2014 Masters By the Numbers


2014 Masters By the Numbers

 

By T.J. Auclair, PGA.com

 

0 The number of Par-3 Contest winners who have gone on to win the Masters that same week.
1 The number of winners from Australia (Adam Scott, 2013).
3 Number of players to win the Masters four or more times (Tiger Woods, 4; Arnold Palmer, 4; Jack Nicklaus, 6).
3 Also the number of players to win the Masters when playing it for the first time. Those players are Horton Smith in 1934 (the first Masters), Gene Sarazen in 1935 and Fuzzy Zoeller in 1979.
4 The number of players to win the Masters by going wire-to-wire -- no ties after each round. Those players are Craig Wood in 1941; Arnold Palmer in 1960; Jack Nicklaus in 1972; and Raymond Floyd in 1976.
8 Number of shots out of the lead Jack Burke Jr. was going into the final round of the 1956 Masters before authoring the largest final-round comeback in tournament history.
11 The record number of birdies made in a single round, held by Anthony Kim, who accomplished the feat in the second round of the 2009 Masters.
12 The number of strokes Tiger Woods won by in 1997. It remains the largest margin of victory in Masters history.
15 The number of times 1998 Masters champion Mark O'Meara played in the tournament before winning. The average number of attempts before winning is six.
16 Number of players to win the Masters more than once.
16 Also the number of times a playoff has been needed to decide the Masters.
18 Number of holes in one recorded in the Masters -- one on the fourth hole; four on the sixth; three on the 12th; and 10 on the 16th.
32.66 The average age of Masters champions.
46 Age of the oldest champion in Masters history -- Jack Nicklaus, who was 46 in 1986, when he won his record sixth and final Masters.
61 The number of large magnolia trees that line both sides of Magnolia Lane, the entrance to the clubhouse of Augusta National.
63 Or, 9-under par, the competitive course record at Augusta National, shared by Nick Price and Greg Norman in 1986 and 1996, respectively.
73 The number of holes in one recorded in the history of the Masters Par-3 Contest. There were a record five aces recorded in 2002 alone.
1937 The year that Augusta National members first started wearing green jackets.
1939 The year that the tournament officially became "The Masters Tournament." From 1934-1938, it was known as the "Augusta National Invitation Golf Tournament."
1949 The first year that a green jacket was presented to the Masters champion. That year, it was Sam Snead.
284 Or, 4-under par, the winning total for Horton Smith in 1934 -- the first time the Masters was contested.
289 Or, 1-over par, the highest winning score in a Masters, originally set by Sam Snead in 1954 and equaled by Jack Burke, Jr. in 1956, and Zach Johnson in 2007.