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Woods uses magical shot for Masters win

AUGUSTA, Ga., April 10 (UPI) -- Tiger Woods outlasted Chris DiMarco in a playoff to win his fourth Masters Sunday and needed one of golf's all-time magical shots to claim the title.

Woods holed a 12-foot birdie putt on the first playoff hole, the par-4 18th, to earn his ninth major championship.

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That ended a drought of 10 majors without a win and put Woods halfway toward the all-time record of 18 majors held by Jack Nicklaus.

Woods and DiMarco tied at 276 after 72 holes, seven in front of Luke Donald and Retief Goosen.

Dimarco began the fourth round three behind after shooting a 41 on the back nine of the third round, which was completed early Sunday.

DiMarco was a shot behind at the par-3 16th, where Woods' tee shot sailed over the green.

From there, Woods chipped the ball 15 feet past the hole, relying on a steep slope to bring it back.

The ball made a u-turn trickled down the slope, reached the lip of the cup, stopped briefly and then fell in.

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That gave Woods a two-shot lead, but he bogeyed the final two holes to let DiMarco into the playoff.

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