2002 US Masters Golf Winner

Golf sensation, Tiger Woods, picked up the seventh Major of his career and his sixth victory in the last ten Majors, by successfully defending his 2001 US Masters title at Augusta National Golf Course. The 26-year-old Woods joins the illustrious ranks of Nick Faldo and Jack Nicklaus as the only other men to have ever defended their US Masters wins.
It was not due to his sheer brilliance, his masterful putting or his unerring judgement that brought him his second Green Jacket, it was rather the woeful display of his protagonists that finally tossed him an easy victory.

  • Closest rival and joint overnight leader, South African Retief Goosen fell out of the hunt when he racked up three three-putts in an outward 39.
  • Fellow countryman, Ernie Els, tumbled to a triple bogey eight at the 13th, twice splashing out into the infamous Rae’s Creek.
  • Then, what looked to be the final challenger of the title, Fijian, Vijay Singh over the closing stretch, following Els into the Creek at three shots behind.

Back at Augusta, where in 2001 Tiger Woods completed golf’s first-ever Grand Slam of the biggest four titles in the game – the US Open, the British Open, the US Masters and the PGA championship – Woods fired a closing salvo of 71 for a 12-under-par total of 276.
Watching the demise of his rivals, Woods made it look relatively easy when he shot birdies on the second, third and sixth. He then claimed another birdie on the 15th to move five shots clear of the pack. Even a bogey on the 17th didn’t cause him to falter in his victory march right up the 18th!
‘Never Won a Major’ Mickelson took third place for a second year running, while Spaniard, Jose Maria Olazabal couldn’t quite muster the charge he envisaged and slumped to fourth place overall. Ernie Els and Ireland’s Padraig Harrington were joint fifth.
2002 US Masters golf results:

  • 276 – Tiger Woods 70 69 66 71
  • 279 – Retief Goosen 69 67 69 74
  • 280 – Phil Mickelson 69 72 68 71
  • 281 – Jose Maria Olazabal 70 69 71 71

Do you think you could have predicted the 2002 US Masters golf results?