2019 Masters Tournament
The 2019 Masters Tournament was held between April 11 and 14 at Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, Georgia. Tiger Woods won his fifth Green Jacket, and fifteenth major, by one stroke ahead of three runners-up. Woods only emerged to lead the tournament in the final round, when Francesco Molinari hit his ball into the water on the 12th hole, and then again on the 15th after hitting a tree.
About 2019 Masters Tournament in brief
The 2019 Masters Tournament was the 83rd edition of the Masters Tournament and the first of golf’s four major championships in 2019. Tiger Woods won his fifth Green Jacket, and fifteenth major, by one stroke ahead of three runners-up. Woods only emerged to lead the tournament in the final round, when Francesco Molinari hit his ball into the water on the 12th hole, and then again on the 15th after hitting a tree. At age 43 he became the second oldest winner, again only bettered by Jack Nicklaus who won at age 46. A Masters record 65 players made the cut, including three amateurs. The leading amateur, and winner of the Silver Cup, was Norwegian Viktor Hovland who had qualified as the U.S. Amateur champion. It was also the first time 3 players had shot 64 or better in a single round at the Masters, as Patrick Cantlay, Tony Finau, and Webb Simpson all shot 64 in the third round. The Masters remains an invitation event, but there is a set of qualifying criteria that determines who is included in the field. Each player is classified according to the first category by which he qualified, with other categories in which he qualifying shown in parentheses. The 2019 Masters was held between April 11 and 14 at Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, Georgia.
The tournament was won by Woods, who had not won a major since the 2008 U. S. Open, and 14 years since his last Masters win beating the previous record of 13 years held by Gary Player. Rory McIlroy, Justin Rose, and Dustin Johnson were the pre-tournament favorites. Two-time runner-up Rose came in as world number one, but missed the cut. World number two Johnson finished tied for second, and had a dominant win in the 2019 WGC-Mexico Championship, but could only finish tied for 21st. The Masters has the smallest field of the fourmajor championships. It is one of the few tournaments that is open to amateur golfers, who must remain amateurs on the starting day of the tournament to be eligible to play. It has the lowest number of players who qualify based solely on their performance in amateur tournaments, and is the only major that does not have a pro-am format. The field for the 2019 Masters is: Dustin Johnson, Jordan Spieth, Bubba Watson, Mike Weir, Danny Willett, Ian Woosnam, Justin Thomas, Jimmy Walker, Adam Scott, Kevin Kisner, Kevin Na, Kevin Chappell, Kevin Streelman, and Jimmy Walker. It will be the first tournament of the 2019 PGA Tour season.