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Golf Australia Express : GA Express 235
IS the average winning score at the Masters. Zach Johnson’s 289 in 2007 – which came during very wet conditions – is the highest winning score and was also recorded in 1956 by Jack Burke, and in 1954 by the legendary Sam Snead. 279.2 JACK Nicklaus became the oldest player to score a hole-in-one during the par-3 contest when he aced the 4th hole in 2015. It was Jack’s first hole-in-one in his career at Augusta. 75 BRIDGES at Augusta National Golf Club are named. They are: The Hogan Bridge, alongside the 12th green, celebrating Hogan’s 1953 72-hole record score of 274; The Nelson Bridge, next to the 13th tee, commemorates Byron Nelson’s spectacular play on the 12th and 13th holes in the 1937 Masters; The Sarazen Bridge, next to the 15th green, commemorates Gene Sarazen’s amazing double eagle. 3 NO.1 Men's World Rankings US Money List LPGA Money List Order of Merit LET Money List Women's Rankings Latest Rankings & Money Lists thenumbers SHOTS is the widest margin of victory at the Masters and belongs to Tiger Woods. His historic win in 1997 is second only to Tom Morris’ 13-shot victory at the 1862 British Open in terms of winning margins at a major. 12 THE highest score ever recorded on a hole at the Masters last happened in 1980 when Tom Weiskopf played the par-3 12th. In a play reminiscent of Jordan Spieth’s 2016 collapse, Weiskopf’s tee shot splashed into Rae’s Creek before he dunked four more from the drop zone. Finally, after 11 shots, he found the green and two putted, dropping 10 shots. 13 THE highest cutline through 36 holes at the Masters was recorded in 1982 in challenging weather conditions. Eventual winner Craig Stadler started with a round of 75, which remains the highest opening round by a champion. Stadler then defeated Dan Pohl in the shortest playoff in Masters history. 154 PERCENT of the 79 Masters champions have led after 54 holes. Danny Willett was the first not to have led after the third round since Adam Scott in 2013. 1959’s winner, Art Wall Jr, was six shots off the lead and tied 13th – the furthest back a champion has ever been after three rounds. 56 MOST birdies made through 72 holes – a record held by Jordan Spieth when he won in 2015. Spieth also became the second youngest – behind Woods – to win the Masters. He was five months older than the 1997 Tiger, and was only the fifth to win wire-to-wire, the first since Raymond Floyd in 1976. 28 PERCENT of Masters Champions have won on their first attempt. The last player to win on debut was Fuzzy Zoeller in 1979. The world’s No.1 Amateur – Australia’s Curtis Luck – will be making his first start at this year’s tournament, and will be hoping to add himself to that list. 4
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