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14 Records at the Masters - I did not know about #3.

14 Records at the Masters – I did not know about #3.

14 Records at the Masters – I did not know about #3.

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Stats and records have always intrigued me, and I enjoy reading golf trivia. 

So when Sean Zak put this compilation of Seve moments in honor of the 35th anniversary of Seve Ballesteros’s first Master’s victory for the European Tour, I had to post for my readers.  I am sure Seve is walking Augusta’s fairways this week and pulling for his fellow countrymen Jose Maria Olazabal,  Miguel Angel Jimenez, and Sergio Garcia.

The Masters is the most sought-after championship in professional golf. The green jacket, to no surprise, is the greatest trophy. With just one event held at Augusta National each year since 1934 (except during World War II), the records for the Masters Tournament represent the best of golf history.

Most Appearances.

Gary Player – 52
Arnold Palmer – 50

Most Victories.

Jack Nicklaus – 6
Tiger Woods – 4
Arnold Palmer – 4

Best Career Scoring Average. (100+ rounds)

Fred Couples – 71.91

Jack Nicklaus – 71.98

Most Second Place Finishes.

Jack Nicklaus – 4
Ben Hogan – 4
Tom Weiskopf – 4
Greg Norman – 3
Tom Watson – 3
Johnny Miller – 3
Tom Kite – 3
Raymond Floyd – 3

Course Record. (4 rounds)

Tiger Woods – 270 (1997)
Jack Nicklaus – 271 (1965)

Course Record. (18 holes)

Greg Norman – 63 (1996)
Nick Price – 63 (1986)

Highest 18-Hole Score.

Charles Kunkle – 95 (1956)
Doug Ford – 94 (2000)
Doug Ford – 94 (1997)


Gene Sarazen (1935), Bruce Devlin (1967), Jeff Maggert (1994), Louis Oosthuizen (2012)

Youngest Winner.

Tiger Woods – 21 years, 3 months, 14 days
Seve Ballesteros – 23 years, 4 days

Oldest Winner.

Jack Nicklaus – 46 years, 2 months, 23 days

Youngest Competitor.

Guan Tianlang — 14 years, 4 months, 19 days

Largest Margin of Victory.

Tiger Woods – 12 (1997)

Best Amateur Score.

Charlie Coe – 281 (1961)

Worst Score On a Hole.

Tom Weiskopf – 13 (1980)
Tommy Nakajima – 13 (1978)

Source: Sean Zak   GOLF

Pictures: Tour Pro Golf Clubs                           

Thanks for reading – 14 Records at the Masters – I did not know about #3.

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