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Past winners of the Masters Tournament

Past winners of the Masters Tournament

The Masters Tournament, one of golf's four major championship events, has been held 82 times at Augusta National Golf Club since 1934, with 53 different players capturing the Masters trophy and a coveted green jacket.

Horton Smith was the first player to win that first Masters in 1934. The defending champion has gone on to win only three times in Masters history. (Jack Nicklaus, Nick Faldo and Tiger Woods). On 17 occasions, a player captured the win in a playoff.

For the first time in 2019, the winner of the green jacket will look to capture the second leg of the grand slam at the PGA Championship as opposed to the U.S. Open.

No amateur has ever won the Masters. Ken Venturi was the closest amateur to winning in 1956. He held the 54-hole lead over the likes of Sam Snead, Ben Hogan and Arnold Palmer. Jack Burke, Jr. became a Masters winner after besting Venturi by a stroke in the final round.

Below is a list of all past Masters champions.

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Year — Masters Champions
2018 — Patrick Reed

2017 — Sergio Garcia (Won in playoff)

2016 — Danny Willett

2015 — Jordan Spieth

2014 — Bubba Watson

2013 — Adam Scott (Won in playoff)

2012 — Bubba Watson (Won in playoff)

2011 — Charl Schwartzel

2010 — Phil Mickelson

2009 — Angel Cabrera (Won in playoff)

2008 — Trevor Immelman

2007 — Zach Johnson

2006 — Phil Mickelson

2005 — Tiger Woods (Won in playoff)

2004 — Phil Mickelson

2003 — Mike Weir (Won in playoff)

2002 — Tiger Woods

2001 — Tiger Woods

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2000 — Vijay Singh

1999 — Jose Maria Olazabal

1998 — Mark O'Meara

1997 — Tiger Woods

1996 — Nick Faldo

1995 — Ben Crenshaw

1994 — Jose Maria Olazabal

1993 — Bernhard Langer

1992 — Fred Couples

1991 — Ian Woosnam

1990 — Nick Faldo (Won in playoff)

1989 — Nick Faldo (Won in playoff)

1988 — Sandy Lyle

1987 — Larry Mize (Won in playoff)

1986 — Jack Nicklaus

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1985 — Bernhard Langer

1984 — Ben Crenshaw

1983 — Seve Ballesteros

1982 — Craig Stadler (Won in playoff)

1981 — Tom Watson

1980 — Seve Ballesteros

1979 — Fuzzy Zoeller (Won in playoff)

1978 — Gary Player

1977 — Tom Watson

1976 — Raymond Floyd

1975 — Jack Nicklaus

1974 — Gary Player

1973 — Tommy Aaron

1972 — Jack Nicklaus

1971 — Charles Coody

1970 — Billy Casper (Won in playoff)

1969 — George Archer

1968 — Bob Goalby

1967 — Gay Brewer Jr.

1966 — Jack Nicklaus (Won in playoff)

1965 — Jack Nicklaus

1964 — Arnold Palmer

1963 — Jack Nicklaus

1962 — Arnold Palmer (Won in playoff)

1961 — Gary Player

1960 — Arnold Palmer

1959 — Art Wall Jr.

1958 — Arnold Palmer

1957 — Doug Ford

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1956 — Jack Burke Jr.

1955 — Cary Middlecoff

1954 — Sam Snead (Won in playoff)

1953 — Ben Hogan

1952 — Sam Snead

1951 — Ben Hogan

1950 — Jimmy Demaret

1949 — Sam Snead

1948 — Claude Harmon

1947 — Jimmy Demaret

1946 — Herman Keiser

1945 — No tournament, WWII

1944 — No tournament, WWII

1943 — No tournament, WWII

1942 — Byron Nelson (Won in playoff)

1941 — Craig Wood

1940 — Jimmy Demaret

1939 — Ralph Guldahl

1938 — Henry Picard

1937 — Byron Nelson

1936 — Horton Smith

1935 — Gene Sarazen (Won in playoff)

1934 — Horton Smith