Tiger Woods Wins First Masters Since 2005 | The Lafete Magazine

Tiger Woods Wins First Masters Since 2005


Tiger Woods won the Masters for the fifth time on Sunday to land his 15th major title and first since 2008.

Woods, who began the final round two shots back of overnight leader Francesco Molinari, carded a two-under-par 70 to finish one shot ahead of fellow Americans Dustin Johnson, Xander Schauffele and Brooks Koepka. Woods, 43, last won the Masters in 2005.

The 43-year old won The Masters on Sunday shooting a two-under 70 at Augusta National, winning the prestigious tournament for the first time since 2005. It also ends a nearly 11-year major tournament drought for Woods, who last captured one back in 2008 at the US Open.

He now has 15 major championships for his career, including five victories at The Masters.

Woods held off Dustin Johnson, Brooks Koepka, and  Xander Schauffele, who each finished at -12. During the final round, Woods had six birdies to build a two-shot lead heading into the 18th hole, and while he missed a long putt for par, he was able to tap in the short put to trigger a major celebration from the golfer and the gallery.

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