1999 Masters Tournament Winner and Scores

Jose Maria Olazabal was the winner of the 1999 Masters Tournament, his second victory here. But he had to outfight Davis Love III and Greg Norman over the final three rounds to claim the title. This was the 63rd Masters played.

Winner: Jose Maria Olazabal, 280

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

Tournament dates: April 8-11, 1999

Leader after first round: Nick Price, Davis Love III, Brandel Chamblee and Scott McCarron, 69

Leader after second round: Jose Maria Olazabal, 136

Leader after third round: Jose Maria Olazabal, 209

What Happened at the 1999 Masters Tournament

Jose Maria Olazabal accomplished something for the second time at The Masters: Winning. Olazabal, previously the 1994 Masters champ, claimed this Masters championship with a solid 71 in the final round that included birdying the 13th and 15th holes.

Olazabal took the lead with a second-round 66, and despite a 73 in the third round still led by one stroke entering the final round.

The runner-up was Davis Love III, who pulled off a shot that is legendary, only for a different golfer. Explanation: Remember Tiger Woods' famous chip-in on the 16th hole at the 2005 Masters — the one he aimed away from hole, the ball running down the slope to the hole? Davis Love III did it first, and Love did it here, making almost the exact same hole-out at No. 16. The difference? Woods won The Masters where he pulled off that 16th-hole chip; Love finished two strokes behind the winner.

Alone in third was Greg Norman, the hard-luck loser of several Masters who came up just short once again. The 1999 Masters turned out to be the final time Norman challenged for a win at Augusta National. Norman eagled the 13th hole to tie Olazabal's lead, but then bogeyed the 14th and 15th holes.

Nineteen-year-old Sergio Garcia finished as low amateur in his Masters Tournament debut. Raymond Floyd, 1976 Masters champ, made the cut for the last time in a Masters. Garcia and Floyd tied for 38th place.

During the third round, Steve Pate ran off a streak of seven consecutive birdies, the first to do so in any Masters Tournament.

1999 Masters Final Scores

Jose Maria Olazabal 70-66-73-71-280
Davis Love III 69-72-70-71-282
Greg Norman 71-68-71-73-283
Bob Estes 71-72-69-72-284
Steve Pate 71-75-65-73-284
David Duval 71-74-70-70-285
Carlos Franco 72-72-68-73-285
Phil Mickelson 74-69-71-71-285
Nick Price 69-72-72-72-285
Lee Westwood 75-71-68-71-285
Steve Elkington 72-70-71-74-287
Bernhard Langer 76-66-72-73-287
Colin Montgomerie 70-72-71-74-287
Jim Furyk 72-73-70-73-288
Lee Janzen 70-69-73-76-288
Brandt Jobe 72-71-74-71-288
Ian Woosnam 71-74-71-72-288
Tiger Woods 72-72-70-75-289
Scott McCarron 69-68-76-76-289
Justin Leonard 70-72-73-74-289
Bill Glasson 72-70-73-74-289
Brandel Chamblee 69-73-75-72-289
Larry Mize 76-70-72-72-290
Per-Ulrik Johansson 75-72-71-73-291
Vijay Singh 72-76-71-72-291
Brad Faxon 74-73-68-76-291
Ernie Els 71-72-69-80-292
Fred Couples 74-71-76-71-292
Rocco Mediate 73-74-69-76-292
Stewart Cink 74-70-71-77-292
Shigeki Maruyama 78-70-71-74-293
Tom Lehman 73-72-73-75-293
Brian Watts 73-73-70-77-293
Jeff Sluman 70-75-70-78-293
Mark O'Meara 70-76-69-78-293
John Huston 74-72-71-77-294
Andrew Magee 70-77-72-75-294
Steve Stricker 75-72-69-79-295
Craig Stadler 72-76-70-77-295
Raymond Floyd 74-73-72-76-295
Billy Andrade 76-72-72-75-295
Mark Brooks 76-72-75-72-295
a-Sergio Garcia 72-75-75-73-295
Jay Haas 74-69-79-75-297
a-Tom McKnight 73-74-73-77-297
Scott Hoch 75-73-70-79-297
Tim Herron 75-69-74-79-297
Sandy Lyle 71-77-70-80-298
Craig Parry 75-73-73-77-298
a-Matt Kuchar 77-71-73-78-299
Chris Perry 73-72-74-80-299
John Daly 72-76-71-81-300
Olin Browne 74-74-72-80-300
Bob Tway 75-73-78-74-300
Payne Stewart 73-75-77-75-300
a-Trevor Immelman 72-76-78-79-305

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