Sunday, 14 April 2019
Patrons cheer on the 18th green after Tiger Woods win the Masters  (Getty Images)
Patrons cheer on the 18th green after Tiger Woods win the Masters (Getty Images)

The 2019 Masters Tournament produced one of the greatest stories of this or any other season as Tiger Woods ended an 11 year drought to win his 15th Major Championship at Augusta National Golf Club.

But Tiger wasn't the only show in town on Sunday and here are some of the things you may have missed down Magnolia Lane.

A star is born

Remember the name of Viktor Hovland. The Norwegian was an emphatic winner of the US Amateur last year and now he has a Silver Cup to add to his trophy cabinet. He started the week with a level par 72 and while rivals for amateur glory Takumi Kanaya and Alvaro Ortiz may have broken 70 this week, Hovland finished 71-71-71 to get to three under, a stroke ahead of his Mexican rival. Pressure? What pressure?

Chase the ace at the 16th

The Sunday pin at the 16th often produces holes-in-one and 2019 saw not one but two. After almost acing the hole on day one as he shot a 66, Bryson DeChambeau slipped out of contention over the weekend but now has a memory that will last forever - his very first ace.

“Finally,” the Californian said. “You talked about it this week and here it was. I knew something was going to happen this week, I didn’t know what it was going to be."

Justin Thomas added another later in the day to send the patrons into a frenzy.

Greatness cheers on greatness

"15? That's nothing." Okay, 15 Majors isn't nothing - in fact it's mind boggling. But if Olympic gold is the Major of swimming then Michael Phelps has 23 of them. The well known golf fan was behind the 16th tee when Woods hit the tee shot that proved to be the pivotal moment of the closing stretch. Not a bad cheerleader to have.

Rae's Creek loves golf balls

It's often said that the Masters doesn't really start until the back nine on Sunday and that is due to the dangerous nature of those closing nine holes. The combination of extreme pressure and water hazards can beat the very best and, just like Greg Norman and Jordan Spieth before them, a host of names came a cropper on Sunday. In the penultimate group both Brooks Koepka and Ian Poulter found the drink before Francesco Molinari and Tony Finau were also tricked by the gusting wind.

Shot of the week?

It may not have been under immense pressure and it may not have been an ace but for sheer technical execution and imagination, this is remarkable. Vintage Noren.

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Tournament Leaderboard

Pos Player nameNatHolePar
1WOODS, TigerUSA18-13
T2JOHNSON, DustinUSA18-12
T2KOEPKA, BrooksUSA18-12
T5DAY, JasonAUS18-11

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