Watch the complete final round broadcast of the 2002 Masters. Tiger Woods becomes the third player to win consecutive Masters.
Tiger Woods Triumphs Again: The 2002 Masters Tournament
The 2002 Masters Tournament marked a historic moment in the world of golf.
It was the 66th edition of this prestigious event, held from April 11th to 14th at the iconic Augusta National Golf Club.
This tournament saw the legendary Tiger Woods claim his third Masters victory, and what made it even more remarkable was that it was his second consecutive win at Augusta.
Let’s dive into the details of this unforgettable event and celebrate Tiger’s remarkable achievement.
Tiger Woods Secures His Third Masters Title
In 2002, Tiger Woods was already a household name in the world of golf. His mastery of the game had earned him numerous accolades, but he was far from done.
The 2002 Masters Tournament provided him with an opportunity to etch his name in the annals of golf history once more.
With precision and skill, Tiger Woods navigated the Augusta National Golf Club course with remarkable finesse.
His final score of 276, an impressive 12 strokes under par, demonstrated his unwavering dominance on the greens.
Tiger’s performance placed him three strokes ahead of the runner-up, Retief Goosen, firmly securing his victory.
A Challenging Course
One of the notable aspects of the 2002 Masters Tournament was the significant alteration to the course.
Augusta National Golf Club had undergone a transformation, with the course being lengthened by 285 yards (261 meters) compared to the previous year.
This modification added an extra layer of complexity to an already challenging venue, testing the mettle of even the most seasoned golfers.
A Historic Achievement
Tiger Woods’ triumph at the 2002 Masters Tournament was not just another win; it was a milestone in golf history.
His successful defense of the Masters title was only the third time this had been achieved in the tournament’s storied history.
The previous instances were in 1966, when Jack Nicklaus accomplished the feat, and in 1990, when Nick Faldo followed suit.