Masters countdown – 4 days to go: Tiger Woods’ ‘Tiger Slam’ hits 20th anniversary



A look back at an historic Masters victory for Tiger Woods at Augusta National in 2001 as he completed the ‘Tiger Slam’

This year’s Masters marks the 20th anniversary of Tiger Woods completing arguably golf’s greatest-ever achievement at Augusta National.

Already the defending champion at the US Open, Open Championship and PGA Championship, Woods sealed the ‘Tiger Slam’ of holding all four majors by claiming a two-shot victory in Georgia.

After an opening-round 70 left the American five adrift of early pacesetter Chris Di Marco, Woods followed a six-under 66 with back-to-back 68s to see off a final-day challenge from David Duval and Phil Mickelson.

Woods went into the back nine with a one-shot advantage but found himself alongside Duval at the top of the leaderboard with three holes to play.

A par at the 16th as Duval and Mickelson ran up bogeys restored Woods’ narrow cushion, before a birdie at the last confirmed golfing history.

“I don’t think I have ever accomplished anything this great,” Woods said afterwards. Will his achievement ever be matched again?

Watch The Masters exclusively live on Sky Sports’ dedicated channel – Sky Sports The Masters. Live coverage from the opening round begins on Thursday, April 8 from 2pm.

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