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Who holds the records at Augusta National?

The Masters is the most anticipated major championship on the golfing calendar with it being the first major after a long winter build up. With it being played on the same course records have been smashed over recent years but some older records still stand.

We take a look at the golfers who hold the Masters records.

Masters records

Most wins

6 – Jack Nicklaus

Lowest winning total

270 – Tiger Woods, 1997 Masters
270 –
 Jordan Spieth, 2015 Masters

Highest winning total 

289 – Zach Johnson, 2007 Masters
289 – Sam Snead, 1954 Masters
289 – Jack Burke, 1956 Masters

Oldest winner

46 years, 2 months, 23 days – Jack Nicklaus, 1986 Masters

Youngest winner

21 years, 3 months, 14 days – Tiger Woods, 1997 Masters

Highest Score on a single hole

13 – 12th Par 3 1980 – Tom Weiskopf
13 – 13th Par 5 1978 – Tsuneyuki Nakajima

Albatrosses

Hole 2 – Louis Oosthuizen, 2012
Hole 8 – Bruce Devlin 1967
Hole 13 – Jeff Maggert 1994
Hole 15 – Gene Sarazen 1935 – ‘Shot heard around the world’

Hole-in-ones

Hole 4

Jeff Sluman – 1992 (4-iron, 213 yards)

Hole 6

Leland Gibson – 1954 (4-iron, 190 yards)
Billy Joe Patton – 1954 (5-iron, 190 yards)
Charles Coody – 1972 (5-iron, 190 yards)
Chris DiMarco – 2004 (5-iron, 198 yards)
Jamie Donaldson – 2013 (7-iron, 177 yards)

Hole 12

Claude Harmon – 1947 (7-iron, 155 yards)
William Hyndman – 1959 (6-iron, 155 yards)
Curtis Strange – 1988 (7-iron, 155 yards)

Hole 16

Ross Somerville – 1934 (mashie niblick, 145 yards)
Willie Goggin – 1935 (spade mashie, 145 yards)
Ray Billows – 1940 (8-iron, 145 yards)
John Dawson – 1949 (4-iron, 190 yards)
Clive Clark – 1968 (2-iron, 190 yards)
Corey Pavin – 1992 (8-iron, 140 yards)
Raymond Floyd – 1996 (5-iron, 182 yards)
Padraig Harrington – 2004 (6-iron, 177 yards)
Kirk Triplett – 2004 (6-iron, 177 yards)
Trevor Immelman – 2005 (7-iron, 177 yards)
Ian Poulter – 2008 (8-iron, 169 yards)
Nathan Green – 2010 (6-iron, 176 yards)
Ryan Moore – 2010 (7-iron, 176 yards)
Bo Van Pelt – 2012 (6-iron, 202 yards)
Adam Scott – 2012 (7-iron, 202 yards)
Shane Lowry – 2016 (8-iron, 181 yards)
Davis Love III – 2016 (7-iron, 181 yards)
Louis Oosthuizen – 2016 (7-iron, 181 yards)
Matt Kuchar – 2017 (7-iron, 170 yards)
Charley Hoffman  – (6-iron, 173 yards)

Hardest hole

10thhole – Par 4 495 yards – historic average 4.31 (+0.31 over par)

Easiest  Hole

15th hole Par 5 530 yards – historic average 4.78 (-0.22 under par)

Biggest lead lost after 54 holes 

6 Strokes – Greg Norman, 1996 Masters

Most cuts made

37 – Jack Nicklaus
30 – Gary Player
29 – Fred Couples

Most consecutive cuts

23 – Gary Player (1959-1982)
23 – Fred Couples (1983-2007)
21 – Tom Watson (1975-1995)

Most eagles

24 – Jack Nicklaus
22 – Raymond Floyd

Most birdies

506 – Jack Nicklaus

Most birdies in one round

11 – Anthony Kim

Most consecutive birdies

7 – Steve Pate, 1999
– Tiger Woods, 2005

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