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The 1986 Masters Tournament was the 50th Masters Tournament, held April 10–13 at the Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, Georgia.

1986 Masters Tournament
Tournament information
DatesApril 10–13, 1986
LocationAugusta, Georgia
Course(s)Augusta National Golf Club
Organized byAugusta National Golf Club
Tour(s)PGA Tour
Statistics
Par72
Length6,905 yards (6,314 m)[1]
Field88 players, 48 after cut
Cut149 (+5)
Prize fund$785,000
Winner's share$144,000
Champion
United States Jack Nicklaus
279 (−9)
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Jack Nicklaus won his record 18th professional major with a historic one-stroke victory. He shot a final round 65 (−7), with a back nine of 30 (−6), for a total score of 279 (−9).[2][3] At age 46, he became the oldest winner of the Masters and the second-oldest winner of any major championship, behind Julius Boros, who was 48 when he captured the PGA Championship in 1968. The win also gave Nicklaus a record six Masters victories, the first in 1963, less than ten months after his first major win at the 1962 U.S. Open. The 23-year span of Masters victories and 24-year span of major victories are also records. The runners-up were Tom Kite and Greg Norman, whose near-misses at the Masters are also noteworthy. The winner's share was $144,000, more than seven times what Nicklaus earned for his first Augusta win.

Contents

CourseEdit

Hole Name Yards Par Hole Name Yards Par
1 Tea Olive 400 4 10 Camellia 485 4
2 Pink Dogwood 555 5 11 White Dogwood 455 4
3 Flowering Peach 360 4 12 Golden Bell 155 3
4 Flowering Crab Apple 205 3 13 Azalea 465 5
5 Magnolia 435 4 14 Chinese Fir 405 4
6 Juniper 180 3 15 Firethorn 500 5
7 Pampas 360 4 16 Redbud 170 3
8 Yellow Jasmine 535 5 17 Nandina 400 4
9 Carolina Cherry 435 4 18 Holly 405 4
Out 3,465 36 In 3,440 36
Source:[1] Total 6,905 72

FieldEdit

1. Masters champions

Tommy Aaron, George Archer, Seve Ballesteros (3,8,9), Gay Brewer, Billy Casper, Charles Coody, Ben Crenshaw, Raymond Floyd (4,8,11,12,13), Doug Ford, Bob Goalby, Bernhard Langer (8,11,12), Jack Nicklaus (8), Arnold Palmer, Gary Player, Craig Stadler (8,12,13), Tom Watson (2,3,8,10,12), Fuzzy Zoeller (2,9,11,12,13)

The following categories only apply to Americans
2. U.S. Open champions (last five years)

Larry Nelson (4)

3. The Open champions (last five years)

Bill Rogers

4. PGA champions (last five years)

Hubert Green (10,12,13), Hal Sutton (11,12,13), Lee Trevino (8,10)

5. 1985 U.S. Amateur semi-finalists

Chip Drury (a), Peter Persons (a), Sam Randolph (6,7,8,a)

6. Previous two U.S. Amateur and Amateur champions

Scott Verplank (7,11,a)

7. Members of the 1985 U.S. Walker Cup team

Bob Lewis (a), Jay Sigel (a), Michael Podolak (a), Randy Sonnier (a)

8. Top 24 players and ties from the 1985 Masters Tournament

Fred Couples (10), Jay Haas (9), Gary Hallberg, Billy Kratzert, Gary Koch, Wayne Levi (11,12), Bruce Lietzke, John Mahaffey (11,12), Mark McCumber, Mark O'Meara (9,12,13), Tim Simpson (11), Curtis Strange (11,12,13), Jim Thorpe (11,12), Lanny Wadkins (9,11,12,13)

9. Top 16 players and ties from the 1985 U.S. Open

Andy Bean (10,11), Rick Fehr, Hale Irwin (11), Tom Kite (11,12,13), Johnny Miller, Corey Pavin (11,12), Don Pooley, Jack Renner (12), Tony Sills, Scott Simpson, Joey Sindelar (11,12), Payne Stewart (12)

10. Top eight players and ties from 1985 PGA Championship

Buddy Gardner

11. Winners of PGA Tour events since the previous Masters

Phil Blackmar (12), George Burns (12), Bob Eastwood, Danny Edwards (12), Dan Forsman, Bill Glasson (12), Ken Green, Donnie Hammond, Kenny Knox, Roger Maltbie (12), Calvin Peete (12,13), Doug Tewell, Bob Tway, Mark Wiebe

12. Top 30 players from the 1985 PGA Tour money list

Peter Jacobsen (13), Larry Mize, Mac O'Grady, Dan Pohl, Larry Rinker

13. Members of the U.S. 1985 Ryder Cup team
14. Foreign invitations

Isao Aoki (8), Dave Barr (9), Chen Tze-chung (9), Chen Tze-ming (10), David Graham (2,8), Jack Kay, Jr. (5,a), Sandy Lyle (3,11), Garth McGimpsey (6,a), Tsuneyuki Nakajima, Greg Norman (9), Nick Price (10), Denis Watson (9)

  • Numbers in brackets indicate categories that the player would have qualified under had they been American.

Nationalities in the fieldEdit

North America (75) South America (0) Europe (4) Oceania (2) Asia (4) Africa (3)
  Canada (2)   Scotland (1)   Australia (2)   Japan (2)   South Africa (1)
  United States (73)   Northern Ireland (1)   Taiwan (2)   Zimbabwe (2)
  Spain (1)
  West Germany (1)

Past champions in the fieldEdit

Made the cutEdit

Player Country Year(s) won R1 R2 R3 R4 Total To par Finish
Jack Nicklaus   United States 1963, 1965,
1966, 1972, 1975
74 71 69 65 279 −9 1
Seve Ballesteros   Spain 1980, 1983 71 68 72 70 281 −7 4
Tom Watson   United States 1977, 1981 70 74 68 71 283 −5 T6
Ben Crenshaw   United States 1984 71 71 74 70 286 −2 T16
Bernhard Langer   West Germany 1985 74 68 69 75 286 −2 T16
Fuzzy Zoeller   United States 1979 73 73 69 72 287 −1 T21

Missed the cutEdit

Player Country Year(s) won R1 R2 Total To par
Gary Player   South Africa 1961, 1974, 1978 77 73 150 +6
Craig Stadler   United States 1982 74 76 150 +6
Raymond Floyd   United States 1976 74 78 152 +8
Gay Brewer   United States 1967 77 76 153 +9
Billy Casper   United States 1970 78 75 153 +9
Charles Coody   United States 1971 76 77 153 +9
George Archer   United States 1969 75 80 155 +11
Tommy Aaron   United States 1973 79 77 156 +12
Doug Ford   United States 1957 78 78 156 +12
Arnold Palmer   United States 1958, 1960,
1962, 1964
80 76 156 +12
Bob Goalby   United States 1968 79 81 160 +16

Round summariesEdit

First roundEdit

Thursday, April 10, 1986

Place Player Country Score To par
T1 Ken Green   United States 68 −4
Billy Kratzert   United States
T3 Chen Tze-chung   Taiwan 69 −3
Gary Koch   United States
T5 Dave Barr   Canada 70 −2
Tsuneyuki Nakajima   Japan
Greg Norman   Australia
Tom Kite   United States
Bob Tway   United States
Tom Watson   United States

Second roundEdit

Friday, April 11, 1986

Place Player Country Score To par
1 Seve Ballesteros   Spain 71-68=139 −5
2 Billy Kratzert   United States 68-72=140 −4
3 Tsuneyuki Nakajima   Japan 70-71=141 −3
T4 Chen Tze-chung   Taiwan 69-73=142 −2
Ben Crenshaw   United States 71-71=142
Danny Edwards   United States 71-71=142
Greg Norman   Australia 70-72=142
Bernhard Langer   West Germany 74-68=142
T9 Gary Koch   United States 69-74=143 −1
Mark McCumber   United States 76-67=143
Corey Pavin   United States 71-72=143
Bob Tway   United States 70-73=143

Third roundEdit

Saturday, April 12, 1986

Place Player Country Score To par
1 Greg Norman   Australia 70-72-68=210 −6
T2 Seve Ballesteros   Spain 71-68-72=211 −5
Bernhard Langer   West Germany 74-68-69=211
Donnie Hammond   United States 73-71-67=211
Nick Price   Zimbabwe 79-69-63=211
T6 Tsuneyuki Nakajima   Japan 70-71-71=212 −4
Tom Kite   United States 70-74-68=212
Tom Watson   United States 70-74-68=212
T9 Danny Edwards   United States 71-71-72=214 −2
Gary Koch   United States 69-74-71=214
Sandy Lyle   Scotland 76-70-68=214
Mark McCumber   United States 76-67-71=214
Jack Nicklaus   United States 74-71-69=214
Corey Pavin   United States 71-72-71=214
Bob Tway   United States 70-73-71=214

Final roundEdit

Sunday, April 13, 1986

In one of the most memorable and exciting final rounds in Masters history, five different players held at least a share of the lead in the final round. Seve Ballesteros gained a share of the lead on the front 9 helped by a hole-out eagle at 8. Jack Nicklaus played his first eight holes in even par, but stormed into contention with birdies at 9, 10 and 11. However, Nicklaus bogeyed the 12th to fall three behind the leaders. Greg Norman, tied for the lead at −7 as he made the turn, double-bogeyed the 10th hole to give Ballesteros the outright lead by one shot over Tom Kite. Ballesteros hit his second shot at 13 to within six feet. After Kite lagged up his own eagle putt on 13, Ballesteros holed his putt for his second eagle of the day and a three shot lead over Kite. Kite then holed his birdie putt to cut the lead back to two.

After a par at 14, Nicklaus began his legendary charge at 15. After hitting his 204-yard (187 m) approach to 12 feet (3.7 m), he buried the putt for eagle to pull within two shots of Ballesteros. Nicklaus then hit his tee shot on 16 to within 3 feet and after holing his birdie putt he was within one shot of Ballesteros who was playing the 15th hole. Ballesteros, who was in prime position to go for the green in two, pull hooked his approach into the water. After failing to get up and down, Ballesteros bogeyed the hole, giving Nicklaus a share of the lead. Kite made birdie at 15 to enter into a three-way tie with Ballesteros and Nicklaus. After a wayward drive, Nicklaus hit his approach on 17 to 18 feet (5.5 m). After long deliberation, he holed his putt on 17 for sole possession of the lead for the first time in the tournament. He two-putted for par on 18 to post −9 and a one shot lead.

Ballesteros three-putted the 17th to fall out of contention, but Kite had 12 feet for birdie on 18 to tie Nicklaus. Kite barely missed his putt on the high side to miss a playoff by one shot. Norman, left for dead after his double-bogey on 10, birdied 14, 15 and 16 to pull within one shot of the lead. After hooking his drive way left on 17, Norman made an incredible shot between two pines to within eight feet. Norman buried the birdie putt, his fourth straight, to tie for the lead. Norman then hit a perfect drive on 18, needing birdie for his first major championship. However, Norman pushed his approach shot into the gallery and subsequently missed his 15-foot (4.6 m) par putt to finish one stroke behind. Nicklaus had stormed back, shooting 30 on the back nine, to win his sixth Masters title and became the oldest Masters champion at age 46.[4][5]

Place Player Country Score To par Money ($)
1 Jack Nicklaus   United States 74-71-69-65=279 −9 144,000
T2 Tom Kite   United States 70-74-68-68=280 −8 70,400
Greg Norman   Australia 70-72-68-70=280
4 Seve Ballesteros   Spain 71-68-72-70=281 −7 38,400
5 Nick Price   Zimbabwe 79-69-63-71=282 −6 32,000
T6 Jay Haas   United States 76-69-71-67=283 −5 27,800
Tom Watson   United States 70-74-68-71=283
T8 Tsuneyuki Nakajima   Japan 70-71-71-72=284 −4 23,200
Payne Stewart   United States 75-71-69-69=284
Bob Tway   United States 70-73-71-70=284

ScorecardEdit

Hole  1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9  10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18
Par 4 5 4 3 4 3 4 5 4 4 4 3 5 4 5 3 4 4
  Nicklaus −2 −3 −3 −2 −2 −2 −2 −2 −3 −4 −5 −4 −5 −5 −7 −8 −9 −9
  Kite −3 −4 −3 −3 −3 −3 −3 −5 −5 −5 −6 −6 −7 −7 −8 −8 −8 −8
  Norman −6 −6 −6 −6 −6 −7 −7 −7 −7 −5 −5 −5 −5 −6 −7 −8 −9 −8
  Ballesteros −5 −5 −5 −5 −5 −5 −6 −8 −7 −7 −7 −7 −9 −9 −8 −8 −7 −7
  Price −5 −5 −4 −5 −5 −5 −5 −5 −4 −5 −4 −4 −4 −5 −6 −6 −6 −6
  Watson −4 −4 −4 −4 −4 −3 −3 −3 −3 −3 −3 −3 −4 −5 −6 −6 −6 −5
  Nakajima −4 −5 −5 −4 −4 −3 −3 −3 −3 −3 −3 −3 −3 −3 −4 −4 −4 −4
  Hammond −4 −5 −4 −4 −3 −3 −2 −1 −1 −1 −1 −1 −2 −2 −3 −3 −3 −3
  Langer −5 −6 −6 −6 −6 −6 −5 −4 −4 −4 −4 −4 −4 −4 −4 −4 −4 −2

Cumulative tournament scores, relative to par

Eagle Birdie Bogey Double bogey

Source:[3][6]

Tournament notesEdit

  • Jack Nicklaus increased his record for most Masters wins to six, and most major championship wins to 18.
  • Nicklaus became the oldest winner of a Masters at 46 years, 82 days.
  • Nicklaus tied the course record with a 30 on the second nine in the final round, while Nick Price shot a 30 on the second nine a day earlier (tied with four others). Nicklaus' 30 included a bogey, at the par-3 12th. The record for the back nine is now 29, set in the fourth round in 1992 by Mark Calcavecchia, and tied by David Toms in the fourth round in 1998.
  • Gary Koch won the Par 3 contest with a score of 23 (−4); he tied for 16th at 286 (−2)
  • Nick Price set a course record with his third-round 63 (−9), later tied by Greg Norman in the first round in 1996.
  • Price set a single-round record at Augusta with ten birdies in round 3. The record is now 11 birdies in a single round set by Anthony Kim in the second round in 2009.
  • Sam Randolph was low amateur for the second consecutive year.

QuotesEdit

  • "Yes sir! The battle is joined. My goodness. There is life in the old Bear yet." – Ben Wright's (CBS Sports) call as Nicklaus sank his eagle putt on the 15th hole to pull within two shots of the lead.
  • "And there's no doubt about it, the Bear has come out of hibernation."Jim Nantz's (CBS Sports) call as Nicklaus sank his 3-foot birdie putt on the 16th hole to pull within one shot of the lead.
  • "Oh he's pulled it! Oh he has pull hooked that! That's destined for the water! And the foreign invasion is reeling under the Bear's attack!" – Ben Wright's call as Ballesteros pulled his 2nd shot into the water at 15.
  • "Maybe... Yes sir!"Verne Lundquist's (CBS Sports) call as Nicklaus made his 18-foot (5 m) birdie putt on the 17th hole to take sole possession of the lead for the first time in the tournament.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Nicklaus' round". Milwaukee Sentinel. April 14, 1986. p. 4 (part 2). Retrieved January 3, 2013.
  2. ^ Parascenzo, Marino (April 14, 1986). "Nicklaus wins thrill-filled Masters". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. p. 19. Retrieved January 3, 2013.
  3. ^ a b "Nicklaus charge wins Masters". Milwaukee Sentinel. April 14, 1986. pp. 1, 4 (part 2). Retrieved January 3, 2013.
  4. ^ Harig, Bob (April 3, 2011). "Rekindling Jack Nicklaus' glory". ESPN. Retrieved February 9, 2012.
  5. ^ Reilly, Rick (April 21, 1986). "Day Of Glory For A Golden Oldie". Sports Illustrated. Retrieved February 9, 2012.
  6. ^ "Historic leaderboards: 1986 Masters". Augusta.com. Retrieved August 13, 2013.

External linksEdit

  • Masters.com – Past winners and results
  • About.com – 1986 Masters
  • Augusta.com – 1986 Masters leaderboard and scorecards
  • You Tube.com – video – 1986 Masters: highlights of final holes from CBS Sports broadcast
Preceded by
1985 PGA Championship
Major Championships Succeeded by
1986 U.S. Open

Coordinates: 33°30′11″N 82°01′12″W / 33.503°N 82.020°W / 33.503; -82.020