It was an odd journey with some sketchy detours, but one of the "next big things" finally arrived. Where does he go from here?
He kissed up to Tiger too much, but his dead-on call of Immelman's third shot at 15 on Saturday —"there's a little flat spot right there"—more than made up for it.
Despite chatter that he would prove an unworthy champ, Zach from Iowa made the cut by one, then rallied on the weekend, nabbing a top 20.
CBS's 3-D Animation
This cool graphic brought to life the hills of Augusta National, plus all the bumps and slopes that make the greens so tough.
The 72-year-old set the record for Masters appearances (51), posted a respectable 78 on Friday, then had his fellow South African and protégé, Immelman, win.
The '07 U.S. Amateur runner-up called a penalty on himself and kept a positive attitude, just as he did after fleeing from Hurricane Katrina as a sophomore at Tulane.
Jeev Milkha Singh
He received one of the special exemptions that made Colin Montgomerie cranky, then acquitted himself nobly, finishing 25th.
It was major déj√† vu as untested foes crumbled in front of him, but for two straight years Woods hasn't been able to figure out Augusta's greens.
Took worst-announcer award for referring to Wen-Chong Liang as "the Chinaman," then offering a nonapology apology.
Paul Casey (right), Ian Poulter and Justin Rose looked great for stretches, but Rose blew up, Poulter petered out and Casey melted down the stretch.
A phrase that had come to symbolize anything-can-happen excitement could now be sponsored by Sominex. Sunday's climax was all denouement.
He was on a plane during Immelman's run, and his Friday get-up turned the Black Knight into the Good Humor Man.
The Amateur champ passed up a Masters invite to turn pro, so instead of an Augusta tee time he had the glory of a fourth at the Livermore Valley Wine Country Championship.
The Thai star with a Horatio Alger backstory received one of the other exemptions but an injured back led to a first-round 82 and a WD after nine on Friday.
Photos from the Verizon Heritage at GOLF.com.
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