2022 Masters – 18 known and not so known stats

Fatiha Betscher
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2022 Masters – 18 known and not so known stats

The 11th hole in Augusta, Georgia. Getty Images

Masters Winners by Country

USA – 62

South Africa – 5

Spain – 5

England – 4

Germany – 2

Argentina – 1

Australia – 1

Canada – 1

Fiji – 1

Japan- 1

Scotland – 1

Wales – 1

Most Wins

6 – Jack Nicklaus

5 – Tiger Woods

4 – Arnold Palmer

3 – Jimmy Demaret, Gary Player, Sam Snead, Nick Faldo & Phil Mickelson

2 – Byron Nelson, Ben Hogan, Tom Watson, Seve Ballesteros, Bernhard Langer, Ben Crenshaw, José María Olazábal, and Bubba Watson.

Most Second-Place Finishes

4 – Jack Nicklaus and Tom Weiskopf

3 –  Ben Hogan.

Lowest Round Score

63 – Greg Norman (1st round 1986) and Nick Price (3rd round 1986).  Each out in 33 and home in 30.

Lowest Opening Score By A Masters Champion

64 – Jordan Spieth 2015

Highest Single Hole Score

13 – Tom Weiskopf posted a 13 (Five balls into Rae’s Creek) at the 12th hole in 1980.  Two years earlier in 1978, Japan’s Tommy Nakajima had a 13 on the 13th in putting two balls into the water, plus two additional penalty strokes: one when Nakajima’s ball landed on his shoe when he tried to play it from Rae’s Creek, and another when his club hit the water as he handed it back to his caddie – ouch!

Highest Single Round Score

106 – Billy Casper 1st round 2005.  It was the 1970 Masters champion final round and the then 73-year-old withdrew after the round without handing in his scorecard.

How Many Holes-in-One at the Masters

33 – Including Tommy Fleetwood (16th in 2021) and Corey Conners (6th in 2021)

The Holes With the Most & Least Aces

23 – The par-3 16th (Rosebud) has yielded 23 aces with the first by amateur Ross Somerville (145-yard, mashie niblick) in 1934, and the last by Tommy Fleetwood (170-yard, 9-iron) in 2021.

1  – The par-3 4th (Flowering CrabApple) has yielded just one ace and that was by Jeff Sluman (213-yard, 4-iron) in 1992

Most Birdies In A Single Round

11 – Anthony Kim, 2009 second round.  He also posted two bogeys & a double bogey in his 65.

Most Birdies In A Single Masters

28 – Jordan Spieth winning the 2015 Masters.  Also, his 64 was the lowest round by a Masters champion.

Most Birdies By A Player In The History Of The Masters

506 – Jack Nicklaus

The Most Consecutive Masters Rounds Under Par

Tiger Woods – 10 rounds.   From the third round in 2000 through the final round in 2002.  Woods won the green jacket in 2001 and 2002, after finishing fifth in 2000. His scoring average for those 10 rounds was 68.5.

Making The Most Masters Halfway Cuts In Succession

Jack Nicklaus made 37 cuts from 1960 to 2000.  Nicklaus played in 47 Masters from his debut in 1959 and his last in 2005.  He missed the cut in 1959, 1967, 1994, 2001, and then from 2003 to 2005.  He withdrew from the 1983 Masters.

How Many Records Did Tiger Woods Set Or Equal In Winning The 1997 Masters

27 – Including the biggest winning margin (12 shots) and setting a then-new 72-hole record of 18-under-par while the 44 million US viewers who tuned in remains the biggest in US golfing history.

The Only Masters Invitee To Shoot Four Rounds In The 60s.

Aussie Cam Smith with scores of 67, 68, 69, and 69 in finishing joint runner-up in the 2020 Masters

How Many Trees On Magnolia Lane & Length Of Magnolia Lane

65 trees & 330-yards long.

Price of a Pimento Cheese Sandwich

$1.50

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