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Masters Tournament 2020: Complete Coverage

AUGUSTA, GEORGIA - APRIL 14: Patrons cheer as Tiger Woods of the United States celebrates his birdie on the 16th green during the final round of the Masters at Augusta National Golf Club on April 14, 2019 in Augusta, Georgia.

Fourteen years had passed since Tiger Woods had put on the fabled Green Jacket at Augusta National Golf Club. It was fair to wonder if the greatest golfer of this – and probably any – generation would ever be a Masters champion again.

But a strong, if not spectacular, final round on April 14, 2019 saw the now five-time Masters champion return to his glory days, winning in come-from-behind fashion. While the final nine holes of the tournament were strong for Woods, it was his play on Friday and Saturday that set him up for the championship. Let’s take a look at how it all played out:

Round 1

Brooks Koepka started the 2019 edition of the Masters off strong. One of the world’s top golfers, Koepka fired a 66, joining Bryson DeChambeau at the top of the leaderboard on Thursday night. Koepka was coming off wins at the PGA Championship and US Open. And DeChambeau was hot, closing the round with six birdies on the final seven holes. Phil Mickelson was one shot back after a 67. Tiger, meanwhile, was four shots back in 11th place, after an opening-round 70.

Place Player Country Score To par
T1 Bryson DeChambeau  United States 66 −6
Brooks Koepka  United States
3 Phil Mickelson  United States 67 −5
T4 Dustin Johnson  United States 68 −4
Ian Poulter  England
T6 Kiradech Aphibarnrat  Thailand 69 −3
Justin Harding  South Africa
Kevin Kisner  United States
Jon Rahm  Spain
Adam Scott  Australia

Round 2

A wild second day ended with five different golfers – all of which had won a Major at some point in their career – tied atop the leaderboard with 7-under 137 scores. Koepka had company from Jason Day, Francesco Molinari, Louis Oosthizen and Adam Scott. Four more golfers were just one shot back at 6-under, including Woods and the No. 2 golfer in the world – Dustin Johnson. Woods vaulted up after a 68.

Place Player Country Score To par
T1 Jason Day  Australia 70-67=137 −7
Brooks Koepka  United States 66-71=137
Francesco Molinari  Italy 70-67=137
Louis Oosthuizen  South Africa 71-66=137
Adam Scott  Australia 69-68=137
T6 Justin Harding  South Africa 69-69=138 −6
Dustin Johnson  United States 68-70=138
Xander Schauffele  United States 73-65=138
Tiger Woods  United States 70-68=138
T10 Ian Poulter  England 68-71=139 −5
Jon Rahm  Spain 69-70=139

Round 3

A strong 66 on moving day saw Molinari vault to a 2-shot lead after the third round. Notably, 65 players made the cut to the weekend, a Masters record, and a sign of how the calm weather was keeping scores very low.

Tony Finau and Woods ended the round just two shots back of Molinari. Finau, Webb Simpson and Patrick Cantlay all shot 64 in the third round. That’s never happened at the Masters.

Place Player Country Score To par
1 Francesco Molinari  Italy 70-67-66=203 −13
T2 Tony Finau  United States 71-70-64=205 −11
Tiger Woods  United States 70-68-67=205
4 Brooks Koepka  United States 66-71-69=206 −10
T5 Ian Poulter  England 68-71-68=207 −9
Webb Simpson  United States 72-71-64=207
T7 Justin Harding  South Africa 69-69-70=208 −8
Dustin Johnson  United States 68-70-70=208
Matt Kuchar  United States 71-69-68=208
Louis Oosthuizen  South Africa 71-66-71=208
Xander Schauffele  United States 73-65-70=208

Round 4

Looming thunderstorms led to a frantic early start to the final round, and led to players being sent out in groups of three instead of the traditional weekend twosomes. Molinari appeared to be on his way to a Green Jacket, but his tee shot on 12 went into Rae’s Creek. That was the beginning of the end of Molinari, and gave Tiger a spark. Woods took a one-shot lead after a birdie on the 15th hole, and never looked back, winning his 15th Major championship – but for the first time after trailing after 54 holes.

Place Player Country Score To par Money ($)
1 Tiger Woods (c)  United States 70-68-67-70=275 −13 2,070,000
T2 Dustin Johnson  United States 68-70-70-68=276 −12 858,667
Brooks Koepka  United States 66-71-69-70=276
Xander Schauffele  United States 73-65-70-68=276
T5 Jason Day  Australia 70-67-73-67=277 −11 403,938
Tony Finau  United States 71-70-64-72=277
Francesco Molinari  Italy 70-67-66-74=277
Webb Simpson  United States 72-71-64-70=277
T9 Patrick Cantlay  United States 73-73-64-68=278 −10 310,500
Rickie Fowler  United States 70-71-68-69=278
Jon Rahm  Spain 69-70-71-68=278

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