Tiger Woods won the 83rd Masters on Sunday to end an 11-year major title drought with his 15th Grand Slam triumph.
Here’s a look at the US superstar’s five Masters victories:
– 1997: First major –
Woods blazed to a record 18-under par total in winning his first Masters. At 21, he became the youngest player to win at Augusta National and the youngest major championship winner since World War II. His 12-shot margin of victory over Tom Kite was a Masters record and as the first African-American to win the Masters he expanded the game’s audience.
“That was by far the most important tournament I’ve ever won,” Woods said. A key consideration back then — earning a 10-year exemption on the US tour.
“You guys laugh at it now, but it was the coolest thing in the world,” Woods once recalled.
– 2001: Tiger Slam –
Woods became the first golfer to hold all four major trophies simultaneously, carding three straight rounds in the 60s on the way to a…