Tiger Woods wins Masters: Best moments as Woods claims fifth green jacket, first since 2005

first_imgAdventurous par for Woods. He drove it into the trees and didn’t give himself much chance at a birdie by being forced to hit a long lag putt. Nevertheless, that escape could prove huge for him. Hole 1: Par 4, 445 yardsSporting his signature Sunday red, Woods sends his first drive into the fairway. He gets on the green in two but can’t straighten out his birdie putt enough. Woods pars to keep pace with his groupmates. MORE: Tiger Woods’ best career Masters finishes, rankedAfter staying in contention behind leader Francesco Molinari for the first 11 holes, Woods made his move after Molinari carded a pair of double bogeys. Woods stayed steady, sinking putts when he needed them. He birdied holes 13, 15 and 16 for the second consecutive round. He took sole possession of the lead on the 15th hole and never relented. On Sunday, that run allowed him to break away from the pack. With the win, Woods set the record for longest span in between green jackets at 14 years.Sporting News provided scoring updates and highlights of Woods’ record-setting victory at Augusta National Golf Club. Follow along below.Masters live leaderboardFor complete scores, check out our full Masters leaderboard, featuring Woods and the rest of the field.MORE: What is the Masters purse? Here’s how much Tiger, others wonTiger Woods’ score, best moments from final roundHole (Par)Tiger’s score (Overall)   Place1 (4)Even (-11)T-22 (5)Even (-11) T-23 (4)1 under (-12)24 (3)Even (-11) T-25 (4)1 over (-10)T-26 (3)1 over (-10)T-27 (4)Even (-11) 28 (5)1 under (-12)29 (4)1 under (-12)210 (4)Even (-11)T-211 (4)Even (-11)212 (3)Even (-11)T-113 (5)1 under (-12)T-114 (4)1 under (-12)T-115 (5)2 under (-13)116 (3)3 under (-14)117 (4)3 under (-14)118 (4)2 under (-13)1PHOTOS: Tiger Woods’ career in picturesHole 18: Par 4, 465 yardsTiger Woods has won the Masters! He plays it safe on the 18th and bogeys, which gets the job done. Woods has won his fifth green jacket! The winning moment: “THE RETURN TO GLORY!”Tiger Woods wins the Masters for the 5th time. pic.twitter.com/u3cNdQm6MG— CBS Sports (@CBSSports) April 14, 2019What an embrace: Simply incredible. pic.twitter.com/cWIpdMpfzy— CBS Sports (@CBSSports) April 14, 2019Hole 17: Par 4, 440 yardsA birdie may have been the dagger but Woods will settle for par. He is still two strokes up as he heads to the 18th hole.Hole 16: Par 3, 170 yardsAnd Woods responds by sticking his tee shot right near the pin. He easily gets the birdie and now leads by two strokes!  [email protected] hole.RIGHT AT IT.#LiveUnderPar pic.twitter.com/smkVfGtpzS— PGA TOUR (@PGATOUR) April 14, 2019Hole 15: Par 5, 530 yardsWoods is alone in the lead! He gets on the green in two shots and birdies the hole. Molinari suffered a disastrous double bogey and has fallen off, while Brooks Koepka, Dustin Johnson and Schauffele remain one stroke back. Hole 14: Par 4, 440 yardsNot the end of the world, but Woods surely wishes he would have sunk that 15-foot birdie putt that slid by the hole. Schauffele and Molinari both par their respective holes so the three-way tie at the top stays intact.Hole 13: Par 5, 510 yardsWhile Woods has been on No. 13, Schauffele has taken the lead at 12 under. Woods (and Molinari) join him after they birdie the par five. Hole 12: Par 3, 155 yardsWoods gets on the green and Molinari carries his tee shot into the water. Big chance for the cat to pounce and he does. Woods pars, Molinari double bogeys and the two join Xander Schauffele atop the leaderboard.Tiger Woods: tied for the lead on Masters Sunday. pic.twitter.com/7VomYEFbbQ— CBS Sports (@CBSSports) April 14, 2019Hole 11: Par 4, 505 yardsIt’s another par for Woods, but he recovered well after sailing his drive into the trees. Molinari matches him with another par. He hasn’t relented all round.What a shot, Tiger. pic.twitter.com/sJgAZVg5um— Sporting News (@sportingnews) April 14, 2019Hole 10: Par 4, 495 yardsWoods starts the back nine with a bogey. He hit into the trees off the tee to set himself back and was short on a 16-foot putt that would have been an up-and-down. Molinari’s lead is back to two strokes.Hole 9: Par 4, 460 yardsNot long after one of his best shots of the tournament, Woods delivers one of his better putts. He was 70 feet away and nearly sunk the birdie putt. He will gladly take the par and avoid any disaster.Hole 8: Par 5, 570 yardsWoods shakes off a second shot that flew over the green by hitting a strong chip and knocking down a birdie putt. Molinari also birdied, so the one-shot deficit continues for [email protected] and @F_Molinari trade birdies on the par 5 No. 8 at #themasters pic.twitter.com/HbuR8wvdKf— Masters Tournament (@TheMasters) April 14, 2019Hole 7: Par 4, 450 yardsMaybe the shot of the tournament for Woods on his approach. He places it about a foot from the hole and makes a tap-in for birdie. Meanwhile, Molinari cards his first bogey of the round. Two-shot swing puts Woods behind the lead by just one shot once again. Wow.Tiger was absolutely DIALED IN on this approach. pic.twitter.com/rxls506lIi— CBS Sports (@CBSSports) April 14, 2019Hole 6: Par 3, 180 yardsThe 11-foot birdie putt is just barely misjudged and Woods notches a par. Molinari has a par on every hole so far and maintains a three-stroke lead.Hole 5: Par 4, 495 yardsThe tricky green forces a three-putt and gives Tiger his second consecutive bogey. He has bogeyed this hole each day of the tournament.Hole 4: Par 3, 240 yardsA bogey on the fourth hole cancels out Woods’ previous birdie. He drove it just short of the green and the chip didn’t roll close enough to allow for a tap-in. Missing the 10-foot putt sealed his foot. He is back to two strokes behind the lead.Hole 3: Par 4, 350 yardsHe is on the board! Woods sinks an eight-foot putt for birdie. He now trails by just one stroke after Molinari’s par. There will be roars. 🐅#LiveUnderPar pic.twitter.com/pumCcH1Fye— PGA TOUR (@PGATOUR) April 14, 2019Hole 2: Par 5, 575 yards For the first time since 2005, Tiger Woods has won the Masters.Woods shot a 3-under (69) to rise above a crowded leaderboard and claim his fifth green jacket, which puts him just one behind Jack Nicklaus for the most all time. The victory from Woods was his first at a major since the 2008 U.S. Open and silenced any doubters who thought he wouldn’t reach the pinnacle of golf again.last_img read more