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1976 Masters
Recap and Scores for the 1976 Masters Golf Tournament

Raymond Floyd ran away from the field at the 1976 Masters, winning by eight strokes and setting scoring records along the way. Floyd opened 65-66 and closed with a pair of 70s to finish at 17-under 271, which tied the tournament record at that time (since broken), previously established by Jack Nicklaus in 1965.

Floyd also set records for low start by the eventual winner (65), best score after 36 holes (131), and best start after 54 holes (201) (the last two later tied by Tiger Woods).

For Floyd, it was the beginning of the second half of his career, the half of his career in which he was considered among the best players on tour. Although Floyd was a major champion before the 1976 Masters - he won the 1969 PGA Championship - he was considered something of an underachiever to this point. In 13 previous seasons on tour, Floyd had only six wins, and only one in the 1970s. After the 1976 Masters, Floyd won two more majors (and threatened in many others) and 15 more PGA Tour events total.

1976 Masters Scores
Results from the 1976 Masters golf tournament played at the par-72 Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, Ga. (a-amateur):

Raymond Floyd 65-66-70-70--271 $40,000
Ben Crenshaw 70-70-72-67--279 $25,000
Jack Nicklaus 67-69-73-73--282 $16,250
Larry Ziegler 67-71-72-72--282 $16,250
Charles Coody 72-69-70-74--285 $11,167
Hale Irwin 71-77-67-70--285 $11,167
Tom Kite 73-67-72-73--285 $11,167
Billy Casper 71-76-71-69--287 $8,000
Roger Maltbie 72-75-70-71--288 $6,000
Graham Marsh 73-68-75-72--288 $6,000
Tom Weiskopf 73-71-70-74--288 $6,000
Jim Colbert 71-72-74-72--289 $3,567
Lou Graham 68-73-72-76--289 $3,567
Gene Littler 71-72-74-72--289 $3,567
Al Geiberger 75-70-73-73--291 $2,950
Dave Hill 69-73-76-73--291 $2,950
Jerry McGee 71-73-72-75--291 $2,950
a-Curtis Strange 71-76-73-71--291  
Bud Allin 69-76-72-75--292 $2,550
Bruce Devlin 77-69-72-74--292 $2,550
Hubert Green 71-66-78-77--292 $2,550
Dale Hayes 75-74-73-70--292 $2,550
Gay Brewer 75-74-71-73--293 $2,225
Rik Massengale 70-72-78-73--293 $2,225
Johnny Miller 71-73-74-75--293 $2,225
Peter Oosterhuis 76-74-75-68--293 $2,225
Bruce Crampton 74-76-71-73--294 $2,000
Bob Murphy 72-74-76-73--295 $1,950
Eddie Pearce 71-71-79-74--295 $1,950
Gary Player 73-73-70-79--295 $1,950
Lee Trevino 75-75-69-76--295 $1,950
Art Wall Jr. 74-71-75-75--295 $1,950
Don January 73-74-76-73--296 $1,900
Jumbo Ozaki 72-75-75-74--296 $1,900
Tom Watson 77-73-76-70--296 $1,900
Joe Inman 74-75-71-77--297 $1,850
Takashi Murakami 74-71-80-73--298 $1,800
Andy North 66-81-75-76--298 $1,800
Bob Gilder 71-75-76-77--299 $1,750
John Mahaffey 72-74-78-75--299 $1,750
Bob Shearer 73-75-76-75--299 $1,750
Tommy Aaron 73-76-77-74--300 $1,700
Frank Beard 74-75-78-74--301 $1,650
J.C. Snead 72-77-76-76--301 $1,650
Pat Fitzsimons 71-79-77-76--303 $1,600
a-Dick Siderowf 76-73-77-81--307  
Bobby Cole 75-74-78-82--309 $1,500

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