On hole 16, a par-three, DiMarco was looking at a solid chance for a birdie, while Woods had an impossible 30-foot putt on the fringe of the green. With Woods going first. DiMarco had a phenomenal shot at coming away with a share of the lead.
|Tiger Woods after sinking what is considered his best putt on the 16th hole at Augusta in the 2005 Masters.|
After Woods' make, DiMarco missed his birdie opportunity, leaving Woods with a two-stroke lead with two holes to go.
|Tiger Woods with his 2005 Masters Trophy from August National.|
But Tiger bogeyed on 17 and 18, leaving the door open for DiMarco, who paned holes to force a playoff.
In the sudden-death playoff, Woods' sunk a 15-foot birdie attempt on the first hole, ending the tournament in dramatic fashion and giving Woods' his first major since 2002. Afterward, Woods was given the coveted green jacket by Phil Mickelson, his rival, who had won the tournament the year before.
Besides the putt on 16 which is considered Woods' best putt, winning the Masters was notable for Woods, as he has ended his highly-publicized slump. One in which Woods had gone 10 straight majors without a win.