No! "Have to think the U.S. Ryder Cup team’s chances improve this year in Spain with this guy on the team," says McDonough. (By the way, though he never won a PGA Tour event, Tolles had top-3s at the '96 Players and PGA Championship and followed with a top fives at the '97 Masters and U.S. Open. Imagine the chaos had there been some serious, playing-for-a-green-jacket type pressure. Tiger proceeds to swag walk it out to the green, letting out his first really big smile of the day, as if to say "yeah, this thing is actually over now." Tiger bumped his ball right into one of the massive humps in front of the eighth green and his ball rolled out to about four feet. Bobby Clampett was the only one who spoke for the 11th and 12th holes, and it allowed for a lot of dead silence, which the present-day broadcasts could use a lot more of. [1], The final was notable for featuring snooker's first ever streaker, 22-year-old secretary Lianne Crofts, who invaded the playing area at the beginning of the third frame. Tiger makes the two-putt par look easy on 16, then makes another routine par on 17. An awful chip and an even worse putt left Tiger with 10 feet for par. at the 16th and Peter Oosterhuis at the 17th. The wild-card players included Paul Hunter, who would later go on to win 3 Masters titles in 4 years between 2001–2004. 6 in the world. Steve Davis won his third Masters title, nine years after his last win in 1988, by defeating Ronnie O'Sullivan in the final. I forget which player prompted it (possibly Tom Lehman with his eagle at 13), but Jim Nantz mentioned the top 24 on the leader board got back into the following year’s Masters. There would be riots in the Golf Twitter streets. This kid is going places! Brian Morgan's century was scored in the wild-card round. Rats. Rickie Fowler is in danger of dropping outside the OWGR top 50 by year's end, thus losing an automatic bid into the 2021 Masters. Paul Hunter and Brian Morgan were making their debuts in the Masters. Not something you see anymore! Picked a bad one to miss, Uncle Verne! Now it’s only top 12. Naturally, once the broadcast began, he promptly bogeyed two of his first three holes. 23.) That’ll show ‘em. At the 16th Watson found the water and made bogey, and he’d go on to make one more at the 18th. (Yep, that’s why we’re watching the last 23 final rounds.) Stephen Hendry, defending champion and World Champion was the number 1 seed. For all the breathless speculation about whether Bryson DeChambeau would break Augusta National, he did anything but. Over at the seventh, Paul Stankowski hits perhaps the shot of the day, a low punch from the pinestraw that went under a few branches and somehow stopped on a dime on the green, setting up an easy birdie. A few groups ahead, Fred Couples and Davis Love III were both making a late run. What a heater!) The 1997 Benson & Hedges Masters was a professional non-ranking snooker tournament that took place between 2 and 9 February 1997 at the Wembley Conference Centre in London, England.. Steve Davis won his third Masters title, nine years after his last win in 1988, by defeating Ronnie O'Sullivan in the final. Ouch. Tiger applied the dagger at 11, making one of a handful of birdies there that day. A total choke job. Stankowski played in only one more Masters and only six more majors total. Tiger made par on nine, then found the fairway and the green at the 10th. José María Olazábal won his second Masters championship, two strokes ahead of runner-up Davis Love III and three strokes ahead of Greg Norman, who experienced another disappointing back nine at Augusta. he yells. This kid is going nowhere. Tiger obliged, hitting one right over the flagstick to set up a great look at eagle. Thanks to the Masters Tournament's YouTube page, you can watch full final-round broadcasts from Augusta National Golf Club. Tiger Woods during the final round of the 1997 Masters Tournament at the Augusta National Golf Club on April 13, 1997 in Augusta, Georgia. Aaaaaand he bangs in the par putt. 20.) This is the first installment of our Masters Rewatch series, in which we watch and recap the last 23 final rounds of the Masters while we’re working from home due to the coronavirus. At 18, he hooks a drive badly down the left side and screams "DAMMIT" while staring back at someone who the broadcasters assumed was a rogue cameraman. He’s No. "You could put a practice bag down there and not do that well," said Venturi.