The Masters: Five biggest final-round comebacks in Augusta history | Golf News | Sky Sports

    The top six players are only four strokes apart before the final round of the masters, but can someone lower down the ranking win the green jacket?

    francesco molinari has a two-shot lead over tiger woods and tony finau after 54 holes at augusta national, with brooks koepka, webb simpson and ian poulter forming the chasing group.

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    every masters winner since 1990 has started the final round inside the top 5 and 23 of the last 30 augusta champions have come from the final group, but can any buck the trend and claim a comeback win?

    We review the five biggest comebacks in the final round of the Masters…

    jack burke jr – 1956 (eight times)

    burke was one of only two players to shoot a round under par on the final day, as the American pulled off the biggest final-round comeback in major history.

    Amateur Ken Venturi took a four-shot lead on the final day, but recorded six bogeys in a seven-hole stretch around the bend, allowing Burke to tie with two holes to play.

    burke holed a 15-foot birdie on the 17th and then bounced up and down the bunker to save par on the last, which would be enough for a one-shot win when venturi couldn’t find a birdie on the last hole.

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    player gary – 1978 (seven shots)

    The South African cruised to a record-tying final round to snatch a one-shot win from him and win the green jacket for the third time.

    The player started the day a fraction of 10th and was still trailing overnight leader Hubert Green by six shots with 10 holes to play, but birdied the ninth to generate a remarkable round of nine holes.

    The 42-year-old birdied six of his next nine holes, including a 15-footer on the last, until the clubhouse set, when Green missed a 3-footer on the par-four 18th hole to extend the match. .

    sir nick faldo – 1996 (six shots)

    faldo put pressure on greg norman during a dramatic final day and took advantage of Sunday’s Australian meltdown to claim the last of his six major titles.

    A five-shot deficit before the final round was gone by the time the pair reached the par-three 12, where Norman double-bogeyed to give Faldo a two-shot lead.

    The tournament is often remembered for Norman, who also double-bogeyed 16, and his collapse in the final round, forgetting the fact that Faldo hit a five-under 67 to claim a five-under win. blows.

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    blurry zoeller – 1979 (six shots)

    The 27-year-old stunned the golf world by claiming the green jacket on his Masters debut, the last player to do so, although he needed some luck to stand a chance of winning.

    zoeller posted a 70 in the final round to set the clubhouse target at eight under par, which was only enough to force a playoff when ed sneed bogeyed his last three holes, jack nicklaus bogeyed the penultimate hole and tom watson made a mistake late in his round.

    sneed, watson and zoeller parred on the first playoff hole, the 10th, after missing birdie putts, before zoeller hit an eight-foot birdie putt on the next to claim the title.

    wall art jr. – 1959 (six shots)

    The American’s only major success came notably after a quick finish in his final round helped him win in one shot.

    wall started the final round in 1959 six shots behind co-leaders stan leonard and arnold palmer and saw his hopes dashed after following up a front-nine 34 with a three-putt bogey in the tenth.

    made his charge by making two-putt birdies on either side of his 20-footer on the 14th, before draining a 15-footer on the 17th and picking up another on the last to finish the week four under.

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