Mike Weir becomes first Canadian to win a major championship at the 67th Masters
Mike Weir won his first title in a one-hole playoff over Len Mattiace.
He was the first Canadian to win any of the four major championships, and he was also the first left-handed player to win the Masters.
Despite one of the largest major championship final round comebacks by Len Mattiace, Mike Weir bested him in a sudden death playoff to take home his first major championship. Weir became the first Canadian ever to win one of golf's four major championships, and he also became the first left-handed player to win the Masters. The sudden death playoff at the par 4 10th proved to be the only extra hole needed as Weir's bogey was good enough as Mattiace double-bogeyed the hole. Weir recovered from his awful third round with his second 68 of the weekend to force the playoff. However, before going to the sudden death playoff, Weir needed to make a 7-foot par putt on the 18th hole to force the extra hole. Mattiace's only bogey (besides the playoff hole) of his tournament low seven-under 65 was at the 18th hole a few groups earlier. Because Mattiace was so far behind the lead coming into the final round, he had to wait around about an hour before the playing the playoff hole as his group finished well before Weir's, who was in the final pairing. Had Mattiace won, it would have been the third greatest final round comeback ever.
Tiger Woods, who was bidding for his third straight Masters victory, shot a disappointing three-over 75 after putting himself back in contention with a strong third round.