1976 Masters: Floyd Dominates

Ray Floyd dominated the 1976 Masters with a record performance. It was the 40th time the tournament was played.

Winner: Ray Floyd, 271

Where it was played: Augusta National Golf Club, Augusta, Georgia

Tournament dates: April 8-11, 1976

Leader after first round: Ray Floyd, 65

Leader after second round: Ray Floyd, 131

Leader after third round: Ray Floyd, 201

Notable Notes: The 1977 Masters was all about Ray Floyd. He led from wire-to-wire (the first golfer to do so) and tied Jack Nicklaus' then-tournament scoring records of 17-under-par 271.

Floyd opened with rounds of 65-66, bettering the previous 36-hole tournament record by four strokes. He led second-place Nicklaus by eight after three rounds. And Floyd won by eight over runner-up Ben Crenshaw (Nicklaus was third, 11 shots back).

Final Scores

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

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