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Past Winners of the Masters Tournament

By Dan McDonald
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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.
Tiger Woods won the 2019 Masters, his fifth of his career. It was his first major tournament win since 2008.
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:
Year — Masters Champions
2019 — Tiger Woods
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 Woods2000 — 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
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
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
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