2005 Masters Tournament Winner and Scores

Tiger Woods won his fourth Green Jacket at The Masters, in this, the 69th Masters played. He needed a playoff to secure the win, but this tournament is remembered for Woods' remarkable final-round chip-in on the 16th hole.

Winner: Tiger Woods, 276

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

Tournament dates: April 7-10, 2005

Leader after first round: Chris DiMarco, 67

Leader after second round: Chris DiMarco, 134

Leader after third round: Tiger Woods, 205

What Happened at the 2005 Masters

Chris DiMarco led by four after two rounds, but Tiger Woods caught and passed him with a third-round 65 (to DiMarco's 74). Woods and Chris DiMarco were locked in battle in the final round, the two pulling away from the field but neither able to pull away from the other. Woods began the day three strokes ahead of DiMarco, but DiMarco fired a 68 to Woods' 71 in Round 4.

Woods had a few shaky moments over the final nine holes, and at different points it appeared DiMarco might pull off the upset. On the par-3 16th, Woods' tee shot was long and settled off the back of the green, in just about the worst spot one could find without going into the water. He chipped away from the hole, running the ball up a bank on the side of the green opposite the hole. The ball stopped, then reversed course, rolling back down the slope to the flagstick. It appeared headed for the hole, then seemed to stop right on the lip. The ball hung there, on the lip, for a split-second, then turned a fraction of a revolution more and dropped into the cup. Woods and his caddie exulted, the crowd (and television announcers) exploded in roars; and DiMarco, in one of the biggest understatements in golf history, said to Woods, "Nice shot." (In the video above, Woods' play on the 16th starts at the 3:45:50 mark.)

Woods' lead was two at that point, but Woods bogeyed each of the final two holes. DiMarco had a chance to win if he could pull off his own chip-in for birdie on the 72nd hole. But his ball hit the flagstick and bounced away. He made the 10-foot par putt to force a playoff.

The playoff ended quickly, though: Woods birdied the first extra hole (Augusta's 18th) to win.

The victory was the fourth for Woods at The Masters, tying him with Arnold Palmer for second all-time behind Jack Nicklaus. And Nicklaus played The Masters for the final time this year, scoring 77-76 and missing the cut.

Another former champion made his final tournament appearance, too, and went out with something of a bang, just the wrong kind. Billy Casper, age 73, decided to play, for the first time since 2001, as his farewell to tournament golf. He scored 34-over 106 in the first round, which would be the highest ever recorded in The Masters except that Casper withdrew without turning in the scorecard.

2005 Masters Final Scores

x-Tiger Woods 74-66-65-71—276
Chris DiMarco 67-67-74-68—276
Retief Goosen 71-75-70-67—283
Luke Donald 68-77-69-69—283
Rod Pampling 73-71-70-70—284
Mike Weir 74-71-68-71—284
Mark Hensby 69-73-70-72—284
Vijay Singh 68-73-71-72—284
Trevor Immelman 73-73-65-73—284
Phil Mickelson 70-72-69-74—285
David Howell 72-69-76-69—286
Tim Herron 76-68-70-72—286
Tom Lehman 74-74-70-69—287
a-Ryan Moore 71-71-75-70—287
Justin Leonard 75-71-70-71—287
Thomas Levet 71-75-68-73—287
Darren Clarke 72-76-69-71—288
Kirk Triplett 75-68-72-73—288
Chad Campbell 73-73-67-75—288
Jeff Maggert 74-74-72-69—289
Stewart Cink 72-72-74-71—289
Bernhard Langer 74-74-70-71—289
Jerry Kelly 75-70-73-71—289
Scott Verplank 72-75-69-73—289
Joe Ogilvie 74-73-73-70—290
Craig Parry 72-75-69-74—290
Thomas Bjorn 71-67-71-81—290
Jim Furyk 76-67-74-74—291
Steve Flesch 76-70-70-76—292
Kenny Perry 76-68-71-77—292
Miguel Angel Jimenez 74-74-73-72—293
Mark O'Meara 72-74-72-75—293
a-Luke List 77-69-78-70—294
K.J. Choi 73-72-76-73—294
Shingo Katayama 72-74-73-75—294
Adam Scott 71-76-72-75—294
Casey Wittenberg 72-72-74-76—294
Ian Poulter 72-74-72-76—294
Fred Couples 75-71-77-72—295
Tim Clark 74-74-72-75—295
Ryan Palmer 70-74-74-77—295
Todd Hamilton 77-70-71-77—295
Jonathan Kaye 72-74-76-74—296
Stuart Appleby 69-76-72-79—296
Stephen Ames 73-74-75-75—297
Nick O'Hern 72-72-76-77—297
Ernie Els 75-73-78-72—298
Jay Haas 76-71-76-78—301
Chris Riley 71-77-78-78—304
Craig Stadler 75-73-79-79—306

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