Explore Masters Statistics
If you aspire to one day be a Masters champion, here is the key criteria you’ll need to meet. The below data is based on average performance and personal statistics for every Masters winner since 1934 and captures the commonalities that champions possess.
Average stats of a Masters champion
Players from the USA have histrocially dominated the Masters - claiming 59% of winners!
Spain and South Africa are the joint second most succesful countries with 5 wins a piece
280 is the average score
Average score has steadily declined of the years
1990s was the decade with the lowest average score, helped by Tiger’s emphatic 270 in 1997.
Average score reduced by only 6 since 1930s, despite apparent improvements in ability & equipment
The average vs. par score is -8
The lowest vs. par score is -18, by Tiger Woods in 1997 & Jordan Spieth in 2015
The highest vs. par score is +1 by Sam Snead in 1954, Jack Burke Jr. in 1956 & Zach Johnson in 2007
Bernard Langer was just 15 when he turned pro
1957 champion Doug Ford was a late bloomer, turning pro at 27
1 shot is the most common margin of victory
The biggest margin of victory is 12 shots, achieved by Tiger Woods in 1997.
The average driving distance is 277 yards
The shortest hitter is Jose Maria Olazabal with only 239.8 yards in 1999
No prizes for guessing the longest hitter - Tiger Woods with a massive 323.1 yards in 1997! 17 yards ahead of his nearest rival (Bubba Watson)
Masters winners hit 79% of fairways
Nick Faldo holds the record with 96% hit during his 1996 win - supreme accuracy on those narrow fairways!
Adam Scott and Tiger Woods hold the record for the lowest with only 59% of fairways hit - showing great recovery from the Augusta pines!
The average GIR for Masters Winners since 1980 is 68%
The winner with the lowest GIR is Mike Weir with 53%
Tiger Woods is the most accruate from the fairway, hitting 82% of greens in regulation during his 2001 win
Masters Winners average 114 putts
Mike Weir has the best putting record of the winners with only 104
Vijay Singh has the worst record with 124
The heaviest winner was Craig Stadler at 243 Ibs
The lightest winner was Ben Hogan at 146 lbs
The most common weight of Masters winners is 185 lbs
The shortest winners are Gene Sarazen and Ian Woosnam at just 5 foot 4
The tallest winner is George Archer at 6 foot 5
The most common height of Masters winners is 5 foot 8
The avg. age of Masters winners is 32
The youngest winners are Tiger Woods and Jordan Spieth who were both just 21!
The oldest winner is Jack Nicklaus at 46!
The most common star sign of winners is Gemini
The majority of Masters winners were happily married!
The most common hair colour of Masters winners is Brown