Masters By the Numbers


 Masters Tournament


506 – Most birdies by a player in Masters history (Jack Nicklaus)
11 – Most birdies in a single round (Anthony Kim in 2009 during the second round, where he shot 65)
$6,490,806.00 – The most money won by a single player in all Masters finishes (Tiger Woods)
15 – The number of Masters Mark O'Meara played before capturing his first Masters title in 1998, the most attempts of any player before winning the green jacket
34 – The fewest total rounds at par or better for the field across four days, in 1956 when Jack Burke Jr. won with a four-round total of 1-over 289
$1,500 – The size of the first-place purse won by Horton Smith at the first Masters in 1934
$1,350,000 – The size of Phil Mickelson’s check when he won in April last year – 900 times the prize money of the inaugural tournament.
1940 – The year Augusta National Golf Club's head professional Ed Dudley suggested caddie uniforms be coveralls. The chosen color – never to be changed – was white
77.181 – The highest field scoring average across four rounds (1956)
1854 – The year the clubhouse’s original structure was built. It was the home of one Dennis Redmond, owner of an indigo plantation on the land. The structure is believed to be the first concrete house built in the south
6 – Most victories by a single player (Jack Nicklaus: 1963, 1965, 1966, 1972, 1975, 1986). Arnold Palmer and Tiger Woods have the next highest total with four a piece
12 – Widest margin of victory. A dozen strokes separated Tiger Woods from the rest of the field in 1997
46; 2; 23 – That’s 46 years, 2 months and 23 days. The age Jack Nicklaus was in 1986 when he won his sixth green jacket and became the oldest Masters champion
21; 3; 14 – That’s 21 years, 3 months and 14 days. The age of Tiger Woods when he won his first Masters in 1997 and became the youngest player to win at Augusta
63 – Low tournament 18, shot by Nick Price (33-30) in his third round in 1986 and also shot by Greg Norman (33-30) during his first round in 1996
1937 – The year Augusta National Golf Club members began wearing green jackets, so that they could be more easily identifiable to patrons
1952 – The year the Champions Dinner was first held by suggestion of Ben Hogan to Augusta co-founder and chairman Cliff Roberts by written letter
1958 – The year the term ‘Amen Corner’ was coined by writer Herbert Warren Wind as it appeared in Sports Illustrated: “A wonderfully evocative ceremony took place at the farthest reach of the Augusta National course – down in the Amen Corner where Rae’s Creek intersects the 13th fairway…”
14 – Number of playoffs in the tournament’s 74-year existence
23 – The age of Seve Ballesteros when he won in 1980 and became the first European to win the Masters. Ballesteros went on to win the Masters once more, three years later
23 – Also the most consecutive cuts made by any player (Gary Player: 1959-1982)
2004 – The year Phil Mickelson won his first Masters with a birdie on 18, making him the fourth champion to win with a birdie on the final hole