US Masters Trivia

Over the years, the US Masters Golf Tournament has seen many heartbreaking defeats and remarkable victories. Records have been set and later smashed by champions, and we provide a smattering of US Masters golf trivia for your interest and enjoyment:

  • The US Masters Golf Tournament has always been considered one of the most exciting golfing events on the calendar, but as of 2004, TV ratings in the US were down for the third consecutive year. In 2004 7.738 million households watched Phil Mickelson claim the title compared to 9.752 million households in 2002 when Tiger Woods won, and 8.798 million in 2003.
  • Nick Faldo, who missed the cut in 2004, has won three US Masters Golf TournamentS but has failed to record a top-10 finish in his other 18 appearances.
  • Forbes Magazine recently published the top-earning caddies on the circuit. We give you the top five, who they caddie for and their annual earnings for the 2006/2007 season: 1. Steve Williams – Tiger Woods – $1.27 million. 2. Chad Reynolds – Vijay Singh – $510 236. 3. Jim Mackay – Phil Mickelson – $445 821. 4. Tony Navarro – Adam Scott – $446 548. 5. Damon Green – Zach Johnson – $370 716.
  • In the top 100 of the World Ranking, there are more players under the age of 35 from England, than from the biggest golfing nation in the world, the US.
  • Another piece of fascinating US Masters golf trivia is that no amateur has ever won the Masters!
  • Dwight Eisenhower is the only US President to have been an Augusta National Club Member.
  • Jack Nicklaus became the oldest player to win the Masters in 1986. He was 46 years old. Tiger Woods was the youngest, at 21 years, to win in 1997.
  • Zimbabwean, Nick Price (1986) and Australian, Greg Norman (1996), share the honours for the lowest individual round of 63. However neither of the players went on to win the Masters.
  • In 2001 Phil Mickelson shot the most birdies in a tournament – 25, yet he only came in 3rd to David Duval and Tiger Woods.
  • Tiger Woods holds the record for the widest margin of victory with an incredible 12 strokes.
  • Jack Nicklaus holds the record for the most wins with six. Tiger Woods looks to be the only player who may better this record. He currently holds four Masters titles (1997, 2001, 2002 & 2005).

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