The Masters is one of the most iconic tournaments on the PGA Tour circuit. Only legends of the game of golf have conquered Augusta National Golf Club to earn a green jacket, including Jack Nicklaus, Arnold Palmer, Gary Player, and of course, Tiger Woods.
Numerous golf legends have multiple Masters victories to their names, but who has the most, and how many did they win?
17 players have multiple wins at the Masters
Winning just one green jacket is enough to make an entire career, but winning two puts you in rarified air with the legends of the game.
Only 17 players in PGA Tour history have won multiple Masters Tournaments. Horton Smith was the first player ever to accomplish the feat. Smith won his first Masters in 1934 and his second in 1936. Then, Byron Nelson joined the party with wins in 1937 and 1942.
Jose-Maria Olazabal, Ben Crenshaw, Seve Ballesteros, Bernhard Langer, Tom Watson, and Ben Hogan also have two green jackets in their closets. Bubba Watson was the most recent player to do so when he won his second Masters in 2014.
Sam Snead, Gary Player, Phil Mickelson, Nick Faldo, and Jimmy Demaret all won three Masters Tournaments during their careers. Arnold Palmer won four. Only two players in golf history have won more than that.
Tiger Woods won his fifth Masters in 2019
Tiger Woods is arguably the greatest golfer of all time. He’s also one of the best performers at Augusta National in the history of the PGA Tour. In 22 appearances at The Masters, Woods has 18 top-25 finishes, 14 top-10s, and five victories.
Woods won his first Masters in 1997 when he was just 21 years old. He didn’t just win, either. He demolished the field by 12 strokes and shot a tournament-record 18-under par in his coming-out party.
Woods won at Augusta again in 2001 and 2002, and again in 2005. He didn’t shoot worse than 11-under par in The Masters in any of those wins.
In 2019, Woods secured the most emotional win of his career at Augusta at age 43. He shot a final-round 70 to finish 13-under and win by two strokes to secure his fifth green jacket.
Woods’ five Masters victories are beyond impressive, but they’re not the most in PGA Tour history.
Jack Nicklaus won a record six Masters
No surprises here. Jack Nicklaus could be considered the greatest golfer of all time above Woods, and he has the green jackets to prove it. Nicklaus won a record six Masters Tournaments during his illustrious career.
‘The Golden Bear’ won his first green jacket in 1963. He won back-to-back Masters titles in 1965 and 1966, then won again in 1972 and 1975.
Akin to Woods, Nicklaus won his most impressive Masters Tournament after the age of 40. In 1986, Nicklaus won The Masters at age 46 with a final-round 65. He shot a six-under 30 on the back nine to secure the victory.
If you ever need a green jacket for date night, give Jack a call. He’s got plenty to spare.