Masters purse 2019: Tiger Woods takes home $2.07 million in prize money

Apr 16, 2019, 00:18
Masters purse 2019: Tiger Woods takes home $2.07 million in prize money

Woods victory at the 2019 Masters comes 14 years after his last win in 2005, the longest gap in history between wins at Augusta.

Not since 2008 had Woods finished at the top of a major leaderboard but that changed at Augusta, where the 43-year-old carded a two-under-par to reign supreme.

Tiger Woods said winning a drought-ending Masters title is something he will never forget.

He had long ago cemented his reputation as playing the greatest golf of all time - highlighted by a 12-stroke triumph here in 1997 and a 15-shot victory at the 2000 U.S. Open at Pebble Beach - as distinct from having the greatest record ever.

In September, he won the Tour Championship to clinch a first win in five years and then achieved what many, himself included, thought impossible by winning the Masters.

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This is a breaking news story. "Tiger! Tiger" echoing as loud as any of the roars on the back nine at Augusta National.

The advertisement featured Woods at various stages of his golf career. "It's what I watched as a kid". "When I tapped the putt in, I don't know what I did but I know I screamed".

'Next year it won't be a course where I have never played well before, I'll have a few good rounds under my belt.

While not transformational, Woods' win should provide a boost to Nike's golf apparel business, marketing consultancy firm Metaforce co-founder Allen Adamson said.

Thought likely never to play the game professionally again Woods was in so much pain with his back that he himself once whispered to a fellow US Masters victor at the traditional Champions' Dinner that he was done, suggesting his playing days were over.

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"I knew back three years ago", DeChambeau said. "I always felt like I could do pretty much anything physically, but for a while there, I just couldn't even walk".

Woods, who used to nearly disdain the press, patiently and with a smile answered reporters' questions for close to an hour and was never condescending, even to the most inane question, as he might have been in the past. There was a whole slew of athletes who swooped in to give Woods their congratulations.

But yet on Sunday tens of millions of Americans tuned into the Masters to pull for a guy who they considered one of their own. "To have the opportunity to come back like this, it's probably one of the biggest wins I've ever had for sure because of it". The victory also brought Woods closer to tying Nicklaus' record of 18 major championships. I couldn't sit. Couldn't lay down. I really couldn't so much of anything.

In a desperate attempt to get the season's first major across the finish line before the storm hit, officials pushed up start times and sent golfers off in threesomes from both the first and 10th tees. "To be able to come back out here and have the Tiger of old back, as a fan, I love it".

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