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Augusta's All-Time Top 20 Players

April 2011

Golf World ranks the greatest players in the history of the Masters

Jack Nicklaus

1. Jack Nicklaus

Wins: 6 (1963, '65, '66, '72, '75, '86)
In an effort to create suspense, many rankings of this kind are released in inverse order. However, because there is no question the Golden Bear is the greatest Masters player ever, there is no need for manufactured excitement. Nicklaus has six victories, six more top-threes, 22 top-10s and a scoring average of 71.98. He is one of five players with a subpar scoring average (minimum 25 or more rounds), even though he played 46 of his 163 rounds after he turned 50. His scoring average through age 35: 71.31. From age 36 to 49: 71.38. Age 50-59: 72.65.
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