With Masters win, Tiger Woods nabs 15th major title


Lefty posted to Twitter his drive into Augusta National. He emerged with another rock-solid round that looked spectacular only on his scorecard. Because of threatening weather in the afternoon, he will tee off at 8:20 a.m.

Woods finished tied for sixth at The Open, where Molinari won, and was second at the PGA Championship, where Koepka won his third major.

Molinari was at 13-under 203.

Molinari went 49 straight holes without a bogey, a streak that ended on the seventh hole. "Great playing by @TigerWoods (at the) @TheMasters". "I am so happy for him and for the game of golf".

Another shot behind was Brooks Koepka, who has won three of the last six majors and had a 69 despite four bogeys.

What followed was vintage Woods and brought back chilling roars harkening to his 1997 "Tigermania" first major win. "But then again the last two majors counts for something".

"I missed a few putts out there, but I'm not too bummed out about it because I hit them on my lines, " he said.

Rose suffered a cruel lip-out with a seven-foot putt at the 17th hole and then went from bad to worse, hardly touching the hole with a four-footer at the last.

When the third round begins, Woods will be chasing five players who have combined for seven major titles - or half of his total of 14.

Augusta National might sound different than a tough links along the North Sea of Scotland.

Now, he's back on top with his first green jacket at Augusta National since 2005.

Woods was in the clubhouse with a 5-under 67, his best round of the tournament.

"I played the back nine probably as good as I've ever played over here", Molinari said.

Tournament leaders agreed Saturday to move up tee times for golf's most prestigious tournament on Sunday morning. On Sunday, a three-wood down the right side of the fifth hole would be a smart play, but we'll believe it when we see it.

"Constantino has been a huge role model and a huge motivation", Molinari said. I just couldn't be more happy and more excited. "It will be an exciting day tomorrow".

Until now, Finau was best known at Augusta for dislocating his ankle a year ago while celebrating an ace in the par-3 tournament that precedes the Masters. He still managed to tie for 10th in his first Masters. And it didn't take long for him to realize he wasn't playing with some weekend hacker. Woods noted he plans on getting up about 3:45 a.m. Eastern to get prepared for the early start time.

Woods spoke about his win, saying "When I tapped the putt in, I don't know what I did, but I know I screamed".

Meanwhile, Jason Day has picked up a shot through 12 holes to improve to eight under and lead the lacklustre Australian charge.

The crowd favors Woods.

Molinari is trying to win his second major in two years after winning the 2018 British Open. Molinari sees it another way.

I've watched golfers near my own age, guys like Jordan Spieth, grab their own headlines, achieving what Woods hasn't in more than a decade.

Tony Finau was already four under for the day when he came within inches of an albatross on the par-five eighth.