1997 Masters Tournament: Tiger's Record-Setting Win

The 1997 Masters was an epochal moment in golf history: It marked the fully formed arrival of the dominant Tiger Woods.

Winner: Tiger Woods, 270

Where it was played: Augusta National Golf Club, Augusta, Georgia

Tournament dates: April 10-13, 1997

Leader after first round: John Huston, 67

Leader after second round: Tiger Woods, 136

Leader after third round: Tiger Woods, 201

Notable Notes: This was the 61st Masters played. Tiger Woods arrived as the young hotshot in golf, in his first full season of PGA Tour play. He left as a dominant major champion.

Woods was three behind after Round 1 and three ahead after Round 2. A 65 in the third round sent him nine strokes in front, and he wound up winning by 12 shots. That set a new tournament record for largest winning margin, plus total score (270) and strokes under par (18-under).

At age 21, Woods also became the youngest Masters champion.

Final Scores

Tiger Woods 70-66-65-69—270
Tom Kite 77-69-66-70—282
Tommy Tolles 72-72-72-67—283
Tom Watson 75-68-69-72—284
Paul Stankowski 68-74-69-74—285
Costantino Rocca 71-69-70-75—285
Bernhard Langer 72-72-74-68—286
Justin Leonard 76-69-71-70—286
Fred Couples 72-69-73-72—286
Davis Love III 72-71-72-71—286
Jeff Sluman 74-67-72-73—286
Steve Elkington 76-72-72-67—287
Willie Wood 72-76-71-68—287
Per-Ulrik Johansson 72-73-73-69—287
Tom Lehman 73-76-69-69—287
Jose Maria Olazabal 71-70-74-72—287
Mark Calcavecchia 74-73-72-69—288
Vijay Singh 75-74-69-70—288
Fred Funk 73-74-69-72—288
Ernie Els 73-70-71-74—288
John Huston 67-77-75-70—289
Stuart Appleby 72-76-70-71—289
Jesper Parnevik 73-72-71-73—289
Lee Westwood 77-71-73-70—291
Nick Price 71-71-75-74—291
Craig Stadler 77-72-71-72—292
Lee Janzen 72-73-74-73—292
Jim Furyk 74-75-72-72—293
Paul Azinger 69-73-77-74—293
Larry Mize 79-69-74-72—294
Scott McCarron 77-71-72-74—294
Mark O'Meara 75-74-70-75—294
Colin Montgomerie 72-67-74-81—294
Sandy Lyle 73-73-74-75—295
Fuzzy Zoeller 75-73-69-78—295
Duffy Waldorf 74-75-72-75—296
David Frost 74-71-73-79—297
Scott Hoch 79-68-73-78—298
Jack Nicklaus 77-70-74-78—299
Sam Torrance 75-73-73-78—299
Ian Woosnam 77-68-75-79—299
Jumbo Ozaki 74-74-74-78—300
Corey Pavin 75-74-78-74—301
Clarence Rose 73-75-79-74—301
Ben Crenshaw 75-73-74-80—302
Frank Nobilo 76-72-74-81—303

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