Masters: who has won the green jacket the most times? What’s the full list?
A look through the history of the fabled tournament at Augusta and those who were legendary enough to win it more than once.
The Masters is as prestigious in its nature as it is difficult to win. The green jacket that one is awarded for winning the tournament is perhaps one of the most recognizable sporting symbols, but which golfers have written their names into the pages of golfing royalty and how many times? Let’s take a look at the full list of those who have won it more than once.
Who has won the Masters more than once?
Initiated in 1934, the Masters has been played on 85 occasions since its inception. In that time there have only been 54 winners of the legendary green jacket. Why is that you ask? Simply because there have been varying golfers who have managed to win the tournament on multiple occasions. The question of course is who have they been and just how many times did they win at the notoriously difficult Augusta National Golf Club? More over, who among those champions has won the most?
When it comes taming the notoriously difficult course at the Augusta National Golf Club, there is one golfer who stands above the rest and that is the ‘Golden Bear’ himself, Jack Nicklaus. Across a 23 year span Nicklaus took home the green jacket on six different occasions. The first of those was in 1963 and the last in 1986. If you’re wondering, Yes, Tiger Woods is next in line. Woods currently has five Masters titles to his name - the most recent coming in 2019 - and at 46 is actually the same age that Nicklaus was when he won his final Masters tournament. With Woods’ recent car crash in 2021, however, many question whether or not he can truly get back to his best and actually match Nicklaus, or even surpass him. For the moment all we can do is wait and watch.
In all there have been 17 men who have won the Masters on multiple occasions for a combined total of 48, with the other 37 champions having won the tournament just once. Here you can take a look at the complete list of multi-champions:
|Golfer||Masters Wins||Years Won|
|Jack Nicklaus||6||1963, 1965, 1966, 1972, 1975, 1986|
|Tiger Woods||5||1997, 2001, 2002, 2005, 2019|
|Arnold Palmer||4||1958, 1960, 1962, 1964|
|Jimmy Demaret||3||1940, 1947, 1950|
|Sam Snead||3||1949, 1952, 1954|
|Gary Player||3||1961, 1974, 1978|
|Nick Faldo||3||1989, 1990, 1996|
|Phil Mickelson||3||2004, 2006, 2010|
|Horton Smith||2||1934, 1936|
|Byron Nelson||2||1937, 1942|
|Ben Hogan||2||1951, 1953|
|Tom Watson||2||1977, 1981|
|Seve Ballesteros||2||1980, 1983|
|Bernhard Langer||2||1985, 1993|
|Ben Crenshaw||2||1984, 1995|
|Jose Maria Olazabal||2||1994, 1999|
|Bubba Watson||2||2012, 2014|
* The Masters was not played between 1943 and 1945 due to the outbreak of World War II.