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2005 Masters

Recap and Scores for the 2005 Masters Tournament

The chip-in on Augusta's No. 16. That's what the 2005 Masters will always be best-remembered for, and Tiger Woods' chip-in on No. 16 will certainly long be remembered as one of golf's all-time great shots.

Woods and Chris DiMarco were locked in battle in the final round, the two pulling away from the field but neither able to pull away from the other. Woods began the day three strokes ahead of DiMarco, but the gritty and unorthodox DiMarco fired a 68 to Woods' 71 that day.

Woods had a few shaky moments over the final nine holes, and at different points it appeared DiMarco might pull off the upset. On the par-3 16th, Woods' tee ball was long and settled off the back of the green - just about the worst spot one could find without going into the water. He chipped away from the hole, running the ball up a bank on the side of the green opposite the hole. The ball stopped, then reversed course, rolling back down the slope to the flag.

It appeared headed for the hole - then appeared to stop right on the lip. The ball hung there, on the lip, for a split-second, then turned a fraction of a revolution more and dropped into the cup. Woods and his caddie exulted, the crowd (and television announcers) exploded in roars; and DiMarco, in the understatement of the decade, said, "Nice shot."

Woods' lead was two at that point, but Woods bogied the final two holes. DiMarco had a chip-in for birdie on the 72nd hole, but his ball hit the flagstick and bounced away. He made the 10-foot par putt to force a playoff.

The memorable Woods-DiMarco duel came to an end on the first playoff hole when Woods rolled in a 15-foot birdie putt. It was Woods' fourth win in The Masters, matching Arnold Palmer and two short of Jack Nicklaus' tournament record.

The 2005 Masters was plagued all week by poor weather. The first round didn't conclude until Friday; the second round not until Saturday; and the third round not until Sunday morning.

Nicklaus made his final Masters appearance this year, shooting 77-76 and missing the cut.

Another player making an impact was 73-year-old past champion Billy Casper. Casper, playing for the first time since 2001, shot 34-over 106 in the first round, but that score - which would be the highest ever recorded in The Masters - is considered unofficial because Casper withdrew without turning in the scorecard.

2005 Masters Scores
Results from the 2005 Masters golf tournament played at the par-72 Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, Ga. (x-won playoff; a-amateur):

x-Tiger Woods 74-66-65-71--276$1,260,000
Chris DiMarco 67-67-74-68--276$756,000
Retief Goosen 71-75-70-67--283 $406,000
Luke Donald 68-77-69-69--283 $406,000
Rod Pampling 73-71-70-70--284 $237,300
Mike Weir 74-71-68-71--284 $237,300
Mark Hensby 69-73-70-72--284 $237,300
Vijay Singh 68-73-71-72--284 $237,300
Trevor Immelman 73-73-65-73--284 $237,300
Phil Mickelson 70-72-69-74--285 $189,000
David Howell 72-69-76-69--286 $168,000
Tim Herron 76-68-70-72--286 $168,000
Tom Lehman 74-74-70-69--287 $135,333
a-Ryan Moore 71-71-75-70--287  
Justin Leonard 75-71-70-71--287 $135,333
Thomas Levet 71-75-68-73--287 $135,333
Darren Clarke 72-76-69-71--288 $112,000
Kirk Triplett 75-68-72-73--288 $112,000
Chad Campbell 73-73-67-75--288 $112,000
Jeff Maggert 74-74-72-69--289 $84,840
Stewart Cink 72-72-74-71--289 $84,840
Bernhard Langer 74-74-70-71--289 $84,840
Jerry Kelly 75-70-73-71--289 $84,840
Scott Verplank 72-75-69-73--289 $84,840
Joe Ogilvie 74-73-73-70--290 $61,600
Craig Parry 72-75-69-74--290 $61,600
Thomas Bjorn 71-67-71-81--290 $61,600
Jim Furyk 76-67-74-74--291 $53,900
Steve Flesch 76-70-70-76--292 $50,750
Kenny Perry 76-68-71-77--292 $50,750
Miguel Angel Jimenez 74-74-73-72--293 $46,550
Mark O'Meara 72-74-72-75--293 $46,550
a-Luke List 77-69-78-70--294  
K.J. Choi 73-72-76-73--294 $39,620
Shingo Katayama 72-74-73-75--294 $39,620
Adam Scott 71-76-72-75--294 $39,620
Casey Wittenberg 72-72-74-76--294 $39,620
Ian Poulter 72-74-72-76--294 $39,620
Fred Couples 75-71-77-72--295 $32,200
Tim Clark 74-74-72-75--295 $32,200
Ryan Palmer 70-74-74-77--295 $32,200
Todd Hamilton 77-70-71-77--295 $32,200
Jonathan Kaye 72-74-76-74--296 $28,000
Stuart Appleby 69-76-72-79--296 $28,000
Stephen Ames 73-74-75-75--297 $25,200
Nick O'Hern 72-72-76-77--297 $25,200
Ernie Els 75-73-78-72--298$23,100
Jay Haas 76-71-76-78--301$21,700
Chris Riley 71-77-78-78--304$20,300
Craig Stadler 75-73-79-79--306$19,180

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