Who Won The Masters Last Year?

Ross Houston
April 14, 2019

Perhaps an even more promising sign of a major breakthrough came at last year's British Open and PGA Championship where he contended in both events.

Now, having played for over a year without any real issues with his back, the target is for Woods to try and win another major with more expectation this time around. "I've had some success here".

"If you say or you show everything that you have obviously it's not quite the same", said Garcia.

"This is my 11th year here", the Northern Irishman added. "I put myself there with chances on the back nine on various Sundays and just haven't done it".

"There's no reason now with the knowledge we have in fitness, the knowledge we have in biomechanics, and the knowledge we have with nutrition and so forth, that we, at a much older age than in the past, should not be able to perform at a very high level", Mickelson said. I just have to hope it starts sooner than later and results in, hopefully, more [wins] than less of them.

Tiger Woods aside, there's unlikely to be a more popular victor this weekend than Rickie Fowler.

As if to prove it wasn't a fluke, Nicklaus was contending for the lead on the weekend a dozen years later before settling for sixth place, a feat that was nearly as remarkable as his sixth win.

And McGinley believes that will prove key in Augusta this week as to whether he will be in contention.

An Augusta National victory by the revitalised McIlroy would make the world No.3 just the sixth golfer to complete a career grand slam.

Augusta National Golf Club is still basking in the glow of its first Women's Amateur, but don't expect a women's Masters featuring the world's top female pros at the fabled Georgia club.

Speaking of hopeful first time major winners.

Justin Rose, the runner-up in two of the last four years, leads the English charge ahead of Tommy Fleetwood, and Paul Casey.

"I think it made us a better organisation", he said, although he refused to be drawn on whether the club erred in refusing to admit women members for so long. "My routine now consists of meditation, juggling and mind training, doing all the stuff to get you in the right place".

This marks the second straight year Li has been eligible to play in all four majors. "Then I went home and worked on my game, so we'll see".

The 2019 Masters Tournament begins on Thursday and runs through Sunday.

"I feel my game is in a good spot and I feel pretty confident this year how I've been playing".

First Time Winners: Can the trend continue at Augusta?

He came extremely close to winning his 15th major at both the PGA Championship and The Open past year, only to fall short on the final day in both tournaments.

Spieth's wire-to-wire victory in 2015 and dominance for three rounds in 2016 suggested he was the new king at Augusta.

Augusta National has always been a happy place for Woods who along with his four wins has been runner-up twice with a third and three fourth-place finishes.

"I get a rush out of pulling off shots sometimes I've only dreamed of pulling off". The golf course is special.

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