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The least-accomplished player to win The Masters in the past 25 playings

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Simon_Cowbell, Apr 8, 2007.


Zach Johnson is on the short list.

  1. Zach Johnson

    7 vote(s)
  2. Larry Mize

    12 vote(s)
  3. Sandy Lyle

    1 vote(s)
  4. Mike Weir

    2 vote(s)
  5. Other

    0 vote(s)
  1. Simon_Cowbell

    Simon_Cowbell Active Member

    2007 - Zach Johnson
    2006 — Phil Mickelson
    2005 — x-Tiger Woods
    2004 — Phil Mickelson
    2003 — x-Mike Weir
    2002 — Tiger Woods
    2001 — Tiger Woods
    2000 — Vijay Singh
    1999 — Jose Maria Olazabal
    1998 — Mark O'Meara
    1997 — Tiger Woods
    1996 — Nick Faldo
    1995 — Ben Crenshaw
    1994 — Jose Maria Olazabal
    1993 — Bernhard Langer
    1992 — Fred Couples
    1991 — Ian Woosnam
    1990 — x-Nick Faldo
    1989 — x-Nick Faldo
    1988 — Sandy Lyle
    1987 — x-Larry Mize
    1986 — Jack Nicklaus
    1985 — Bernhard Langer
    1984 — Ben Crenshaw
    1983 — Seve Ballesteros
  2. Inky_Wretch

    Inky_Wretch Well-Known Member

    Johnson's on the list now. The question is whether he will be 10 years from now.
  3. ThomsonONE

    ThomsonONE Member

    Johnson was on the Ryder Cup team last year, so he has some credentials. Larry Mize was a nobody who had lightning strike.
  4. John

    John Well-Known Member

    Weir doesn't belong in this list. He's won the Tour Championship, Nissan Open (twice) and a few other events.
  5. melock

    melock Well-Known Member

    Agreed. And he's challenged for other Majors too. Johnson is a good player. It's not a shock that he won. What is is how many other good players collapsed at the end.
  6. MileHigh

    MileHigh Moderator Staff Member

    It's Mize and a once-in-3-million shot.
  7. D-3 Fan

    D-3 Fan Well-Known Member

    The golfer less likely to win The Masters in the past 25 playings

    We would have said the same thing about Jean Van De Velde (in reference to least-accomplished player to win The British) if he didn't go Three Mile Island on the 18th.

    All he needed was to shoot a 5. He ended up with an 8.
  8. BYH

    BYH Active Member

    Twenty years since I came in from playing baseball in the street just in time to see Mize's miracle.

    Damn I'm old.
  9. Simon_Cowbell

    Simon_Cowbell Active Member

    Mize had a win and 13 top 5 finishes before the 1987 Masters, including a runner-up at the Players and the Kemper
  10. Michael_ Gee

    Michael_ Gee Well-Known Member

    They don't invite golfers to the Masters without a record of SOME accomplishments. Even the poor SOB who won last year's Mid-Amateur and goes 84-79 took a competition it's damn hard to win.
  11. Key

    Key Well-Known Member

    Van de Velde only needed a double-bogey six to win the Open. He sunk a seven-footer for a triple-bogey 7 to get into a playoff with Paul Lawrie and Justin Leonard.
  12. Simon_Cowbell

    Simon_Cowbell Active Member

    "Least" is a relative term. Always.
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