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More Records, Facts and Figures from The Masters

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Tiger Woods at 1997 Masters

Tiger Woods begins celebrating his 1997 Masters victory, which he won by 12 strokes - the record for largest margin of victory.

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Lowest Career Scoring Average, 100 or More Rounds
71.88 - Fred Couples
71.98 - Jack Nicklaus
72.53 - Tom Watson
72.63 - Bernhard Langer
72.90 - Gene Littler
73.03 - Raymond Floyd
73.19 - Byron Nelson
73.30 - Sam Snead
73.54 - Gary Player
73.57 - Ben Crenshaw
73.84 - Craig Stadler
74.46 - Billy Casper
74.53 - Arnold Palmer

Lowest Career Scoring Average, 50 or More Rounds
70.86 - Tiger Woods
71.13 - Phil Mickelson
71.88 - Fred Couples
71.98 - Jack Nicklaus
72.07 - Ernie Els
72.18 - Hale Irwin
72.23 - Tom Weiskopf
72.30 - Jim Furyk
72.30 - John Huston
72.31 - Greg Norman
72.36 - Tom Kite
72.36 - 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

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

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)
17 - Tiger Woods (1997-)
16 - 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

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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