Activities Sports & Athletics Arnold Palmer at The Masters: His Wins and Yearly Results Fifty-plus years of Masters finishes by The King Share PINTEREST Email Print Arnold Palmer photographed at Augusta National Golf Club prior to the 1961 Masters. Rogers Photo Archive/Getty Images) Sports & Athletics Golf Golf Tournaments Basics History Gear Golf Courses Famous Golfers Baseball Basketball Bicycling Billiards Bodybuilding Bowling Boxing Car Racing Cheerleading Cricket Extreme Sports Football Gymnastics Ice Hockey Martial Arts Professional Wrestling Skateboarding Skating Paintball Soccer Swimming & Diving Table Tennis Tennis Track & Field Volleyball Other Activities Learn More By Brent Kelley Brent Kelley is an award-winning sports journalist and golf expert with over 30 years in print and online journalism. our editorial process Brent Kelley Updated January 10, 2018 Arnold Palmer first played in The Masters Tournament, in 1955, and made his final appearance at Augusta National Golf Club as a player in 2004. He never missed The Masters during that stretch, making a record 50 consecutive playing appearances. And of all Palmer's major championship successes and near-misses, he had the most success in The Masters. So before we get to Palmer's yearly finishes in The Masters, let's first take a look at his victories in that major. Arnold Palmer's Masters Wins Palmer won The Masters four times, all coming in the years from 1958 through 1964. Palmer won every other year during that time period. Here are those four victories: 1958 Masters: Beat runners-up Doug Ford and Fred Hawkins by one stroke. This tournament included a major rules dispute between Palmer and Ken Venturi that the two disagreed about for the next 50 years.1960 Masters: Finished one shot in front of runner-up Ken Venturi. Palmer birdied the final two holes to beat Venturi.1962 Masters: Won a three-man playoff, defeating Gary Player and Dow Finsterwald. Palmer came from three behind after nine holes of the playoff to win by three. Palmer shot 68, Player 71 and Finsterwald 77.1964 Masters: His biggest Masters win, Palmer finished six strokes ahead of runners-up Jack Nicklaus and Dave Marr, becoming the tournament's first four-time champion. This was the last of Palmer's seven wins in majors. The 1958 Masters is significant not only for Palmer's first victory, because that is the year golf writer Herbert Warren Wind coined the name "Amen Corner." And he came up with name for certain holes on Augusta National in an effort to describe Palmer's play there. Palmer's Yearly Finishes in The Masters Here is Arnie's annual record in the Masters, with round-by-round scores, total score and finishing position: 1955: 76-76-72-69—293, tied 10th1956: 73-75-74-79—301, 21st1957: 73-73-69-76—291, tied 7th1958: 70-73-68-73—284, win1959: 71-70-71-74—286, 3rd1960: 67-73-72-70—282 win1961: 68-69-73-71—281 tied 2nd1962: 70-66-69-75-68—280, win1963: 74-73-73-71—291, tied 9th1964: 69-68-69-70—276, win1965: 70-68-72-70—280, tied 2nd1966: 74-70-74-72—290, tied 4th1967: 73-73-70-69—285, 4th1968: 72-79—151, missed cut1969: 73-75-70-74—292, 27th1970: 75-73-74-73—295, tied 36th1971: 73-72-71-73—289, tied 18th1972: 70-75-74-81—300, tied 33rd1973: 77-72-76-70—295, tied 24th1974: 76-71-70-67—284, tied 11th1975: 69-71-75-72—287, tied 13th1976: 74-81—155, missed cut1977: 76-71-71-70—288, tied 24th1978: 73-69-74-77—293, tied 37th1979: 74-72—146, missed cut1980: 73-73-73-69—288, tied 24th1981: 75-78—153, missed cut1982: 75-76-78-80—309, 47th1983: 68-74-76-78—296, tied 36th1984: 77-76—153, missed cut1985: 83-72—155, missed cut1986: 80-76—156, missed cut1987: 83-77—160, missed cut1988: 80-77—157, missed cut1989: 81-80—161, missed cut1990: 76-80—156, missed cut1991: 78-77—155, missed cut1992: 75-73—148, missed cut1993: 74-78—152, missed cut1994: 78-77—155, missed cut1995: 79-73—152, missed cut1996: 74-76—150, missed cut1997: 89-87—176, missed cut1998: 79-87—166, missed cut1999: 83-78—161, missed cut2000: 78-82—160, missed cut2001: 82-76—158, missed cut2002: 89-85—174, missed cut2003: 83-83—166, missed cut2004: 84-84—168, missed cut Palmer's tournament debut happened in his rookie year as a professional golfer, 1955, and he finished 10th. His first victory was in his fourth Masters appearance. In addition to his four victories in The Masters, Palmer finished second twice, third once, fourth twice, and had 12 overall Top 10 finishes.