The Masters Winners

The Masters Tournament

Also known as ‘The Masters’ or ‘US Masters’, The Masters Tournament is the first of the four golf majors on the yearly calendar, held each year at the Augusta National Golf Club.

The field for The Masters is smaller than most other major golf championships due to the fact that it is an invitational event, held by the Augusta National Golf Club.

Since 1949 a green jacket has been awarded to the winners of The Masters, who can keep it in their closet for a year, before having to return it to the clubhouse. The winner still owns the jacket, however it must be stored in a cloakroom with the other winners jackets.

Winners of The Masters gain automatic invitation to the other three US Majors (US Open, The Open Championship and PGA Championship).

A full list of The Masters winners can be seen below.

Fast Facts

  1. Jack Nicklaus has won the most green jackets (six) and was a ripe old age of 46 years, 82 days old when he won in 1986, giving him the honor of being the oldest winner of The Masters.
  2. Gary Player holds the record for most Masters appearances, with 52.
  3. Aussie Greg Norman and Zimbabwe’s Nick Price share the course record of 63, with their rounds coming in 1986 and 1996 respectively. This score is also a record among all men’s major golf championships.

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The Masters Winners

Below is a list of The Masters winners including, year, player country, runners-up, and winner prize-money for the Masters.

Year Champion Country Par Runner/s-Up Winner  $USD
2017 Sergio García Spain −9 Justin Rose $1,980,000.00
2016 Danny Willett England −5 Jordan Spieth
Lee Westwood
$1,800,000.00
2015 Jordan Spieth United States –18 Phil Mickelson
Justin Rose
$1,800,000.00
2014 Bubba Watson United States −8 Jonas Blixt
Jordan Spieth
$1,620,000.00
2013 Adam Scott Australia −9 Ángel Cabrera $1,440,000.00
2012 Bubba Watson United States −10 Louis Oosthuizen $1,440,000.00
2011 Charl Schwartzel South Africa −14 Jason Day
Adam Scott
$1,440,000.00
2010 Phil Mickelson United States −16 Lee Westwood $1,350,000.00
2009 Ángel Cabrera Argentina −12 Kenny Perry
Chad Campbell
$1,350,000.00
2008 Trevor Immelman South Africa −8 Tiger Woods $1,350,000.00
2007 Zach Johnson United States 1 Retief Goosen
Rory Sabbatini
Tiger Woods
$1,305,000.00
2006 Phil Mickelson United States −7 Tim Clark $1,260,000.00
2005 Tiger Woods United States −12 Chris DiMarco $1,260,000.00
2004 Phil Mickelson United States −9 Ernie Els $1,117,000.00
2003 Mike Weir Canada −7 Len Mattiace $1,080,000.00
2002 Tiger Woods United States −12 Retief Goosen $1,008,000.00
2001 Tiger Woods United States −16 David Duval $1,008,000.00
2000 Vijay Singh Fiji −10 Ernie Els $828,000.00
1999 José María Olazábal Spain −8 Davis Love III $720,000.00
1998 Mark O’Meara United States −9 Fred Couples
David Duval
$576,000.00
1997 Tiger Woods United States −18 Tom Kite $486,000.00
1996 Nick Faldo England −12 Greg Norman $450,000.00
1995 Ben Crenshaw United States −14 Davis Love III $396,000.00
1994 José María Olazábal Spain −9 Tom Lehman $360,000.00
1993 Bernhard Langer Germany −11 Chip Beck $306,000.00
1992 Fred Couples United States −13 Raymond Floyd $270,000.00
1991 Ian Woosnam Wales −11 José María Olazábal $243,000.00
1990 Nick Faldo England −10 Raymond Floyd $225,000.00
1989 Nick Faldo England −5 Scott Hoch $200,000.00
1988 Sandy Lyle Scotland −7 Mark Calcavecchia $183,800.00
1987 Larry Mize United States −3 Seve Ballesteros
Greg Norman
$162,000.00
1986 Jack Nicklaus United States −9 Tom Kite
Greg Norman
$144,000.00
1985 Bernhard Langer West Germany −6 Seve Ballesteros
Raymond Floyd
Curtis Strange
$126,000.00
1984 Ben Crenshaw United States −11 Tom Watson $108,000.00
1983 Seve Ballesteros Spain −8 Ben Crenshaw
Tom Kite
$90,000.00
1982 Craig Stadler United States −4 Dan Pohl $64,000.00
1981 Tom Watson United States −8 Johnny Miller
Jack Nicklaus
$60,000.00
1980 Seve Ballesteros Spain −13 Gibby Gilbert
Jack Newton
$55,000.00
1979 Fuzzy Zoeller United States −8 Ed Sneed
Tom Watson
$50,000.00
1978 Gary Player South Africa −11 Rod Funseth
Hubert Green
Tom Watson
$45,000.00
1977 Tom Watson United States −12 Jack Nicklaus $40,000.00
1976 Raymond Floyd United States −17 Ben Crenshaw $40,000.00
1975 Jack Nicklaus United States −12 Johnny Miller
Tom Weiskopf
$40,000.00
1974 Gary Player South Africa −10 Dave Stockton
Tom Weiskopf
$35,000.00
1973 Tommy Aaron United States −5 J. C. Snead $30,000.00
1972 Jack Nicklaus United States −2 Bruce Crampton
Bobby Mitchell
Tom Weiskopf
$25,000.00
1971 Charles Coody United States −9 Johnny Miller
Jack Nicklaus
$25,000.00
1970 Billy Casper United States −9 Gene Littler $25,000.00
1969 George Archer United States −7 Billy Casper
George Knudson
Tom Weiskopf
$20,000.00
1968 Bob Goalby United States −11 Roberto De Vicenzo $20,000.00
1967 Gay Brewer United States −8 Bobby Nichols $20,000.00
1966 Jack Nicklaus United States E Tommy Jacobs (2nd)
Gay Brewer (3rd)
$20,000.00
1965 Jack Nicklaus United States −17 Arnold Palmer
Gary Player
$20,000.00
1964 Arnold Palmer United States −12 Dave Marr
Jack Nicklaus
$20,000.00
1963 Jack Nicklaus United States −2 Tony Lema $20,000.00
1962 Arnold Palmer United States −8 Gary Player (2nd)
Dow Finsterwald (3rd)
$20,000.00
1961 Gary Player South Africa −8 Charles Coe
Arnold Palmer
$20,000.00
1960 Arnold Palmer United States −6 Ken Venturi $17,500.00
1959 Art Wall, Jr. United States −4 Cary Middlecoff $15,000.00
1958 Arnold Palmer United States −4 Doug Ford
Fred Hawkins
$11,250.00
1957 Doug Ford United States −5 Sam Snead $8,750.00
1956 Jack Burke, Jr. United States 1 Ken Venturi $6,000.00
1955 Cary Middlecoff United States −9 Ben Hogan $5,000.00
1954 Sam Snead United States 1 Ben Hogan $5,000.00
1953 Ben Hogan United States −14 Ed Oliver $4,000.00
1952 Sam Snead United States −2 Jack Burke, Jr. $4,000.00
1951 Ben Hogan United States −8 Skee Riegel $3,000.00
1950 Jimmy Demaret United States −5 Jim Ferrier $2,400.00
1949 Sam Snead United States −6 Johnny Bulla
Lloyd Mangrum
$2,750.00
1948 Claude Harmon United States −9 Cary Middlecoff $2,500.00
1947 Jimmy Demaret United States −7 Byron Nelson
Frank Stranahan
$2,500.00
1946 Herman Keiser United States −6 Ben Hogan $2,500.00
1943–45: Cancelled – WWII
1942 Byron Nelson United States −8 Ben Hogan $1,500.00
1941 Craig Wood United States −8 Byron Nelson $1,500.00
1940 Jimmy Demaret United States −8 Lloyd Mangrum $1,500.00
1939 Ralph Guldahl United States −9 Sam Snead $1,500.00
1938 Henry Picard United States −3 Harry Cooper
Ralph Guldahl
$1,500.00
1937 Byron Nelson United States −5 Ralph Guldahl $1,500.00
1936 Horton Smith United States −3 Harry Cooper $1,500.00
1935 Gene Sarazen United States −6 Craig Wood $1,500.00
1934 Horton Smith United States −4 Craig Wood $1,500.00