The full list of Australian winners at The ‘top-notch’ Masters

Number of Australians who have won The Masters: Zero.

Another year and another week before The Masters where we cross our fingers, toes and  in the hope that we may see the first ever Australian winner of the US Masters.

We’ve had out chances claim a green jacket of course. An Australian has finished second on six occasions with the most memorable being Greg Norman’s last day capitulation in 1996 after leading the tournament by six strokes going into the final round.

Several Australian golf writers have suggested But in 1950 perhaps the curse began when Jim Ferrier blew a four stroke third round lead to finish two shots behind American Jimmy Demaret. Ferrier made the turn five strokes in front of Demaret but closed with a 41 on the back nine.

The Sydney Morning Herald reported it like this:

Ferrier, leader for two days and through most of the final round, “blew up” towards the end and finished with a 75, against Demaret’s 69…This is a top-notch event to which only 36 players receive special invitations.Demaret is on the club committee.

A top-notch event it certainly is, but not one an Australian has tasted victory at yet.

Most Top-10’s by Australians at The Masters
9 Greg Norman
7 Jim Ferrier
6 David Graham
5 Bruce Devlin

Most consecutive Top-10s by Australians at The Masters
4 Greg Norman (1986 – 89)
3 Jim Ferrier (1946 – 48) (1950 – 52)
2 David Graham (1977 – 78) (1980 – 81) (1984 – 85)
Bruce Devlin (1967 – 68) (1972 – 73)
Adam Scott (2011 – 12)

List of Australian runners-up at The Masters

2011 Jason Day, Adam Scott
1996 Greg Norman
1987 Greg Norman
1986 Greg Norman
1980 Jack Newton
1972 Bruce Crampton
1950 Jim Ferrier