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Tiger Woods' historic 2019 Masters final round in pictures

Golf Digest photographers Dom Furore, J.D. Cuban, and Christian Iooss capture Woods' march to a 15th major title
April 10, 2020
2019 Masters

2019 Masters

Green jacket during the third round of the 2019 Masters Tournament held in Augusta, GA at Augusta National Golf Club on Sunday, April 14, 2019.

Photo by: J.D. Cuban

J.D. Cuban

EDITORS' NOTE: This photo essay first appeared April 14, 2019, shortly after Tiger closed out his improbable fifth Masters victory.

AUGUSTA, Ga. — We don’t know yet, because it’s still plenty early, but it’s possible Tiger Woods’ comeback win at the 2019 Masters could end up as the most written-about golf tournament ever. We say that in part because of the magnitude of a player rebounding from the depths of scandal and painful injury. But also because words are plentiful in the Internet age, and Tiger already inspires more than anyone.

But pictures are different, especially at Augusta National, where cell phones are checked at the door, and the job of capturing history is left to the professionals. On Sunday, Golf Digest photographers Dom Furore, J.D. Cuban, and Christian Iooss were there for every step of Woods’ journey to a 15th major title, producing a collection of images that will carry as much significance, if not more, with time. —Sam Weinman

2019 Masters

2019 Masters

WALKING FROM CLUBHOUSE to 1 tee during the third round of the 2019 Masters Tournament held in Augusta, GA at Augusta National Golf Club on Sunday, April 14, 2019.

Photo by: Christian Iooss

Christian Iooss

2019 Masters

2019 Masters

First tee during the third round of the 2019 Masters Tournament held in Augusta, GA at Augusta National Golf Club on Sunday, April 14, 2019.

Photo by: Christian Iooss

Christian Iooss

2019 Masters

2019 Masters

3rd Teebox during the third round of the 2019 Masters Tournament held in Augusta, GA at Augusta National Golf Club on Sunday, April 14, 2019.

Photo by: J.D. Cuban

J.D. Cuban

2019 Masters

2019 Masters

4th tee box during the third round of the 2019 Masters Tournament held in Augusta, GA at Augusta National Golf Club on Sunday, April 14, 2019.

Photo by: J.D. Cuban

J.D. Cuban

2019 Masters

2019 Masters

during the third round of the 2019 Masters Tournament held in Augusta, GA at Augusta National Golf Club on Sunday, April 14, 2019.

Photo by: J.D. Cuban

J.D. Cuban

2019 Masters

2019 Masters

Second shot on #11 during the third round of the 2019 Masters Tournament held in Augusta, GA at Augusta National Golf Club on Sunday, April 14, 2019.

Photo by: J.D. Cuban

J.D. Cuban

2019 Masters

2019 Masters

12th tee during the third round of the 2019 Masters Tournament held in Augusta, GA at Augusta National Golf Club on Sunday, April 14, 2019.

Photo by: Dom Furore

Dom Furore

2019 Masters

2019 Masters

Hogan Bridge during the third round of the 2019 Masters Tournament held in Augusta, GA at Augusta National Golf Club on Sunday, April 14, 2019.

Photo by: Dom Furore

Dom Furore

2019 Masters

2019 Masters

Birdie on 16 during the third round of the 2019 Masters Tournament held in Augusta, GA at Augusta National Golf Club on Sunday, April 14, 2019.

Photo by: Christian Iooss

Christian Iooss

2019 Masters

2019 Masters

18 green during the third round of the 2019 Masters Tournament held in Augusta, GA at Augusta National Golf Club on Sunday, April 14, 2019.

Photo by: J.D. Cuban

J.D. Cuban

2019 Masters

2019 Masters

Hugging Steiny during the third round of the 2019 Masters Tournament held in Augusta, GA at Augusta National Golf Club on Sunday, April 14, 2019.

Photo by: Dom Furore

Dom Furore

2019 Masters

2019 Masters

Hugging Charlie during the third round of the 2019 Masters Tournament held in Augusta, GA at Augusta National Golf Club on Sunday, April 14, 2019.

Photo by: Christian Iooss

Christian Iooss