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Tiger Woods Wins 15th Major at Augusta Nationals 2019

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Jazmac    2,265

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Tiger Woods produced a scintillating finish to win a fifth Masters title and end an 11-year wait to claim a 15th major.

 

There were raucous celebrations around the 18th green as Woods finished with a two-under-par 70 to win on 13 under, one clear of fellow Americans Dustin Johnson, Xander Schauffele and Brooks Koepka.


Overnight leader Francesco Molinari's hopes sunk with two double bogeys on the back nine and he had to settle for a share of fifth on 11 under.

Woods, written off by so many so often as he battled back problems in recent years, punched the air in delight, a wide smile across his face, before celebrating with his children at the back of the green.

"I'm a little hoarse from yelling," said the 43-year-old. "I was just trying to plod my way around all day then all of a sudden I had the lead.

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PGHammer    1,103
39 minutes ago, Jazmac said:

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Tiger Woods produced a scintillating finish to win a fifth Masters title and end an 11-year wait to claim a 15th major.

 

There were raucous celebrations around the 18th green as Woods finished with a two-under-par 70 to win on 13 under, one clear of fellow Americans Dustin Johnson, Xander Schauffele and Brooks Koepka.


Overnight leader Francesco Molinari's hopes sunk with two double bogeys on the back nine and he had to settle for a share of fifth on 11 under.

Woods, written off by so many so often as he battled back problems in recent years, punched the air in delight, a wide smile across his face, before celebrating with his children at the back of the green.

"I'm a little hoarse from yelling," said the 43-year-old. "I was just trying to plod my way around all day then all of a sudden I had the lead.

Fitting that the record he broke today (longest drought between Masters wins) belongs to the man whose records he is chasing - Jack Nicklaus.  Oddly, if he catches Nicklaus' record for most wins at Augusta, he will also own the record for OLDEST Masters champion (he already owns the record for youngest).

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Jazmac    2,265
4 hours ago, PGHammer said:

Fitting that the record he broke today (longest drought between Masters wins) belongs to the man whose records he is chasing - Jack Nicklaus.  Oddly, if he catches Nicklaus' record for most wins at Augusta, he will also own the record for OLDEST Masters champion (he already owns the record for youngest).

Interesting fun facts. A few more: 

Tiger Woods seems to play his best golf when he's tackling the iconic venues in the game, the Yankee Stadiums and Fenway Parks of golf, if you will.

In his prime, he hit shots back then that most of us only dream of. Woods built the foundation of his amazing career — 79 career victories and 14 majors — on a slew of courses where he dominated. The question everyone wants to know is, will his win and/or major total ever grow again? Early indications in 2018 is that a healthy Tiger is back, and maybe so.

He's the first player in PGA Tour history to win six tournaments at least five times.

 

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PGHammer    1,103
18 hours ago, Jazmac said:

Interesting fun facts. A few more: 

Tiger Woods seems to play his best golf when he's tackling the iconic venues in the game, the Yankee Stadiums and Fenway Parks of golf, if you will.

In his prime, he hit shots back then that most of us only dream of. Woods built the foundation of his amazing career — 79 career victories and 14 majors — on a slew of courses where he dominated. The question everyone wants to know is, will his win and/or major total ever grow again? Early indications in 2018 is that a healthy Tiger is back, and maybe so.

He's the first player in PGA Tour history to win six tournaments at least five times.

 

True - I had the good fortune to watch him (on TV) chew up Pebble Beach in 2000.  (Most - if not all - the records he set there are COURSE records, if not US Open records - and are still standing - two decades later; THAT is what is scary.)  Also, Augusta National had been (supposedly) "Tiger-proofed" - twice.  So he can't win it his old way (driving courses into submission; however, he can't do that now anyway; remember, he's had more back surgeries than Nicklaus and Sam Snead (the two men he is chasing records-wise) put together).  He's doing it with his putter (which he had NOT been known for when younger) and his brain.  If I am not mistaken, his "greens in regulation" for this Masters is ALSO a record - again, something he has never been known for.

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