Raymond Floyd wins the 40th Masters Tournament

Raymond Floyd ran away from the field at the 1976 Masters, winning by eight strokes and setting scoring records along the way.

Floyd opened 65-66 and closed with a pair of 70s to finish at 17-under 271, which tied the tournament record at that time (since broken), previously established by Jack Nicklaus in 1965.

Floyd also set records for low start by the eventual winner (65), best score after 36 holes (131), and best start after 54 holes (201) (the last two later tied by Tiger Woods).

Raymond Floyd tied Jack Nicklaus's (1965) then record 17-under 271 to win by eight strokes. Floyd set records at 18 (65, low start by a winner), 36 (65-66-131, tied by Tiger Woods) and 54 holes (201, tied with Tiger Woods) which remain today.