By the Numbers
April 12, 2019

Masters 2019: 13 stats that will get you ready for a big weekend at Augusta

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Adam Scott acknowledges patrons on the 18th green during the second round of the 2019 Masters.

Photo by: Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images

Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images

AUGUSTA, Ga. — Key stats Friday after two rounds of the 83rd Masters:

5: The record number of co-leaders, all major champions, after 36 holes—Francesco Molinari (67), Jason Day (67), Brooks Koepka (71), Adam Scott (68) and Louis Oosthuizen (66)—at seven-under-par 137. That broke the previous high of four mid-way co-leaders set in 1973 (Tommy Aaron, Gay Brewer, Bob Dickson and J.C. Snead) and matched in 2017 (Sergio Garcia, Charley Hoffman, Rickie Fowler and Thomas Pieters).

7: The deficit by Rory McIlroy, still needing a green jacket to complete the career Grand Slam, after shooting a second-round 71. He sits in a tie for 36th at even-par 144.

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AUGUSTA, GEORGIA - APRIL 12: Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland plays a shot on the 11th hole during the second round of the Masters at Augusta National Golf Club on April 12, 2019 in Augusta, Georgia. (Photo by David Cannon/Getty Images)

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David Cannon/Getty Images

7: Strokes that Koepka took on the par-5 second hole—where the field scoring average was the third-easiest of the day at 4.770. He followed his double bogey with a bounce-back birdie at the par-4 third. In last year’s U.S. Open at Shinnecock Hills, Koepka doubled the par-4 sixth and the par-4 14th in a first-round 75 but overcame it with rounds of 66-72-68 to win by one.

8: Best comeback from a 36-hole deficit to win the Masters, by Jackie Burke Jr. in 1956.

24: Masters rounds that Tiger Woods has shot in the 60s after Friday’s 68 (out of 84 career rounds).

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AUGUSTA, GEORGIA - APRIL 12: Tiger Woods of the United States reacts on the 12th hole during the second round of the Masters at Augusta National Golf Club on April 12, 2019 in Augusta, Georgia. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

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Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images

63: For those trying to get back into contention on Saturday, this is the low third round in a Masters, by Nick Price in 1986 with nines of 33-30, including a horseshoe lip-out birdie attempt at the 18th. A final-round 71 left Price in fifth place, three strokes behind Jack Nicklaus, who won his record sixth green jacket.

65: Friday’s low round, by Xander Schauffele, who is a stroke behind the leaders with Dustin Johnson (70), Justin Harding (69) and Woods (68).

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AUGUSTA, GEORGIA - APRIL 12: Xander Schauffele of the United States reacts on the 18th green during the second round of the Masters at Augusta National Golf Club on April 12, 2019 in Augusta, Georgia. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

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Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images

65: Players who made the cut of low 50 and ties (and those within 10 strokes of the lead at three-over-par 147).

68.99: Average score for Masters champions in the second round.

70.16: Average score for Masters champions in the third round.

71.98: Field scoring average on Friday (with no rounds in the 80s or no “others” scores of triple bogey or worse on a hole) versus a field average of 72.87 in the opening round.

100: Number of competitive rounds in the Masters by Phil Mickelson, who shot a 73 on Friday to trail by three strokes at T-12. Asked what No. 100 meant to him, Mickelson replied, “Just that I’m getting old.”

131: For those aspiring to rally from a big deficit this weekend, this is the low final 36 holes in a Masters, by Johnny Miller in 1975, when his 65-66 finish left him one stroke behind winner Jack Nicklaus. Miller had trailed Nicklaus by 11 strokes after opening rounds of 75-71 and Nicklaus’ 68-67 start.


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