The Masters: Did you know?

Posted: April 10, 2013

* Last year was the ninth playoff since the sudden-death format was implemented in 1976. None has gone past the second hole.

* Five of the last 10 green jackets have gone to lefthanders.

* The eventual champion has come out of the final pairing 19 of the last 22 years. All the exceptions have been in the last six. Only Zach Johnson (who was fourth in 2007) and Bubba Watson (also fourth last year) have won after being lower than tied for second after 54 holes.

* Louis Oosthuizen's double-eagle at No. 2 in the final round last year (4 iron from 253 yards) was the fourth in Masters history. One has come on each of the par 5s, three in the fourth round. Only Gene Sarazen (4 wood from 235 yards on 15 in 1934) went on to win.

* Peter Hanson (four-way tie for third) had the highest Masters finish by a Swede, topping Robert Karlsson's eighth in 2008. Only Jesper Parnevik (second at 1994 and '97 British Opens) and Niclas Fasth (second at 2001 British) have finished higher in any major.

* Phil Mickelson and Matt Kuchar became the first players since 1999 (Justin Leonard and Shigeki Maruyama) to birdie the 18th hole each of the first three rounds. They both made par on Sunday.

* Amateur Patrick Cantlay made the 13th eagle at the par-4 seventh hole; Adam Scott and Bo Van Pelt made the 14th and 15th aces at the 16th; Henrik Stenson made the seventh 8 on the par-4 18th.

* Padraig Harrington became the 13th to play the par-5 second in 5-under for the week (3-4-4-4); Hunter Mahan was the 10th to play the par-4 fifth in 3-under (3-3-3-4); Cantlay was the sixth to play the par-5 15th in 5-over (5-6-5-9); Kelly Kraft became the first to play the 18th in 7-over (5-5-6-7).

* Bubba Watson won in his fourth Masters start. Others to do that include Arnold Palmer (1958), Tom Watson (1977), Seve Ballesteros (1980) and Larry Mize (1987).

* Bo Van Pelt's Sunday 64 matched the low final round in Masters history, joining Maurice Bembridge (1974), Hale Irwin ('75), Gary Player ('78), Greg Norman ('88) and David Toms ('98). Only Player's resulted in a win.

* Tiger Woods' four-way tie for 40th (with Aaron Baddeley, Henrik Stenson and Rory McIlroy) was his highest in the Masters as a pro. His previous worst was 22nd in 2004. He was 41st in 1995 and 60th the next year, but as an amateur.

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