States With Most Masters Tournament Wins

States With Most Masters Tournament Wins
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The road to the 88th edition of The Masters - golf’s first major of the season, to be played April 11-14 at historic Augusta National Golf Club - is almost complete.

In anticipation of golf's most cherished tournament, PennStakes.com – your source for online PA casinos - ranked the top 10 states with the most Masters Tournament champions based on total wins. For any ties, we factored in total average to par to come up with the higher-ranking state.

Here are the top Masters Champion states:

Most Masters Victories by State

There will be a lot of golf odds and data on Pennsylvania sports betting apps, but this list is compiled by PennStakes.com.

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

States with one win apiece: Connecticut, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Massachusetts, New York, New Jersey, Tennessee and Washington.


 

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Palmer Puts Penn State in Top 5

The Keystone State ranks inside the top five at No. 4 with a total of five winners (four to one player) and an average to par score of -6.8. Missouri tied Pennsylvania with five winners, but their average to par score was -3 overall.

Latrobe native Arnold Palmer, arguably golf's most revered ambassador and champion, won The Masters four times (1958, 1960, 1962, 1964).

Honesdale native Art Wall, Jr. won 14 times on the PGA Tour, including the 1959 Masters, in which he fired a 4-under par 284 to defeat Cary Middlecoff (-3, 285) by one stroke and Palmer (-2, 286) by two strokes. Wall’s first-place winnings that year: $15,000.

Texas topped the list with 14 winners and a solid -9.6 average to par overall score. California came in second with 11 winners (-11 overall score), Ohio finished third with seven winners, with the majority (6) by the great Jack Nicklaus.

The Masters Futures

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  • Scottie Scheffler: +500
  • Defending champion Jon Rahm: +1000
  • Rory McIlroy: +1000
  • Viktor Hovland: +1800
  • Jordan Spieth: +2000

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Lou Monaco

Lou Monaco had been East Coast Scene columnist for Gaming Today in Las Vegas since June 2019, covering the East Coast sportsbook scene with emphasis on NJ and PA. He also currently is a part-time writer for the high school sports department for NJ Advanced Media (NJ.com) in Iselin, NJ. Lou has over 30 years sports experience with previous stints at ESPN SportsTicker, Daily Racing Form and Oddschecker.

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