Masters poll: What was the best Masters of the last 25 years?

What's been the best Masters of the last 25 years? We asked GOLF Top 100 Teachers to share their thoughts in this fun poll

Our teachers reveal their favorite Masters tournament from the past 25 years. Do you agree?

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Over the years, GOLF has polled PGA Tour pros and our ultra-savvy readers about the quirks, extraordinary challenges and outright awesomeness of Augusta National. But when it comes to the Masters, there’s always more to learn. So, who better to school us than GOLF’s Top 100 Teachers in America? Their syllabus is below.

What’s the best Masters of the last 25 years?

Most players think Tiger's 2019 Masters win won't be his last major title.
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“Tiger Woods winning in 2019. Maybe even more powerful than when he won in 1997. The will he showed to win the event in front of his now-teenage children was nothing short of amazing. The emotion that he shared with his family behind 18 was a moment I’ll never forget.” — Tim Cusick

“I have a couple. Seeing Jon Rahm and Brooks Koepka battle it out in 2023 was a lot of fun. I also enjoyed it when Hideki Matsuyama won [in 2021], and his caddie bowed down to Augusta after the victory. Just awesome!” — Tina Tombs

“How about the 2004 Masters when Phil Mickelson made an 18-foot birdie on the 18th hole to beat Ernie Els? It was Mickelson’s first major, and had to set the world record for the lowest celebratory jump in the modern era!” — Steve Bosdosh

“I’m cheating (because it’s not from the past 25 years), but Jack Nicklaus winning in 1986 is still my favorite Masters moment. His victory was unexpected, and his Sunday charge with Jackie Jr. on the bag was unparalleled in terms of excitement and fun viewing!” — Ed Ibarguen

“Woods in 2019! After going through all that he went through, to watch the greatest player of all time outduel the rest of the field was both riveting and inspiring.” — John Scott Rattan

“The 2019 Masters when Tiger Woods won it. It’s one of the greatest comebacks in all of sports! With all the trials and tribulations he encountered, it made the victory extra special.” — Mike Malizia

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