Top 3 Moments at Augusta – 2019 Golf Masters
Tiger Woods is none other than the one who won the 2019 Masters golf tournament. It was his fifth Masters’ title win. The star has now 15 major wins and trails Jack Nicklaus by 3. Since 2008’s U.S, it is also the first major win for Tiger Woods where he took home a purse of $2 million.
Tiger Woods started the final round with two shots which ruined the lead of Francesco Molinari. He tied the lead on the 12th hole. It was when Molinari found the water off the tee and made a double-bogey. On the 15th hole, Woods took the lead with a birdie and would go on to win the Masters. Guess what? The champion set a record for the longest span between Masters wins – 14 years.
Let’s take a look at the Top 3 Moments to remember at Augusta tournament.
Francesco Molinari Plays Bogey-Free During The First and Second Rounds
The British Open champion didn’t let the rain or Tiger Woods come his way during the tournament. He displayed a great scorecard and his first and second rounds were bogey-free for 6-under 66. He went into the third round with 2-shots ahead of Tiger Woods.
“Obviously it’s nice to be a little bit ahead, but you might just need one hole to change,” You never know how it’s going to go, especially around a course like here,” said Molinari.
The Turning Point At The 12th Where Tiger’s Par Tied Him With Molinari
It puts Tiger in a tie with Molinari who double-bogeyed the hole when he parred on 12. That 12th hole was a turning point in the game and changed many things. There were many players in the last group who found water off the tee. They were Kopeka, Molinari and Finau.
About the moment, Woods said, “You couldn’t have had more drama than we all had out there. Now I know why I’m balding. This stuff is hard.”
DeChambeau Makes His First-Ever Hole-In-One On the 16th Hole
Bryson DeChambeau made his first hole-in-one on the 16th, a par-3 in his final round. He landed to the right of the pin while hitting the 170-yard shot with his 7-iron, where the slope helped feed the ball to the cup. What will perhaps go down in history is his ace which was the 21st in Masters history.
“Three years ago, I said to my caddie and to everyone in my camp ‘I’m going to make a hole in one here one day’ and sure enough it was my first one three years later,” said DeChambeau about the shot.
The pay-out for 2019 Golf Masters was incredible. With the Masters’ purse at $11.5 million pool, Jason Day, Tony Finau, Francesco Molinari and Webb Simpson each took in $403,937.50. Brooks Koepka, Xander Schauffele and Dustin Johnson went home with $858,666.67. Lastly, Tiger Woods walked away with $2,070,000.
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