2004 Masters Archive

2004: The Masters - Wittenberg wows ’em

As Phil Mickelson and Ernie Els were trading blows on the back nine Sunday at Augusta National Golf Club, a 19-year-old amateur was quietly making a statement of his own.

2004: The Masters - Goodbye to a right-hand man

The 68th Masters opened with a salute not to a Q-rated protagonist but to a trusty sidekick.

2004: The Masters - A Tiger’s tale: A non-factor, again

Waiting at Augusta National’s 15th tee Sunday, Tiger Woods found himself in a disconcertingly unusual situation.

2004: The Masters - Contenders briefly steal Masters spotlight

Some moved up, some moved down. At the 68th Masters, K.J. Choi, Sergio Garcia and Chris DiMarco were among those who did a little of both.

2004: The Masters - Els delivers, but can’t solve Augusta’s spell

In the end, standing on the majestic practice green at Augusta National preparing for a playoff that never would happen, there was nothing more for Ernie Els to do.

2004: The Masters - Forever King at Augusta

There were too many “Arnie moments” to count during the King’s final Masters.

2004: The Masters - Major Phil? You better believe it

He may have looked a little like a startled Dean Jones in one of those old, fluffy, G-rated Disney flicks, but as the 2004 Masters movie unfolded, admit it – Lefty looked pretty good in green.

2004: The Masters - Newfound patience spurs Mickelson

So when, exactly, did Phil Mickelson have this great epiphany to become a calculating, left-handed Jack Nicklaus, plotting his way around a major championship as if seated at an Ivy League chess table?

2004: The Masters - Ful-Phil-ment

At long last, Mickelson’s major quest culminates in thrilling triumph, not frustrating failure.

2004: Newsmakers - Burk won’t return to Augusta

Martha Burk regrets that she did not get arrested for picketing outside the gates of Augusta National last year, but she said there is no point returning to protest the club’s all-male membership in April.

2004: The Masters - Downhill disaster, uphill climb

Determined Len Mattiace won’t let mishap keep him from Masters.

2004 Masters: Mickelson is finally a Masters champion

Read Jeff Babineau's column on Phil Mickelson's first major and Masters victory.

2004 Masters: Mickelson uses patience to master Augusta

Phil Mickelson came to Augusta National early to improve his game which led to his victory.

2004 Masters: Mickelson shows maturity resulting in Masters victory

Read James Achenbach's column on Phil Mickelson finally finding the missing part of his game which gave him his first major victory.

2004 Masters: Rose shoots nine bogeys costing him a Masters victory

Justin Rose lost the lead of the 2004 Masters after shooting nine bogeys during the final round.

2004 Masters: Langer doomed by two par 5s at the Masters

Bernhard Langer was able to stay in the hunt till two par 5s on the final day cost him at the 2004 Masters.

2004 Masters: Nicklaus in his final Masters?

After 44 appearances, Jack Nicklaus could of played in his final Masters tournament.

2004 Masters: Dispite a dramatic finish, Masters TV ratings fell from previous year

The final round of the 2004 Masters was one of the most memorable but TV audiences were down from last year.

2004 Masters: Harrington wins the 2004 Par 3 at Augusta

Padraig Harrington won in extra holes over Eduardo Romero to win the 2004 Par 3 Contest at Augusta National.

2004 Masters: Augusta officials defend decision allowing Lian-Wei Zhang to play

Augusta National Chairman Hootie Johnson defends Masters officials' decision to allow Lian-Wei Zhang of China to play in the 2004 Masters tournament.