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Golf 1987 Special CBSs Pat Summerall Remembers 1986 Masters + Jack Nicklaus Masters Career


The 1986 Masters Tournament was the 50th Masters Tournament….which was held April 10–13 at the Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, Georgia….where golf legend Jack Nicklaus won his record 18th professional major with a historic one-stroke victory….when he shot a final round 65 (−7)….with a back nine of 30 (−6)….for a total score of 279 (−9).  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.  This win gave Nicklaus a record six Masters victories….with the first being 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….which was more than seven times what Nicklaus earned for his first win at The Masters.

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