Before the final round of the 1986 Masters, Jack Nicklaus told his son, and caddie that week, Jackie, that he needed 66 to tie and 65 to win. Jackie encouraged his dad to go get that score. The 18-time major winner did, rallying on the second nine to win a sixth and final green jacket.
Since that magical Sunday, however, just one golfer has shot 65 or better at Augusta National on Sunday and won the Masters: Nick Faldo in 1989, to win the first of consecutive titles.
Len Mattiace Jr. came close in 2004, shooting 65 to get into a playoff with Mike Weir before losing to the Canadian for the title.
Here's a look at each of the last 29 years, the low score for the week and if a player shot 65 or better in the final round:
|YEAR||WINNER||SUN. 65 OR BETTER||ANY SUN. 65 OR BETTER||IF SO, WHO; IF NOT, LOW ROUND OF WEEK|
|1987||Larry Mize||NO||NO||66 (Greg Norman T-2, Roger Maltbie T-4)|
|1988||Sandy Lyle||NO||YES||64 (Greg Norman T-5, low of week)|
|1989||Nick Faldo||YES||YES||65 (Nick Faldo WON, low of week)|
|1990||Nick Faldo||NO||NO||64 (Mike Donald T-47)|
|1991||Ian Woosnam||NO||YES||65 (Steve Pate T-4, low of week with Billy Ray Brown)|
|1992||Fred Couples||NO||YES||65 (Mark Calcavecchia T-32, low of week Steve Pate, Jeff Sluman)|
|1993||Bernhard Langer||NO||NO||66 (Anders Forsband T11)|
|1994||Jose Maria Olazabal||NO||NO||66 (Dan Forsman 14th)|
|1995||Ben Crenshaw||NO||NO||64 (Jay Haas 3rd)|
|1996||Nick Faldo||NO||NO||65 (Phil Mickelson 3rd)|
|1997||Tiger Woods||NO||NO||65 (Tiger Woods WON)|
|1998||Mark O'Meara||NO||NO||67 (Mark O'Meara WON)|
|1999||Jose Maria Olazabal||NO||NO||65 (Steve Pate T-4)|
|2000||Vijay Singh||NO||NO||65 (David Duval T-3)|
|2001||Tiger Woods||NO||NO||65 (Chris DiMarco T-10)|
|2002||Tiger Woods||NO||NO||65 (Vijay Singh T-7)|
|2003||Mike Weir||NO||YES||65 (Len Mattiace P-2, low of week)|
|2004||Phil Mickelson||NO||NO||66 (Sergio Garcia T-4)|
|2005||Tiger Woods||NO||NO||65 (Tiger Woods WON, Trevor Immelman T-5)|
|2006||Phil Mickelson||NO||NO||66 (Jose Maria Olazabal T-3)|
|2007||Zach Johnson||NO||NO||68 (Padraig Harrington T-7, Paul Casey T-10)|
|2008||Trevor Immelman||NO||NO||67 (Steve Flesch T-5)|
|2009||Angel Cabrera||NO||NO||65 (Chad Campbell T-2, Anthony Kim T-20)|
|2010||Phil Mickelson||NO||YES||65 (Anthony Kim T-3, Nick Watney 7th, low of week)|
|2011||Charl Schwartzel||NO||NO||64 (Jason Day T-2)|
|2012||Bubba Watson||NO||YES||64 (Bo Van Pelt T-17, low of week)|
|2013||Adam Scott||NO||NO||66 (Leishman T-4, Garcia T-8, low of week)|
|2014||Bubba Watson||NO||NO||66 (Miguel Angel Jimenez 4th)|
|2015||Jordan Spieth||NO||NO||64 (Jordan Spieth WON)|
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