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Masters countdown: 95 days

By Kyle Porter | Golf Writer

These scores are elite compared to the worst ever. (USATSI)
These scores are elite compared to the worst ever. (USATSI)

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95 days until the 2014 Masters, one for each stroke taken in the highest round ever at the Masters.

The record was set by a man named Charles Kunkle in 1956 -- he went on to shoot 52 over for the tournament. That's right, a 340 score over four rounds.

Kunkle was an amateur and got in the tournament as a US Amateur quarterfinalist so he should get more slack than Horton Smith and Cyril Walker who scored 336 and 334 respectively in their careers. Those are the second and third-worst four-round scores ever. Smith was a two-time champion!

Billy Casper also shot a 106 in 2005 as a 73-year-old but refused to sign his scorecard so it doesn't officially top Kunkle's clunker from '56.

Here are some of the highest rounds ever from today's stars:

Tiger Woods -- 77 (1995)
Adam Scott -- 80 (2004)
Rory McIlroy -- 80 (2011)
Phil Mickelson -- 77 (2007)
Justin Rose -- 81 (2004)

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