17 Awesome Stats From The Masters Media Guide

Some of these US Masters stats are quite incredible...

17 awesome stats from the Masters media guide
Tiger Woods broke 20 records in 1997
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Some of these US Masters stats are quite incredible...

17 awesome stats from the Masters Media Guide

The Media Guide presented to you as you enter the US Masters press building at Augusta National is some 435 pages long.

I've trawled through every page (well, the records section!) and picked out 17 of the most eye-catching numbers, because, well, there isn't a great deal to do when the course is completely closed and you're locked in the media centre!

In no particular order...

4.31 - average score on Augusta National’s stroke-index-one 11th hole between 1942 and 2016. In 1956, players averaged 4.7 strokes.

74.03 - stroke average between 1942 and 2016. In 1956, players averaged 77.1 strokes a round.

16 - Tiger Woods played the back nine in 16-under-par en route to victory in 1997.

49 - highest score on the front nine, by Charles Kunkle in the fourth round in 1956

34/48 - the front nine/back nine score for Jacky Cupit in 1963 – the most contrasting round in Masters history

2 - number of-par-or better rounds during the second round of the 1954 Masters

50 - holes completed in par or better by Stuart Appleby in 2001

71 - sub-par rounds by Jack Nicklaus at The Masters

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26 - consecutive pars recorded by Billy Maxwell in 1958

2 - number of players to have career sub-par scoring averages at The Masters having played more than 100 rounds – Jack Nicklaus and Fred Couples

506 - number of birdies recorded by Jack Nicklaus in his Masters career

27 - number of hole-in-ones in Masters history

7,718,962 - dollars earned by Phil Mickelson at The Masters

148.2 - average two-round cut (4.2-over-par)

10 - highest score on any hole in Masters history – David Duval, 2nd hole, 2006 and Sam Byrd, 2nd hole, 1948

12,061 – strokes played by Gary Player in 164 career Masters rounds

20 – number of records set by Tiger Woods in his 1997 Masters victory, including playing Amen Corner in seven-under-par and bouncing back from a 40 on Thursday's front nine.

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Nick Bonfield
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Nick Bonfield joined Golf Monthly in 2012 after graduating from Exeter University and earning an NCTJ-accredited journalism diploma from News Associates in Wimbledon. He is responsible for managing production of the magazine, sub-editing, commissioning and feature writing. Most of his online work is opinion-based and typically centres around the Majors and significant events in the global golfing calendar. Nick has been an avid golf fan since the age of ten and became obsessed with the professional game after watching Mike Weir and Shaun Micheel win The Masters and PGA Championship respectively in 2003. In his time with Golf Monthly, he's interviewed the likes of Rory McIlroy, Justin Rose, Jose Maria Olazabal, Henrik Stenson, Padraig Harrington, Lee Westwood and Billy Horschel and has ghost-written columns for Westwood, Wayne Riley, Matthew Southgate, Chris Wood and Eddie Pepperell. Nick is a 12-handicap golfer and his favourite courses include Old Head, Sunningdale New, Penha Longha, Valderrama and Bearwood Lakes. If you have a feature pitch for Nick, please email nick.bonfield@futurenet.com with 'Pitch' in the subject line. Nick is currently playing: Driver: TaylorMade M1 Fairway wood: TaylorMade RBZ Stage 2 Hybrid: Ping Crossover Irons (4-9): Nike Vapor Speed Wedges: Cleveland CBX Full Face, 56˚, Titleist Vokey SM4, 60˚ Putter: testing in progress! Ball: TaylorMade TP5x