Mike Waldron, executive director of the Georgia State Golf Association, explains why:
The reason Tiger Woods was in the final pair with Stuart Appleby in the final round is because he finished his third round before Justin Rose. This is a common way to group players by score when two or more are tied. It's typically called the "first in, last out" method. The PGA Tour, the USGA, the Masters and most others use this method when pairing by score, including the GSGA. The one organization that I'm aware of that does not use this method is the LPGA, which instead groups the player with the best most recent round last. Most of the time this works out the same as first in last out, but not always."
Of course, TV networks, sponsors and fans don't mind when Woods is in the finale.
Another golf rule that that came into play during the Masters concerned Woods' broken club.
Woods snapped one of his middle irons while punching out from behind a tree on the 11th hole.
The Rules of Golf state that players can replace a club if it is broken in the course of normal play, which his was. But there were no signs that he was looking for a replacement, according to the Associated Press