Tiger Woods has just won the 2019 Masters. The last time that Tiger Woods won The Masters Tournament, his then-wife Elin Nordegren was on-hand to congratulate him. It was an incredible moment for Woods, who won The Masters in 1997, 2001, and 2002.
Woods’ ’05 win marked his ninth major championship win. It was the only Masters win that he celebrated as a married man.
Woods and Nordegren married in 2004. She was a staple at most Major events that Woods competed in, and the ’05 Masters was no different. She witnessed the duel between her husband and Chris DiMarco, that turned in Woods’ favor at the 16th hole. Following the 18th hole, Woods was greeted by his wife and the two celebrated in the days after the event as well.
Here’s what you need to know:
Tiger Woods & His Then-Wife Were Spotted on His Yacht the Day After His Masters Win
After celebrating Woods’ amazing feat in Augusta, the couple jumped on Woods’ yacht and cruised to the Cayman Islands, according to Us Weekly. At the time, Woods and Nordegren didn’t have kids; they welcomed their first child in 2007.
“My wife, we’re in it together. We’re a team, and we do things as a team. And I care about her with all my heart,” Woods said of Nordegren after earning his fourth green jacket.
Woods’ ’05 Masters Win Was Historic
Woods emerged victorious at the 2005 Masters Tournament, collecting his fourth green jacket and his ninth major title. Going into the final round fo the rain-soaked event 1-under, he held a three-stroke lead over his challenger Chris DiMarco. Woods was 1-under for the final round, but DiMarco came in 4-under on the day; with the two tied at the end of 18, the 2005 Masters went to a sudden-death tie-breaker.
As CNN reported in 2004, The Masters’ playoff format changed; the 2005 Masters was the first-ever to see a playoff start on the 465-yard 18th hole instead of at the 495-yard 10th hole. After both men put their drives in the fairway, DiMarco saved par and Woods birdied, winning the playoff on its first hole.
His fourth Masters win tied Woods with golf legend Arnold Palmer for second all-time. With his win in 2019, Woods has taken sole possession of second place. The two trail Jack Nicklaus, in first with six Masters victories.
Woods & His Then-Wife Attended the San Francisco’s Presidents Cup in 2009, Just Months Before Their Split
Just one month before their split, Woods and Nordegren looked happy together at the San Francisco’s Presidents Cup. The couple was spotted together throughout the weekend, both wearing “Tiger Woods red.”
In November 2009, allegations of marital infidelity shook Woods’ marriage. It was Thanksgiving Day. Media outlets around the country reported that Nordegren had chased Woods out of their family home with a golf club. In the coming days, it was reported that Nordegren had learned that Woods had been cheating on her.
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