2019 Masters Tournament: Tiger Woods Wins 5th Green Jacket

Tiger Woods celebrates after sinking his putt on the 18th green to win during the final round of the 2019 Masters.
Tiger Woods celebrates after sinking the winning putt in the 2019 Masters Tournament.

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Nearly 11 years after his most-recent previous major championship win, and after years of back problems, multiple surgeries and personal problems, Tiger Woods put on another Green Jacket at the 2019 Masters.

Woods finished at 13-under-par 275, winning by one stroke over the trio of runners-up, Dustin Johnson, Xander Schauffele and Brooks Koepka.

For Woods, it was his 81st career PGA Tour win, one shy of tying Sam Snead's all-time record. It was his fifth win in The Masters, but his first since the 2005 Masters. And it was Woods' 15th overall major championship victory, but his first since the 2008 U.S. Open.

Woods opened the tournament with a 70 in the first round and a 68 in the second. It was third-round 67 that put him in position to challenge for the win, moving Woods to 11-under and two strokes behind the third-round leader, Francesco Molinari.

Molinari maintained the lead over his front nine in the final round, but ran into trouble on the back nine. Balls in the water on the 12th and 15th holes led to double-bogeys on both for Molinari and opened the door for others.

Woods was up to the task: He birdied Nos. 13, 15 and 16. When Woods reached the 18th tee, he held a two-stroke lead over three golfers who had already finished their rounds. Woods made bogey on the last, but was a champion again.

Final Scores: 2019 Masters Tournament

Final scores from the 2019 Masters Tournament played at the par-72 Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, Ga. (a-amateur):

Tiger Woods, 70-68-67-70—275
Dustin Johnson, 68-70-70-68—276
Xander Shauffele, 73-65-70-68—276
Brooks Koepka, 66-71-69-70—276
Jason Day, 70-67-73-67—277
Webb Simpson, 72-71-64-70—277
Francesco Molinari, 70-67-66-74—277
Tony Finau, 71-70-64-72—277
Jon Rahm, 69-70-71-68—278
Patrick Cantlay, 73-73-64-68—278
Rickie Fowler, 70-71-68-69—278
Bubba Watson, 72-72-67-69—280
Justin Thomas, 73-68-69-70—280
Matt Kuchar, 71-69-68-72—280
Justin Harding, 69-69-70-72—280
Ian Poulter, 68-71-68-73—280
Aaron Wise, 75-71-68-67—281
Patton Kizzire, 70-70-73-69—282
Phil Mickelson, 67-73-70-72—282
Adam Scott, 69-68-72-73—282
Si Woo Kim, 72-72=70-69—283
Kyle Stanley, 72-72-70-69—283
Matthew Fitzpatrick, 78-67-68-70—283
Kevin Kisner, 69-73-72-69—283
Rory McIlroy, 73-71-71-68—283
Jordan Spieth, 75-68-69-71—283
Lucas Bjerregaard, 70-72-69-72—283
Thorbjorn Olesen, 71-71-68-73—283
Charley Hoffman, 71-71-72-70—284
Bryson DeChambeau, 66-75-73-70—284
Louis Oosthuizen, 71-66-71-76—284
a-Viktor Hovland, 72-71-71-71—285
Hideki Matsuyama, 75-70-68-72—285
Gary Woodland, 70-71-74-70, 285
Charles Howell III, 73-67-76-69—285
Bob Tway, 72-71-70-73—286
Henrik Stenson, 74-72-67-73—286
Tommy Fleetwood, 71-71-70-74—286
Jimmy Walker, 72-72-72-70—286
a-Alvaro Ortiz, 73-71-73-69—286
Patrick Reed, 73-70, 74-69—286
Rafael Cabrera Bello, 73-70, 75-68—286
Keegan Bradley, 76-68-71-72—287
Keith Mitchell, 72-74-72-69—287
Haotong Li, 72-74-73-68—287
Corey Conners, 70-71-71-76—288
Kevin Na, 71-73-73-71—288
Andrew Landry, 72-73-73-70—288
Marc Leishman, 72-72-70-75—289
Kiradech Aphibarnrat, 69-72-75-73—289
Cameron Smith, 70-74-69-77—290
Eddie Pepperell, 74-73-72-71—290
Martin Kaymer, 73-74-72-71—290
Trevor Immelman, 74-72-75-69—290
a-Devon Bling, 74-73-71-73—291
Tyrrell Hatton, 73-73-72-74—292
Billy Horschel, 72-75-74-71—292
a-Takumi Kanaya, 73-74-68-78—293
Branden Grace, 72-75-72-74—293
Zach Johnson, 74-73-73-73—293
Satoshi Kodaira, 75-70-73-76—294
J.B.

Holmes, 70-72-74-80—296
Bernhard Langer, 71-72-75-78—296
Emiliano Grillo, 72-75-73-76—296
Alexander Noren, 75-72-75-74—296

Qualifying Criteria for the 2019 Masters Golf Tournament

There are multiple ways that golfers can qualify to receive an invitation to play in The Masters. There are 18 ways—18 qualifying criteria. Also, The Masters Committee can, at its discretion, invite international players who did not meet any of the 18 qualifying criteria below.

Who earns invitations to the 2019 Masters golf tournament? Players who meet these qualifications (note—subject to change before 2019 Masters):

  • Former winners of The Masters
  • Winners of the last five U.S. Opens
  • Winners of the last five British Opens
  • Winners of the last five PGA Championships
  • Winners of the last three Players Championships
  • Winner and runner-up from the last U.S. Amateur Championship
  • Winner of the last British Amateur Championship
  • Winner of the last Asia-Pacific Amateur Championship
  • Winner of the last Latin America Amateur Championship
  • Winner of the last U.S. Mid-Amateur Championship
  • The top 12 finishers (including ties) from last year's Master's tournament
  • The top 4 finishers (including ties), from last year's U.S. Open
  • The top 4 finishers (including ties) from last year's British Open
  • The top 4 finishers (including ties) from last year's PGA Championship
  • Winners of PGA Tour events that award full FedEx Cup points, from the period of the previous Masters to the current Masters
  • All golfers who qualified for the previous year's Tour Championship
  • The Top 50 golfers in the final Official World Golf Ranking of the previous calendar year
  • The Top 50 golfers in the Official World Golf Ranking from the week before the current Masters