AUGUSTA, Ga. – A look at some of the anniversaries this year at the Masters:
75 years ago (1940): Jimmy Demaret overcame a record start by Lloyd Mangrum and set a Masters record with a four-shot victory. Mangrum opened with a 64, breaking by one shot the low score for a major set in 1934 by Henry Cotton at Royal St. George's. Demaret made up a three-shot deficit the next round with a 72, pulled ahead by one shot and then closed with a 71 for the first of his three green jackets.
Demaret's record for margin of victory lasted eight years. Mangrum's record wasn't broken in a major until Johnny Miller's 63 in the 1973 U.S. Open at Oakmont, and it stood at Augusta for 46 years until Nick Price had a 63 in the third round in 1986.
50 years ago (1965): In the era of the "Big Three," the 1965 Masters was the "Big One." Jack Nicklaus crushed his two biggest rivals of the 1960s with a record performance that stood until Tiger Woods came along. He wound beating Arnold Palmer and Gary Player by nine shots, and his 17-under 271 set a record at Augusta National. Nicklaus and Player were tied after 36 holes, and the Golden Bear matched the Masters' record with a 64 in the third round to lead Player by five. Nicklaus closed with a 69.
The score (271) and margin (nine shots) stood until Woods had a 270 and won by 12 in the 1997 Masters.
25 years ago (1990): Nick Faldo joined Jack Nicklaus as the only back-to-back winners at the Masters, and he became the only player to win consecutive majors in a playoff. Both times, Faldo needed some help. The previous year, Scott Hoch missed a 3-foot putt on the first extra hole (No. 10), and Faldo won with a birdie on the 11th. This time, Raymond Floyd pulled his approach on the second playoff hole (No. 11) into the pond left of the green.
Faldo earned his way into the playoff, however. He was four shots behind with six holes to play until birdies on Nos. 13, 15 and 16, and a bogey by Floyd on the 17th. Faldo had a 66-69 weekend
20 years ago (1995): In one of the most emotional Masters victories, Ben Crenshaw captured his second green jacket a week after his teacher and mentor, Harvey Penick, died in Texas. Crenshaw was a pallbearer at the funeral earlier in the week. He had gone more than a year without winning, and six years without finishing in the top 20 on the PGA Tour money list. At 43, his time was ending. But he returned to Augusta National after burying Penick, shot 69 in the third round to share the 54-hole lead with Brian Henninger and closed with a 68 for a one-shot victory over Davis Love III.
Moments after the final putt dropped, Crenshaw bent over and began to sob as longtime caddie Carl Jackson tried to console him.
10 years ago (2005): Starting the third round six shots behind, Tiger Woods tied a tournament record with seven straight birdies in the rain-delayed third round for a 65. The shot that defined this Masters came on the par-3 16th, when Woods chipped well past the hole up the slope, and then watched it trickle down toward the hole. The ball paused for a full second before it dropped for a birdie. Just as amazing was that Woods made bogey on the next two holes to fall into a playoff.
On the 18th in a playoff, he hit 8-iron to 15 feet and made the birdie to win. It was his fourth green jacket in nine years as a pro, just two short of the Masters record held by Jack Nicklaus. Woods has yet to win another Masters since then.