Where Does Virginia Rank Among States With Most Masters Tournament Wins?

Where Does Virginia Rank Among States With Most Masters Tournament Wins?
Fact Checked by Thomas Leary

With all the golf world’s attention and focus on the 50th edition of The Players Championship this week, plus Virginia sportsbooks, it marks another step on the road to the 88th edition of The Masters on April 11-14, golf’s first major of the season. 

In anticipation, BetVirginia.com 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. 

How have Virginians fared on the greens at Augusta National? Read on to find out.

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States with the Most Masters Wins

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 Georgia3-5.7
7 Virginia3-2.3
8 North Carolina2-13
9 Florida2-9
10 New York2-7

Scottie Scheffler, who won the Arnold Palmer Invitational for his sixth PGA Tour victory last Sunday, is the favorite (+550) at VA betting apps this week at The Players Championship, which starts Thursday. 

Virginia Ranked Below Texas, Others

The Old Dominion fits into the top 10 at No. 7 with three wins (from just one player) and an average to par score of 2.3-under-par. 

Texas tops the rankings with 14 winners (9.3-under-par), California placed second with 11 winners (11.2-under-par) and Ohio - the home of Jack Nicklaus - rounded out the top three with seven winners (7.2-under-par). 

Ashwood, Virginia native "The Slammer" Sam Snead is the lone Virginia winner of three Masters titles (1949, 1952, 1954). In his final Masters win, he won in an 18-hole playoff against two-time Masters champion and 1953 winner Ben Hogan. For Snead’s heroics, he collected a $5,000 check. 

Of note, Coastal Carolina graduate and Columbia, South Carolina native Dustin Johnson is the lone Palmetto State winner with the highest score of 20-under-par in the 2020 Masters, breaking the old record by two shots set by Tiger Woods in 1997.

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The Masters Futures

An early look over at Fanatics Sportsbook Virginia lists the following five favorites for spring’s rite of passage: 

Scottie Scheffler: +700 
Rory McIlroy: +900 
Defending champion Jon Rahm: +1000 
Jordan Spieth: +1400 
Viktor Hovland: +1400.

Stick with BetVirginia.com for more betting coverage ahead of The Masters, plus Virginia sportsbook promos.



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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