Only three golfers have ever won back-to-back Masters titles

Only three golfers have ever won back-to-back Masters titles


Jordan Spieth is looking to make history on Sunday at the 2016 Masters. A lot of history.

First and foremost, Spieth is looking to become only the fourth player to win back-to-back Masters titles, joining Jack Nicklaus (1965 and '66), Nick Faldo (1989 and '90) and Tiger Woods (2001 and '02).

He's also trying to become the first player in major championship history to win consecutive titles in a single major in back-to-back (no ties) fashion.

Spieth has led the Masters alone for an unprecedented seven consecutive rounds dating back to last year. He's had at least a share of the lead at the end of eight of the last nine Masters rounds. He's had at least a share of the lead in all of the last nine.

This isn't a distinction Spieth would necessarily want, but Spieth could become the 11th Masters winner to play two rounds over par during the championship:

Zach Johnson - 2007
Nick Faldo - 1989
Craig Stalder - 1982
Tommy Aaron - 1973
Jack Nicklaus - 1972
Jack Nicklaus - 1963
Art Wall Jr. - 1959
Arnold Palmer - 1958
Sam Snead - 1954
Sam Snead - 1949

Spieth would also become only the second player in Masters history to win two of his first three Masters appearance (Horton Smith, 1934 and '36).

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