Masters Winners by Year, Including Scores and Payouts

By Timothy Sexton

Dustin Johnson won the 2020 Masters

The Masters golf tournament was the co-creation of golfing legend Bobby Jones and Clifford Roberts. It is held every year at Augusta National Golf Club in Georgia.

The Masters is part of golf's Grand Slam, and the opportunity to slip on the winner's green jacket is considered the high point of any pro's career. Over the years, the course has been the site of streaks, broken records, and shocking surprises. Masters winners have been seasoned veterans and fresh-faced rookies alike. Looking for Masters winning scores for specific years? Find every year's winners, winning score, and winner's prize payout below.

Masters Winners Through the Years

The list of Masters tournament winners is sprinkled with some of the most famous names in golf. Over the past nine decades, top golfers like Jack Nicklaus, Arnold Palmer, Tiger Woods and Gary Player have claimed the famed Masters title. Woods (1997) and Jordan Spieth (2015) share the record for the lowest Masters winning score of 270.

Today, the Masters winner takes home close to $3 million, one of the largest payouts on the PGA Tour, along with the green jacket. However, the payouts haven't been so handsome throughout Masters history. Horton Smith took home just $1,500 for winning the inaugural Masters in 1934, and the winner's share remained the same until 1945. Early Masters champions also left without a green jacket, as that Masters tradition was not introduced to winners until 1949.

Year

Champion Score (To Par) Winner's Prize
2022 Scottie Scheffler 278 (-10) $2,700,000
2021 Hideki Matsuyama 278 (-10) $2,070,000
2020 Dustin Johnson 268 (-20) $2,070,000
2019 Tiger Woods 275 (-13) $2,070,000
2018 Patrick Reed 273 (-15) $1,980,000
2017 Sergio Garcia 279 (-9) $1,980,000
2016 Danny Willett 283 (-5) $1,800,000
2015 Jordan Spieth 270 (-18) $1,800,000
2014 Bubba Watson 280 (-8) $1,620,000
2013 Adam Scott 279 (-9) $1,440,000
2012 Bubba Watson 278 (-10) $1,440,000
2011 Charl Schwartzel

274 (-14)

$1,440,000
2010 Phil Mickelson 272 (-16) $1,350,000
2009 Angel Cabrera 276 (-12) $1,350,000
2008 Trevor Immelman 280 (-8) $1,350,000
2007 Zach Johnson 289 (+1) $1,305,000
2006 Phil Mickelson 281 (-7) $1,260,000
2005 Tiger Woods 276 (-12) $1,260,000
2004 Phil Mickelson 279 (-9) $1,117,000
2003 Mike Weir 281 (-7) $1,080,000
2002 Tiger Woods 276 (-12) $1,008,000
2001 Tiger Woods 272 (-16) $1,008,000
2000 Vijay Singh 278 (-10) $828,000
1999 Jose M. Olazabal 280 (-8) $720,000
1998 Mark O'Meara 279 (-9) $576,000
1997 Tiger Woods 270 (-18) $486,000
1996 Nick Faldo 276 (-12) $450,000
1995 Ben Crenshaw 274 (-14) $396,000
1994 Jose M. Olazabal 279 (-9) $360,000
1993 Bernhard Langer 277 (-11) $306,000
1992 Fred Couples 275 (-13) $270,000
1991 Ian Woosnam 277 (-11) $243,000
1990 Nick Faldo 278 (-10) $225,000
1989 Nick Faldo 283 (-15) $200,000
1988 Sandy Lyle 281 (-7) $183,800
1987 Larry Mize 285 (-3) $162,000
1986 Jack Nicklaus 279 (-9) $144,000
1985 Bernhard Langer 282 (-6) $126,000
1984 Ben Crenshaw 277 (-11) $108,000
1983 Severiano Ballesteros 280 (-8) $90,000
1982 Craig Stadler 284 (-4) $64,000
1981 Tom Watson 280 (-8) $60,000
1980 Severiano Ballesteros 275 (-13) $55,000
1979 Fuzzy Zoeller 280 (-8)

$50,000

1978 Gary Player 277 (-11) $45,000
1977 Tom Watson 276 (-12) $40,000
1976 Ray Floyd 271 (-17) $40,000
1975 Jack Nicklaus 276 (-12) $40,000

1974

Gary Player 278 (-10) $35,000
1973 Tommy Aaron 283 (-5) $30,000
1972 Jack Nicklaus 286 (-2) $25,000
1971 Chales Coody 279 (-9) $25,000
1970 Billy Casper 279 (-9) $25,000
1969 George Archer 281 (-7) $20,000
1968 Bob Goalby 277 (-11) $20,000
1967 Gay Brewer Jr. 280 (-8) $20,000
1966 Jack Nicklaus 288 (E) $20,000
1965 Jack Nicklaus 271 (-17) $20,000
1964 Arnold Palmer 276 (-12) $20,000
1963 Jack Nicklaus 286 (-2) $20,000
1962 Arnold Palmer 280 (-8) $20,000
1961 Gary Player 280 (-8) $20,000
1960 Arnold Palmer 282 (-6) $17,500
1959 Art Wall Jr. 284 (-4) $15,000
1958 Arnold Palmer 284 (-4) $11,250
1957 Doug Ford 283 (-5) $8,750
1956 Jack Burke 289 (+1) $6,000
1955 Cary Middlecoff 279 (-9) $5,000
1954 Sam Snead 289 (+1) $5,000
1953 Ben Hogan 274 (-14) $4,000
1952 Sam Snead 286 (-2) $4,000
1951 Ben Hogan 280 (-8) $3,000
1950 Jimmy Demaret 283 (-5) $2,400
1949 Sam Snead 282 (-6) $2,750
1948 Claude Harmon 279 (-9) $2,500
1947 Jimmy Demaret 281 (-7) $2,500
1946 Herman Keiser 282 (-6) $2,500
1945 No Championship (World War II)    
1944 No Championship (World War II)    
1943 No Championship (World War II)    
1942 Byron Nelson 280 (-8) $1,500
1941 Craig Wood 280 (-8) $1,500
1940 Jimmy Demaret 280 (-8) $1,500
1939 Ralph Guldahl 279 (-9) $1,500
1938 Henry Picard 285 (-3) $1,500
1937 Byron Nelson 283 (-5) $1,500
1936 Horton Smith

285 (-3)

$1,500
1935

Gene Sarazen

285 (-3) $1,500
1934 Horton Smith 284 (-4) $1,500

About the Author

Timothy Sexton is an award-winning author who started writing in 1994. He has written on topics ranging from politics and golf to nutrition and travel, and his work appears online for Zappos.com, Disaboom, USAToday.com and MOJO, among others. He has also done work for "Sherlock Holmes and Philosophy." He holds a Bachelor of Arts in English from the University of West Florida.