Masters tourney steeped in history

LOS ANGELES - Statistical records from the Masters tournament, first held at Augusta National in Augusta, Georgia, in 1934 and being played this year from April 5-8:

LOS ANGELES - Statistical records from the Masters tournament, first held at Augusta National in Augusta, Georgia, in 1934 and being played this year from April 5-8:

Most titles:

Six - Jack Nicklaus (1963, 1965, 1966, 1972, 1975, 1986)

Four - Arnold Palmer (1958, 1960, 1962, 1964); Tiger Woods (1997, 2001, 2002, 2005)

Three - Jimmy Demaret (1940, 1947, 1950); Sam Snead (1949, 1952, 1954); Gary Player (1961, 1974, 1978); Nick Faldo (1989, 1990, 1996)

Most top-five finishes:

15 - Jack Nicklaus

9 - Ben Hogan, Sam Snead, Arnold Palmer, Tom Kite, Tom Watson

Most top-10 finishes:

22 - Jack Nicklaus

17 - Ben Hogan

15 - Sam Snead, Gary Player, Tom Watson

Oldest champion:

Jack Nicklaus, 1986 - 46 years, two months, 23 days

Youngest champion:

Tiger Woods, 1997 - 21 years, three months, 14 days

Lowest 18-hole rounds:

63 (nine under) - Nick Price, third round, 1986; Greg Norman, first round, 1996

Lowest 36-hole total:

131 - Raymond Floyd (65, 66), 1976

Lowest 54-hole totals:

201 - Raymond Floyd (65, 66, 70), 1976; Tiger Woods (70, 66, 65), 1997

Lowest 72-hole totals:

270 - Tiger Woods (70, 66, 65, 69), 1997

271 - Jack Nicklaus (67, 71, 64, 69), 1965; Raymond Floyd (65, 66, 70, 70), 1976

272 - Tiger Woods (70, 66, 68, 68), 2001

Highest winning totals:

289 - Sam Snead (74, 73, 70, 72), 1954; Jack Burke (72, 71, 75, 71), 1956

Largest 18-hole lead:

Five - Craig Wood (66), 1941

Largest 36-hole lead:

Five - Herman Keiser (137), 1946; Jack Nicklaus (135), 1975; Raymond Floyd (131), 1976

Largest 54-hole lead:

Nine - Tiger Woods (201), 1997

Largest winning margin:

12 shots - Tiger Woods, 1997

Most consecutive starts:

50 - Arnold Palmer (1955-2004)

46 - Doug Ford (1956-2001)

44 - Sam Snead (1937-1983) (no tournament held 1943-1945)

42 - Raymond Floyd (1965-2006)

40 - Jack Nicklaus (1959-1998)

Most Masters cuts made:

37 - Jack Nicklaus

30 - Gary Player

27 - Raymond Floyd

24 - Ben Crenshaw

23 - Arnold Palmer, Billy Casper, Tom Watson, - Reuters

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