Mike Weir becomes the first left-hander to win the Masters, defeating Len Mattiace in a playoff, after both finished on 281. He is also the first Canadian to win a major championship.
This Friday 13th, Richard Allen holed-in-one at the 130 metre (where else?) 13th at Barwon Heads GC, Victoria, Australia. He was playing with his brother-in-law Jason Ennels and giving a shot so, when Jason also holed-in-one, Richard, unsurprisingly on Friday 13th, lost the hole.
Jack Nicklaus wins the 50th Masters Tournament at Augusta National at the age of 46 to claim his 18th and final major championship, still the record for professional major titles. He won by a single shot, having shot a back nine of 30 in a round of 65 for a total of 279, 9 under par, leaving Tom Kite and Greg Norman tied for second.
He became the oldest winner of the Masters, and the second oldest major championship winner after Julius Boros, who was 48 when he won the 1968 PGA Championship.
It was his sixth Masters victory, having first won in 1963,and the gap of 23 years between first and last wins is a record. Nicklaus' first major championship was the 1962 U.S. Open, and the 24 year gap between these two major victories is also a record.