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The Masters Records

Tournament Records: Bests, Mosts and More at Augusta National

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Jack Nicklaus at 1986 Masters

Jack Nicklaus (and Jack Nicklaus II as his caddie) walks up the 18th hole at the 1986 Masters, where Nicklaus won his record sixth Green Jacket.

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.
• See also: Top 5 most-impressive records at The Masters

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)

Youngest Winners
Tiger Woods, 1997 (21 years, 3 months, 14 days)
Seve Ballesteros, 1980 (23 years, 4 days)
Jack Nicklaus, 1963 (23 years, 2 months, 17 days)
Byron Nelson, 1937 (24 years, 11 months)

Oldest Winner
Jack Nicklaus, 1986 (46 years, 2 months, 23 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
10 - 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
14 - 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
42 - Ben Crenshaw, 1972-2013
40 - Jack Nicklaus, 1959-1998
39 - Tom Watson, 1975-2013
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
42 - Tommy Aaron, 1959-2005
42 - Ben Crenshaw, 1972-2013
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

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
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

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
25 - Phil Mickelson, 2001
24 - Jose Maria Olazabal, 1991
24 - Tiger Woods, 2005
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

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