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The 1996 Masters Tournament was the 60th Masters Tournament, held April 11–14 at Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, Georgia.

1996 Masters Tournament
Tournament information
DatesApril 11–14, 1996
LocationAugusta, Georgia
Course(s)Augusta National Golf Club
Organized byAugusta National Golf Club
Tour(s)PGA Tour
Statistics
Par72
Length6,925 yards (6,332 m)[1]
Field92 players, 44 after cut
Cut146 (+2)
Prize fund$2.5 million
Winner's share$450,000
Champion
England Nick Faldo
276 (−12)
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Nick Faldo won his third Masters and his sixth and final major title, five strokes ahead of runner-up Greg Norman.[2][3] Faldo overcame a six-stroke deficit going into the final day as Norman, leader after each of the first three rounds, faltered down the stretch once again at Augusta.[4][5] The win was the seventh by a European in the last nine Masters. The first win by an Australian at the Masters came seventeen years later when Adam Scott won in 2013.

In the first round, Norman shot the second-ever 63 at the Masters (Nick Price had the first 63, in the third round in 1986). Opening with six pars, Norman birdied nine of the final twelve holes.[6]

Faldo moved into second place with a 67 on Friday and stayed in second, though six shots behind, with a scrambling par on 18 late Saturday afternoon. The par meant that Faldo would be paired with Norman on Sunday which may have proved critical.

In the final round, Norman maintained a four shot lead through 7 holes, and then proceeded to lose five shots to par over the next five holes. Faldo picked up one birdie in that stretch to assume a two shot lead after Norman's tee shot on 12 found the water for a double-bogey. Any thoughts of Norman winning were dashed when his tee shot on the par three 16th also found the water. Faldo's 67 was the best round of the day while Norman's 78 was one of the worst rounds of the day, together yielding the greatest comeback/collapse in Masters history.

None of the five amateurs made the cut, including 20-year-old Tiger Woods, in his second Masters.[7] He returned as a professional the next year and won by twelve strokes.

Contents

FieldEdit

1. Masters champions

Tommy Aaron, Seve Ballesteros, Gay Brewer, Billy Casper, Charles Coody, Fred Couples (9,12), Ben Crenshaw (9,12,13), Nick Faldo (3,9,13), Raymond Floyd (9), Doug Ford, Bernhard Langer, Sandy Lyle, Larry Mize, Jack Nicklaus, Arnold Palmer, Gary Player, Craig Stadler (11,12), Tom Watson (9), Ian Woosnam (9), Fuzzy Zoeller

2. U.S. Open champions (last five years)

Ernie Els (11,12,13), Lee Janzen (9,10,12,13), Tom Kite, Corey Pavin (9,10,12,13), Payne Stewart (12,13)

3. The Open champions (last five years)

Ian Baker-Finch, John Daly (4,12), Tom Lehman (10,12,13), Greg Norman (9,10,12,13), Nick Price (4,10,13)

4. PGA champions (last five years)

Paul Azinger (9), Steve Elkington (9,11,12,13)

5. U.S. Amateur champion and runner-up

Buddy Marucci (a), Tiger Woods (a)

6. The Amateur champion

Gordon Sherry (a)

7. U.S. Amateur Public Links champion

Chris Wollmann (a)

8. U.S. Mid-Amateur champion

Jerry Courville, Jr. (a)

9. Top 24 players and ties from the 1995 Masters

David Edwards, Brad Faxon (11), David Frost, David Gilford, Jay Haas (10,11,13), Brian Henninger, Scott Hoch (12,13), John Huston, Hale Irwin, Davis Love III (10,12,13), Phil Mickelson (10,12,13), Colin Montgomerie (11), Kenny Perry (13), Loren Roberts (13), Curtis Strange, Duffy Waldorf (10,12)

10. Top 16 players and ties from the 1995 U.S. Open

Brad Bryant (12,13), Bill Glasson, Neal Lancaster, Jeff Maggert (11), Mark McCumber, Frank Nobilo, Mark Roe, Vijay Singh (12,13), Jeff Sluman (11), Steve Stricker, Bob Tway (12,13)

11. Top eight players and ties from 1995 PGA Championship

Bob Estes, Justin Leonard (13), Steve Lowery, Mark O'Meara (12,13)

12. Winners of PGA Tour events since the previous Masters

Woody Austin (13), Mark Brooks, Mark Calcavecchia (13), Ed Dougherty, Fred Funk (13), Jim Furyk, Jim Gallagher, Jr. (13), Paul Goydos, Tim Herron, Billy Mayfair (13), Scott McCarron, Paul Stankowski, Hal Sutton, Ted Tryba, D. A. Weibring

13. Top 30 players from the 1995 PGA Tour money list

David Duval, Scott Simpson, Kirk Triplett

14. Special foreign invitation

Michael Campbell, Alex Čejka, Satoshi Higashi, Masashi Ozaki, Costantino Rocca, Sam Torrance

Nationalities in the fieldEdit

North America (68) South America (0) Europe (12) Oceania (6) Asia (2) Africa (4)
  United States (68)   England (3)   Australia (3)   Japan (2)   South Africa (3)
  Scotland (4)   Fiji (1)   Zimbabwe (1)
  Wales (1)   New Zealand (2)
  Spain (1)
  Germany (2)
  Italy (1)

Past champions in the fieldEdit

Made the cutEdit

Player Country Year(s) won R1 R2 R3 R4 Total To par Finish
Nick Faldo   England 1989, 1990 69 67 73 67 276 −12 1
Fred Couples   United States 1992 78 68 71 71 288 E T15
Larry Mize   United States 1987 75 71 77 68 291 +3 T23
Raymond Floyd   United States 1976 70 74 77 71 292 +4 T25
Craig Stadler   United States 1982 73 72 71 78 294 +6 T29
Ian Woosnam   Wales 1991 72 69 73 80 294 +6 T29
Bernhard Langer   Germany 1985, 1993 75 70 72 78 295 +7 T36
Jack Nicklaus   United States 1963, 1965, 1966,
1972, 1975, 1986
70 73 76 78 297 +9 T41
Seve Ballesteros   Spain 1980, 1983 73 73 77 76 299 +11 43

Source:[8]

Missed the cutEdit

Player Country Year(s) won R1 R2 Total To par
Tommy Aaron   United States 1973 71 76 147 +3
Tom Watson   United States 1977, 1981 75 72 147 +3
Fuzzy Zoeller   United States 1979 74 73 147 +3
Sandy Lyle   Scotland 1988 75 74 149 +5
Gary Player   South Africa 1961, 1974, 1978 73 76 149 +5
Arnold Palmer   United States 1958, 1960,
1962, 1964
74 76 150 +6
Ben Crenshaw   United States 1984, 1995 77 74 151 +7
Gay Brewer   United States 1967 75 77 152 +8
Charles Coody   United States 1971 82 78 160 +16
Billy Casper   United States 1970 75 86 161 +17
Doug Ford   United States 1957 81 88 169 +25

Source:[8][9]

Round summariesEdit

First roundEdit

Thursday, April 11, 1996

Place Player Country Score To par
1 Greg Norman   Australia 63 −9
2 Phil Mickelson   United States 65 −7
T3 Scott Hoch   United States 67 −5
Bob Tway   United States
5 Lee Janzen   United States 68 −4
T6 Nick Faldo   England 69 −3
Brad Faxon   United States
David Gilford   England
Scott Simpson   United States
Vijay Singh   Fiji

Source:[1]

ScorecardEdit

First round

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
  Norman E E E E E E −1 −2 −3 −3 −3 −4 −5 −6 −7 −7 −8 −9

Source:[10]

Second roundEdit

Friday, April 12, 1996

Place Player Country Score To par
1 Greg Norman   Australia 63-69=132 −12
2 Nick Faldo   England 69-67=136 −8
T3 David Frost   South Africa 70-68=138 −6
Phil Mickelson   United States 65-73=138
T5 Lee Janzen   United States 68-71=139 −5
Bob Tway   United States 67-72=139
T7 Scott Hoch   United States 67-73=140 −4
Scott McCarron   United States 70-70=140
Vijay Singh   Fiji 69-71=140
T10 Corey Pavin   United States 75-66=141 −3
Ian Woosnam   Wales 72-69=141

Source:[9]

Amateurs: Woods (+6), Sherry (+11), Wollmann (+14), Courville, Jr. (+16), Marucci (+16)

Third roundEdit

Saturday, April 13, 1996

Place Player Country Score To par
1 Greg Norman   Australia 63-69-71=203 −13
2 Nick Faldo   England 69-67-73=209 −7
3 Phil Mickelson   United States 65-73-72=210 −6
T4 David Frost   South Africa 70-68-74=212 −4
Scott McCarron   United States 70-70-72=212
Duffy Waldorf   United States 72-71-69=212
T7 Scott Hoch   United States 67-73-73=213 −3
John Huston   United States 71-71-71=213
T9 David Duval   United States 73-72-69=214 −2
Ernie Els   South Africa 71-71-72=214
Lee Janzen   United States 68-71-75=214
Frank Nobilo   New Zealand 71-71-72=214
Corey Pavin   United States 75-66-73=214
Vijay Singh   Fiji 69-71-74=214
Ian Woosnam   Wales 72-69-73=214

Final roundEdit

Sunday, April 14, 1996

Place Player Country Score To par Money ($)
1 Nick Faldo   England 69-67-73-67=276 −12 450,000
2 Greg Norman   Australia 63-69-71-78=281 −7 270,000
3 Phil Mickelson   United States 65-73-72-72=282 −6 170,000
4 Frank Nobilo   New Zealand 71-71-72-69=283 −5 120,000
T5 Scott Hoch   United States 67-73-73-71=284 −4 95,000
Duffy Waldorf   United States 72-71-69-72=284
T7 Davis Love III   United States 72-71-74-68=285 −3 77,933
Jeff Maggert   United States 71-73-72-69=285
Corey Pavin   United States 75-66-73-71=285
T10 David Frost   South Africa 70-68-74-74=286 −2 65,000
Scott McCarron   United States 70-70-72-74=286

Source:[8]

ScorecardEdit

Final round

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
  Faldo −7 −8 −8 −8 −7 −8 −8 −9 −9 −9 −9 −9 −10 −10 −11 −11 −11 −12
  Norman −12 −13 −13 −12 −12 −12 −12 −12 −11 −10 −9 −7 −8 −8 −9 −7 −7 −7
  Mickelson −6 −7 −7 −6 −6 −7 −6 −5 −5 −5 −5 −4 −5 −4 −6 −6 −6 −6
  Nobilo −2 −2 −2 −2 −1 −1 −1 −2 −3 −4 −5 −4 −5 −5 −5 −6 −6 −5
  Hoch −2 −3 −3 −2 −2 −2 −2 −3 −3 −3 −3 −4 −5 −4 −4 −4 −4 −4
  Waldorf −4 −6 −6 −5 −5 −4 −5 −5 −5 −5 −5 −5 −4 −5 −5 −5 −5 −4
  Frost −4 −4 −4 −4 −3 −3 −1 −2 −2 −2 −2 −2 −3 −3 −3 −4 −3 −2
  McCarron −4 −4 −3 −3 −2 −2 −2 −2 −2 −1 −1 −1 −1 −1 −2 −2 −2 −2

Cumulative tournament scores, relative to par

Eagle Birdie Bogey Double bogey

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Masters Scoreboard". Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel. April 12, 1996. p. 8C.
  2. ^ Reilly, Rick (April 22, 1996). "Master Strokes". Sports Illustrated. p. 24.
  3. ^ Bonk, Thomas (April 15, 1996). "Choke artist". Spokesman-Review. (Spokane, Washington). (Los Angeles Times). p. C1.
  4. ^ Parascenzo, Marino (April 15, 1996). "Faldo in as Shark plunges". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. p. C1.
  5. ^ D'Amato, Gary (April 15, 1996). "On final day, Shark goes belly-up". Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel. p. 1C.
  6. ^ Bonk, Thomas (April 12, 1996). "Norman's opening 63 'one of great rounds'". Eugene Register-Guard. (Oregon). (Los Angeles Times). p. C1.
  7. ^ Parascenzo, Marino (April 13, 1996). "Tiger misses cut, but Nicklaus believes young star will purr". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. p. C2.
  8. ^ a b c "1996 Masters". databasegolf.com. Retrieved May 6, 2014.
  9. ^ a b "Masters: Friday's scores". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. April 13, 1996. p. C-2.
  10. ^ "History: hole-by-hole and stats: Greg Norman". Augusta.com. 1996. Retrieved May 18, 2013.

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