2002 Masters Tournament

2002 Masters Tournament

2002 Masters Tournament
Tournament information
Dates April 11–14, 2002
Location Augusta, Georgia
Course(s) Augusta National Golf Club
Tour(s) PGA Tour
European Tour
Japan Golf Tour
Par 72
Length 7,270 yards (6,648 m)[1][2]
Field 89 players, 45 after cut
Cut 147 (+3)
Prize fund $5,600,000
Winner's share $1,080,000
Tiger Woods
276 (–12)

The 2002 Masters Tournament was the 66th Masters Tournament, held April 11–14 at Augusta National Golf Club. Tiger Woods won his third Masters, and second consecutive, with a score of 276 (–12), three strokes ahead of runner-up Retief Goosen.[3] The course was lengthened by 285 yards (261 m) over the previous year.[4] It was only the third successful defense of a Masters title, previously accomplished in 1966 by Jack Nicklaus and 1990 by Nick Faldo.[5]


Hole Name Yards Par Hole Name Yards Par
1 Tea Olive 435 4 10 Camellia 495 4
2 Pink Dogwood 575 5 11 White Dogwood 490 4
3 Flowering Peach 350 4 12 Golden Bell 155 3
4 Flowering Crab Apple 205 3 13 Azalea 510 5
5 Magnolia 435 4 14 Chinese Fir 440 4
6 Juniper 180 3 15 Firethorn 500 5
7 Pampas 410 4 16 Redbud 170 3
8 Yellow Jasmine 570 5 17 Nandina 425 4
9 Carolina Cherry 460 4 18 Holly 465 4
Out 3,620 36 In 3,650 36
Source:[1][4] Total 7,270 72

Round summaries

First round

Thursday, April 11, 2002

Davis Love III, the 1997 PGA Championship winner, rolled out to the first round lead with a five-under 67. Sergio García who had little success prior to this year at the Masters, shot a four-under 68 to place him in a tie for second with Ángel Cabrera. 2001 U.S. Open champion, Retief Goosen, shot a three-under 69 to place him in a tie with Phil Mickelson and Pádraig Harrington for fourth. There was a massive eleven-way tie at -2 for seventh after the first round. Most notably in this group was two-time and defending Masters champion, Tiger Woods. This group saw two other Masters champions in Vijay Singh and José María Olazábal. Four others were in red figures at -1 with Greg Norman headlining that group.

Place Player Country Score To par
1 Davis Love III United States 67 –5
T2 Ángel Cabrera Argentina 68 –4
Sergio García Spain
T4 Retief Goosen South Africa 69 –3
Pádraig Harrington Ireland
Phil Mickelson United States
T7 Darren Clarke Northern Ireland 70 –2
Chris DiMarco United States
Ernie Els South Africa
Miguel Ángel Jiménez Spain
Justin Leonard United States
José María Olazábal Spain
Jesper Parnevik Sweden
Nick Price Zimbabwe
Vijay Singh Fiji
Scott Verplank United States
Tiger Woods United States

Second round

Friday, April 12, 2002
Saturday, April 13, 2002

Vijay Singh, the 2000 champion, Vijay Singh, headlined the second round with a dominant, seven-under 65 to bolt up to the top of the leaderboard at –9. The Fijian was not the only impressive player on the day, as four players shot five-under 67s, including Retief Goosen who moved into second at –8 and Ernie Els who moved into third at –7. Three-time Masters champion, Nick Faldo, also was among those who posted a 67. Tiger Woods headlined the five players tied for fourth at –5. Woods shot a three-under 69 to place him four strokes off the lead heading to the weekend. Also in this group was two-time champion José María Olazábal. Phil Mickelson was among the four players tied for ninth at –3. Because of the good deal of low scoring, the cut was set at +3, and Jim Furyk and David Duval headlined the list of notables to fail to make the weekend. Second round play was suspended due to weather and 38 golfers had to complete it Saturday morning.

Place Player Country Score To par
1 Vijay Singh Fiji 70-65=135 –9
2 Retief Goosen South Africa 69-67=136 –8
3 Ernie Els South Africa 70-67=137 –7
T4 Ángel Cabrera Argentina 68-71=139 –5
Sergio García Spain 68-71=139
Pádraig Harrington Ireland 69-70=139
José María Olazábal Spain 70-69=139
Tiger Woods United States 70-69=139
T9 Thomas Bjørn Denmark 74-67=141 –3
Chris DiMarco United States 70=71=141
Miguel Ángel Jiménez Spain 70-71=141
Phil Mickelson United States 69-72=141

Amateurs: Hoey (+4), Dickerson (+6), Hamilton (+10), Jackson (+10), Reavie (+16).

Third round

Saturday, April 13, 2002

The defending champion, Tiger Woods, charged to a tie for the lead with a six-under 66 to move to -11. Woods, looking for his seventh major championship, was 6-0 going into the final round of a major championship with at least a share of the lead. South African Retief Goosen shot a three-under 69 to move from second place at the beginning of the day to a tie with Woods for the 54-hole lead. Vijay Singh shot a disappointing par 72 after his 65 in the second round to remain at -9 and in third place all by himself. Phil Mickelson charged up the leaderboard with a four-under 68 into a tie for fourth with Ernie Els and Sergio García. José María Olazábal shot a one-under 71 to move to -6 and sole ownership of seventh place. Two Europeans (Pádraig Harrington, Thomas Bjørn) sat six shots behind the lead in a tie for eighth at -5. Because the second round had to be completed Saturday morning, third round play began with golfers teeing off from the 1st and 10th holes to ensure the round would be completed by night fall.

Place Player Country Score To par
T1 Retief Goosen South Africa 69-67-69=205 –11
Tiger Woods United States 70-69-66=205
3 Vijay Singh Fiji 70-65-72=207 –9
T4 Ernie Els South Africa 70-67-72=209 –7
Sergio García Spain 68-71-70=209
Phil Mickelson United States 69-72-68=209
7 José María Olazábal Spain 70-69-71=210 –6
T8 Thomas Bjørn Denmark 74-67-70=211 –5
Pádraig Harrington Ireland 69-70-72=211
10 Ángel Cabrera Argentina 68-71-73=212 –4

Final round

Sunday, April 14, 2002

For the first time since Nick Faldo in 1990, a defending Masters champion successfully defended his title. Tiger Woods captured his third green jacket and seventh overall major championship with a one-under 71 to complete his tournament at -12. This was only the third time in Masters history that a player won back-to-back titles (Jack Nicklaus 1965-66, Faldo 1989-90). Woods set yet another Masters record for the best score by a golfer defending his championship.

Woods was not threatened during the final round as his 54-hole co-leader, Retief Goosen, shot a two-over 74 to fall to -9 and a second place finish. Phil Mickelson, José María Olazábal, and Pádraig Harrington all shot one-under 71s to finish third, fourth, and tied for fifth respectively. Ernie Els and Vijay Singh spoiled great first and second rounds with scores over par in the final round. Els shot a one-over 73 to tie for fifth, and Singh shot a four-over 76 to finish in seventh. Sergio García had his best Masters finish in eighth place at -4. Overall, the scoring was much more difficult during the final round than it was in the other three rounds. The only score below 70 was by Shigeki Maruyama, who shot a five-under 67 to finish -1 for the tournament and a tie for 14th place.

Place Player Country Score To par Money ($)
1 Tiger Woods United States 70-69-66-71=276 –12 1,008,000
2 Retief Goosen South Africa 69-67-69-74=279 –9 604,800
3 Phil Mickelson United States 69-72-68-71=280 –8 380,800
4 José María Olazábal Spain 70-69-71-71=281 –7 268,800
T5 Ernie Els South Africa 70-67-72-73=282 –6 212,800
Pádraig Harrington Ireland 69-70-72-71=282
7 Vijay Singh Fiji 70-65-72-76=283 –5 187,600
8 Sergio García Spain 68-71-70-75=284 –4 173,600
T9 Ángel Cabrera Argentina 68-71-73-73=285 –3 151,200
Miguel Ángel Jiménez Spain 70-71-74-70=285
Adam Scott Australia 71-72-72-70=285


  1. ^ a b "Toughening up Augusta". Toledo Blade. Associated Press. April 7, 2002. p. C7. 
  2. ^ "Inside the course: Augusta National Golf Club". PGA Tour. April 1, 2012. Retrieved August 25, 2012. 
  3. ^ Reilly, Rick (April 22, 2002). "Killer instinct". Sports Illustrated. 
  4. ^ a b Stricker, Steve (April 11, 2002). "Course Analysis". Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel. p. 6C. Retrieved August 27, 2012. 
  5. ^ "2002: Woods wins second consecutive Masters". Augusta.com. March 24, 2012. Retrieved August 25, 2012. 

External links

  • Coverage on the European Tour's official site
  • About.com: 2002 Masters
Preceded by
2001 PGA Championship
Major Championships Succeeded by
2002 U.S. Open