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Fun Facts About The Master’s Tournament

The Masters Golf Tournament will be held on April 10th through the 13th this month in Augusta, Georgia. Here are some fun facts about the Masters:

  • Horton Smith was the first Masters winner in 1934. He came back to win again in 1936.
  • The tournament was not played from 1943 to 1945 due to World War II. During those years, cattle and turkeys were raised on the grounds to assist in the war effort.
  • Jack Nicklaus has the most Masters wins with six titles.
  • Arnold Palmer and Tiger Woods both have four wins each.
  • Tiger Woods is the youngest winner of the Masters. He was 21 years, 104 days old when he first won in 1997.
  • Gary Player holds the record for most appearances, at 52!
  • The Masters only allows four minutes of advertising per hour with only three sponsors.
  • Jack Nicklaus became the oldest champion in 1986 when he won his sixth title at the age of 46.
  • 12 strokes is the widest margin of victory. Tiger Woods set that record in 1997.
  • From 1934 to 2007, there have only been 18 holes in one.
  • Phil Mickelson holds the record for the most birdies in one tournament at 25.
  • Bubba Watson (2012), Phil Mickelson (2004, 2006, 2010) and Mike Weir (2003) are the only three left-handed winners.
  • Chinese player, Guan Tianlang was the youngest golfer when he played the 2013 Masters. He was 14 years, 5 months old.
  • In 1963, Jack Nicklaus received $20,000 for winning his first Masters. When Adam Scott won the Masters last year, his share of the purse was $1,440,000.