||Jack Nicklaus becomes the first man to win back-to-back Masters, his third after 1963 and 1965, and his fifth major championship. After 72 holes three men were tied on level par 288 - Nicklaus, Tommy Jacobs and Gay Brewer - and the Masters at the time was decided by a Monday 18-hole playoff, in which Nicklaus shot 70 to Jacobs' 72 and Brewer's 78.
Being the first time that last year's winner had successfully defended, there was no established protocol for the Green Jacket ceremony, where the winner is usually helped into his Jacket by the previous champion. Following discussion between tournament Chairman Clifford Roberts and the tournament's Founder, Bobby Jones, Jones is reported to have told Nicklaus, "Cliff and I have discussed the problem, and have decided you will just have to put the coat on yourself."
On the two subsequent occasions of back-to-back winners (Nick Faldo in 1989/90 and Tiger Woods in 2001/02), the Chairman of Augusta National has helped the Champion into his Jacket the second year.