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1997 Masters

 

The 1997 Masters was an epochal moment in golf history: It marked the fully formed arrival of the dominant Tiger Woods.

Winner: Tiger Woods, 270

Where it was played: Augusta National Golf Club, Augusta, Georgia

Tournament dates: April 10-13, 1997

Leader after first round: John Huston, 67

Leader after second round: Tiger Woods, 136

Leader after third round: Tiger Woods, 201

Notable Notes: This was the 61st Masters played. Tiger Woods arrived as the young hotshot in golf, in his first full season of PGA Tour play. He left as a dominant major champion.

Woods was three behind after Round 1 and three ahead after Round 2. A 65 in the third round sent him 9 strokes in front, and he wound up winning by 12 shots. That set a new tournament record for largest winning margin, plus total score (270) and strokes under par (18-under).

At age 21, Woods also became the youngest Masters champion.

Final Scores
Tiger Woods 70-66-65-69--270
Tom Kite 77-69-66-70--282
Tommy Tolles 72-72-72-67--283
Tom Watson 75-68-69-72--284
Paul Stankowski 68-74-69-74--285
Costantino Rocca 71-69-70-75--285
Bernhard Langer 72-72-74-68--286
Justin Leonard 76-69-71-70--286
Fred Couples 72-69-73-72--286
Davis Love III 72-71-72-71--286
Jeff Sluman 74-67-72-73--286
Steve Elkington 76-72-72-67--287
Willie Wood 72-76-71-68--287
Per-Ulrik Johansson 72-73-73-69--287
Tom Lehman 73-76-69-69--287
Jose Maria Olazabal 71-70-74-72--287
Mark Calcavecchia 74-73-72-69--288
Vijay Singh 75-74-69-70--288
Fred Funk 73-74-69-72--288
Ernie Els 73-70-71-74--288
John Huston 67-77-75-70--289
Stuart Appleby 72-76-70-71--289
Jesper Parnevik 73-72-71-73--289
Lee Westwood 77-71-73-70--291
Nick Price 71-71-75-74--291
Craig Stadler 77-72-71-72--292
Lee Janzen 72-73-74-73--292
Jim Furyk 74-75-72-72--293
Paul Azinger 69-73-77-74--293
Larry Mize 79-69-74-72--294
Scott McCarron 77-71-72-74--294
Mark O'Meara 75-74-70-75--294
Colin Montgomerie 72-67-74-81--294
Sandy Lyle 73-73-74-75--295
Fuzzy Zoeller 75-73-69-78--295
Duffy Waldorf 74-75-72-75--296
David Frost 74-71-73-79--297
Scott Hoch 79-68-73-78--298
Jack Nicklaus 77-70-74-78--299
Sam Torrance 75-73-73-78--299
Ian Woosnam 77-68-75-79--299
Jumbo Ozaki 74-74-74-78--300
Corey Pavin 75-74-78-74--301
Clarence Rose 73-75-79-74--301
Ben Crenshaw 75-73-74-80--302
Frank Nobilo 76-72-74-81--303

Other accounts of the 1997 Masters:
1997 Masters on About.com
On Wikipedia

Related pages:
List of all winners of The Masters

 

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