Tiger Woods wins his fifth Masters with poise and technique

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    Tiger Woods
    Player Notes
    Tiger Woods (1st/-13)
    Age: 43 (December 30, 1975)
    Joined TOUR: 1996
    Final-Round Leaderboard
    Tiger Woods                      70-68-67-70—275 (-13)
    Dustin Johnson                  68-70-70-68—276 (-12)
    Xander Schauffele              73-65-70-68—276 (-12)
    Brooks Koepka                   66-71-69-70—276 (-12)
    After the week
    #13        FedExCup
    22          Starts at Masters Tournament
    5            Wins at Masters Tournament: 1997, 2001, 2002, 2005, 2019
    352        PGA TOUR starts
    81          PGA TOUR victories (Most recent: 2019 Masters Tournament)
    6            PGA TOUR starts in 2018-19
    3            Top-10s in 2018-19
    Things to Know
    • Tiger Woods wins fifth Masters, 15th major title and 81st PGA TOUR victory
    • Tiger Woods wins a major championship for the first time when trailing after 54 holes
    • Five times Tiger Woods sat 11-under or better through 54 holes at Augusta National, he’s won
    • Four players in the last two groupings found water with tee shots en route to double bogeys at No. 12
    • Bryson DeChambeau and Justin Thomas each made a hole-in-one Sunday at No. 16
    • Players finishing top-12 and ties, including first-year participant Justin Harding, earned an invitation to 2020 Masters
    • After seven bogey-free rounds in the first 54 holes, zero were posted Sunday
    • Wins fifth Masters Tournament and 15th major championship victory while chasing Jack Nicklaus’ record in both (Masters/6, Majors/18)
    • Claims his 81st PGA TOUR title, one shy of Sam Snead’s all-time record, in his 352nd start at 43 years, 3 months, 15 days
    • Becomes the second-oldest winner of the Masters: Jack Nicklaus/1986 (46 years, 2 months, 23 days)
    • Becomes seventh player in his 40s to win the Masters (Jack Nicklaus/46/1986, Tiger Woods/43/2019, Ben Crenshaw/43/1995, Gary Player/42/1978, Sam Snead/41/1954, Mark O’Meara/41/1998, Ben Hogan/40/1953)
    • Won a major championship for the first time when trailing after 54 holes
    • Co-led at 12-under through 13 holes, took solo lead with birdie at No. 15, two-stroke lead with birdie at No. 16. Closed par, bogey for one-stroke win
    • 205 (-11) marked his best opening 54-hole total since 2005 (74-66-65—205), his last of four Masters wins before Sunday
    • Five times at 11-under or better through 54 holes in 22 starts at Augusta National he has gone on to win (2019/-11, 2005/-11, 2002/-11, 2001/-12, 1997/-15)
    • Owns 14 top-10 finishes, including five victories at Augusta National
    • Earns 600 FedExCup points and moves to No. 13 in the standings
    • 2019 U.S. Presidents Cup team captain earns 1,200 points toward making 2019 U.S. Presidents Cup team and 2,070 points toward making 2020 U.S. Ryder Cup team
    • Won first major championship in 11 years: last to go 11 years between major wins – Ben Crenshaw (1984-1995 Masters)
    • Won first Masters in 14 years, bettering the record for most years between Masters victories: 13/Gary Player/1961-1974
    • Dating to 1991, with the exception Zach Johnson (T4/2017), Bubba Watson (T3/2012), Adam Scott (3rd/2013) and Danny Willett (T5/2016), the Masters champion has been ranked no lower than T2 following 54 holes
    • The eventual Masters champion has come out of the final Sunday pairing 24 out of the last 29 years, with Zach Johnson (2007), Charl Schwartzel (2011), Bubba Watson (2012), Adam Scott (2013) and Danny Willett (2016) the exceptions
    • Ranked No. 1 in Greens in Regulation with 58/72
    • Played fifth hole, which was lengthened by 40 yards in 2019, 4-over for the week
    • Previous-best finish this season came in last start – T5/WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play
    • Since 2000, becomes the 12th American winner in last 20 Masters Tournaments
    • Victory marks the seventh different PGA TOUR event he has won five or more times (Masters Tournament, Arnold Palmer Invitational, WGC-FedEx St. Jude Invitational, WGC-Mexico Championship, Farmers Insurance Open, the Memorial Tournament, BMW Championship). No other player has more than three such events
    Dustin Johnson (T2/-12)
    • Co-led at 12-under through No. 17 before Tiger Woods posted back-to-back birdies at 15 and 16 to move two ahead
    • Made his 250th PGA TOUR start this week
    • Posted sixth top-10 result in nine starts this season, including a win at WGC-Mexico Championship, his 20th PGA TOUR title
    • T2 marks best Masters finish and his fourth consecutive top-10 at Augusta National (T6/2015, T4/2016, T10/2018, TX/2019; DNP/2017)
    • Bettered previous-best 72-hole total at Augusta National by three strokes
    • Currently in his 12th season. With 20 career PGA TOUR victories, needs to complete 15 full seasons to be eligible for Lifetime Membership of PGA TOUR
    • Owns one major championship victory (2016 U.S. Open)
    Xander Schauffele (T2/-12)
    • Briefly held solo lead at 12-under with birdie at No. 14 and Patrick Cantlay’s bogey No. 16
    • Four-time TOUR winner was seeking his first major title while attempting to become first three-time winner on PGA TOUR this season (2018 WGC-HSBC Champions, 2019 Sentry Tournament of Champions)
    • With a win, would have become the fifth consecutive player at Augusta who had not previously won a major (Jordan Spieth/2015, Danny Willett/2016, Sergio Garcia/2017, Patrick Reed/2018)
    • Earns his fourth top-10 result in his eighth major championship start (T2/2019 Masters Tournament, T2/2018 The Open, T6/2018 U.S. Open, T5/2017 U.S. Open)
    • Led the field in birdies, with 25
    Brooks Koepka (T2/-12)
    • First- and second-round co-leader made double bogey at No. 12 after tee shot found water, one of four players in final two groupings to suffer that fate (Francesco Molinari, Tony Finau, Ian Poulter)
    • Has won three of the last eight majors (2017 U.S. Open, 2018 U.S. Open, 2018 PGA Championship)
    • After missed cuts in his first two major championships (2012 U.S. Open, 2013 The Open), has not missed a cut in 19 such starts since
    • Has a win (THE CJ CUP @ NINE BRIDGES) and two runner-up results (T2/Masters Tournament, T2/The Honda Classic) in nine starts during the 2018-19 season
    • Did not have a top-10 in three previous starts at the Masters (previous-best result: T11/2017) and missed the event in 2018 due to a wrist injury
    Francesco Molinari (T5/-11)
    • Began final round with two-stroke lead and led by three strokes after five opening pars before notching his first bogey, following 49 consecutive bogey-free holes, at No. 7. Birdie by Tiger Woods at No. 7 closed the margin to one stroke
    • Dropped into share of lead with double bogey at No. 12, before falling three behind with double bogey at No. 15
    • Ranked No. 1 in Scrambling (21/22) and No. 1 in Putting (105 putts)
    • Beginning the week, first-round 69 in 2012 marked his only sub-70 score in 24 previous rounds at Augusta National
    • Was seeking to become first Italian to win Masters and the sixth-consecutive international winner in as many weeks on the PGA TOUR. The last time that happened was 2004
    • T19 in 2012 marked previous-best result at the Masters
    Tony Finau (T5/-11)
    • Notched top-10 finishes in four of last five major championships (T5/2019 Masters Tournament, T42/2018 PGA Championship, T9/2018 The Open, 5th/2018 U.S. Open, T10/2018 Masters Tournament)
    • Led Driving Distance for the week (316.2 yards)
    • Won playoff for first PGA TOUR title at 2016 Puerto Rico Open. Lost playoff (to Xander Schauffele) while seeking his second victory at 2018 WGC-HSBC Champions
    • T10 in his Masters debut (2018), came after suffering a high-ankle sprain while celebrating a hole-in-one during Wednesday’s Par-3 Contest
    Miscellaneous Notes
    • Webb Simpson (T5/-11) was seeking to join Raymond Floyd, Jack Nicklaus and Tiger Woods as the only players to have won the U.S. Open, THE PLAYERS Championship and the Masters Tournament
    • Jason Day (T5/-11) has never missed a cut at Augusta National (withdrew in 2012) and now owns four top-10s in nine appearances
    • Jon Rahm (T9/-10) captured his seventh top-10 in 11 starts on the PGA TOUR this season
    • With eagle at No. 15 to reach 6-under for the round, Patrick Cantlay (T9/-10) took the solo lead at 12-under, but bogeyed 16 and 17. Cantlay sat T50 and nine strokes back through 36 holes: records for Masters winners most behind through 36 holes (8/Jack Burke/1956) and lowest position through 36 holes (T25/Bernhard Langer/1985)
    • For the second-consecutive year at Augusta National, Rickie Fowler (T9/-10) recorded four par-or-better rounds
    • South African Justin Harding (T12/-8) birdied the final hole to secure a top-12 finish, earning an invitation to the 2020 Masters
    • First-round co-leader Bryson DeChambeau (T29/-4) aced No. 16, his first ace on TOUR and the 30th in tournament history. DeChambeau’s scorecard included a 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6
    • Ace at No. 16 by Justin Thomas (T12/-8) was second of the day, 31st in tournament history and third of his PGA TOUR career (2015 Greenbrier Classic, 2017 WGC-Mexico Championship)
    • Matt Fitzpatrick (T21/-5) now has 400 non-member FedExCup points, bettering 377 points, the number earned by No. 125 Seamus Power last season, to become eligible for PGA TOUR membership
    • Lucas Bjerregaard (T21/-5) becomes eligible for PGA TOUR Special Temporary Membership with 276 non-member FedExCup points, surpassing No. 150 Ben Martin’s 266 points from last season
    • China’s Haotong Li (T43/-1) posted his second round in the 60s at Augusta National. After a 69 in round one on debut last year, Sunday’s 68 included a 5-under 31 on the second nine (his first nine)
    • Four amateurs advanced to the weekend, the most since 1999 (4). U.S. Amateur champion Viktor Hovland (T32/-3) won the Silver Cup as low amateur, one stroke ahead of Alvaro Ortiz, winner of the 2019 Latin America Amateur and brother of PGA TOUR professional Carlos Ortiz
    • Nine past champions completed 72 holes: Trevor Immelman (T51/+2), Zach Johnson (T58/+5), Bernhard Langer (T62/+8), Phil Mickelson (T18/-6), Patrick Reed (T36/-2), Adam Scott (T18/-6), Jordan Spieth (T21/-5), Bubba Watson (T12/-8),  Tiger Woods (1st/-13)
    Scoring Averages:
    Front 9                 Back 9                  Total                    Cumulative
    R1          36.379                 36.494                  72.874                 —
    R2          36.149                  35.828                  71.977                  72.425
    R3          35.631                  35.138                  70.769                  71.975
    R4          35.862                  35.600                  71.462                  71.865
    The par-3 12th was the hardest in round four with an average of 3.338. The easiest hole was the par-5 13th hole, which played to an average of 4.400. No. 5 (4.336) was the most difficult for the week, while No. 13 (4.474) was the easiest
    Bogey-free rounds:
    R1(1) – Brooks Koepka (66)
    R2 (2) – Francesco Molinari (67), Jon Rahm (70)
    R3 (4) – Patrick Cantlay (64), Tony Finau (64), Francesco Molinari (66), Justin Thomas (69)
    R4 (0) – None