2000 Masters Tournament: Singh Goes Green

Vijay Singh plays out of a bunker during practice for the 2000 Masters Tournament
2000 Masters Tournament winner Vijay Singh plays out of a bunker at Augusta National Golf Club. David Cannon/Getty Images

Vijay Singh claimed the second of his three victories in major championships, winning the 2000 Masters Tournament by three strokes.

Quick Bits

  • Winner: Vijay Singh, 278
  • Dates: April 6-9, 2000
  • Location: Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, Ga.
  • Tournament number: The was the 64th time the Masters was played.

How Singh Won the 2000 Masters

It was career major No. 2 for Vijay Singh at the 2000 Masters tournament, and the first Green Jacket for Singh.

Singh opened with an even-par round that put him tied for 10th, four strokes off the lead.

After a 67 in the second round, though, Singh jumped into a tie for second place, on shot behind David Duval. Ernie Els and Phil Mickelson were tied with Singh.

But paying in tough, windy conditions, in the third round, Singh took control of the tournament with a score 70 that boosted him to a three-stroke advantage over second-round leader Duval. Duval and Els carded 74s in that round, Mickelson a 76.

Singh closed with a round of 69, maintaining that three-stroke edge, with Els runner-up and Duval and Loren Roberts tied for third.

Singh's lead was only one over Duval as he completed the 12th hole in the final round, but on the 13th Duval hit his second shot into the water, while Singh birdied the hole. Singh wasn't challenged after that.

Greg Norman opened the tournament with a round of 80, but recovered to finish in a tie for 11th place.

Padraig Harrington, a future 3-time major championship winner (but no Masters titles), played at Augusta National for the first time this year.

Jack Nicklaus, at age 60, made the cut - his final cut in The Masters or any other major. Meanwhile, 1957 Masters champ Doug Ford, at age 78, played the tournament for the final time, shooting 94 in the first round and withdrawing.

Tiger Woods finished in fifth place, and this was the only major of 2000 he failed to win. Woods did win the 2001 Masters, though, to complete the "Tiger Slam" (holding all four major titles at the same time.)

2000 Masters Tournament Scores

Results from the 2000 Masters golf tournament played at the par-72 Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, Ga. (a-amateur):

Vijay Singh, $828,000 72-67-70-69-278 
Ernie Els, $496,800 72-67-74-68-281 
Loren Roberts, $266,800 73-69-71-69-282 
David Duval, $266,800 73-65-74-70-282 
Tiger Woods, $165,600 75-72-68-69-284 
Tom Lehman, $154,100 69-72-75-69-285 
Davis Love III, $133,400 75-72-68-71-286 
Phil Mickelson, $133,400 71-68-76-71-286 
Carlos Franco, $133,400 79-68-70-69-286 
Hal Sutton, $115,000 72-75-71-69-287 
Nick Price, $96,600 74-69-73-72-288 
Greg Norman, $96,600 80-68-70-70-288 
Fred Couples, $96,600 76-72-70-70-288 
Dennis Paulson, $75,900 68-76-73-72-289 
Jim Furyk, $75,900 73-74-71-71-289 
Chris Perry, $75,900 73-75-72-69-289 
John Huston, $75,900 77-69-72-71-289 
Jeff Sluman, $64,400 73-69-77-71-290 
Glen Day, $49,833 79-67-74-71-291 
Padraig Harrington, $49,833 76-69-75-71-291 
Colin Montgomerie, $49,833 76-69-77-69-291 
Jean Van de Velde, $49,833 76-70-75-70-291 
Bob Estes, $49,833 72-71-77-71-291 
Steve Stricker, $49,833 70-73-75-73-291 
Larry Mize, $35,420 78-67-73-74-292 
Craig Parry, $35,420 75-71-72-74-292 
Steve Jones, $35,420 71-70-76-75-292 
Mike Weir, $27,396 75-70-70-78-293 
Bernhard Langer, $27,396 71-71-75-76-293 
Dudley Hart, $27,396 75-71-72-75-293 
Stewart Cink, $27,396 75-72-72-74-293 
Jumbo Ozaki, $27,396 72-72-74-75-293 
Nick Faldo, $27,396 72-72-74-75-293 
Thomas Bjorn, $27,396 71-77-73-72-293 
Justin Leonard, $27,396 72-71-77-73-293 
Paul Azinger, $27,396 72-72-77-72-293 
Fred Funk, $20,700 75-68-78-73-294 
Jay Haas, $20,700 75-71-75-73-294 
Notah Begay III, $20,700 74-74-73-73-294 
Sergio Garcia, $17,020 70-72-75-78-295 
Mark Brooks, $17,020 72-76-73-74-295 
Jesper Parnevik, $17,020 77-71-70-77-295 
Ian Woosnam, $17,020 74-70-76-75-295 
Darren Clarke, $17,020 72-71-78-74-295 
Retief Goosen, $17,020 73-69-79-74-295 
Scott Gump, $15,180 75-70-78-73-296 
Shigeki Maruyama, $15,180 76-71-74-75-296 
Brandt Jobe, $15,180 73-74-76-74-297 
Steve Pate, $15,180 78-69-77-74-298 
Miguel Angel Jimenez, $15,180 76-71-79-72-298 
David Toms, $15,180 74-72-73-79-298 
Rocco Mediate, $15,180 71-74-75-79-299 
Steve Elkington, $15,180 74-74-78-73-299 
a-David Gossett 75-71-79-78-303 
Jack Nicklaus, $15,180 74-70-81-78-303 
Skip Kendall, $15,180 76-72-77-83-308 
Tommy Aaron, $15,180 72-74-86-81-313 

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