Who is the youngest player to win the Masters?

March 21, 2018
Tiger Woods was the youngest player to win the Masters at age 21.

It is an incredible feat whenever anyone wins the Masters. It’s even more incredible when a player wins the Masters before their 25th birthday. Only four people have pulled off that feat, Tiger Woods being the youngest player to win the Masters.

Woods won the Masters three and a half months after turning 21, at the 1997 Masters. He happened to do so in record-breaking fashion, winning by 12 shots after shooting 18 under. That record was put in jeopardy in 2014 when Jordan Spieth was playing in the final pairing as a 20-year-old. While Bubba Watson would go on to win that year, Spieth returned in 2015 and became the second 21-year-old to win the green jacket, matching Woods’s record of 18 under.

Is Woods’s record age (21 years, 3 months, 14 days) in jeopardy in 2019? Probably not. All current invitees younger than Woods are amateurs, so Tiger is likely to remain as the youngest player to win the Masters for another year.