Jack Nicklaus owns six career green jackets, two more than Arnold Palmer and Tiger Woods on the all-time Masters victory list. Gary Player, Nick Faldo, Jimmy Demaret and Sam Snead are next with three apiece, followed by nine others with two wins at Augusta National.
Those are the facts, which are important. After all, as Mark Twain once wrote, "Get your facts first, and then you can distort them as much as you please." (Of course, he also referred to golf as "a good walk spoiled," so we're not sure how much we should believe from ol' Sam Clemens.)
We asked our experts, Bob Harig and Jason Sobel, to distort the facts -- sorry, analyze the facts -- and offer their selections for the best Masters competitors of all time.
The tee landed pointing at Harig, so he's first to swing away.
Honrable mention: Seve Ballesteros, Jack Burke Jr., Fred Couples, Ben Crenshaw, Bernhard Langer, Byron Nelson, Jose Maria Olazabal, Gene Sarazen, Vijay Singh, Horton Smith