Tiger Woods’s 2005 Masters Scorecard
Tiger Woods’ iconic recovery shot on the 16th hole during the final round of the 2005 Masters remains a prominent piece of his legacy, yet it was just one part of an eventful tournament full of incredible golf and drama.
Here are some of the most incredible numbers from that captivating tournament.
1.) Tiger Woods made history at the 2005 Masters with four eagles – which tied for most ever seen in one tournament (Jack Nicklaus, Gary Player and Arnold Palmer have accomplished it previously).
2.) Woods set an incredible 36 birdie record at this year’s Masters tournament. Additionally, his 10-under 65 third round featured six birdies for an astounding total of 36 in just that round alone and set another milestone by setting consecutive birdies records of seven consecutive holes 7-13 – both feats are unheard-of!
3.) Tiger Woods made history at the 2005 Masters by becoming the first person ever to come back from trailing after 54 holes and win by overturning all odds to claim his fifth Masters win, shattering many predictions he would never win another major again. Since then he is still the only individual with five victories after starting from behind at least five times!
4.) Tiger Woods began the final round with a two-shot advantage over Chris DiMarco, but DiMarco birdied on hole four to close it to just one stroke and set up an exciting battle between two of golf’s premier players in this final-round battle.
5.) DiMarco missed opportunities at birdie on both holes 1 and 3, but made up for his misstep with a chip-in on 8. On the last hole he had an excellent look at a 10-foot putt to tie or win; unfortunately he missed it – marking yet another missed chance in what had become an extremely tense Masters final round.
6.) After DiMarco and Woods battled through 18 holes of final round competition, there was a sudden-death playoff. For the first time ever in Masters history, this sudden-death playoff began at hole 18; Woods won it and became just two wins shy of equalling Jack Nicklaus’ all-time record of six green jackets.
7.) Woods had played in at least 25 Masters tournaments before winning his first green jacket in 2005. Since then he has taken part in more than 50 tournaments as a professional golfer – never missing a cut at any one!
8.) Woods has set a Masters tournament record with his impressive streak of 13 rounds with at least par scores – the longest such streak in Masters history and best by any winner.
9.) Tiger Woods made history at this Masters by winning it after finishing in the top 10 every year for over a decade – it also marked his first paycheck as Masters champion!
10.) Tiger Woods made history at this Masters by marking his return after nearly one year away due to personal difficulties. Playing his fifth Masters and winning by three strokes over David Duval for his second green jacket victory was something truly memorable.