Friday, April 20
AUGUSTA, Ga. -- Tiger Woods removed his cap and covered his face so he could flick away his tears, a rare moment when he wasn't in complete control. "I've never had that feeling before," he said.
|Tiger Woods puts an exclamation point on the win with a birdie on the finishing hole.|
|Final round at a glance|
|Winner: Tiger Woods, with a 272 total that was two shots better than David Duval and gave him his fourth straight major championship. Phil Mickelson was another shot back at 275. Key shot: Woods, hitting a short iron 149 yards on No. 11 that came within an inch of going into the hole. Woods would make birdie to extend his lead. Missed opportunities: Duval and Mickelson on No. 16. Both made bogey on the par-3 to hurt their chances of catching Woods. Joy of six: It is the sixth major title for Woods. More importantly, it made him the first to ever hold all four professional majors at one time. No peeking: Mickelson played with Woods but said he didn't watch Woods hit one shot all day. Irrelevant: Woods made an 18-footer on the final hole for birdie that didn't really matter. All he had to do at that point was two-putt to win. Close, but not second: Ernie Els, who finished second three times in majors last year, shot an even-par 72 to tie for sixth. Not on the greens: Woods had nine more putts in four rounds than Duval and seven more than Mickelson. Quoteworthy: "Some of the golfing gods are looking down on me the right way." -- Woods.|
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