Who is the lowest amateur to win the Masters?
No amateur has ever won The Masters. But Stranahan (1947), Ken Venturi (1958) and Coe (1961) each finished second. Low ams are listed along with their scores and their placement in the tournament.
How many amateur golfers have won the Masters?
No amateur has ever won the Masters, but Frank Stranahan finished T2, two shots behind Jimmy Demaret in 1947. In 1954 Billy Joe Patton finished one stroke out of the Sam Snead-Ben Hogan play-off. But in 1961 Deane Beman, who would go on to be the PGA Tour commissioner, won the Par 3 Contest, beating Doug Ford for a one-stroke victory.
Who was the last amateur to win a major championship?
The last amateur man to win a major championship is Johnny Goodman, who won the 1933 U.S. Open as an amateur, beating Ralph Guldahl by a shot at North Shore Country Club in Illinois. Before then, Bobby Jones was the last amateur to win a men’s major.
How rare is it for an amateur to win a major?
It is exceedingly rare for an amateur player to win a major championship. In fact, it has been 90 years since an amateur has won a major championship — and that was back before the creation of the Masters Tournament.