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Augusta - 10-13 April, 2008



Patrons arrive at the course as dawn breaks over Augusta National

Patrons arrive at the course as dawn breaks over Augusta National with an intriguing final round set to unfold through the day

Swedish golfer Niclas Fasth

Long before the title contenders come out, Sweden's Niclas Fasth is testing the bunkers on his final round of the 2008 Masters

Ian Poulter in all white for round four

Ian Poulter is one of the first to make a move - but his birdies at the first two holes are soon cancelled out by four double bogeys

Phil Mickelson

No stranger to low rounds here, Phil Mickelson may need a course record (62) to win this major - with wind forecast, that won't happen

Padraig Harrington

But it is an Irishman Padraig Harrington, who is doing the early scoring - two under after three but still off the pace

Tiger Woods

It's Sunday, so Tiger Woods is in red - he gives the first few holes full effort but comes away without an early birdie

Retief Goosen wears orange on Sunday

Retief Goosen sees Tiger's red and raises him an all-orange ensemble - but it doesn't do his golf game much good

Brandt Snedeker celebrates an eagle at the 2nd

Never a dull moment with Brandt Snedeker - he starts bogey, eagle (celebrated here) bogey to stay put on -9

Trevor Immelman consults with his caddy

And what of our long-time leader Trevor Immelman? Normal rock-solid service is resumed after a bogey at the 1st

JB Holmes tosses his wedge away

Other players are showing their frustration as Augusta National bares its teeth on a windy Georgia Sunday

Paul Casey plays out of another bunker

None more so, however, than overnight challenger Paul Casey, who slides out of contention with six dropped shots in five holes

Tiger Woods throw away his club

Tiger and his club part company after another disappointing shot - he is not playing badly, but neither is he playing well enough

Steve Flesch

Chaos generally reigns at Augusta and one of the few men to hold their own is Steve Flesch, who stays at eight under

Brandt Snedeker (left) and Trevor Immelman

In the final pair, Snedeker can only look on as Immelman pulls away - is another major title heading to South Africa?

Tiger Woods pours on the power

Not if Woods has anything to do with it. As Flesch slips up, the world number one pushes on with a monster birdie putt on 11

Trevor Immelman putts at the 10th

But unusually Woods is unable to keep the pressure up either, leaving Immelman bathed in sunshine and imminent glory at Augusta

Trevor Immelman celebrates his Masters victory

The South African does his best to throw it away, finding water at the 16th, but he has done enough to win the 72nd Masters

Immelman gets a kiss from wife Carminita

Immelman gets a kiss from wife Carminita on the 18th green - he is the first wire-to-wire champion since Ray Floyd in 1976

Trevor Immelman with his son Jacob

Young master Jacob Immelman revels in the victory of his father - a future major winner in the making perhaps?

Zach Johnson (left) puts the Green Jacket on Trevor Immelman

And then to the serious business - last year's shock winner Zach Johnson hands the pricless Green Jacket to this year's surprise victor




see also
Masters day three photos
12 Apr 08 |  Golf
Masters day two photos
11 Apr 08 |  Golf
Masters day one photos
10 Apr 08 |  Golf


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