Jack Nicklaus wins the 36th Masters Tournament
Jack Nicklaus joined Arnold Palmer as the Masters only four-time winner scoring 286 over 72 holes. Nicklaus's score was the only sub-par four-day total, and he became the Tournament's third wire-to-wire champion.
Jack Nicklaus took the lead on Day 1 with a 68, and never gave it up for a wire-to-wire win at the 1972 Masters. He was the only golfer to finish under par.
With the win, Nicklaus became the second golfer to collect four victories in The Masters. Arnold Palmer was the first. And it was Nicklaus' 10th victory as a professional in major championships.