1992 Masters Tournament Winner and Scores

The 1992 Masters was the 56th time the tournament took place, and it was the site of Fred Couples' first, and only, win in a major. Couples benefited from what he called his luckiest break ever, and what some wags called "the miracle at Rae's Creek."

Winner: Fred Couples, 275

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

Tournament dates: April 9-12, 1992

Leader after first round: Lanny Wadkins and Jeff Sluman, 65

Leader after second round: Craig Parry and Ian Woosnam, 135

Leader after third round: Craig Parry, 204

What Happened at the 1992 Masters Tournament

The 1992 Masters is best-remembered for one particular moment: The moment that Fred Couples' golf ball came to rest on an embankment fronting the 12th green during the final round.

Couples' tee ball to the picturesque par-3 came up short, and the ball seemed certain to roll back down into the water of Rae's Creek. And it started to do just that. But then it ... stopped. And settled in a tiny flat spot on the embankment. Couples was able to save par and went on to win by two strokes over Raymond Floyd.

Many longtime observers said they could not recall any other ball ever stopping, after a shot like Couples', on that embankment. But Couples' ball did stop, something he called at the time "the best break ... of my life." Some journalists called it "The Miracle at Rae's Creek."

Floyd, winner of the 1976 Masters, was 49-years-old at this Masters, and had he won he would have become the oldest major championship winner ever. As it was, he had to settle for being the oldest runner-up (to this point) in The Masters.

This was Couples' only win in a major and the ninth of his 15 career PGA Tour victories. He opened with a first-round 69, good for seventh place and four off the lead. In the second round, Couples' 67 moved him into third, one off the lead. He was also one behind following the third round after another 69, with Craig Parry in the lead. But Parry shot 78 in the final round to fall out of the Top 10.

Couples, however, shot 70, one stroke better than Floyd, who began the final round in third place.

The first score of 29 for one of Augusta National's nines was recorded in the 1992 Masters. Mark Calcavecchia shot that score on the back nine in the final round.

And this was the final time the 1969 Masters champion George Archer played the tournament; he went out in style, making the cut.

1992 Masters Final Scores

Fred Couples 69-67-69-70—275
Raymond Floyd 69-68-69-71—277
Corey Pavin 72-71-68-67—278
Mark O'Meara 74-67-69-70—280
Jeff Sluman 65-74-70-71—280
Steve Pate 73-71-70-67—281
Larry Mize 73-69-71-68—281
Greg Norman 70-70-73-68—281
Ian Baker-Finch 70-69-68-74—281
Ted Schulz 68-69-72-72—281
Nick Price 70-71-67-73—281
Nolan Henke 70-71-70-70—281
Craig Parry 69-66-69-78—282
Nick Faldo 71-72-68-71—282
Wayne Grady 68-75-71-68—282
Bruce Lietzke 69-72-68-73—282
Scott Simpson 70-71-71-70—282
Dillard Pruitt 75-68-70-69—282
Andrew Magee 73-70-70-70—283
Mike Hulbert 68-74-71-70—283
John Daly 71-71-73-68—283
Billy Ray Brown 70-74-70-69—283
Ian Woosnam 69-66-73-75—283
Fuzzy Zoeller 71-70-73-69—283
Craig Stadler 70-71-70-73—284
John Huston 69-73-73-69—284
Bruce Fleisher 73-70-72-69—284
Davis Love III 68-72-72-72—284
Jim Gallagher Jr. 74-68-71-71—284
Brad Faxon 71-70-69-74—284
D.A. Weibring 71-68-72-73—284
Bernhard Langer 69-73-69-74—285
Mark Calcavecchia 73-72-75-65—285
Curtis Strange 73-72-71-69—285
Paul Azinger 70-73-70-72—285
Stephen Richardson 69-75-70-71—285
Steve Elkington 69-71-74-71—285
Colin Montgomerie 72-71-73-70—286
Mark McCumber 72-70-76-68—286
Bob Gilder 72-71-73-70—286
Sandy Lyle 72-69-70-75—286
Rocco Mediate 70-74-70-73—287
Jack Nicklaus 69-75-69-74—287
Billy Mayfair 71-71-72-73—287
Jose Maria Olazabal 76-69-72-70—287
Ben Crenshaw 72-71-71-74—288
Hale Irwin 72-70-72-75—289
Tom Watson 73-70-76-71—290
Blaine McCallister 71-71-76-72—290
John Cook 72-73-71-76—292
George Archer 74-69-77-72—292
Fulton Allem 69-71-78-74—292
David Feherty 73-72-77-70—292
Lanny Wadkins 65-75-78-74—292
Lee Janzen 74-71-74-74—293
Tommy Aaron 76-69-77-71—293
David Peoples 73-71-72-77—293
a-Manny Zerman 70-71-76-77—294
Seve Ballesteros 75-68-70-81—294
Billy Andrade 74-71-73-76—294
Peter Jacobsen 72-70-77-76—295
Tom Purtzer 76-69-75-75—295
Rodger Davis 77-68-77-79—301

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