It all came down to this.
After an impressive week, Tiger Woods’ pursuit of a 15th major title concluded on Sunday at Augusta National Golf Club during the final round of golf’s first major, the 2019 Masters.
Tiger entered the final round at 11-under par, T-2 with Tony Finau, two shots behind leader Francesco Molinari. That trio comprised the final pairing and teed off on No. 1 at 9:20 a.m. ET. Check out a shot-by-shot analysis of Woods’ final round below.
Hole 18: Par 4, 465 yards
OFF THE TEE: He’s down the right side of the fairway here on the final hole. Here we go.
APPROACH SHOT: Short and right of the green, that wasn’t great, but he’s got a cushion.
AROUND THE GREEN: Nifty little pitch here onto the green sets up a par save. Two putts for the win. Here we go.
ON THE GREEN: He almost holes it and flips the club in shock. Bogey. Major title No. 15. 13-under for Tiger wins the Masters.
Hole 17: Par 4, 440 yards
OFF THE TEE: 300 yards right down the middle. Is this really going to happen?
APPROACH SHOT: From 143 yards out Tiger puts this one in perfect position on the green, inside 10 feet left of the hole. This really might happen.
ON THE GREEN: Tiger’s birdie putt doesn’t fall, but he cleans up from a foot for par.
TIGER ON THE DAY: 3-under thru 17 (14-under overall)
Hole 16: Par 3, 170 yards
OFF THE TEE: ***EPIC CLUB TWIRL ALERT*** Tiger hits a cozy shot here perfectly right of the hole and lets the slope do the work. The ball rolls right at the cup and just misses, stopping within a few feet for an easy birdie to extend his lead.
ON THE GREEN: (Insert Tiger Roar). Two-up with two to play.
TIGER ON THE DAY: 3-under thru 16 (14-under overall)
Hole 15: Par 5, 530 yards
OFF THE TEE: Boooooom. Tiger smoked this one down the right side of the fairway.
APPROACH SHOT: DJ. Schauffele. Koepka. Molinari. Woods. All tied for the lead right now. Wow. After Moli had to lay up from the trees, Tiger safely found the green with another eagle put awaiting.
ON THE GREEN: Molinari rinsed another ball on his third shot, opening the door even more for Tiger. He judges the speed here perfectly down the slope, lagging this one to two feet for an easy birdie. Outright leader.
TIGER ON THE DAY: 2-under thru 15 (13-under overall)
Hole 14: Par 4, 440 yards
OFF THE TEE: Perfect placement with 3-wood off the tee here on No. 14.
APPROACH SHOT: From 156 yards out Tiger plays this one a little left, hoping it would take a slope and run towards the green. Not so much. It stays put, leaving a 15-footer for birdie.
ON THE GREEN: No dice. He left this one right but has a short putt to save par. Still tied for the lead.
TIGER ON THE DAY: 1-under thru 14 (12-under overall)
Hole 13: Par 5, 510 yards
OFF THE TEE: Tiger’s in the middle of the fairway here off the tee. And here comes the weather. Oh, and Patrick Cantlay and Xander Schauffele now lead at 12-under. How about that.
APPROACH SHOT: Useful one here from Tiger. He finds the green, 30 feet to the left of the pin. He didn’t love it, but it’s a smart, safe play. Eagle putt awaiting.
ON THE GREEN: A lot of left-to-right break here and Tiger had it lined up well. His pace didn’t get there, but he’ll have a short birdie putt to tie the lead again. He cleans it up, tied for the lead.
TIGER ON THE DAY: 1-under thru 13 (12-under overall)
Hole 12: Par 3, 158 yards
OFF THE TEE: After Molinari rinsed his tee shot in Rae’s Creek, Tiger safely put this one on the green. Finau’s in trouble, as well. Tiger’s got 51 feet for birdie. Did you just hear that? It was the door opening.
ON THE GREEN: The leaf blowers come out to clean up the green a bit before Tiger’s putt. Tiger lagged his putt to four feet and cleaned up for par. Molinari double-bogeyed. We’ve got a three-way tie for the lead.
TIGER ON THE DAY: Even thru 12 (11-under overall)
Hole 11: Par 4, 505 yards
OFF THE TEE: Driver here goes long and right. Not sure what kind of angle he’ll have from there. Back-to-back troublesome holes off the tee.
APPROACH SHOT: Wow. He shapes this one perfectly left-to-right and finds the green. After landing, his ball takes a friendly roll to 25 feet. Well done.
ON THE GREEN: Tiger just misses this one left. Cleans up par. On to the heart of Amen Corner.
TIGER ON THE DAY: Even thru 11 (11-under overall)
Hole 10: Par 4, 495 yards
OFF THE TEE: 3-wood here and noooope. He misses this one right and will be in the trees. Not good at all.
SECOND SHOT: Tiger had no angle here, right behind a tree. He has to just punch this out into the fairway. Tough break.
APPROACH SHOT: His third shot from 163 yards was all over the hole, but runs just off the green to the fringe. He’s around 15-20 feet for par form there.
ON THE GREEN: Right line, wrong speed. Bogey. Two shots back.
TIGER ON THE DAY: Even thru 10 (11-under overall)
Hole 9: Par 4, 460 yards
OFF THE TEE: B-e-a-utiful drive for Tiger down the middle of the fairway.
APPROACH SHOT: Tiger was smiling after this one, but sarcastically. From a great lie in the fairway he misses this long and left. He’ll have 70 feet to the middle pin, all downhill. Good luck judging the speed here without blasting it by the hole.
ON THE GREEN: Only Tiger Woods. Only Tiger. He aimed this like he was going to hit it in the bunkers, and it slowly made its way down the slop to a foot for a tap-in par. 99.9% of players make at least bogey from there. Incredible.
TIGER ON THE DAY: 1-under thru 9 (11-under overall)
Hole 8: Par 5, 570 yards
OFF THE TEE: Tiger loses this one to the right rough, flirting with a bunker on the left and trees to the right. Cue the lay up.
APPROACH SHOT: Fairway metal here for Tiger and he’s backed off twice now. Man he hammered this one and he’s over the green. Yikes.
AROUND THE GREEN: Tiger was almost on No. 9 tee. He hits a bump and run to the fringe and lets this one trickle to about 6-8 feet for birdie.
ON THE GREEN: After Molinari made birdie, Tiger followed suit and walked this one in. Still one back after consecutive birdies.
TIGER ON THE DAY: 1-under thru 8 (11-under overall)
Hole 7: Par 4, 450 yards
OFF THE TEE: 3-wood again here for Tiger and this one flies low and straight down the middle. Solid shot.
APPROACH SHOT: What a shot. Tiger played this one perfectly, landing the ball 10 or so feet beyond the hole and spinning it back to two feet below. That’ll be a can’t-miss birdie.
ON THE GREEN: Confirmed — he didn’t miss. A Molinari bogey means Tiger’s back to one shot off the lead.
TIGER ON THE DAY: Even thru 7 (11-under overall)
Hole 6: Par 3, 192 yards
OFF THE TEE: Great shot here for Tiger, landing this one right of the pin and getting a lovely bounce to 11 feet. Meanwhile, Molinari’s in some trouble.
ON THE GREEN: Wow. Not sure how he missed that one. Low and left. Par. Missed opportunity. That’ll hurt.
TIGER ON THE DAY: 1-over thru 6 (10-under overall)
Hole 5: Par 4, 495 yards
OFF THE TEE: Tiger has painted the fairway bunker to the left all week long. No. 5 has his number, but what do we say to death? Not today (Game of Thrones reference — LANDED). 3-wood here finds the middle of the fairway.
APPROACH SHOT: We’ve got an eagle putt coming. With 218 left, Tiger knocks this one onto the edge of the green, 39 feet right of the pin.
ON THE GREEN: Well, this wasn’t great. It’s a tough pin location and this green is a monster. Looked like this was a great lag putt but it just kept rolling. 11 feet for par now. He misses right, fourth bogey at No. 5 this week. Back-to-back dropped shots. Yikes.
TIGER ON THE DAY: 1-over thru 5 (10-under overall)
Hole 4: Par 3, 240 yards
OFF THE TEE: Right line, wrong club. Tiger comes up well short and just keeps this one on the green.
ON THE GREEN: Tiger had at least 80 feet from there and he lags it up to 10 feet. Tough to get that close to the hole and judge the speed correctly. Lotta meat left on the bone for par. He can’t believe it. That one catches the right edge and refuses to fall. Bogey.
TIGER ON THE DAY: Even thru 4 (11-under overall)
Hole 3: Par 4, 350 yards
OFF THE TEE: Iron off the tee here on No. 3 and it’s perfect down the fairway. He’s in the middle-ish of the fairway, just short and right of a cluster of fairway bunkers on the left side. Good position on the short par 4.
APPROACH SHOT: Tiger just had a little wedge here. He throws this one high in the air and he’s right around the pin. He’ll have 8 feet for his first birdie of the day.
ON THE GREEN: BANG. He slowly rolls this one in for birdie. One shot behind Molinari.
TIGER ON THE DAY: 1-under thru 3 (12-under overall)
Hole 2: Par 5, 575 yards
OFF THE TEE: Well, this isn’t great. Tiger misses this one well left.
SECOND SHOT: Tiger takes his medicine and just punches this back out in the fairway, advancing up the fairway. He’ll have a little over 200 yards to the green.
APPROACH SHOT: From 217 yards out Tiger just gets this one up on the green. He really liked this one off the club but the result isn’t what he expected. He’s got a birdie putt from 59 feet awaiting.
ON THE GREEN: TW took a long look at this one but gave it a bit too much mustard (nitpicking). It’s tough to judge the speed from that far with that much break, but this was a solid effort to set up a par save. No problem from six feet. Par. Moving on.
TIGER ON THE DAY: Even thru 2 (11-under overall)
Hole 1: Par 4, 445 yards
OFF THE TEE: Showtime. 3-wood here for Tiger and this one’s down the left side of the fairway. Everyone’s on the course. Let’s get weird.
APPROACH SHOT: Tiger’s safely on the green here at No. 1. He’s 27 feet below the hole with a birdie look to start the day.
ON THE GREEN: No dice on the birdie putt. This was left the whole way, and he taps-in the two-footer for par.
TIGER ON THE DAY: Even thru 1 (11-under overall)
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