Where Does Georgia Rank Among States With The Most Masters Tournament Wins?

Where Does Georgia Rank Among States With The Most Masters Tournament Wins?
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A tradition unlike any other returns to the hallowed grounds of Augusta National in mid-April, when the 2024 Masters Tournament takes place in the northern Georgia city that’s a stone’s throw south of the Savannah River.  

The 88th iteration of the springtime staple takes place from April 11-14, with defending champion John Rahm returning to headline a star-studded field that also includes past champions like Tiger Woods, Dustin Johnson, Phil Mickelson, Adam Scott, Hideki Matsuyama, Bubba Watson, Jordan Spieth and Scottie Scheffler (to name a few).  

Of the golfers who are playing in the invite-only tournament, a handful will hail from the home state of the Masters, joining the Peach State’s three previous Masters winners in returning to Augusta this spring.  

The road to the Masters Tournament is almost complete. In anticipation, BetGeorgia.com decided to break from Georgia sports betting updates and rank the top 10 states with the most Masters Tournament champions based on total wins. For any ties, we factored in the total average to par to come up with the higher-ranking state. 

States with Most Masters Tournament Wins

Rank State Total Wins Avg. To Par
1 Texas14-9.3
2 California11-11.2
3 Ohio7-7.2
4 Pennsylvania5-6.8
5 Missouri5-6.6
6 Georgia 3 -5.7
7 Virginia3-2.3
8 North Carolina2-13
9 Florida2-9
10 New York2-7

Note: Other states with wins are Connecticut, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Massachusetts, New York, New Jersey, Tennessee, and Washington.  

Where Georgia Ranks Nationally In Terms Of Masters Winners

In total, Georgia’s three Masters wins rank in a tie with Virginia for sixth nationally, well behind national leaders like Texas (14 wins), California (11 wins), Ohio (7 wins), Pennsylvania and Missouri (5 wins each).  

Still, the Peach State ranks ahead of fellow golf-crazed states like North Carolina, Florida, and New York, which have produced two Masters wins apiece, illustrating how successful professional golfers from Georgia have been over the years.  

In total, Georgia’s average-to-par figure (-5.7) ranks ninth out of the top 10 states when it comes to most wins at the Masters, ranking just behind Missouri (-6.6) and ahead of Virginia, which had the highest average-to-par score, at -2.3.  

The national leaders when it comes to average to par on a state-by-state basis were North Carolina (-13), California (-11.2), Texas (-9.3), Florida (-9) and Ohio (-7.2), showing that there’s still room for growth for golfers that make the field in Augusta from the course’s home state in 2024 and beyond.  

The Masters winners from Georgia were Claude Harmon of Savannah in 1948. Tommy Aaron won it in 1973 out of Gainesville and Larry Mize of Augusta won it all in 1987, giving the Peach State three winners of the home state tournament to be proud of over the years.  

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Christopher Boan has been covering sports and sports betting for more than seven years, including stops at ArizonaSports.com, the Tucson Weekly and the Green Valley News.

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