Well, he did it, Tiger struck again. Tiger Woods won his fourth green jacket at the 2005 Masters in Augusta. Woods beat his opponent Chris DiMarco in an epic battle to the finish, one that will live in Masters memories for many years.The weather over the weekend was no aid for Woods. Thursday and Friday were so delayed that the tournament almost got pushed back a day. The weather could not impede the skills of DiMarco though he took a strong lead over Woods.
Woods, on the other hand, seemed to catch every bad break imaginable in opening with a two over par round of 74, and since Friday was rained out they were forced to play as much of the second and third round as they could on Saturday. This did not stop Tiger, though, from giving a strong performance. Saturday he shot up on the leaderboard and was in a good position.
Woods finished his second round with a 66. On Saturday night, DiMarco was still in the lead with no worries about Tiger, for he had owned a four-shot lead over Woods with both still nine holes away from completing their third rounds.
Woods continued to extend his lead to four after the first hole on Sunday, which had everyone thinking it was all over. In Woods? career he has never lost a major championship when leading after three rounds, and it didn?t seem like he was about to do it to DiMarco. Then came the shot heard ?round the country.
Woods shot a bogey on both while DiMarco played the holes at one under par. DiMarco finished the hole with a par four and watched as Tiger drilled a 15-foot birdieputt, winning himself another green jacket, and Masters Title.
This was his fourth Masters win, although his first without the support of his father, Earl Woods. Tiger?s father had been there for the past three wins, yet this was the first time he couldn?t be there to cheer on his son in person. Tiger was very emotional when it came time to receive his prize and couldn?t help but soften up as he spoke about his father and his absence.
The win was 29-year-old Woods? fourth at the Masters, tying him for second all-time with Arnold Palmer. Jack Nicklaus is first on the list with six victories in Augusta.