The Masters by Numbers

The Masters is a tournament steeped in history and tradition. From the green jackets to the Champions Dinner, the idyllic Augusta setting is guaranteed to produce drama and showcase the greatest golfing talent on a testing course. We’ve compiled some of the vital statistics that make the tournament one of the world’s most prestigious sporting events:

The Players

5 Tournament Favourite Tiger Woods 4/1 will be going for his 5th green jacket in Augusta

7 The favourite in each of the last seven years has failed to win the Augusta National, so the likes of Rory McIlroy, Phil Mickelson and Bubba Watson will have their eyes firmly on the prize when play gets under way on Thursday

12 Tiger Woods’s margin of victory when he won in 1997 aged 21, the largest ever for the youngest ever champion. It wasn’t all plain sailing after four bogeys and five pars in his opening nine holes, but he then went on to shoot a legendary 30 on the back 9 – the rest is history

270 Lowest 72-hole score, by Tiger Woods in 1997. This is just one of the number of records he achieved that year as he now looks to take another step towards Jack Nicklaus’s record 18 major wins

14 Chinese teenager Guan Tianlang has been getting lessons from Tiger Woods and will become the youngest player in Masters history when he tees off on Thursday, aged just fourteen years old

44 Former Open winner Darren Clarke has withdrawn from the Masters because of a hamstring injury and will miss out on the chance to become the oldest Masters champions since Ben Crenshaw’s victory in 1995 aged 43

40 This will be Lee Westwood’s final major before he turns 40, one in which he’ll hope to leave the unwanted ‘best player never to win a major’ club

3 At just 23, Rory McLlroy is aiming to win his 3rd major with many hoping for a Sunday afternoon duel between him and Tiger

Augusta

79 The Masters will be held in its permanent home of Augusta for the 79th year, this being the 75th official Masters Tournament. All champions between 1934 and 1938 actually won the Augusta National Invitational, brainchild of amateur golfer Bobby Jones and investment banker Clifford Roberts

61 Magnolia trees on the drive that leads to the Augusta National clubhouse

39 Countries that have had players compete in the Masters

49 Members first began wearing green jackets in 1939 as a way for patrons to recognize them if they needed help or had questions about the tournament or the golf course. The tradition of awarding the tournament winner a green jacket did not begin until 1949, and Sam Snead was the first player to slip into a green jacket after winning

3 The average cost of Sandwiches at concession stands is still just $3, such is Augusta’s attachment to tradition

1789 A small creek running through Amen Corner where many Masters dreams start to unravel, Rae’s Creek is named after former property owner John Rae who passed away in 1789. The creek has held that name long before American embraced golf

Masters History

47 Players who have won the Masters

6 Green Jackets won by Jack Nicklaus

163 Career rounds at Augusta National by Jack Nicklaus

50 Consecutive years Arnold Palmer competed

14 Career top-10s by Phil Mickelson in 20 appearances, including three victories

64 The lowest round shot at the Masters since the start of 2000 by Jason Day in 2011

For a round up of the contenders for the Masters title 2013, check out our betting preview before Thursday’s opening round.

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