Most Consecutive Birdies in The Masters

What is The Masters Tournament all-time record for consecutive birdies — the longest birdie streak in tournament history? Two golfers share the record with streaks of seven birdies in a row.

Steve Pate was the first golfer to make seven consecutive birdies in a round during The Masters. Tiger Woods was the second golfer to do so.

Pate's birdie streak happened during the 1999 Masters in the third round. Pate scored 65 in that round and received a crystal vase, the Masters prize for posting the low score in a round. Pate's birdie streak started on the seventh hole, and continued on Holes 8, 9, 10, 11, 12 and 13. That 65 moved Pate into a tie for third place, two strokes off the 54-hole lead. Pate scored 73 in the final round and finished tied for fourth, four strokes behind the winner, Jose Maria Olazabal.

Woods' birdie streak happened during the 2005 Masters. Just like Pate, his streak occurred during the third round and covered holes 7-13. And just like Pate, Woods scored 65 in the round. He, too, received a crystal vase, as he had for posting the low second-second score (66). After the third-round 65, Woods was in the lead by three over Chris DiMarco, but they wound up tied at the end of 72 holes. Woods won the sudden-death playoff with a birdie on the first hole.

List: Longest Birdie Streaks in The Masters

7 consecutive birdies
  • Steve Pate, 1999, third round, Holes 7-13
  • Tiger Woods, 2005, third round, Holes 7-13
6 consecutive birdies
  • Johnny Miller, 1975, third round, Holes 2-7
  • Mark Calcavecchia, 1992, final round, Holes 13-18
  • David Toms, 1998, final round, Holes 12-17
  • Tony Finau, 2018, final round, Holes 12-17

Consecutive Birdies to Win The Masters

Has any golfer had a birdie streak at the end of the tournament that won it for him? Yes, but not many. The first golfer to birdie the final two holes of the tournament in order to win was Art Wall at the 1959 Masters. Arnold Palmer (1960) and Mark O'Meara (1998) later did the same thing.

But only one golfer has birdied more than two consecutive holes at the very end to win. In the 2011 Masters, Charl Schwartzel strung together birdies on Nos. 15, 16, 17 and 18 in the final round, the final four holes of the tournament, for the victory.

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