2005 Masters Archive

Restoration leaves Pinehurst better than ever

After a radical restoration, Pinehurst No. 2 is better than ever. Bradley S. Klein explains.

2005: Perspective - DiMarco's best shot not quite enough

Golf’s friendliest little major turned into an intense, exciting, don’t-dare-to-even-run-to-the-fridge-to-get-a-cold-beer showdown.

2005: Editorial - Champions Thursday

It was an extraordinary Masters, on several counts.

2005: Masters - Bjorn’s struggles ‘put him back three steps’

As painful as this free fall might have been, this year's Masters wasn’t Thomas Bjorn’s most glaring failure at a major.

2005: Masters - Augusta helps heal Nicklaus clan’s pain

Five weeks before what was perhaps Jack Nicklaus' final Masters, 17-month-old Jake Nicklaus, son of Steve and wife Krista, died in a hot-tub accident.

2005: Masters - Casper exhibits grace despite dubious day

Billy Casper, the 73-year-old two-time U.S. Open winner said, “I’m ready to play, man. Ready to play.”

2005: Masters - Lessons from Langer pay off for Donald

For all the knowledge Langer imparted during Donald's Tuesday practice round, it’s not likely either anticipated Donald’s eventful finish to his maiden Masters.

2005: Masters - Fighting to focus

A couple of weeks prior, world No. 6 Padraig Harrington wasn’t sure he was going to play the Masters.

2005: Masters - Moore breaks par, makes believers

Ryan Moore's summer included victories at the U.S. Amateur, U.S. Public Links, NCAA Championship and Western Amateur.

2005: Masters - Immelman pleased with ace, major finish

Trevor Immelman beat defending Masters champ Phil Mickelson by one shot – and at least 10 inches.

2005: Masters - Augusta passion play

Former Masters champions Phil Mickelson and Vijay Singh may have looked as if they wanted to pulverize each other over spike marks, but eventually they made peace.

2005: Masters - Finally, Woods’ game again matches his heart

At the 69th Masters, Tiger Woods brought a bit of everything to the table.

2005: Newsmakers - Tearful Nicklaus, 65, steps aside

Jack Nicklaus announced he likely had competed for the last time at a place where he made an impact like no other player.

2005: Newsmakers - Nike leads irons count; TaylorMade cries foul

More golfers used Nike irons than any other brand at the Masters.

2005: Newsmakers - For Masters, less is more, and that includes Wadkins

Viewers missed out on the second round because of rain, then didn’t see live coverage of Tiger Woods lapping Chris DiMarco on the back nine of the third round Sunday morning.

2005 Masters: DiMarco’s best shot not quite enough

Jeff Babineau gives his perspective on Chris DiMarco going shot-for-shot against Tiger Woods but falling short in a playoff.

2005 Masters: Goosen makes case for Big 5; Els a nonfactor

Goosen's performance strengthens his case of being one of golf's elite; Els has a misstep at Augusta.

2005 Masters: Immelman pleased with ace, major finish

Trevor Immelmen shot a hole in one during the final round of the 2005 Masters.

2005 Masters: Augusta helps heal Nicklaus clan’s pain

Jack Nicklaus playing in the Masters helps to ease the loss of a family member.

2005 Masters: Casper exhibits grace despite dubious day

Former Masters champ Billy Casper shows resiliency on and away from the course.