The remarkable stats and facts behind Tiger Woods' Masters win
Tiger Woods ended an 11-year wait for a Major with a remarkable – and unexpected – win at The Masters in Augusta on Sunday.
Woods’ fall from the summit of the game has been well-documented, but the 43-year-old rose like a phoenix from the ashes of his career to win his first Major in over a decade… and his first with his two children watching on.
Some of the statistics from Woods’ win are eye-catching to say the least. Here are the pick of them…
– Masters victory makes it 15 career Majors for Woods – second only to Jack Nicklaus on 18.
– 2019 is Woods’ fifth Masters title – second only, again, to Jack Nicklaus.
– His 2019 title comes 14 years after his last win at Augusta, the longest gap between titles in the history of the tournament.
– At 43 years old, Woods is the oldest Masters Champion since Jack Nicklaus in 1986.
– Woods had never previously come from behind in a final round to win a major. He trailed by two starting his final round at Augusta.
– Woods was ranked 780th in the world at the start of the 2017 Masters. Two years later and he is up to sixth in the rankings.