1996 Masters: Faldo Over Norman

Greg Norman's painful-to-watch collapse at the 1996 Masters opened the door for Nick Faldo, who played a great final round for the victory.

Winner: Nick Faldo, 276

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

Tournament dates: April 11-14, 1996

Leader after first round: Greg Norman, 63

Leader after second round: Greg Norman, 132

Leader after third round: Greg Norman, 203

Notable Notes: This was the 60th Masters played. And through many of the previous 15 Masters, Greg Norman seemed primed to win. Would this finally be his year?

Norman opened by tying the major-championship 18-hole record of 63, just the second 63 recorded in The Masters, and led by two. After the second round he led by four, and the lead was six following the third round.

Norman was steady over the front nine of the final round, but bogied Nos. 9-11. Nick Faldo, playing great golf, caught Norman at the 11th. Norman then double-bogied the 12th. He got two birdies in the next three holes, but so did Faldo, who was now two ahead. It ended on the 16th when Norman quadruple bogied.

Faldo wound up creating an 11-stroke turnaround, shooting 67 to Norman's 78, going from six behind to winning by five.

Final Scores

Nick Faldo 69-67-73-67—276
Greg Norman 63-69-71-78—281
Phil Mickelson 65-73-72-72—282
Frank Nobilo 71-71-72-69—283
Scott Hoch 67-73-73-71—284
Duffy Waldorf 72-71-69-72—284
Davis Love III 72-71-74-68—285
Jeff Maggert 71-73-72-69—285
Corey Pavin 75-66-73-71—285
Scott McCarron 70-70-72-74—286
David Frost 70-68-74-74—286
Bob Tway 67-72-76-72—287
Lee Janzen 68-71-75-73—287
Ernie Els 71-71-72-73—287
Fred Couples 78-68-71-71—288
Mark Calcavecchia 71-73-71-73—288
John Huston 71-71-71-76—289
Paul Azinger 70-74-76-70—290
Mark O'Meara 72-71-75-72—290
Tom Lehman 75-70-72-73—290
Nick Price 71-75-70-74—290
David Duval 73-72-69-76—290
Larry Mize 75-71-77-68—291
Loren Roberts 71-73-72-75—291
Raymond Floyd 70-74-77-71—292
Brad Faxon 69-77-72-74—292
Bob Estes 71-71-79-72—293
Justin Leonard 72-74-75-72—293
Jim Furyk 75-70-78-71—294
Jim Gallagher Jr. 70-76-77-71—294
Hale Irwin 74-71-77-72—294
Scott Simpson 69-76-76-73—294
Craig Stadler 73-72-71-78—294
John Daly 71-74-71-78—294
Ian Woosnam 72-69-73-80—294
Fred Funk 71-72-76-76—295
Jay Haas 70-73-75-77—295
Bernhard Langer 75-70-72-78—295
Colin Montgomerie 72-74-75-75—296
Vijay Singh 69-71-74-82—296
Steve Lowery 71-74-75-77—297
Jack Nicklaus 70-73-76-78—297
Seve Ballesteros 73-73-77-76—299
Alexander Cejka 73-71-78-80—302

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