Tiger Woods, Jack Nicklaus and the 10 Youngest and 10 Oldest Golfers to Win The Masters

Jordan Spieth Has A Shot At Becoming The Youngest Masters Winner

Jordan Spieth Has A Shot At Becoming The Youngest Masters Winner

Heading into the Final Round of the 2014 Masters, Augusta rookie – and 20-year old – Jordan Spieth is tied with 2012 winner Bubba Watson at the top of the leaderboard at -5.

If Spieth wins, he’ll become the youngest Masters winner in history, unseating Tiger Woods who was 21 when he won in 1997 (with the biggest blowout and best score ever, at that).

Take a look at the 10 youngest golfers to win a Green Jacket, below. Seven of them are Jack Nicklaus (3), Tiger Woods (2) and Seve Ballesteros (2).

And the flip side?

Jack. 1986. 46-years old. One of the greatest moments in American sports history. Take a look:

Only five other players won the Masters over the age of 40. Check out today’s second list – the 10 oldest to win the Masters. Jimmy Demaret (May 24) and Sam Snead (May 27) were exactly the same age when both won theirs at the age of 39. It so happens that the 1950 Masters was held on April 3rd and the 1952 Masters on April 6th.

Nicklaus and Gary Player make both lists. Will Tiger?

10 Youngest Masters Winners

  GOLFER YEAR AGE TO PAR COUNTRY
1. Tiger Woods 1997 21   -18 USA
2. Seve Ballesteros 1980 23 0 mos. -13 Spain
3. Jack Nicklaus 1963 23 2 mos. -2 USA
4. Byron Nelson 1937 25 2 mos. -5 USA
5. Jack Nicklaus 1965 25 2 mos. -17 USA
6. Tiger Woods 2001 25 3 mos. -16 USA
7. Gary Player 1961 25 5 mos. -8 South Africa
8. Horton Smith 1934 25 10 mos. -4 USA
9. Seve Ballesteros 1983 26 0 mos. -8 Spain
10. Jack Nicklaus (Playoff) 1966 26 2 mos. E (-2) USA

10 Oldest Masters Winners

  GOLFER YEAR AGE TO PAR COUNTRY
1. Jack Nicklaus 1986 46   -9 USA
2. Ben Crenshaw 1995 43   -14 USA
3. Gary Player 1978 42   -11 South Africa
4. Sam Snead (Playoff) 1954 41 10 mos. 1 (-2) USA
5. Mark O’Meara 1998 41 2 mos. -9 USA
6. Ben Hogan 1953 40   -14 USA
7. Jimmy Demaret 1950 39 10 mos. -5 USA
7. Sam Snead 1952 39 10 mos. -2 USA
9. Phil Mickelson 2010 39 10 mos. -16 USA
10. Ángel Cabrera (Playoff) 2009 39 7 mos. -12 (E) Argentina

Photo: Getty via golf.com

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Posted on April 12, 2014, in PGA Golf and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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