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Top 10 rounds in Masters history -- No. 1

April, 6, 2014
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ESPN golf analyst and two-time major champion Andy North put together his list of the 10 greatest rounds in Masters history.

ESPN.com will roll out his rankings on a daily basis leading up to this year's Masters at Augusta National, where the world's top players will compete for the green jacket.

No. 1: Jack Nicklaus, Round 4, 1986

Jack Nicklaus owns 506 career birdies in his Masters career, but the most magical ones might have come during his back-nine charge in 1986.

With his son on the bag, Nicklaus carded a final-round 65 with a 30 on the inward nine after going eagle-birdie-birdie from Holes 15-17.

At age 46, Nicklaus claimed his sixth green jacket in what many refer to as the greatest Masters in history.

Top 10 rounds in Masters history -- No. 2

April, 5, 2014
04/05/14
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ESPN golf analyst and two-time major champion Andy North put together his list of the 10 greatest rounds in Masters history.

ESPN.com will roll out his rankings on a daily basis leading up to this year's Masters at Augusta National, where the world's top players will compete for the green jacket.

No. 2: Gary Player, Round 4, 1978

A 42-year-old Gary Player ran off a string of seven birdies in his last 10 holes of the final round to rally from a 7-shot deficit to win the 1978 Masters.

The South African's 64 in the final round helped him earn his third green jacket and the ninth -- and final -- major championship victory of his storied career.

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Top 10 rounds in Masters history -- No. 3

April, 4, 2014
04/04/14
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ESPN golf analyst and two-time major champion Andy North put together his list of the 10 greatest rounds in Masters history.

ESPN.com will roll out his rankings on a daily basis leading up to this year's Masters at Augusta National, where the world's top players will compete for the green jacket.

No. 3: Charl Schwartzel, Round 4, 2011

Buoyed by birdies on his last four holes in the final round, Charl Schwartzel carded the low score of the day to become the 2011 Masters champion.

Schwartzel's 66 on Sunday helped him hold off Australians Jason Day and Adam Scott in just the second Masters appearance for the South African.

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Top 10 rounds in Masters history -- No. 4

April, 3, 2014
04/03/14
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ESPN golf analyst and two-time major champion Andy North put together his list of the 10 greatest rounds in Masters history.

ESPN.com will roll out his rankings on a daily basis leading up to this year's Masters at Augusta National, where the world's top players will compete for the green jacket.

No. 4: Art Wall, Round 4, 1959

In just his fourth start at Augusta National, Art Wall's final-round 66 helped him leapfrog 12 players to capture his one and only major championship victory.

Wall, with five birdies on his last six holes, edged out Cary Middlecoff, who could manage only a 72 in the final round.

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Top 10 rounds in Masters history -- No. 5

April, 2, 2014
04/02/14
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ESPN golf analyst and two-time major champion Andy North put together his list of the 10 greatest rounds in Masters history.

ESPN.com will roll out his rankings on a daily basis leading up to this year's Masters at Augusta National, where the world's top players will compete for the green jacket.

No. 5: Tiger Woods, Round 3, 1997

There were numerous timeless moments during Tiger Woods' recording-setting win at the 1997 Masters. The 21-year-old's 65 in the third round helped set the stage for what would be a Sunday coronation at Augusta National, where he carried a 9-shot lead into the final 18 holes.

Woods became the tournament's youngest winner with the victory and broke the tournament scoring record held by Jack Nicklaus and Raymond Floyd.

Tiger also became the first person of color to break that barrier at a golf club that didn't have its first African-American member until the 1990s.

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Top 10 rounds in Masters history -- No. 6

April, 1, 2014
04/01/14
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ESPN golf analyst and two-time major champion Andy North put together his list of the 10 greatest rounds in Masters history.

ESPN.com will roll out his rankings on a daily basis leading up to this year's Masters at Augusta National, where the world's top players will compete for the green jacket.

No. 6: Jack Nicklaus, Round 3, 1965

In the first of what would be back-to-back Masters victories, Jack Nicklaus' 64 in the third round helped the Golden Bear win the second of his six green jackets.

Even though Nicklaus won by 9 shots, his next two closest competitors were a couple of guys golf fans might have heard of before: Arnold Palmer and Gary Player.

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Top 10 rounds in Masters history -- No. 7

March, 31, 2014
03/31/14
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ESPN golf analyst and two-time major champion Andy North put together his list of the 10 greatest rounds in Masters history. ESPN.com will roll out his rankings on a daily basis leading up to the world's top players competing at Augusta National this year.

No. 7: Nick Faldo, Round 4, 1996

Many golf fans will remember this round more for Greg Norman's collapse than for Nick Faldo's victory, but the Englishman still had to go out and shoot a final-round 67 to overcome Norman's 6-shot lead after 54 holes.

Norman posted a 40 on the back nine in Sunday's final round as Faldo rallied to capture his third green jacket (his first since back-to-back victories in 1989 and 1990).

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Top 10 rounds in Masters history -- No. 8

March, 30, 2014
03/30/14
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ESPN golf analyst and two-time major champion Andy North put together his list of the 10 greatest rounds in Masters history. ESPN.com will roll out his rankings on a daily basis leading up to the world's top players competing at Augusta National this year.

No. 8: Greg Norman, Round 1, 1996; Nick Price, Round 3, 1986

No one has ever broken the magic number of 63 in a major championship. Only two have even tied it at Augusta National. Interestingly enough, neither went on to win that year.

Both instances -- Nick Price in 1986 and Greg Norman in 1996 -- produced two of the most memorable Masters in history, but not for the 63s. Price lost to Jack Nicklaus' magical back-nine run on Sunday to claim his sixth green jacket while Norman's epic final-round collapse handed Nick Faldo another Masters title.

Both Price and Norman went out in 33 and played the inward nine in 30 strokes for their 63s.

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Top 10 rounds in Masters history -- No. 9

March, 29, 2014
03/29/14
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ESPN golf analyst and two-time major champion Andy North put together his list of the 10 greatest rounds in Masters history. ESPN.com will roll out his rankings on a daily basis leading up to the world's top players competing at Augusta National this year.

No. 9: Raymond Floyd, Round 1, 1976

Raymond Floyd's 65 in the opening round of the 1976 Masters was the lowest round of that year's tournament. Along the way to his record-setting victory, he set the mark for low 18-hole score, as well as for 36 and 54 holes. His 17-under-par total matched Jack Nicklaus' record, too.

Floyd's 66 in Round 2 was tied for the second-lowest round of that year's Masters and helped propel him to an 8-shot victory.

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Top 10 rounds in Masters history -- No. 10

March, 28, 2014
03/28/14
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ESPN golf analyst and two-time major champion Andy North put together his list of the 10 greatest rounds in Masters history. ESPN.com will roll out his rankings on a daily basis leading up to the world's top players competing at Augusta National this year.

No. 10: Doug Ford, Round 4, 1957

How impressive was Doug Ford's bogey-free 66 in the final round of his 1957 Masters victory? That 18-hole stretch was Ford's best round of his Masters career by 3 shots.

Ford rallied from 3 shots back entering the final round for his Masters victory. He earned $8,750 for the win.

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