PGA: The 10 Biggest Wins (Largest Margins of Victory) in Masters History

A Big Green Jacket For 21-Year Old Tiger Woods' Big Masters Victory In 1997 - The Biggest Ever

A Big Green Jacket For 21-Year Old Tiger Woods’ Big Masters Victory In 1997 – The Biggest Ever

Here’s a list a bit different than the 10 best scores in Masters history, but the dude at the top is still the same. Tiger Woods‘ blowout of the field in 1997 – with the best Masters score of all time at -18 – saw him win by 12 shots, the only double-digit margin of victory at Augusta.

Jack Nicklaus came close in 1965, winning by nine – but that was over two of the greatest golfers ever in Arnold Palmer and Gary Player. Quite a feat.

In general, though, The Masters is not home to many beatdowns by any stretch. In its 76 years as a golf major (not including 2014), only 13 times has the winner taken the Green Jacket by a margin of four or more.

In fact, the last time someone won by more than four was 17 years ago – yup, Woods in ’97 again.

One of the many reasons every true golfer and golf fan loves the Masters: competition at the top straight into Sunday.

Seve Ballesteros appears twice. How nice.

  MARGIN OF VICTORY MASTERS WINNER YEAR TO PAR RUNNER(S)-UP
1. 12 Tiger Woods 1997 -18 Tom Kite
2. 9 Jack Nicklaus 1965 -17 Arnold Palmer, Gary Player
3. 8 Raymond Floyd 1976 -17 Ben Crenshaw
4. 7 Cary Middlecoff 1955 -9 Ben Hogan
5. 6 Arnold Palmer 1964 -12 Jack Nicklaus, Dave Marr
6. 5 Claude Harmon 1948 -9 Cary Middlecoff
6. 5 Ben Hogan 1953 -14 Ed Oliver
6. 5 Nick Faldo 1996 -12 Greg Norman
9. 4 Jimmy Demaret 1940 -8 Lloyd Mangrum
9. 4 Sam Snead 1952 -2 Jack Burke, Jr.
9. 4 Seve Ballesteros 1980 -13 Gibby Gilbert, Jack Newton
9. 4 Seve Ballesteros 1983 -8 Ben Crenshaw, Tom Kite
9. 4 Bernhard Langer 1993 -11 Chip Beck

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Posted on April 11, 2014, in PGA Golf and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

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