Tiger Woods finds himself a shot off the lead heading into the weekend at the 2019 Masters, with the 14-time major winner chasing his first major title since the 2008 US Open.
While Woods is looking to become a major champion for the first time in nearly 11 years, Woods is looking to end an even longer drought since his last Masters win. The last time Tiger Woods won the Masters was in 2005, when he defeated Chris DiMarco with a birdie on the first playoff hole to capture his fourth green jacket.
In 2005, Woods opened with 2-over 74, marking the only time Woods didn't shoot a first-round 70 before winning the Masters. He then rallied with a second-round 66 to draw into third place by himself through 36 holes.
On Saturday, a weather delay forced the stoppage of play, and then play was called due to darkness. With the third round suspended, Woods trailed DiMarco by four shots. However, during the Sunday resumption of play, Woods rallied while DiMarco stumbled. Woods carried a three-shot lead into the start of the final round on Sunday afternoon.
Woods shot 71 in the final round, while DiMarco shot 68, forcing a playoff on 12-under 276.
In the playoff on the 18th hole, Woods made birdie to secure the win.
Were Woods to win a fifth Masters title, he would have the longest gap between Masters wins of any champion in the event's history. The current record for the most years between Masters wins belongs to Gary Player, who went 13 years from his first Masters win in 1961 and his second in 1974.