Congratulations Tiger Woods on your 2005 Masters victory.
This is what golf is about, coming down to the wire. It was an exciting day between Tiger and Chris Dimarco trading off birdies, pars, and bogeys. Chris definitly hung in there as I thought Tiger was going to walk away with this one in a landslide.
However, a playoff hole was eventually the deciding factor on the 2005 champion.
Tiger appeared to struggle the last 2 holes of the backnine. His tee ball didn’t set him up for any ideal shots and he paid a price.
Chris, earlier in the day during his final 9 holes of the 3rd round, is where he faultered the most giving shots back to Tiger and allowing Tiger to take the lead.
Tiger held onto that lead for most of the day, however, by the 18th hole, Chris and Tiger were both at 12 under par and on their way to the 18th teebox again.
The most incredible shot came at the 16th hole which brought back memories of Davis Love III chip from left and long of the green.
Tiger was in a similar situation, except he was on the fringe with the 2nd cut right behind his ball.
I was remembering Davis Love III’s shot back in 1999 (I believe) and then Tiger hit his chip. The moment that ball checked and began moving down the hill, I had a feeling in my gut that he made it.
I literally fell to the floor in amazement that he made that shot and gave himself a 2 shot cushion.
Chris Dimarco put on an amazing performance and made this golf tournament an exciting Masters. Tiger won it in incredible fashion and now sets himself up for a shot at a Grand Slam.
Congratulations Tiger, you earned it!