Who are the only three golfers to win back-to-back Masters championships?

Question: Who are the only three golfers to win back-to-back Masters championships?

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Jack Nicklaus (1965-66), Nick Faldo (1989-1990) and Tiger Woods (2001-02).

The Masters Tournament, held annually at Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, Georgia, is one of golf’s most prestigious events and is one of the four major championships in professional golf. Winning the Masters is a significant achievement for any golfer, but capturing consecutive titles is even more remarkable, demonstrating not only immense skill but also consistency on one of the sport’s most challenging courses. Only three golfers in the history of the Masters have managed to clinch back-to-back championships.

  1. Jack Nicklaus (1965-1966): Widely regarded as one of the greatest golfers of all time, the American golfer Jack Nicklaus has won the Masters a record six times. Among those victories were his back-to-back wins in 1965 and 1966. In 1965, Nicklaus set a tournament record by finishing at 17 under par, a mark that stood for 32 years. He followed it up with another victory in 1966, becoming the first player to win consecutive Masters titles.
  2. Nick Faldo (1989-1990): An English professional golfer, Nick Faldo is one of the most successful golfers from Europe. Faldo’s back-to-back victories at the Masters came in dramatic fashion. In 1989, he defeated Scott Hoch in a playoff, and in 1990, he bested Raymond Floyd in another playoff to retain the green jacket, the traditional garb awarded to Masters champions.
  3. Tiger Woods (2001-2002): Considered one of the most dominant golfers in the history of the sport, Tiger Woods’s prowess on the golf course is unparalleled. In 2001, he won the Masters to complete the “Tiger Slam,” holding all four major championship titles simultaneously, though not in the same calendar year. He then successfully defended his title in 2002, joining the exclusive club of back-to-back Masters champions.

These three golfers, through their incredible achievements, have left an indelible mark on the sport and continue to inspire future generations with their performances at the Masters and beyond.