1966 Masters: Two In a Row for Nicklaus

It was the 30th playing of the tournament at the 1966 Masters. To celebrate, Jack Nicklaus won his second in a row.

Winner: Jack Nicklaus, 288

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

Tournament dates: April 7-11, 1966

Leader after first round: Jack Nicklaus, 68

Leader after second round: Paul Harney and Peter Butler, 143

Leader after third round: Jack Nicklaus and Tommy Jacobs

Notable Notes: A 3-way, 18-hole playoff was needed when Jack Nicklaus, Tommy Jacobs and Gay Brewer finished 72 holes tied at 288, the second-highest winning second score in Masters history.

In the playoff, when Nicklaus birdied the 11th hole he took a 2-stroke edge over Jacobs, and maintained that edge until the end. Brewer was never a factor in the playoff (but did win the 1967 Masters next year).

With the victory, Nicklaus became the first back-to-back winner of The Masters.

Final Scores

x-Jack Nicklaus 68-76-72-72—288
Tommy Jacobs 75-71-70-72—288
Gay Brewer 74-72-72-70—288
Arnold Palmer 74-70-74-72—290
Doug Sanders 74-70-75-71—290
Don January 71-73-73-75—292
George Knudson 73-76-72-71—292
Raymond Floyd 72-73-74-74—293
Paul Harney 75-68-76-74—293
Billy Casper 71-75-76-72—294
Jay Hebert 72-74-73-75—294
Bob Rosburg 73-71-76-74—294
Tommy Aaron 74-73-77-71—295
Peter Butler 72-71-79-73—295
Ben Hogan 74-71-73-77—295
Ken Venturi 75-74-73-74—296
Tommy Bolt 75-72-78-72—297
Bruce Crampton 74-75-71-77—297
Terry Dill 75-72-74-76—297
Doug Ford 75-73-73-76—297
Phil Rodgers 76-73-75-73—297
Frank Beard 77-71-77-73—298
Chen Ching-Po 75-77-76-70—298
Roberto De Vicenzo 74-76-74-74—298
Harold Henning 77-74-70-77—298
Tony Lema 74-74-74-76—298
Bobby Nichols 77-73-74-74—298
Julius Boros 77-73-73-76—299
Bruce Devlin 75-77-72-75—299
Gardner Dickinson 76-75-76-72—299
a-Jimmy Grant 74-74-78-73—299
Gary Player 74-77-76-72—299
Rod Funseth 80-70-76-74—300
Ramon Sota 79-73-77-71—300
Mike Souchak 71-74-77-78—300
a-Bill Campbell 76-77-76-72—301
Wes Ellis 76-75-73-77—301
Dan Sikes 76-74-75-76—301
Billy Maxwell 75-77-77-73—302
R.H. Sikes 73-78-74-77—302
Dudley Wysong 77-75-73-77—302
George Bayer 76-77-76-74—303
Sam Snead 77-72-76-78—303
a-Don Allen 74-72-75-83—304
Jack Burke Jr. 75-73-79-77—304
Jacky Cupit 78-74-77-75—304
Al Geiberger 76-71-79-78—304
Gene Littler 76-76-72-80—304
a-Ed Updegraff 76-75-77-76—304
a-Charlie Coe 71-77-85-72—305
a-Bob Dickson 77-74-75-79—305
Steve Oppermann 74-74-73-84—305
Randy Glover 72-74-81-79—306
a-Ron Cerrudo 76-77-72-82—307
a-Downing Gray 75-77-76-79—307
a-Ed Tutwiler 79-74-73-81—307
Dow Finsterwald 73-76-77-82—308
a-Dale Morey 75-78-76-79—308
Bob Goalby 76-77-82-77—312
a-Bob Murphy 76-77-81-78—312
Jimmy Hitchcock 76-77-78-83—314
a-Luis Silverio 77-76-77-84—314

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