2008 Masters Tournament Winner and Scores

The 2008 Masters was won by South African Trevor Immelman and turned out to be his final victory on the PGA Tour. This was the 72nd time The Masters was played, and another South African set a record for most appearances in this major.

Winner: Trevor Immelman, 280

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

Tournament dates: April 10-13, 2008

Leader after first round: Trevor Immelman and Justin Rose, 68

Leader after second round: Trevor Immelman, 136

Leader after third round: Trevor Immelman, 205

What Happened in the 2008 Masters Tournament

Trevor Immelman went wire-to-wire to win the 2008 Masters Tournament. He shared the first-round lead with Justin Rose, then led outright after each of the next three rounds.

Brandt Snedeker was Immelman's closest pursuer through the middle two rounds, trailing by one stroke after the second round and by two strokes following the third round. But playing in the final pairing with Immelman on a blustery Sunday, Snedeker shot 77 to fall back.

Tiger Woods began the final round six strokes behind Immelman, and made up some ground as Immelman closed with a 75, but Woods wound up second, three strokes behind.

Immelman had only one previous win on the PGA Tour at the time of his victory here. And he had finished in the Top 10 in a major only once previously. He was 27 years old at the time and considered a player of great promise, but injuries soon derailed his career and he never won again on the PGA Tour.

The 2008 Masters was significant for another South African, too. Gary Player played The Masters for the 51st time, setting a record for most appearances as a player in this major championship (a record he had shared with Arnold Palmer). Not surprisingly, Player, 73 years old, missed the cut.

It was something of a surprise when 1992 Masters champ Fred Couples missed the cut, however. Couples had made 23 consecutive Masters cuts, the tournament record — one he shared with Player. But that streak ended here.

Ian Woosnam, 1991 Masters champ, made the cut in this tournament for the last time this year.

2008 Masters Final Scores

Trevor Immelman 68-68-69-75—280
Tiger Woods 72-71-68-72—283
Stewart Cink 72-69-71-72—284
Brandt Snedeker 69-68-70-77—284
Phil Mickelson 71-68-75-72—286
Padraig Harrington 74-71-69-72—286
Steve Flesch 72-67-69-78—286
Miguel Angel Jimenez 77-70-72-68—287
Robert Karlsson 70-73-71-73—287
Andres Romero 72-72-70-73—287
Nick Watney 75-70-72-71—288
Lee Westwood 69-73-73-73—288
Paul Casey 71-69-69-79—288
Stuart Appleby 76-70-72-71—289
Vijay Singh 72-71-72-74—289
Sean O'Hair 72-71-71-75—289
Henrik Stenson 74-72-72-72—290
Mike Weir 73-68-75-74—290
Retief Goosen 71-71-72-76—290
Bubba Watson 74-71-73-73—291
Justin Leonard 72-74-72-73—291
Brian Bateman 69-76-72-74—291
Zach Johnson 70-76-68-77—291
Boo Weekley 72-74-68-77—291
Richard Sterne 73-72-73-74—292
Angel Cabrera 73-72-73-74—292
Stephen Ames 70-70-77-75—292
Jeev Milkha Singh 71-74-72-75—292
J.B. Holmes 73-70-73-76—292
Adam Scott 75-71-70-76—292
Arron Oberholser 71-70-74-77—292
Ian Poulter 70-69-75-78—292
Heath Slocum 71-76-77-69—293
Nick Dougherty 74-69-74-76—293
Jim Furyk 70-73-73-77—293
Todd Hamilton 74-73-75-73—295
Justin Rose 68-78-73-76—295
Johnson Wagner 72-74-74-75—295
Geoff Ogilvy 75-71-76-74—296
Niclas Fasth 75-70-76-75—296
K.J. Choi 72-75-78-73—298
David Toms 73-74-72-80—299
Robert Allenby 72-74-72-81—299
Ian Woosnam 75-71-76-78—300
Sandy Lyle 72-75-78-77—302

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