Masters Tournament Records

Which golfers have posted the best scores for nine, 18 and 72 holes at The Masters Tournament? Who won the most, finished second the most, posted the most Top 10s? Who played the most, ran off the longest birdie streak, made the most eagles? All these Masters tournament records and more are included here.

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For lowest and highest scores made on each hole of the golf course, check our Augusta National Scorecard page and click on the hole number. And you can find much more related info in our 113 Historic and Fun Firsts at The Masters and Augusta National article.

All-Time Bests in the Masters Tournament

  • Most wins — 6, Jack Nicklaus (1963, 1965, 1966, 1972, 1975, 1986). Tiger Woods (5) is the only other golfer with more than four Masters wins.
  • Most times runner-up — 4, Ben Hogan (1942, 1946, 1954, 1955); Jack Nicklaus (1964, 1971, 1977, 1981); Tom Weiskopf (1969, 1972, 1974, 1975)
  • Largest margin of victory — 12, Tiger Woods, 1997. Woods finished at 18-under 270; Tom Kite was the distant runner-up.
  • Biggest final-round comeback to win — Jack Burke Jr. was 8 strokes behind after 54 holes in the 1956 Masters, and, at one point, 9 off the lead during the final round. Both are records.
  • Largest 54-hole lead lost — 6, Greg Norman, 1996
  • Youngest winner — Tiger Woods, 1997, 21 years 3 months 14 days
  • Oldest winner — Jack Nicklaus, 1986, 46 years, 2 months, 23 days
  • Lowest winning score — 268, Dustin Johnson, 2020
  • Highest winning score — 289, three times: Sam Snead in 1954; Jack Burke Jr. in 1956; Zach Johnson in 2007
  • Low 18 holes — 63 by Nick Price in 1986; and Greg Norman in 1996
  • Low 18 holes by an amateur — 66, Ken Venturi in the first round in 1956
  • Low 72 holes by an amateur — 281, Charles Coe in 1961
  • Low 18 holes by a senior (50 and over) golfer — 66 by Ben Hogan in 1967; Fred Couples in 2010; Miguel Angel Jimenez in 2014
  • Low 72 holes by a senior (50 and over) golfer — 279, Fred Couples, 2010
  • Best score on front nine — 30 by Johnny Miller, 1975; Greg Norman, 1988; K.J. Choi, 2004; Phil Mickelson, 2009; Gary Woodland, 2014; Tony Finau, 2019
  • Best score on back nine — 29 by Mark Calcavecchia, 1992; David Toms, 1998
  • Best score, first 36 holes — 130 (64-66), Jordan Spieth, 2015
  • Most career eagles — 24, Jack Nicklaus
  • Most eagles in one Masters — 4 by Bruce Crampton, 1974; Dustin Johnson, 2009; Tiger Woods, 2010
  • Most career birdies — 506, Jack Nicklaus
  • Most birdies in one round — 11, Anthony Kim, second round, 2009 (he shot 65)
  • Most birdies in one Masters — 28, Jordan Spieth, 2015
  • Most consecutive birdies — 7, by Steve Pate in the third round in 1999 (starting on No. 7); and by Tiger Woods in the third round in 2005 (starting on No. 7).
  • Most cuts made — 37, Jack Nicklaus
  • Most consecutive cuts made — 23, Gary Player (1959-82); Fred Couples (1983-2007)
  • Most Top 5 finishes — 15, Jack Nicklaus
  • Most Top 10 finishes — 22, Jack Nicklaus
  • Most Top 25 finishes — 29, Jack Nicklaus
  • Most Masters Tournaments played — 52, Gary Player (first in 1957, last in 2009)
  • Most consecutive Masters played — 50, Arnold Palmer (1955-2004)

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