2001 US Masters Winner

Tiger Woods stormed to his second US Masters title with yet another awesome display at Augusta National Golf Course. Nothing was going to stop this incredible young man from walking directly into the history books! For the first time ever, the game of golf has seen a clean sweep of all four majors by this precocious young talent.
25-year-old Woods won the Masters by two strokes, giving him the final prize he needed for his “Tiger Slam”. With his closing 68 and 16-under-par total of 272, Woods added a second Green Jacket to the US Open, the British Open and US PGA Championships he gathered last season. The champion wanted to claim his wins as a ‘Grand Slam’, but strictly speaking, it would have been all four majors in a single year.
The 2001 US Masters title holder has now won five of the last six majors, in a career that has golf fanatics gasping for more. His dominance of golf is all the more admirable, as the strength in depth is greater now than at any point in the game’s history.
It was not all one-way traffic for Woods, both David Duval and Phil Mickelson gave him a titanic battle to the end. Mickelson managed a very respectable 67 in his first round, while both Woods and Duval shot a 66 on the second day, keeping them all very much in the hunt.
Then came the 68 by Woods on the final day. Although he described it as a ‘plodding’ round, it still propelled the young master into the lead, while all around were losing their heads! Duval, who had quite magnificently birdied seven of the first 10 holes, slipped when he bogeyed the 16th and the 18th.
Duval has now finished 2nd, 6th, 3rd and 2nd in the last four US Masters, while close friend and rival, Phil Mickelson has had eight top-seven finishes in the majors. They have now become the “nearly men”.
Asked how he felt after his historical win Woods said, “It’s hard to explain. I have an eerie calmness. I have succeeded in what I wanted to accomplish and it feels great, but I don’t feel ecstatic yet because it has not sunk in.”
Final scores:

  • 272 – Tiger Woods 70 66 68 68
  • 274 David Duval 71 66 70 67
  • 275 Phil Mickelson 67 69 69 70
  • 278 T Izawa 71 66 74 67, Mark Calcavecchia 72 66 68 72

Tiger Woods was the 2001 US Masters title holder – but can he do it one more time?