You Oughta Know: Masters Sunday


AUGUSTA, Ga. – After three rounds at a bizarre Masters, Angel Cabrera and Brandt Snedeker sit atop the leaderboard heading into the final round at Augusta National. Here are some facts You Oughta Know as we’re 18 holes away from handing out a green jacket:

• Nine of the last 14 leaders or co-leaders going into the final round have won. The only ones not to win were Jeff Maggert (2003), Stuart Appleby (2007), Lee Westwood (2010), Rory McIlroy (2011) and Peter Hanson (2012).

• Only three times in the last 22 years has the winner not come from Sunday’s final twosome: Zach Johnson (2007), Charl Schwartzel (2011) and Bubba Watson (2012). All were in the next-to-last group.

• The only Masters champion who was not inside the top 10 after three rounds was Art Wall Jr. in 1959. Wall was tied for 13th.

• The largest final-round comeback is eight strokes by Jack Burke in 1956. Burke was eight behind Ken Venturi and clipped him by one.

• Prior to Zach Johnson in 2007, the last champion to not lead after any of the first three rounds was Mark O’Meara (1998).

• Forty-seven different players have won the Masters. Only 16 have won multiple titles. Cabrera would be the 17th multiple winner if he’s victorious.

• Nineteen of the 76 Masters have been won by international players including 17 of the last 35. A Cabrera victory would make that 18 of the last 36.

• Americans have won eight of the last 13 Masters dating back to 2000.

• Since 1974, only four first-round leaders have gone on to win. The last to win was Trevor Immelman in 2008. Marc Leishman and Sergio Garcia were the first-round leaders this year. Leishman is tied for fourth place. Garcia is tied for 14th.

• Snedeker was only two shots off the lead heading into the final round of the Masters in 2008 and shot 77. He tied for third place, four shots behind Immelman.

• No Masters champion has ever made an 8 on a hole and ultimately won. Woods took an 8 on the par-5 15th hole Friday when he was assessed a two-stroke penalty for taking an improper drop.