Watch the complete final round broadcast of the 2008 Masters. Trevor Immelman wins by three strokes over Tiger Woods.
Trevor Immelman’s Triumph: The 2008 Masters Tournament Recap
The 2008 Masters Tournament was nothing short of spectacular, as golf enthusiasts gathered at the Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, Georgia, from April 10 to April 13.
In a riveting competition, Trevor Immelman emerged as the champion, securing his first major title and etching his name in golf history.
The Masters Tournament is renowned for its exclusive field, and the 2008 edition was no exception.
With only 94 players earning coveted invitations, it’s a testament to the tournament’s prestige.
These invitations are based on a qualification process, ensuring that only the best of the best compete on Augusta’s hallowed grounds.
The 2008 field comprised a mix of past Masters champions, recent major winners, and top performers from various categories.
Notable names included Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson, and defending champion Zach Johnson.
However, legends like Jack Nicklaus and Arnold Palmer were absent, with Palmer serving as an honorary starter to kick off the event.
Par 3 Contest
Before the main event, the annual Par 3 Contest took place on April 9.
Rory Sabbatini emerged victorious with a remarkable score of -5 (22), narrowly beating competitors like Woody Austin and Miguel Ángel Jiménez.
The contest even witnessed four hole-in-ones, a testament to the skill and precision of the world’s best golfers.
The Masters Tournament unfolds over four days, with each day featuring an 18-hole round.
Players outside the top 44 or more than ten strokes behind the leader face the dreaded “cut” after 36 holes.
First Round (Thursday, April 10, 2008)
The first round had its fair share of drama, with an hour’s delay due to fog.
Justin Rose and Trevor Immelman led the field, both shooting impressive rounds of 68 (-4). Ian Poulter’s hole-in-one on the 16th hole highlighted his round of 70.
Meanwhile, defending champion Zach Johnson posted a respectable 70, and Tiger Woods settled for an even-par 72.
Overall, 18 players recorded sub-par rounds, and the scoring average stood at 74.18.
Second Round (Friday, April 11, 2008)
Immelman continued his impressive run in the second round, carding another 68 (-4) to lead the field at 136 (-8).
Steve Flesch produced the lowest round of the day, a 67, propelling him to a share of third place.
Zach Johnson’s 76 left him tied for 29th, while Tiger Woods remained in contention with a 71.
The cut line was set at 147 (+3), with 45 players making the weekend rounds.
A total of 28 players managed to shoot sub-par rounds, and the day’s scoring average was 73.51.
Third Round (Saturday, April 12, 2008)
Immelman maintained his lead with a three-under 69, placing him at 205 (-11).
Brandt Snedeker held onto the second spot, while Steve Flesch remained in third.
Paul Casey emerged as the highest-placed European, with Tiger Woods trailing him by two shots.
The third round saw 13 players finish under par, with a scoring average of 72.58.
Overall, 18 players were below par, and the tournament’s scoring average stood at 73.60.
Final Round (Sunday, April 13, 2008)
The final round saw Miguel Ángel Jiménez posting the lowest score of the day, a 68 (-4).
However, the competition belonged to Trevor Immelman, who secured his victory with a final round of 75.
Immelman’s performance earned him the coveted green jacket, his first major title.
Tiger Woods, a four-time champion, finished second, five strokes behind Immelman. Stewart Cink and Brandt Snedeker tied for third.