Winner’s Circle: Tiger Woods is a Masters Champion (Again)

Tiger Woods Wins The Masters
Tiger Woods celebrates after sinking a putt on the 18th green to win the Masters at Augusta National GC on Apr 14, 2019 in Augusta, GA. Photo by Andrew Redington/Getty Images

Tiger Woods shot a 70 on Sunday at Augusta National Golf Club to win his 15th major title at the Masters.

Woods entered the final round of the season’s first major two off the pace of 54-hole leader Francesco Molinari, and through 11 holes was even-par on the day – still two back of the Italian. But following birdies on Nos. 13 and 15, coupled with double bogeys by Molinari on 12 and 15, Woods held the solo lead. He added another birdie on the 16th to pull ahead by two, which allowed the American icon to play his final two holes conservatively.

Tiger Woods Wins The Masters
Tiger Woods celebrates after sinking a putt on the 18th green to win the Masters at Augusta National GC on Apr 14, 2019 in Augusta, GA. Photo by Andrew Redington/Getty Images

After a tap-in bogey on the 18th, Woods let out a familiar roar which sent the patrons at Augusta National into a frenzy.

Woods finished the day with four bogeys – one of them meaningless, offset by six birdies, to secure his fifth green jacket, and first major title since the 2008 U.S. Open.

For his 81st career PGA Tour title, the 43-year old California native earned $2,070,000, along with 100 world-ranking. He will move to No. 6 in the Official World Golf Rankings.


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PRO-FILE

Nationality American
Height: 6′ 1″
Weight: 185 lb
Birthdate: December 30, 1975 (age 43)
Native: Cypress, California
Residence: Jupiter Island, Florida
College: Stanford University
Primary Sponsor: Nike
Equipment: Full Taylormade Line (Taylormade Driver (M3), Metals (M Series), and Irons (TW Protos)); with Cameron Newport 2 GSS Putter and Bridgestone TourB XS Ball


THE MASTERS: FINAL TOP 5

Pos-Player-To Par (Final Rd)
1. Tiger Woods -13 (-2)
2. Dustin Johnson -7 (-4)
2. Xander Schauffele -12 (-4)
2. Brooks Koepka -12 (-2)
5. Jason Day -11 (-5)
5. Webb Simpson -11 (-2)
5. Tony Finau -11 (E)
5. Francesco Molinari -11 (+2)


EARLY-ROUNDS

ROUND 1
1. Bryson DeChambeau -6
1. Brooks Koepka -6
11. Tiger Woods -2

ROUND 2
1. Francesco Molinari -7
1. Jason Day -7
1. Brooks Koepka -7
1. Adam Scott -7
1. Louis Oosthuizen -7
6. Tiger Woods -6

ROUND 3
1. Francesco Molinari -13
2. Tony Finau -11
2. Tiger Woods -11


TIGER’S 2019 SEASON

Starts: 6
Wins: 1 (Masters)
Addtl Top 20s: 4
Missed-Cuts: 0
Majors: Masters (1)
Money: $2,734,717 (8th)
FedExCup: 888 (12th)
OWGR (Start 2019/Current): 14th/6th


TIGER’S WINNING STATS

Thru 72 holes
Driving: 294.6 yards (43rd)
Fairways: 62.5%, 35/56 (47th)
Greens: 80.6% (58/72) (1st)
Putting: 2.107 (1st)
Scoring: 22 Birdies, 41 Pars, 9 Bogeys


PHOTOS: EPIC ROAR(S)

These two Getty photos – the first by Kevin Cox, and the second by David Cannon – show the emotion of both Tiger Woods and the patrons on No. 18 after this historic win.

Tiger Woods Wins The Masters
Tiger Woods celebrates after sinking his putt on the 18th green to win the Masters at Augusta National GC on Apr 14, 2019 in Augusta, GA. Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images
Tiger Woods Wins The Masters
Patrons cheer as Tiger Woods celebrates after sinking his putt on the 18th green to win the Masters at Augusta National GC on Apr 14, 2019 in Augusta, GA. Photo by David Cannon/Getty Images

MONEY

With his win, Woods earned $2,070,000 and 600 points to move to No. 8 on the money list, and No. 12 in the points standings.


WORLD RANKING

Woods received 100 OWGR points, and will move from No. 12 to No. 6 in the Official World Golf Rankings following this victory. It’s his highest position since the 2014 season.


TIGER’S FINAL-ROUND HIGHLIGHTS


Credits: Getty Images, PGA Tour Media, The Masters


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