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  Sunday, 8 April, 2001, 22:53 GMT 23:53 UK
US Masters Tiger watch
Tiger Woods
Tiger Woods sets the standards that others must follow
Hole-by-hole action from the fourth round of the US Masters as Tiger Woods aims for a record fourth Major win in a row.


1st hole: Woods immediately slips up and starts his final round as he did his first with a bogey five at the opening hole.
He found the rough off the tee and then over shot his second which went through the green.
His playing partner, Phil Mickelson, misses a birdie putt and the pair head to the second tied for first along with Angel Cabrera and Mark Calcavecchia.
Woods -11 (tied 1st)

2nd hole: After seeing his playing partner take the lead on 12 under after sinking a birdie putt, Woods follows suit with his first birdie of the day at the longest hole on the course.
Woods -12 (tied 1st)

Tiger Woods
Woods reads the green but misses the subsequent putt at the 3rd
3rd hole: Woods has an opportunity for another birdie at the 350-yard par four but misses with a putt from eight foot.
Mickelson matches Woods' par with a putt from eight feet after finding sand.
Woods -12 (tied 1st)

4th hole: Woods makes par and takes the outright lead after Mickelson drops a shot at the 205-yard par three.
Woods -12 (1st)

5th hole: Woods makes another par, his third in a row, but Mickelson makes an important birdie to draw level with his compatriot at the top of the leaderboard.
Woods -12 (tied 1st)

6th hole: Whereas his playing partner only finds the fringe of the green at the 180-yard par three, Woods lands his ball in the heart of the green.
Woods gets down in two but Mickelson three putts for a second bogey on the second short hole on the course. As a result Mickelson drops a shot back leaving Woods in first place with David Duval who has climbed the leaderboard after four successive birdies.
Woods -12 (tied 1st)

7th hole: After missing a short putt at the previous hole, Mickelson rolls one in from 20 feet.
From half the distance Woods matches his effort to maintain a one shot advantage over his playing partner.
Woods -13 (tied 1st)

8th hole: At the 550-yard par five Woods fires a huge approach shot which finds the fringe of the green to the right.
With an open faced wedge he throws the ball up at the pin before sinking his putt for a birdie and the outright lead.
Mickelson stays on his coat-tails with a birdie of his own.
Woods -14 (1st)

9th hole: Woods' approach shot is on target but spins back off the grin and nestles in the fringing slope at the front of the 9th.
His chip and run at the pin rolls six feet by but he sinks the return putt for par and an outward nine of 34.
Mickelson matches Woods on the hole and the front nine to remain a shot off the lead that is shared by Woods and Duval.
Woods -14 (tied 1st)

Phil Mickelson
Mickelson plays out of the sand trap
10th hole: Both players escape with pars.
Woods is annoyed with his approach shot which only finds the fringe. But after a wayward first putt, his second, from 10 feet, arrows into the hole.
Mickeslon, despite finding rough off the tee and a green-side bunker, again matches Woods.
Woods -14 (tied 1st)

11th hole: The galleries erupt as Woods plays an immaculate approach to within two feet of the hole. He duly sinks the putt to take the lead of the Masters on his own from Duval.
After finding trouble off the tee Mickelson gives himself the opportunity of a putt for par but misses and falls three shots behind his playing partner.
Woods -15 (1st)

12th hole: Woods finds the bunker at the back off the green after over-hitting his drive at the shortest hole on the course.
He spends time contemplating his putt for par which he subsequently misses on the left to fall back into a share of the lead.
Mickelson makes an untroubled par.
Woods -14 (tied 1st)

David Duval
Duval is trading blows with Woods and challenging for the title
13th hole: To gasps of amazement from the crowds, Woods unleashes an almighty drive up the middle of the fairway.
Both players find the green, Woods inside of Mickelson, to set up eagle opportunities which they two putt for a brace of birdies.
Woods -15 (1st)

14th hole: Woods is infuriated when his approach shot pitches and sticks on the fringe of the green instead of spinning back towards the flag as Mickelson's effort does.
He almost makes amends but his arcing putt across the green misses the cup - as does Mickelson's more straightforward effort - and the pair both card a par.
Woods -15 (tied 1st)

15th hole: A click of a camera from the crowd stops Woods mid back swing on the tee.
He re-composes himself to fire another mammoth drive down the fairway on a par five on which he will be looking to pick up at least a shot.
But after pitching his approach shot on the heart of the green, Woods three putts from under 20 feet.
Mickelson, despite finding another green-side bunker, cards a birdie to pull back to within a shot of the lead alongside Duval.
Woods -15 (1st)

16th hole: Both players spear their tee shots across the water into the heart of the green at the 170-yard par three.
On a challenging green Woods makes a regulation two putts for par.
But Mickelson needs three putts to find the hole and drops another shot.
Woods -15 (1st)

Tiger Woods
Woods feels the heat in Georgia as the day comes to a close
17th hole: Woods finds rough off the tee. Although he makes the green with his second shot, the ball slowly trickles off the front right of the green and sticks in the fringe.
His delicate chip to the pin looks to be going in but bobbles two feet by.
Mickelson also sees his birdie effort go close but both players have to settle for par.
With a hole to play Woods holds a one shot advantage over Duval and is two clear of Mickelson.
Woods -15 (1st)

18th hole: Needing a regulation four on the final hole, Woods rifles his tee shot into the heart of the fairway.
Mickleson finds the rough on the right with his drive after it clips the trees and leaves him with a lengthy approach shot.
Both players land their second shots, almost side-by-side, in the heart of the green.
To tumultuous cheers and applause Woods rolls in his putt for a birdie before burying his head in his hat as he is overcome by the emotion of achieving the unprecedented feat of winning four successive Majors.
Mickelson two putts to ensure third spot.
Woods -16 (1st)

Woods wins by two shots from Duval, and three from Mickelson.


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