Jack Nicklaus wins his 6th Masters Tournament
In one of the most memorable Masters ever, Jack Nicklaus scored a final round 65 to win his sixth Green Jacket.
It came 23 years after Nicklaus donned his first green coat. Nicklaus's final round was highlighted by an eagle-birdie-birdie streak at Nos. 15, 16 and 17 for a second-nine 30. In the third round, Nick Price set the course record with a 63.
Seve Ballesteros hopes ended when he found water on the 15th. Tom Kite was in position to tie or surpass Nicklaus, but missed on three straight birdie putts. Greg Norman did catch Nicklaus at 9-under with four straight birdies. But needing birdie on the last to win, or a par to force a playoff, Norman pushed his approach to the 18th green well right, chipped up to the green, and missed the par putt to drop out of the tie.
And Jack Nicklaus was the 1986 Masters champions. For those who watched Nicklaus' last and most famous charge, the sights and sounds - thunderous cheers all over the back nine - will never be forgotten. It was Nicklaus' sixth Masters championship, his 18th professional major championship, his 73rd PGA Tour victory. And his last of each.