2008 US Masters Winner

2008 US Masters Trevor Immelman

Underdog Trevor Immelman overcame a tough US Masters field of 94 golf players at the Augusta National Golf Club to claim his first green jacket, first major U.S. PGA Tour Augusta National championship title and the winner’s grand share of the $7,500,000 purse – an astonishing $1,350,000.
Before the major championship tee off, the 2008 US Masters odds for Trevor Immelman were priced at 50/1. The South African golfer was a really long shot bet and punters who placed early 2008 US Masters bets were paid out handsomely.
With steady nerves and three brilliant clutch putts in the early rounds, Trevor Immelman pushed himself ahead of the pack. By the final round of golf on Sunday, Trevor Immelman was even money at the bookies after topping the leaderboard throughout the event.

2008 US Masters Winners Tiger Woods

Sporting a five shot lead over Tiger Woods on the last windy day of play, Trevor Immelman managed to keep a cool head under pressure during the last five holes of the par-72 course. Tiger Woods failed to catch up on Immelman after missing birdie putts from inside eight feet on two occasions.
Woods admitted his game was not quite at the level he wanted it: “I just didn’t quite have it this week. I didn’t make the putts I needed to make this entire week.”
Trevor Immelman finished in 1st position with a Sunday 3-over score of 75 for a 280 total, tying with legendary Arnold Palmer’s win for the highest US Masters golf final round score. Four-time US Masters Champion Tiger Woods placed in second position.
After his victory at Augusta National Immelman stated, “I knew it was going to be tough out there for us and I knew I had to stick to my game plan, play one shot at a time, and just be tough. I’m proud of myself for doing that. This has been the ultimate roller coaster ride and I hate roller coasters.”

2008 US Masters Results

  • 1. Trevor Immelman (-8)
  • 2. Tiger Woods (-5)
  • T3. Stewart Cink (-4)
  • T3. Brandt Snedeker (-4)
  • T5. Phil Michelson (-2)
  • T5. Padraig Harrington (-2)