

    Scores of par or better
    Most, 178 (1992)
    Fewest, 34 (1956)

    Scores of par or better in first round
    Most, 53 (1991)
    Fewest, 2 (1936)

    Scores of par or better in second round
    Most, 54 (1992)
    Fewest, 2 (1954)

    Scores of par or better in third round
    Most, 40 (1992)
    Fewest, 3 (1952, 2007)

    Scores of par or better in fourth round
    Most, 37 (1968, 1992)
    Fewest, 2 (1956)

    Top-5 finishes
    15, Jack Nicklaus
    10, Phil Mickelson
    10, Tiger Woods
    9, Ben Hogan
    9, Tom Kite
    9, Arnold Palmer
    9, Sam Snead
    9, Tom Watson

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

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

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