The final round, you'll recall yesterday darkness setting in
around seven thirty local time. The golfers had to come in.
DiMarco had the overnight lead
as he exits the ninth green
last night. Meanwhile, Tiger Woods had to march in from
the tenth fairway.
Then this morning, the restart at eight o'clock
with almost a mystical quality to all this in the air.
Clear skies and watch what happens when this one gets
Tiger walking through the
dewy fairways and man here was nothing to slow
him down the beginning.
Tenth hole this for birdie.
An early roar for Mr. Wood. Meanwhile, behind him, DiMarco
he hit three wood off the tee and then look at this one get
from him, Lanny Wadkins. Should
have taken driver this time of morning.
The hole is playing extremely long.
Big mistake right here on his
first hole. The ball was unplayable.
He had to take a penalty
and a drop that led to a double bogey
for DiMarco. Meanwhile, Tiger
Woods tee shot at eleven.
His second shot into the eleventh green.
Keeping it right, going left.
Looking for a second birdie to open
the morning. Look how good his speed is
right off of that right off the bat
that quickly he had caught DiMarco Just minutes into the
and Chris saw at all as he came over the hill
back at eleven fairway. In fact, Tiger,
examined the leader board just to confirm what he thought.
He had caught him. On to the twelfth for more damage
as you'll see shortly. Meanwhile, this was Mickelson
position this morning at the twelfth.
As it had been earlier this week after a rain delay.
And boy, he doesn't mind
just hammers it right next to the hole again.
Mickelson knowing he must come out
and get something going here quickly. And he does
for the second time this week
as the starting role. Becoming
his new favorite place to start at Augusta,
you would never imagine, would you?
Meanwhile, his second into the thirteenth,
wonderful tee shot sets up an iron into this tough hole
What a shot for Phil? This gives him all kinds of chances.
He's got an eagle try coming up.
This will certainly stir everyone here,
but it slides away. Tap it in
for a birdie. And he would
flatten out and played even par the rest of the way.
under. That could make a big statement Jim.
Tiger back at twelve just continues his excellent swing
in the golf club. Puts it right where Phil Mickelson does
But would he follow it up with a putt like Phils? This
for birdie I don't think Tiger's missed the center of the
watch. Tiger, that's an acknowledgement to the gallery.
It's not a see you later to Chris
because he's just moved past them with that birdie.
And is looking for more at the thirteen.
Going for the par five into and watch this break
came out of it pretty quick. And then a real break with
wet grass. In the second cut slows down awfully quick. Maybe
up the some of the four breaks
he had the first round this week.
Leaves himself he very simple chip
that swing perhaps weighed heavily on Tiger
in the latter stages of the morning round. But meanwhile,
back over to DiMarco at the twelfth
Would he suddenly right the ship? No.
Nothing. Dropping for DiMarco
Back to Tiger.
Chase towards the hole
Well judged. Take a stroll down hill.
for birdie again. Perfect speed.
DiMarco again could only watch almost
in a state of shock it looks
Tigers drills it again for a seventh straight birdie when
you go back to the last three holes of
yesterday and the first four today,
Here is a great comparison at the restart point Dimarco
the lead by four and just minutes later. Well,
Tiger caught him at eight thirty-three.
And then moved in front by eight forty-three.
At the end of the day, it's Tiger three clear
of DiMarco. And let's take a look now at
the current standings. Here you go. Tiger
and Chris DiMarco will be going off
in the final pairing at three o'clock. Thomas Bjorn at
minus seven. Mickelson is six off the lead,
along with Trevor Immelman in the final round of the Masters
is coming up right here
Here is the final round of the Masters Golf Tournament.
awaiting the perfect suitor
at Augusta National.
And look, who is searching
for his first major in three-years Tiger Woods
faced a rocky start to the Masters that left everyone
But just when things seemed dark, he was back on the prowl
with a breakout weekend performance,
Now the tournament rests squarely on his shoulders.
Chris DiMarco has seen a gust of magic up close a passenger
a year ago on Phil Mickelson's journey. Nearly
navigating his way to his own major title at PGA.
Can he regroup after falling under the weight of Tigers
glory? Or will he be walking along the winner once again.
Mickelson must now have one of the biggest final round
ever seen of Augusta to extend his reign.
Today Tiger Woods can join Arnold Palmer
and Jack Nicklaus as the only men with at least four green
jackets. For the fiftieth year, CBS with great pride
brings you the Masters.
From the Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, Georgia.
CBS sports presents the Masters.
It's all part of Augusta Lure. The voices
like Pat Summerall, Jim McKay, Chris Schenkel, Ken Venture.
You just heard them all.
There are the voices. And then there are the roars reserved
for names like Jack and Arnie, Gary, Ben and Byron, and i
and in recent years, Tiger
and Phil. It's Sunday at the Masters
and the unique sounds of splendor
are certain to echo once again here at Augusta.
Glorious weather at last.
Live at the first tee, with two thousand four champion
Phil Mickelson. Fore please Phil Mickelson now joinin.
Phil playing with Vijay Singh and he starts six back.
Now remember this morning when they came out,
at the eight o clock restart. He was ten back of the lead at
time. A lead held by Chris DiMarco. But at six
and it's Tiger Woods.
A lot different chasing Tiger from six back than it is
Phil is gonna need to go low today.
The golf course is set up to be had today. The officials
like to see low scores and I think that that's,
that's what they like to see and a player
like Phil is going to have to shoot
sixty-five at least to have a chance.
He was grinning. He knows he got away with one.
Just screwed up the bunker. Excellent position.
Here is Vijay Singh. He won this tournament in two thousand
comes in as the most recent winner of a major, having taken
the PGA in Wisconsin
How about that Sunday set up
and what it produced last year here
Well, it did I mean the officials at Augusta want to see
They want to entertain the patrons.
They want the folks at home to really enjoy that's going
to happen this afternoon. We're getting glorious weather.
The greens are soft. Players can be aggressive with the
the holes are
in generous locations for the most part.
doesn't appear to get the same benefit
from the bounce as Phil.
These two had a little exchange on
Friday afternoon. Phil was playing in front of
the Vijay and there was a question about
the spikes for Phil but this was the scene just a few
ago, when they arrived at number one. They did
talk in the champions locker room. Both past champions,
of course. And they said they settled their differences.
Well, as champion should. They're both quality human beings
and good man and great competitors.
And they want the best for themselves
and for the game of golf. And they have both taken the high
road with this issue. So Phil starts sick back and Vijay
round this morning. And he talked about his play this week.
I've had some good shots,
and I just haven't capitalized on a bus. You know, I three
putted last holes today
to finish things up and missed
two eagles inside twelve feet
and I just cannot do that. It's
I don't know what it is. I I feel
like I'm hitting good putts, I'm just not getting the ball
What must he do? What must Vijay do here today?
Especially early. Well, I think they both need to make a
They need to come out and jump on the
first two holes. You've got to stretch
four, five, six or tough.
So they want to make a statement one through three.
Tiger with Hank Haney is instructor walks
by Chris DiMarco, leaving exiting the practice range.
He will make his way through the clubhouse
and emerge out by the practice putting green. He's
within fifteen minutes of his tee-time, Woods and DiMarco
set for two-fifty their tee times. Bjorn
and Immelman next up at number one.
Take a look at Tiger Woods, third round score card
folks. This had the makings
of the all-time single-round record here, which is
First set by Nick price, later matched by Greg Norman.
He had the record tying seven straight birdies.
Seven through thirteen tying Steve Pate's
tournament record. In fact, across the exact same stretch of
that Steve Pate first set that mark. But
when he leaves thirteen, he
pars in for a share of the record. Just needs one birdie
that par five still ahead to set the all-time
course record. Surprised in many ways that he didn't
well, I was too Jimmy I really think that
a little bit of a loose swing at eleven kind of shook his
slightly and n the second shot at thirteen,
it's going to be interesting to see how he reacts with that
from the rest of this day.
It obviously bothered him the rest around this morning.
he played the last five holes, plus two.
And we had a chance to talk to Tiger
at the conclusion of that round this morning.
It's a great start. Yeah,
Hit some good shots. Got a couple good brakes on eleven
and thirteen - capitalized on both of those, which is nice.
But overall, just trying to make a couple birdies out there
and put myself in a little closer to the lead. And
Chris had a had a poor back nine but
we still got a long way to go.
You have to agree with that.
I do. I agree that there is a long way to go.
The players behind him all capable of going low and Tiger
can go out and he doesn't have to shoot low today.
If he doesn't have the driver working Jimmy, he's going
to be facing some problems.
Back to the first tee.
And this actually is the two-fifty pairing.
Woods and DiMarco ten minutes behind
that. But let's first, see what happens with Vijay from
that fairway. Bunker. This from
one forty-six I would imagine Vijay is hitting either an
or nine from here. You should be able to get this over to
without any problems.
That's well done. That's all he really wanted to do was put
at the center of the green there.
Give himself a chance. Not that fast to putt at this green
Right now. As far back as he is -
I mean, if it was someone Else Jimmy,
you know, you, you. You're going to play the percentages.
Six back of Tiger Woods, I think I want to get after right
now. He's only got one sixteen to the hole.
He's got a wedge in his hand. When you get a wedge in your
here, you've got to be aggressive.
I'll say one thing about Phil
and Vijay. They both finished
the third round this morning by three putting
the eighteenth. It looked
like Phil would be coming in at six under.
But he got a little aggressive with his first putt.
Phil needs to carry this shot to the hole
Almost got a slight backstop behind it,
If he doesn't carry it to the hole, he run's the risk of
back towards the front of the green.
It's only a hundred and sixteen yards. And you know exactly
what Phil's thinking.
He got that steep and tugged. It just looked
like he didn't turn his body through it. It was all hands
it. And that is a huge mistake. This early in the round.
Now he is going to struggle to make
Coming right here. He set up nice and square
as he always does.
You can see how
big of a divot he took right there. A much bigger divot than
he wanted to. With that shot.
The blade closes down a little bit and the
ball for him goes to the right.
It will be an interesting little play coming up with
such little green to work with. Now it's Chris DiMarco. And
as we saw yesterday, he
really finishes the warm-up over in the pitching area.
A little bunker play, a few little wedge shots.
Here's a look at DiMarco's card. When we said goodbye
last night, he had just completed a stretch of forty-four
without a bogey, which is
second best streak in the history of the tournament. Only
by Stuart Applebee's fifty whole stretch a few years back.
But he comes right out this morning
and is greeted with a double.
He was just looking
for problems if he didn't start driving it better.
All right. The featured pairings Mike weir
and Thomas Levet from France they are thru one. Weir is at
minus three. Making a nice little charge over the weekend.
Mark Kensby a Masters rookie from Australia
and Chad Campbell who rallied late yesterday, there's
Vijay. Vijay the two forty pairing. Next, it's Bjorn at
minus seven and Trevor Immelman who
first came here as the U. S. public links champion. Now a
good young pro. There's Tiger
and Chris DiMarco. We talked to Chris DiMarco about playing
with Tiger today. He's gonna wanna win I know he's got a lot
of, you know, a lot of little bit of pressure on him
because he hasn't won one in a while. Everybody's expecting
him. So, you know, obviously, I'm trying to get my
first one. I have nothing to lose. I'm gonna go out
and try to, you know, try to go get it.
Back to the first green.
Vijay taking a long stare at this one. And
I have to note that yesterday
as DiMarco was putting together a solid
first nine. Although, as you said at times, it was really
for a little bit sketchy,
he said he felt he was an accident, waiting to happen. And
then we saw today with forty-one
I felt it because the way he was driving the ball, he
was giving up too much yardage off the tee.
He was playing a weak fade. Chris
is an average length hitter. An
Average length hitter here at Augusta National
has to be aggressive off the tee.
It has to work the ball right to left
Down the hill but back up at the end so
Vijay could be a little aggressive with it.
Anything in the center of the green. Here is going to leave
an uphill putt.
Vijay this morning also had an early
birdie And then his round kind of stalled
as well. They have the last five or six holes to really
try to do something with it. Look at the flag stick out here
for Phil. That's tells me he
has no place to land this to get it close. What a
play? How about that touch?
It looked like it might drop.
It's a par at the start for Mickelson. Par five straight
Still a missed opportunity again. I mean it. It's, it's a
a terrific fore but it's a real missed opportunity with
in your hand playing this hole.
Not only can you not be that far away from the hole with
a hundred sixteen yards. You can't be off the green.
here and that point, you have to look forward.
You gotta be pleased to make
four and not five. No question.
And a little ticklish one to start the day here
for Vijay. A little more working
like on the first hole. I always like to
walk up and tap it in on one - or backhand it -
So Singh and Mickelson with fours at
at the first. Let's go through
a couple pages of the leader board with Tiger's margin three
to start the final round over DiMarco. And they're about
to go. Weir now up to minus
four. Hensby also with that number.Timmy Herron
solid Masters.Look at Luke Donald
at minus two with Campbell, Levet,.
Remember at the end of the day, it's
plus, it's the top sixteen plus ties that get the automatic
invite to next year's Masters.
We have seventeen players currently in red figures. Look at
Howell who opened yesterday with a double
and worked his way back to minus one back in the red figures
again for triplets.
Ryan Moore, will he be the low-amateur?
Two amateurs made the cut here He's at plus three,
but check this out: Luke
List is in. He's posted a number.
A good round of seventy already finished and in at plus six.
Two sub-par rounds for Luke List this
week. A sixty-nine and a seventy. That's excellent playing.
a Masters for this Masters rookie.
And Ernie Els has been a huge disappointment. But Ernie
fighting the flu for the better part now of almost two
So Ernie Els, a disappointing Masters indeed.
Hello friends Jim Nantz, welcome to Butler Cabin
and this tradition, unlike any other.
You know, after three days of mother nature up routing
the playing schedule, we are at
last on track. And Tiger Woods is in a very familiar
position. Our CBS golf expert. Lanny Wadkins is alongside
in over twenty Masters and came close three times to winning
the green jacket. Is this any different?
This lead at the fifty-four-hole mark of a major than
previous times. Well, I think he's comfortable having the
Tiger loves being out front,
and every time he's won a major championship he has won
It's always been from in front.
He's led eight times. Won all eight. So he doesn't have any
defeats with the lead. So
a lot of pressure right there.
I think that the pressure comes on him from the loose
We saw this morning finishing up
errant drive at eleven, errant drive at fifteen.
Those are the things that were a little shaky. The long
second shot at thirteen.
His putting and iron play
for the most part is still very solid.
I think the whole thing is going to rest on how well he
it. He drove it so perfect
yesterday on the first night, if he duplicates that
I think they can wave bye-bye. What with his record, though,
of never having lost with the fifty four-hole lead.
Is it pressure on Tiger I mean. My goodness, what does that
do to the rest of the field? As far
as pressure? If you're Chris DiMarco, you're
Phil Mickelson. You have to be well aware of that. Well, you
do. But I like Chris DiMarco's attitude. He says he's
got a chance to go out and go
for it right now. I like that.
I think this actually may help Chris DiMarco
he doesn't have. He's not looking over his shoulder at Tiger
Woods. He's chasing him. He can get more aggressive.
He lost his aggressiveness yesterday afternoon
and you could see it. You can see it in his eyes. And the
he was hitting his tee shots.
He's got to go back and take it by the throat this
in the final round of a major when Tiger
wins the major. Take a look through the years
and at Bethpage Tigers last conquest Mickelson bettered him.
But Tiger had a big enough lead. Mickelson with the
topping Woods' performance. Well, here are the CVS voices.
down at Amen Corner, eleven and twelve, Peter Costas
at one of the swing holes here. One of the many swing holds.
Thirteen. Bill Macatee at fourteen. David Feherty at the
par five on this side. Verne Lundquist. Yes, sir. He's
down at sixteen and Peter Oosterhuis who once had the
lead at the Masters He resides at seventeen.
We will be heading up to the eighteenth hole shortly
and turn over the Butler cabin
to Mr Dick Enberg. Tiger now
going through his final warm-up
He's testing the speed. He needs to get the speed
right. That's what he's concerned with right now. Of course
don't matter. This one does.
Bjorn in all kinds of trouble over at the
first. Coming out on the streets, trying to chase in the
of the green, misses, puts it in a bunker.
not a bad place to miss it. He's got plenty of green to work
What about Bjorn's chances today to make any kind of move?
I thought he looked very solid. Hit a lot of
terrific shots. Drove the ball. Excellent.
One little missed putt early and that, it kind of
looked like it hurt his momentum.
All right, here's Tea Olive, the
first hole and what's the play here Lanny?
You'd like to keep it just left of the bunker over three
to carry that bunker, but if you get that narrow area
right about there, you'll be okay. Then that hole location
today in the front, right. Almost a little valley.
So if you put anything in the center of the green, you've
an uphill putt.
Well, we've seen the red work quite well with green
on three occasions here in Augusta.
Seeing him stretching a lot this week too. I've noticed him
and turning like, you know, he's not quite
as loose as he'd like to be? Maybe just all the fatigue
in from the amount of time they've they've spent sitting
around and-and just not doing what's normally golfing.
Well, here's a little factoid that
continues to hold up the tournament champion has played
in the last fourteen consecutive years.
You have to go back to
Nick Faldo's victory back in.
Nineteen ninety-forty. When he won in the playoffs
over Raymond Floyd, was the last time the two winners did
the last pairing. Tiger is going to go ahead
and make the walk first.
Tiger Woods first came here ten years ago, but has
already registered so many memories.
My first recollection of the Masters was when Nicklaus won
in eighty-six. I believe I was ten at the time, and
when Jack won I didn't really
realize what he had accomplished. I mean he had
won his sixth jacket big deal. I'm ten years old, and
have no understanding of that or
what what it means to win at forty-six.
I didn't understand that part of it. But
as I got older, I appreciate that as having that being
the first memory. That's a pretty good memory to have.
Memories of his own. Memories from his use. The one shot
really stands out of his mind is Jack Nicklaus's.
second shot into the fifteenth that year
When he hit the four iron
and Jack was pumping his fists
Of course Jack Nicklaus, yesterday here at Augusta,
said farewell to competition at the Masters. Waved goodbye
at the ninth hole. And a tearful moment
for so many around here. Lanny it's
still the talk. It really was Jim
and I I just didn't think he was going to call it quits
until I saw the wave. I've seen Jack finish rounds of golf
many times, I've never seen that action
or the reaction I was seeing from him. That
tells me, I think he he feels
like he's done.
Tiger has never lost a third round lead of more than one
stroke. Thirty and three overall majors
and everything included. Thirty
and three. But never when the lead is more than a stroke,
did anyone ever overtake him in the end?
Chris DiMarco's gotta put this morning behind him Jimmy
He really said that he didn't feel
like he played that poorly this morning.
Had some bad things happen. Maybe a couple of poor
He's got to stay aggressive
and and really get after. Right on the hole.
Fore, please. Tiger Woods now driving.
Of course we know that the
one goal that's been stated for so long
is for Tiger to one day try
to top Jack Nicklaus's eighteen professional majors.
If he won today, he would reach the turn, he
would get to the halfway point.
He would reach the ninth.
He goes down at the tee that quick. That
is absolutely hammered.
That's not exactly what Chris DiMarco wanted to see.
Fore, please! Chris DiMarco now driving.
He has won three times in his career. His last victory
in Phoenix in two thousand two,
but with the three wins, it's been a while.
But in the meantime, his
really, his stature has only gotten bigger. Even
though has been winning.
Presidents Cup and Ryder Cup appearances
for the U. S.
Coming close in last year's PGA. He played with Mickelson
the size of his stage has increased. And that's a nice start
The one thing he cannot do early on Jim, is let Tiger get
anymore than he already is.
Most major titles as a professional, Nicklaus
setting the mark that most have felt
for years is unreachable until Tiger came along.
Of course, Tiger hasn't won now, in the
last ten major competitions.
A Woods win today, and he be up with the names of Hogan
and Player. But DiMarco is in the final pairing for the
second straight year, he walked with
Mickelson shot seventy-six to Chris
a year ago. How will he rebound of his
poor play this morning. Final round
is completely under way.
We're back at the first
and Thomas Bjorn. Thirty-four-year-old from Denmark
who lives in London has this
Good save right there. That will calm the nerves a little
the first. Let's go to number two.
and Phil Mickelson third shot on the par-five-second hole.
Unable to find their way. Well enough off the tee to attack
All fairly dangerous. If you're in trouble
Back to number one. And the
first downwind today, Lanny. What does that mean as far
as wind conditions around the course today?
I don't think there's enough that could affect anything,
It might make some of the
par fives a little easier to reach on the
second nine. Not necessarily the
first nine. This now Chris DiMarco. One fifty-two.
Excellent look from the left side of the fairway to this
right hole location. A
great chance to make an opening statement right here.
Well done. Well done.That leaves him an uphill putt from
Couldn't have asked for any better.
Tiger will be next. Let me bring in Peter
for a minute. You just spoke yesterday.
about Tiger's swing. Predicated
so much on rhythm and timing that it disappeared in the late
stages around this morning. Can you get it back?
clearly get it back. And I think it's the it's the one thing
to take notice off as he plays these
first few holes when his rhythm is on, his shots are superb.
The only time I see him hitting foul balls when he gets a
bit quick with the driver.
This for ninety-one yards.
Perfect. That's exactly what Phil Mickelson was looking
to do. Tiger making a bigger statement of his own right
How about the first round
at the first hole? He'd actually started the round at the
just listen to this collision with the flag stick
maybe one of the worst breaks you'll ever see.
Not only back in bunker. Back in the bunker on the downslope
could even get it close to the hole.
Byron Nelson could relate to that -
hitting the flagstick
like that. Coming off the green cost him the US open.
Byron had knocked down a few flagsticks in his time.
Vijay, a chance for a birdie.
These player want to
grab the hole with power off the tee
and find the green with their
second shot. It will likely be a par
One eagle at this hole this week.
Earlier today, David Howell the Englishman
made a mess of the first hole yesterday. He had
fun starting today, eagle at number two. Last year,
five eagles at the Masters tournament at hole
number two, three of them to this hole placement.
It's opportune if you hit the right shot.
Fourth shot four Mickelson.
The big boys not able to take advantage of the opportunity
at the downhill par five second.
Back to number one. We're back and DiMarco
is a well-liked player out here on the tour. But
this practice of giving everybody free reads
it's now gone from one Masters to another. Remember Last
he came out of the bunker fronting the
eighteenth, and the ball
came to a halt just inches behind Mickelson spot,
and ended up giving Phil the line f you will, with his role.
And now to begin this final round,
it's again dead on line. Tiger's about
half way toward the hole here. But on the same course.
Tiger might even be so close that it might not make any
to him. This put for Chris DiMarco -
couldn't ask for anything simpler. Up the hill.
Not much movement.
Not a very aggressive stroke at all.
That was came up out of that weak.
That ball I'm surprised he didn't chase at least maybe
a foot by the hole. If he'd missed it. That's should have
bit more on it than that.
It is tentative. It was tentative,
and he's got to get some confidence going and
a stroke like that is, is is not a very confident
- not much of a confidence builder at this point in time.
Well, this is maybe a little longer than you thought, Lanny.
It is a little longer than I thought we had a different
This is more like six, seven feet,
but still not much in it. Uphill.
He doesn't have to be that careful with it.
Just needs to read properly
and then put it on the line he's looking at.
Sounds simple, doesn't it?
Look at the DiMarco's putt.
Looked like he stayed down good enough. He just didn't hit
DiMarco with this caddy who
has been with him since nineteen ninety-nine Pat O'brien
trying to find a way to
stoke his a player here and get him going. Let's see what.
They took a lot of time here. Notice that Steve Williams was
line it up. And that's that. That's something that's
rare. And he doesn't usually consult Steve on these. That
me there's some uncertainty on what he sees. Birdie!
Not much uncertainty in that stroke. He again puts it
right in the middle with just
the speed you would expect.
Just like that the lead swells to four.
He once won this tournament by twelve. That was back in
ninety-seven. He's twelve under this one
in the advantage by four
I can remember the first one.
I can certainly remember the
last one. And I can remember a lot in between from the
competitiveness. The atmosphere.
The tradition that goes with the Masters and
for fifty years I've absolutely
and totally enjoyed being there. Back at
the second hole, five hundred
and seventy-five yards downhill
and Tigers had a mixed bag off the tee.
Number two this week round one crashed into those trees,
a hundred yards off the tee, down the left-hand side. He
made more than a twenty-footer
for par as we look at the
first round. Three birdies.
five bogeys. Since then, a whole pile of birdies and not
Second and third rounds, he just clobbered drives past this
that we can just see down the right
second hole named pink dogwood,
longest hole on the course
but plays about ninety feet downhill from tee to green
bunker. A little bit more than three hundred yards to reach
that bunker from the tee.
The last two days, Tiger Woods,
forty or fifty yards costs that bunker and able to attack
the green in two. Downhill all the way on the
second shot on the hole.
Way back right directly behind that huge bunker.
But the contours from middle of the green
if the player hits the right shot working it left or right
It will gather
to the back right. Fourth easiest hole
a host of birdies. And just the one eagle
he's waiting because Thomas Bjorn has had a lot of trouble
number two. He had to take a penalty shot
for non-playable line and
still maneuvering down this hole.
Punch out now, the fourth
He'll be happy with a bogey six now.
In the bunker for four. And the good par save at number one.
I remember that swing. What a drive off the
first hole. Three hundred forty-four yards
and par, birdie, birdie.
But the first par was a real scramble and the last two
monster tee shots. To the third.
And Mickelson second.
The hole, his own this week,
birdied it all three rounds.
From a hundred and twenty-four.
By far the most difficult hole placement at the third.
The strategy here is just play
for the right wedge distance. Let's go back to two.
Looking back from the fairway bunker.
And then on the fairway.
This is going to allow Tiger to attack to bring in two.
getting on for three hundred
and twenty-odd carry doesn't quite make it.
Now he hopes to advance it to his
favorite wedge yardage
for the third.
Certainly better to miss the fair ay to the right
than to the left. Trees and a hazard are down the left-hand
and the bunker down right. And DiMarco had a nasty tee shot
to the right yesterday.
Got some relief, and eventually made a good putt
for a birdie.
This will be a long second shot for DiMarco. Tiger
in trouble in the bunker
Just to recap, Tiger Woods four ahead of DiMarco now Bjorn
his way to the best of bogey at number two
and Phil Mickelson seven back and
convincing start from Tiger, a great drive, a great wedge
and a good putt. Now go to the Butler Cabin.
Thank you. We're here for Dick Enberg
and his unique perspective. And we just saw Dick
on the first hole. DiMarco looking a little anxious,
putting while Tiger charged right on and you say, that
surprise you at all. Well and DiMarco, a thirty-six-hole
And he said it fits inside the greens here at Augusta. And
he seemed to make every putt. Now has Tiger even come close
to missing one that was critical? And
he moves into that four shot lead. Every hole, every
round, every tournament, it is the Masters
final line of defense: the
last line, the greens of Augusta National.
And with their slopes and the extreme elevations.
They have fully challenged each year
the very best in the game of golf.
To win this precious prize requires passing Augusta's
unique test of complexity and severity.
There are no free passes, no easy putts.
Each demands, courage and conviction.
Experiences taught that grinding is essential on every
one. History has documented how expensive, even the short
can be. How Ed Sneed's life in nineteen seventy-nine
might have changed if he'd made what would have been
this winning putt on eighteen.
And Scott Holk forever punished by a playoff miss
that would have given him the title and not Nick Faldo.
Holk and Snead missed putts that stole golfing immortality.
This week brought added moments of frustration
and pain. And no one fully escapes.
At the start a half-inch miscalculation,
producing a thirty foot error.
Lofty reputation counts little execute or
A one-millimeter misjudgment can
equal one full stroke. Augusta dictates that
for an eighteen hole constant, you must
visualize speed at a higher level
Yes, they all know that the
the green jacket is to successfully pass the delicate test
The rich drama of the past is verification. On occasion,
many years of Master's study
has fed into a Master's degree.
the final putt, evoking the emotional depths and
heights of becoming a Masters champion
and this weekend we'll stand and
cheer and live the full emotional range once again.
Well done Dick Enberg.
Certainly the greens at Augusta National
take a player to bigger heights than anywhere else.
Nowhere in the world do you have to be
as precise in your visualization is putting on these
Disappointing par for Mickelson at the third
That is not the start that he was looking for
Back to two and Trevor Immelman,
young south African, who had a brilliant, sixty-five
off to two seventy threes with several sixes,
and a seven on his card
first two rounds - tremendous rounds, has moved to four
second shot up at this par five.
Thomas Bjorn has a short putt left
for a double bogey. So a shaky start
for Bjorn. A cool customer
He's entered the South African open
and won on the European tour.
That wasn't too good. And he was here a few years ago.
One of the ways to qualify
for the Masters tournament
as an amateur. That's an opportunity gone.
This makes four under. Eight-behind our leader.
There is Tiger, well back from the face.
Two hundred eighty yards, two hundred and seventy nine to
Trying to make
clean contacts and get in position
for a delicate pitch
shot. Just slipping into the
second cut you can see it at a foot
into the longest stuff. Will make the pitch more difficult
And we're live with Bjorn. His double bogey putt.
Seven here. One of the contenders,
switching back quickly.
Seven behind Woods alongside Mickelson
To the fourth. And Mickelson on the tee.
Just over the bunker on the right.
It's a six-iron. Six hundred
and twenty feet to the flag and it's just nine feet over the
And that is a beauty for the defending champion.
Five hundred and seven back.
On the fourth hole flowering crabapple.
A new flag position up on the right-hand side of the green
that we haven't seen this week. But it does affect
where the hole is cut today.
Little bit of a steeper slope to the right.
See the ball gather from where Mickelson's ball-pitched
and fairly flat area around the hole today.
We may see some birdies.
Pulls it over toward the left corner there. And that'll be
an interesting putt.
He has left all the way across the green left to right.
Let's go back to the second. Let's understand why Tiger
was upset about his recovery from sand.
He wanted to be on the fairway with a perfect line so that
could know he could nip the wedge-shot plan to be on the pin
and spin it back down the slope, close to the cup
Now it's a little bit of guesswork.
He can try and hit a high shot trying to stop it quickly
second copy. Specially for this whole position,
Tempted to go to the left.
You have the ball rolling left to right.
Perhaps gather down close to the cut
Bjorn's double bogey at two leaves only DiMarco
less than seven shots off the lead. Mickelson and Bjorn
are seven back. And
he got the spin.
Very quickly. And another chance
for a birdie. We had rain earlier this week and a lot of
last week. That means the greens to be just a bit softer
they might normally be. Now DiMarco.
Extra spin on the
second bounce, Tiger using elevation to stop his quickly.
spin helping DiMarco.
Chance for a birdie. Seven
forty-three PM play was stopped yesterday.
Four shot lead for DiMarco.
Ten holes DiMarco had made a double bogey at number ten
Tiger had moved to ten under par
continuing his streak of birdies.
Through eleven another birdie for Tiger. Eight thirty in the
Tiger Woods, another birdie at the twelfth. The sixth in
Starting three of them yesterday, three this morning
and then yet another equalling Steve Bates
record of seven consecutive birdies -
leads by two.
At nine. Eighteen this morning,
It's still two. Tiger made a bogey at fourteen.
In the water at fifteen. He
still managed to keep that lead.
Three shot lead after a stumble from Chris DiMarco.
And at the end of the round,
it was a three-shot lead Chris DiMarco pull a play on the
second nine. Tiger Woods a brilliant eighteen holes,
Ten past three finishing the
first hole with a birdie,
Extends the lead to four.
And now we're back life, and we've summed that up pretty
as a two-man battle. Chris DiMarco was dominating the
and he bogeyed the first hole of
his Masters, the tenth hole.
The field was split between the
first and the tenth. Bogeyed the first, then went a whole
of holes until his double-bogey early this morning.
And ended the beautiful streak of pars and birdies.
off to the right. The seventh green.
The seventh green is a favorite spot
for the patrons. They have
a great view of second shots, third shots
and maneuvering around the green.
A little bit downhill.
Beautiful stroke on the first green.
He took his time there.
Do you think Tiger is
has made a decision? I'm gonna take a little extra time
on these first few holes. I'm gonna stay composed
and stretch my lead just that bit more.
I think he's definitely trying to focus. As if he were
behind Peter I think he wants to be
as aggressive and I think his aim is just to bury this deal.
Which he has done numerous times in his in his career,
most notably at Augusta in nineteen ninety-seven.
Forty for nine holes then thirty
for nine holes in round one - eventually won by twelve.
And with a record seventy-two-hole score.
Seventy four in the first round. There was a bit of up-and
cruise around in sixty-six, we'd cruise around in sixty-five
with two birdies in the
last round just in case anybody thought they
could make a charge and catch a stumbling Tiger. He
looks very good indeed.
Thirty putts in his
second round of sixty-six pretty good tee to green play.
Good putting. Exceptional putting in round three.
The first two holes.
Now four. Yeah, Chris DiMarco,
To move to nine under, and he hasn't given up yet. But
it's ominous signs from tremendous play. Tiger Woods on
one and two.
Fifty years ago, former dentist Dr Kerry Middlekauff
dazzled the patrons with a nine under par two seventy-nine.
He defeated Ben Hogan by
and then tournament record seven shots,
the hall of Famer from Memphis Tennessee logs forty career
wins and three major championships,
including the green jacket
Waiting back on the third tee and it's just
hard to even fathom that twelve holes ago, Tiger was
by five. Now he's leading by four. And let's take a look
at flowering peach. The shortest par
four at Augusta National at three hundred
and fifty yards. The series of fairway bunkers down the left
side narrows the landing area to some twenty-seven yards.
And the strategy here is really dictated by the hole
which today is on the left side of the green. This very
green. A narrow finger of it on the left-hand side.
And the strategy is undoubtedly Lanny Wadkins,
Position yourself off the tee
for a full wedge second. I don't think it's any question
like to put it even with the fairway bunkers on three. Let's
go to four.
Mickelson goes to minus six
for the birdie at the fourth.
Now Tiger and a wise play
Two years ago, he was trailing in the final round.
Similar situation. He chose the driver.
made double bogey.
Well, Tiger's first two holes of the afternoon
looking very similar to the
first holes of the morning when came out
and birdied the first four he would tackle
that he would face.
One and two and what do you make of this?
He just looked extremely
solid at number one and number two. If he were to dominate
this field today which he's always doing
and win by ten or more, which is possible
I think all the questions about swing changes would go away.
Yeah, they would disappear without question.
Bobby. DiMarco's gonna make it a challenge
for him. I'm impressed with the way he started his final
His swing seems to be back on go
after shooting forty-one this morning
to finish his second night at the third round.
Mickelson after the birdie at four.
Well, speaking of Tiger's swing changes, we had a chance
to speak to him about those swing changes earlier.
You have to understand the process
and I've gone through this process before.
And I love working with Bush
in nineteen. Ninety-seven. Why would you change your swing
after you just won the Masters by twelve.
And that's the most stupid thing you could ever have done.
Eventually ninety nine rolled around
and won eight. Then nine the
So it's a very similar to that.
And why would you change? Well,
I think I need to go a different direction to get better.
So I did. And now we're starting to see it now
Tigers all about perfection.
The best he can be.
Doesn't matter where anybody Else's been,
He just wants to be the best he can be.
Let's go to six. Mike Weir.
Two thousand three champion of the Masters.
With a birdie at the six. Two under
in the final round. He moves to five under par.
Back to three and a second chance
for DiMarco and Tiger Woods.
DiMarco will be first to play from a hundred
Tiger's got a hundred and seventeen.
think it be a little off the pitching wedge.
from front to back.
This is what Tigers been talking about
these swing changes produced pin high.
No better place than right here at three.
That Tiger's been taken on some shots
so far in the third in this final round.
Bobby. It looks like he's just determined not to make
any any kind of mental mistakes.
How's that for precision? Hole high. Thats�
five of the last thirty-nine greens.��
He and B.J. been right at the top of that category this
And Lannie. You know, Chris DiMarco I was impressed with
he said earlier in the round. About
how we needed to stay aggressive. And he's doing just that.
He is Bobby didn't have any choice. I mean, Tigers
Tiger's good to make birdies.
And if Chris wants to any
chance at this green jacket,
he's gonna just have to come after you with everything. He's
got I like his attitude.
I do too and he's going to try to tackle Tiger
at his best right now, let's go to five.
And this is Mickelson coming off his birdie.��
This one-seventy-eight. The hole location, all the way
in the back right today.
This was just a short while ago.
And that's well-played Jim thats exactly
what you needed to get over that slope in front.
Give yourself an uphill chance at three.
And now we're live with Vijay's second.
Disturbing start here for Vijay who
had it to five under at one time in the morning.
And then three putted the eighteenth. He's bogeyed the
fourth. And in trouble here. This is already his
Looking like this concentration is broken Jim. It's
a it's a poor start for Vijay making some very
shots. Maybe had his hopes
and dreams set on winning here this week. And now he knows
they're gone and hard to get focused.
Did Tiger's play have anything to do with his concentration
being broken. I don't think there's any question I mean
you know, very poor start. He needed to start off with three
birdies, and he's already two over par. To three.
Tiger took more of a little bit more of a conservative angle
on his� wedge and Lannie I felt that
as difficult as that shot is to hit pin high
The safe play there is a little right of the flag.
Well, it was Bobby plus was looking only upslope means he's
going to spin it a little bit more.
So you want to give yourself some room to the right? Because
he saw his ball set back a little bit.
If he had put that at the hole on that, it could be gone
off the green, the green slopes severely right to left,
means this is a big left to right swinger
and down hill.
Like I said, but he's just not making any mental mistakes.
Granted, this is only the third hole. But boy,
does he look in control
every aspect of his game. And all week. He's been center,
all the short putts and made numerous fifteen-footers.
Even when the breaks were going
poorly for him in the opening round,
it would still make some clutch par putts,
Understandably, a little conservative there. That is
so quick, so par for for Tiger at three.
And for Chris DiMarco. Now, an opportunity.
To get one back on Tiger here. That's big Lannie
is very big. Is is, is really big
for Chris's momentum. And
for his confidence right now, he can say he's
makes this he's matching Tiger shot
for shot. That's what he had to do through these
first three holes, not let him get away.
Right off the bat Lannie.
Yeah, it's tough. I mean you can't say
as much a mistake he's trying as hard as he
hit it a heck of a second set in there. And
what I'm seeing so far,
although with through the putts Bobby
not aggressive on uphill putts� he's gotta be firing those
that's a little bit of nerves. Let's go to five
and Mickelson birdie putt on the way.
Nice solid par four,
but every time Phil makes a par he's just not gaining any
And he's running out of holes.
A look at the ball on the back fringe it
belongs to Vijay. And he has
this one coming up for a five-bogey five.
Coming unhinged here in the
opening stages of the final round.
And it's a surprise to see.
It's very uncharacteristic I mean this is a man whose
is maybe second only to Tigers
and I think, just the disappointment of not being in the
hunt today has probably gotten the best of him.
All the way back to twelve shots behind Tiger now
over to four.
and Woods here. His closest competitor in the cuts made in a
category has nineteen. He has made one hundred
and forty cuts in a row.
That's more extraordinary records he has.
Needs to stay there. That's a good chance.
Not much break in that putt, maybe a little bit left to
because Tiger Woods is in that lonely place. He loves
Four in front.
Approaching the halfway point here in the
DiMarco has hung on bravely here.
One birdie gets him right back into it.
They should. It's another beautiful
children to Marco.
Now, a great chance maybe to get within
Tiger Woods also with the chance at fourth.
We are back in the Augusta.
And we're seeing quite a separation here.
Tiger Woods from the rest of the field
DiMarco hanging on within
four. Even though DiMarco at the beginning of the day had
this exactly the other way. Four in front of Woods.
Phil seven back. All this talk leading in about the big
Look at this Vijay we mentioned
backing up today big-time. Tiger
they're all kinds of scenarios where
he would overtake Vijay at number one in the world.
And if he wins, it belongs to him again. That ranking.
Look at the last five majors. That's twenty in tips if you
By these four gentlemen, seventeen top ten victories.
Heard he is battling the flu this week.
He did have a late eagle at thirteen. Another birdie coming
in, but he's in at plus ten.
Seventy-two in the final round.
Back out to the fourth.
About twenty-five feet up the hill here
for Tiger and little left to right certainly in the
first part of the green
slips from back to front,
except right here with the hole is were, it's tilted
a little backed up toward the bunker there. So this one
will be left, right and then,
certainly straightening at the end.
Might even go left. So he'll be taking a
very close look at this one.
Thirty-three times. He's held the lead after three runs
in his career. He has one
an astonishing thirty occasions.
For holding that lead.
Played the par fives even.
Eight under par on the par-fours expect him
To be well under on the sides.
This to go fourteen under.
Five in front. At least for the meantime,
Right on the line.
We won't see a whole lot of smiles from here on any of
the deadly serious. Even if he makes birdie
whatever. It's all.
Serious stuff from here.
Yeah, an ounce more. That was right in the middle.
It just made him a little more comfortable.
This for birdie.
Tiny little tap and it stays there.
He hit a good putt Lenny.
He did David and he could have birdied all four holes right
what kind of pressure with that have on Tiger? We
would be looking forward to one
heck of a shoot out.
David that was a better stroke. That was a bit more firm
and positive. And right on the high side, that much better
than the one he made at one in three.
You could see by the attitude of his body
that he liked it the whole way until it just catches the
I can't believe it didn't go right.
You're kidding me.
So no change. After the fourth will go head to the sixth.
And this is where Phil Mickelson round up off the tee so��
short. See the aggressive he is with this chip
Back to five and Tiger.
One with three Wood.
Two eighty-six to the first bunker on the left, three o six
the second one. He takes three wood to avoid him out to
the right-hand side so he won't drive it through the
Very matter of fact, about everything he's doing now.
Looks just so under control. Jim
confident in what he's doing
Has his game plan that he wants to follow and he is
DiMarco, not nearly as long
as Tiger this hole doesn't suit his eye very well
He'll take this down the left center and try to get it in
the fairway with a little cut.
He did that yesterday, here he took it left yesterday.
Got in the second cut short of the bunkers.
Same area today. And he better hope it stops short of
They're extremely deep.
Probably no chance to reach the green. If you got in the
His first missed fairway today. First round sixty-seven.
Second round. Sixty-seven.
Then it started going the other way. The
second nine this morning.
Now at the twelfth this is after again double bogeying
his first hole in the morning over at ten.
Had to take an unplayable. Seventeen he was on the front
Look, how wide he missed the putt here.
The first one I'm talking about
that left him in that position.� So a three-putt bogey.
At the seventeenth, as we start the fourth round.
Very weak given here. at one Jim thing to strikes you is how
many putts he made yesterday. The
first nine. This attempt here atthree
also not really struck solid. Yesterday he made everything
side. And then at the fourth this from a man
in his early days as a pro had a shorter,
quicker stroke than we see today and
couldn't hit the hole from five feet.
It was in that rain delay. Ten years ago.
The Disney Tournament friend Skip Kendall
gave him a little demonstration with the claw grip
he was so desperate, he's
decided to go out and give it a try
within two days he said he felt ten years old
again. Fifteen. Coming in really hot day. This is a moment
for birdie missed it three in a row
The US Ryder Cup captain.
Nicely done with that last year's European captain Bernard
Langer. Good friend of lemons.
Then, in the final round of the Masters, Tiger Woods is
off to a great start here. Now four in front
of Chris DiMarco.
In nineteen-fifty-three. The tournament belonged to Ben
patrons ran to the eighteenth
to catch a glimpse of Hogan's victory.
Fourteen under par. The total was a Masters record
at the time.
By nineteen sixty-seven.
There was a poignant trip through the pines
as a fifty-four-year-old Hogan
labored up the eighteenth seeking one
last handshake with destiny.
The record six under sixty-six Ben Hogan.
Now gone. Never forgotten
Here in Augusta Georgia Tiger Woods is on the move,
leaving the likes of the DiMarco and Vijay and Mickelson
in his wake. Looking for another green jacket.
It would be number four, it would tie Arnold Palmer
for the second-largest collection in one closet.
Only exceeded by Jack Nicklaus's six.
He's out here at the fifth again.
I thought the smart play might be underneath the hole in
the center of the green. But Tiger feeling very frisky
That is one heck of a play.
Flying it all the way back in that hole in I mean. If you
over the green, there's nothing.
Let's see what DiMarco ends up with after
another tee shot, actually,
his first shot of this round wide of the mark but
another one on this hole
second straight day going left.
This is very similar again. Very fortunate stayed short
of the fairway bunker.
From here he can carry it on top it will probably release
and has a good chance of putting this back to the hole.
Okay. That's a heck of a play from there.
Jim I feel like watching Tiger today
After seeing the video on Hogan, it's
very Hoganesque in the way he's playing. His irons are going
perfect distance. Look at
Chris running after his shot here.
When you do that, you know you hit a good one.
It's when you stay there in your club in the ground that you
know you're not pleased.
Earlier. Immelman had this
for birdie. This is in a pairing
South Africa would stay up late at night to watch the
South Africans in the field. Trevor Immelman
it is tied for fourth. Right now, there's two, tight twelve
when he played here is an
amateur for the first time in nineteen-ninety-nine. Coming
as the U. S. public links champion.
He got to play with his hero Gary Player.
The first round of the Masters.
But he's just there to watch the majors on television.
He's proud to say, is every major on video
since nineteen eighty-four.
Well, back on the green, Tiger
and Chris was with birdie chances.
And what I was referring to Jim is that
every iron Tiger has hit today, every single one
exactly the correct distance.
With the greens, this small undulating
as they are hereat Augusta National
that is some advantage when you're able to do that.
We are seeing something that Lannie I really wasn't sure
ever see. And I dont know if I can explain it
accurately. But back
three, four, five years ago,
for Tiger when he was in that stretch of seven wins. And
majors in the get-into positions. Like what we saw
he's climbing that leader board. And now that he's overtaken
everyone, you get the feeling
everyone is now and completely freaking out about this. And
they're going the other way. There's some deflated
I don't think there's any question I think I think the
first thing we look at us
like Vijay I think he got his attention big time. What
And I think starting today's round. He felt
like he had no chance. I think Phil's not far behind. He's
been a little bit more aggressive,
but you know, it's it's
like a hopeless, hopeless cause right for these guys.
That's the word. That's the word which I felt
was in the air for all the players back during that Tiger
There was a hopelessness.
Really kinda hover above these major championships. They see
the Woods name go up the leader board,
and they would just go south. There we go the other way. I
tell you what else I am seeing something today that I
from Tiger I am seeing him on full tilt ground.
I haven't seen him. Look at putts this
hard in a long time. You have to understand. He knows these
he's come here quite a while.
They don't change that much.
And he is just working over
and I think that shows how much confidence he has his
stroke, that he's able to hit it exactly where he's looking.
And he wants to make sure the line.
Even the two he's missed on the only two previous hole right
in the middle. They just weren't the correct speed.
He is acting like he wants to birdie every hole
I'm sure he does. When you make a seven in a row
spread across two days of action, late Saturday
and early Sunday to tie the all-time
birdie run at Augusta I'm sure you get those thoughts going.
And the one thing we haven't seen really is him make
any long putts like this this week. You know, he's he did
so well with his irons. The point is only meant had to make
the close ones. He starts making these.
It's gonna get ugly.
That was an extremely frisky
for him. I didn't expect that. It
might have been a result of the
last two puts it hit that were right on line
and work hard enough. Hey does DiMarco look at this at all
like a match-play situation again. He played on the
Ryder Cup teams. Team mate of Tigers
last September had the only winning record on the American
side for the matches. And then was a
finalist this year at the world match play
as David Toms defeated him in the final. But he made it all
the way to the last match.
I think in the way he does I think he's just trying to stay
He's had some good putts I mean he has hit a couple of weak
the last two was struck excellent.
That would have been interesting had that one
Yeah a chance for a two shot swing here right quick
and he knows it. And that's the thing with this golf course.
You can make birdie anywhere. This watch Chris he
When you get down there and you think you've made it.
What are you seeing at his game?
I see some serious toughness with with Chris DiMarco
I'm I'm I'm watching him
and watching the Ryder Cup I mean
he's out. I would love to have a guy
like him on my team as captain I tell you or
play with me as part in a mass somewhere he is.
He's a guy you want on your side.
I don't think he's got any quit in him. And I think he's got
one big heart.
And Tiger to avoid the first mistake
of the final round.
And that similar right there
tapping in with the toe.
On this stage, that's hard
for me to criticize that never thought Id hear you say that.
With your reputation. It's only a reputation.
The first putt was caused by the last two being short
Hes trying to make them so hard he just got
over zealous with it. And
it is the one thing you can't make.
One mistake, you can make this work is three,
putt especially in the areas of places. But
that one wasn't struck hard enough.
His speed is been so good the
last two days to see it off for two holes in a row
is kind of surprising.
Go to the seventh Phil Mickelson,
using the green to the left.
He has not a had a very good week with the putter.
Let's go back to the Chris DiMarco and Tiger Woods as they
Meanwhile, up at the green Trevor Immelman
at five under.
Make it six.Twenty-five year old in his second appearance.
Third appearance at Augusta And here is. view from overhead.
today at one hundred eighty-nine yards
large bunker front and of the hole cut in it's
normal Sunday placement top right quadrant top of plateau.
one of an accomplished a year ago accomplished by
Chris DiMarco in the first round.
And would love to get it within ten feet here.
last year. First one in thirty, two years.
Chris trailing by three.
Tiger Woods in each of his previous
three tournament wins here. He's been in the sixties
in the second and third rounds to establish
a position of leadership.
In nineteen-ninety-seven. When he won by twelve.
He was sixty-six in the
second round. Sixty-five
in the third. Today.
He is fresh off the sixty-five in
the third, the sixty-six in the second.
Backs away. He came to grief on this hole in the
first round call. The judge just missed hitting a perfect.
Tee shot another two feet
and he would have stayed up on the ridge.
Rolled down the ridge off the green on the front.
DiMarco's ball I believe
The slight vibration from Tiger Woods golf hitting the
and rolled back off the green. Unbelievable.
Here's Woods tee shot.
The vibration from the impact.
It's been a week in which we've seen things we never
an almost eerily similar experience
his ball rolled back off and this was Tigers attempt for
It comes up to ridge, just not enough.
Unbelievable what happened in just a moment ago.
Lannie, tough to the gather yourself after something
like that. Or can you shake it off?
Well, you've got to shake it off. You don't have any choice.
And I think the ball might even store rolling before Tiger's
ball landed. Tough to tell.
It looks like Tiger's ball was just coming down in in
Chris' ball was already about half-way back down the slope.
That's where it stops. Right there.
And here's where it is. Now.
This is a tough player made. Yes, it's a bad break.
He was probably thinking how lucky he was to be up there
in the first place. This is where he
really expected to be when his ball was in the air
email. This is all about speed, pace
and up over the ridge which is
done. It's definitely done.
He's not getting flustered. He said some
poor shots maybe made a couple poor decisions
early this morning. Probably not
as much confidence in his putter as he had yesterday on
his first nine. But, you know, you can just
still see some fire in this guy.
And. And he's gonna hang around I mean Tiger is going to
to run off and leave him. I don't think he's going to beat
That one bogey on his opening hole
Noise below the tower on sixteen
Woods and DiMarcoare played only a hundred yards away.
They could hear the reaction Ryan Palmer just birdied
the hole. That was not returned. Tiger Woods.
Absolutely perfect. Final day weather��
rather tortured past after this point.
Here is Woods
Probably a three for Tiger.
Seven four. Sixty-six, sixty-five.
Just a moment ago. Ryan Palmer's sixteen. How tough is this?
From way off. The green downhill
left to right break.
was at twenty-nine-year-old twins.
Woods by three DiMarco
in second Mickelson Trevor Immelman at six under.
And it's got a seven. Seventh hole named Pampass
really lengthened a couple years ago.
Driving out of a really tight shoot.
You're like to lay back with an iron. You'll be playing back
into a narrow area of the fairway.
Driver actually opens the fairway up just a little bit more,
but the key thing. Second shot.
Small green plateaued. You must control your distance.
Christy DiMarco going with the driver.
Further into the trees.
Tiger elected to go
with the iron. What I'm seeing out of Tiger Woods. Now
his body language is expressions on his face.
I was trying to turn this week today into a
in your face. I told you
so to all of his critics.
Look at the determination on his face Chris DiMarco
doing his best to try and close
and ground Tiger Woods right now.
Three shot lead over Chris DiMarco
and six over Phil Mickelson.
A list of masterful performers must include the sweet swing
of Sam Snead. He first arrived in nineteen thirty-seven
would compete in forty-four tournaments at Augusta National
spanning six decades. Three times. Masters champion Sam
all one under in the final round.
Add Immelmen to that list
The first side of Sunday's final round.
It over to the eighth. Mark Hensley for a birdie at the par
Australiian has managed to win The Masters Greg
PGA ninety-five David Graham
and United States open people straight into this field.
To the seventh. A look back from behind the green to Tiger
away hundred and seventy-two yards,
Well back. This hole is located today if he misses
it. Three steps left to hole it will go
off the green to the left.
He has about four steps.
Trying to bring it in toward the back of the green with
Tigers routine is very determined.
Good full aggressive swing whats likely an eight iron
Three yards to far and that kind of mistake at Augusta
will pay the price. That would be quick. Coming down the
so good at controlling his distance. But that's really. What
this examination at Augusta National is all about.
Good shots are not good enough. You have to hit excellent
shots to be rewarded. Chris DiMarco. Second shot.
Difficult to control the spin going in with the partial
the right front portion of the green. He missed the ridge on
He got lucky there.
It's right on the edge.
Tiger can tell people he's close to.
He is getting better all he wanted to but
until he dominates with a performance. People will not
Yesterday. The third round.
That's where he really started.
Wonderful approach shot.
Towards the green to funnel the ball towards the hole.
This is the first of seven straight birdies.
This is an opportunity to end all the criticism,�
about his marriage his golf swing�about everything. He wants
He's got an opportunity. No question. And
if you can just controls golf balls, the
distance he hits his irons is the big thing today. And he's
been doing it until that shot.
Let's go forward to eight first.
because of that shot. Chipping
for an eagle�
Grab on the second bounce that he wanted.
To get the ball to go in for a chance to eagle.
The general rule is when you're playing down, you
need to chip the ball to get a little bit of spin to control
the distance, putting it from here.
The ball would not have any back spin
really be quick. Once you hit the green.
Putting from the fringe going uphill is another proposition
Really studying everything
like he doesn't want to make any mental mistakes
that could lead to physical mistakes.
This is the kind of a chip. If you miss your landing spot
by just a couple of inches, you could end up
ten or fifteen feet, or even off the green
as the result.
Going for the short, accelerating stroke trying to spin it.
He could have risked missing the green to the right.
So be about a strong four footer for Tiger to keep
as par at seven.
And Chris DiMarco has played beautifully
as he gets ready for his birdie. Putt we will go to eight.
Phil Mickelson chance to
move to, seven under get within five.
Another opportunity gone a hole that you can reach into.
Really was in a great position to chip one putt for birdie.
To seven. I get the feeling if DiMarco can pull
one of these in. it might open the floodgates.
A little bit of recoiling at putting stroke.
The strokes that we saw that one in three when the putter
he does not hit it solidly.
Phil Mickelson did make his putt at number eight.
You can always tell when a putter is confident
with the stroke, with the way he's putting.
No recoil on his stroke. And that's what I've seen with with
and his bad ones.
Comes a point where you keep hitting the ball
as well as he has and not taking advantage of it. You get
and then you make a stupid decision that really,
really could hurt you. He looks pretty calm
but its decisions. I think he understands what's going on in
the one thing unless Tiger starts making a lot of birdies
again. As long as he can continue
to put pressure on with his ball striking,
he's going to keep himself in the game.
We always wondered with Tiger, will that odd
foul ball creep up at the wrong time.
I think that's the one thing that gives these players hope
now, the Tiger, maybe three. Four years ago.
This for par.
Tiger Woods escapes the seventh hole with a par.
Chris DiMarco has a tap in to stay
three shots back.
The eight tee.
Take a look at the putting stroke. Watch the follow through.
Watch as the putter goes, and then it comes back
thats called recoil watch your putter do that,
that means he is trying to adjust during the stroking. You
can't do it.
Rarely ever seen that out of Tiger Woods.
Let's go forward to fifteen.
The colorful Englishmen
He goes back to plus six.
Seeing a lot of him. Hopefully
over here. And this was
his playing partner. This is the sixteenth, now
It's Sunday in Augusta go ahead
and conduct the choir. Tiger Woods
over Chris DiMarco by three Phil Mickelson Trevor Immelman.
are at six under par then Mike Weir champion of
two thousand and three Mark Insby at five under
Bjorn at four staying at three.
Five hundred seventy on south hill
Huge bunker on the right-hand side. Dominating the
view from the tee.
It looks like they are encouraging it today
the tee looks well forward today.
Just a few yards out only just enough to to make a
Of course, Tiger could carry the bunker about three hundred
fifteen to carry the bunker.
And Tiger could carry that in in earlier rounds made
a bogey in round one. He was off to the right.
The right of the bunker in the trees tried what appeared
to be a very ambitious recovery. Crashed into the trees.
And made bogey yesterday.
He made a beautiful putt.
The second, the seventh consecutive birdies. Three of them
last night finds the fairway.
He got out of it too quickly
and the ball went well to the right.
Thats the thing�
just a regular shot from Tiger would give him enough power.
Peter its a quick spin out isnt it?
Yes and watch as the club gets set at the top, it gets a
bit longer. Gets past parallel
from that position there
he really dips and then spins up
and out with a lower body. That's why he can't get the club
face square. He has gone to technology's gonna graphite
Forty-five inches long for more distance. He needs to trust
Wewill see about the. This was the
Quick turn to the left
Further away than he started
and would lead to a bogey.
Let's see whether. Has any opportunities
for an aggressive second. When he
plays conservatively. He has to pitch out sideways.
Then he still has a blind shot up over the hill.
Yellow jasmine number eight, five-seventy.
Lengthened a few years ago. The bunker on the right was
enlarged. That really is a factor off the tee.
Most players of course Tiger with a good hit can get past it
over a ridge. That's what makes the second-shot difficult
Players can't see the putting surface
after a very long drive. And the hole today
on this front, narrow portion seeing some interesting
the back half of the green today.
Accessible shot. Ernie Ells an eagle
last year and up to the company doesn't have
in the chase.
Two shot lead. Six over Mickelson and Immelman.
Tiger leads it here by three.
The full swing of the final round
of the eighth.
Over to the gate. DiMarco ready to get
his second shot.
Very wide area at the top of the hill. And he misses it.
Blaming it on some mud on the ball. That's how much fairway
is. That's the walkway from the ninety. Down the hill
to the ninth fairway. Huge area to find with the
second shot. He is not going
for the green. For Tiger.
Long way to get back on the fairway
but obviously not able to
do anything to agressive.
Second shot was not much more than over
the two hundred yards. So if you had a clear shot,
It would have been fun, had to pitch outside, which is
still just have a wedge that to that narrow portion of
the green, expect the ball to be dancing around the cup.
One of the many rules officials,
the minister called from the PGA of America. We
have seen a little mud on the ball,
but playing the ball down.
The some discussion DiMarco had was he
didn't really like Tiger's reaction
bashing the tee into the ground
after the shot.
You have to wonder.
Its not the best reaction in the world but
that's not the worst either.
I mean I don't know whether that says going to qualify
as a conduct unbecoming to a professional. And
someone needs to talk to I guess
I don't think there's any problem with that one. If you're
not at all no I mean, that's
a second minor forTiger. These days.
We saw the reaction on the
first hole when his pitch shot.
Monster drive pitch shot crashed
into one driven by the letter of the
law. The flap of the bag that time. And
perhaps understandable should
not have players do that very focused driven
professional getting off to a poor result from a great shot
in that case.
a little further to go than we. And we don't want
to go with the third shot.
He needs to have calmed down by now.
Yeah, I think Tiger's okay. I. Think Chris DiMarco's
upset more with the mud to pick up on his golf ball.
else that gets frustrating
because it as tight and as tough
as the greens are if you've got mud on it
you've lost control? Yeah. I would be surprised if iDiMarco.
was making official complaint about Tigers
performance on the tee this behavior on the tee.
He needs to be very sure of what
the wind is doing. It's a very narrow from portion of me
ten yards wide. If you missed left, it will kick to the left
and leave a very difficult chip. And much the same on the
such a severe slope.
Its not over the ridge it makes a difference he's okay.
See if he can get enough spin
out of the second cut
It has a bit of a backward run
also it might come back to the hole.
Chris DiMarco. I wonder what they were talking about. Lanny
I think it still has to be the mud
Peter. They're not in a position slow play-wise. There's
going on there. And the way he was gesturing with his hands
you know, makes me feel it was mud
and I think that that's the thing that
really upsets players more than anything else. Sometimes
don't wanna the I think he's just venting at the official
over the mud. But there's nothing the official can do about
as you well know. So it's just something that
you probably need to get out of the system. And-and-and you
know what? It's-it's a smart thing to get out of the system.
A little more than the bowl.
Well, that's bad luck. Yeah, this is what it is. I mean.
the same for everyone. Peter is not
like the group in front has any
better deal than these guys did. So,
you know, sometimes you just
have to accept the hand you're dealt and
you'll learn to live with it. Fortunately,
for Chris he was hitting a layup shot.
It wasn't that big a deal.
That's right. If it would have been a longer shot over
It'd be a whole different question. To number ten. Mike
This from one ninety-eight. The flag all the way in the back
Another fine Masters. He won it
Two years ago. Now he's in a tie for third.
Still six back. At the number eight.
It's going to be a challenge downhill left to right.
True birdie but I think he'd be
very happy with a par.
Clear his mind and make a good swing with the driver off the
Had this front hole location the last
couple of years. Just a little more excitement on day
four. Better opportunity for eagles here than maybe
twenty-five yards further back on the green.
He's struggling to reach the green. If he does reach the
Very good. Downhill putt
at the fifth led to a three putt
and lets see if they can like this one in
tap in range.
DiMarco is always a feisty competitor. He just
voiced his opinion to the official up the hill.
Now he should clear his mind and
get down to business. Tiger's birdie try.
Expecting this to be.
What misjudgment of the line?
from the left hand, from the right. And that hole, from
his angle, taken from the left
as he was putting was significant and he seemed to
miss it completely. Number nine.
Phil Mickelson. He's got
another good look at birdie.
This needs to go in at this point in time and we need that
shoot about thirty on the
second nine and you never know,
but they're not going in right.
He shot that last year on the second nine, and you don't
a couple short. The.
double figures. Tiger certainly has work to do to save par
Right back down the fairway.
It was going to go to the left or right.
I think he knows there's an opportunity to definitely close
and maybe set some pressure.
These are some weak efforts Chris is making with the putter.
This is not the same man we sell putting yesterday
He had that brilliant stretch of birdies and
everything under control.
Came back this morning to
finish the last nine holes of round three
Even had an unplayable line and struggled from there.
Knows he missed an opportunity. He know's
Tiger's already had a three putt
earlier in this round. Missed the shortest one.
But even after made a birdie
Chris is going to hang in there.
But he hasn't won.
That's when you swing on the tee
To the tenth, and Mike Weir for birdie.
To the ninth.
Here is DiMarco at carolina cherry.
You want to keep that to the right side of the fairway.
Just to the right of the large oak you see on the
coming into this green, downhill second shot to an uphill
second shot to an uphill green with a bunker on the left.
Today's hole location: over in the left center,
left front center.
Got a shelf behind it
so you can get aggressive. Go right at the flag and you got
Nicholson is carrying the club.
Well, that raises the posture right off the bat that he has
too many clubs in his bag. Or my goodness, or that he had
,with what he's doing,
a club come loose. Very, very easy to his driver has
come loose. His proxy has come loose. They
sent him to the courthouse to get a spare, which you are
to do if your club is damaged and is not functional
in the normal course of playing, you can replace that club.
And that's obviously what has happened. Now. This is a tough
situation standing wide open on the ninth tee with a brand
We can toss aside any that speculation about mud on the ball
or anger issues with Tiger back on the eighth tee,
all of those were unfounded,
and here you go. He shows it to Will Nicholson. And he
twisted the club. Jimmy he
twisted in the head and a poxy will come loose if-
you know, these clubs sit in the heat long enough. And
For just a split with second I know you were thinking
that perhaps with one too many clubs in the bag
With the maximal force he couldn't be penalized one.and four
There you go.
wo-thousand and one, and he
thought he made birdie on the
first hole. I was impressed with the number of drivers he
Most guys come out with maybe one driver, maybe two.
He came out with three or four, a handful.
It's like a tennis player with
a half a dozen rackets. Yeah, now a big shot for Tiger
Let's get some confidence back.
Yesterday he pulled it and carried those trees in the left.
Looking to cut it back into center. A little bit more of a
He did not have the confidence to go ahead
and just let it go as he did here yesterday. That was a cut
to make sure he put it in the fairway.
Really not a whole lot has happened
since the first two holes since
Tiger went birdie, birdie. He's one over
since that time and DiMarco's made -
Well, he's rattled down six straight pars. Mickelson
at the tenth, and well back this from two hundred
and two yards.
This breaking putt very difficult.
He had that flag covered. Woods, the lead of
There's the young, the veteran guys, and then there's the
that place more than anybody.
The Jack's and Tom Watson's and Reynolds. That's the great
about being a champion.
Struck it nicely.
Fore, please. Tiger Woods.
DiMarco has hit some solid shots but the putts aren't
Tiger added a little comfort birdies at one and two. Nothing
Only a bogey - a three-putt bogey at the fifth.
Continues to motor along with a comfortable margin.
Although around here, only three shots
I don't care who it is
can certainly disappear quickly.
Three shots is absolutely nothing on this golf course.
like we saw this one that can disappear in a matter of one
Even to Tiger Woods.
I think over the years, and again, it's not Tiger in this
Ernie had a
a pretty big margin until things started going crazy
on the second nine, even with Ernie's attempts to knock
in birdies or eagles, and had couple of those
The competitor made up a lot of ground.
three holes to play.
It'll be interesting to watch Chris DiMarco the rest of the
When you've got two or three drivers like
he had. Three more drivers coming out. There's a reason you
not playing with the one they brought out
it's not your favorite. This one he's put in his bag
is second team.
That means he's either not gonna hit it as far, as hard, as
solid. There's something that's different
No two are just alike so
there's gonna be a a slight discomfort factor now
knowing that he's got to make up
for the driver, he doesn't think he can hit as
as well as the one in his bag.
That's an excellent point. Back over to ten.
We'll get jump started right here
Just powered it right to the break. It was a beautiful
read speed just a little off.
It's one of those middle hurdles. Kind of feel like you're
Just get one to get going.
And from what I see from Phil right here
it looks like he's trying to force the issue. He
wants it so bad, he wants to go shoot thirty.
And when your speed starts getting strong and you're hitting
to the break. You're really trying to force them in and
Distracted by his shadow off in the distance so we'll
send it to the ninth.
The second of DiMarco