Augusta - Xander Schauffele said the sight of his name briefly topping the Masters leaderboard on Sunday paled in comparison to witnessing Tiger Woods' triumph.
"It was an awesome experience," the 25-year-old American said. "It's hard to really feel bad about how I played, just because I just witnessed history.
"It was really cool coming down the stretch, all the historic holes, Amen Corner, 15, 16, Tiger making the roars.
"I was trying to push myself, but I feel like I got a very full, fully filled Masters experience here in my second year."
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Schauffele, playing two groups ahead of Woods, briefly topped the leaderboard at 12-under through 14 holes.
That's where he finished after a final-round 68 - tied with former US Open winner Dustin Johnson and three-time major winner Brooks Koepka for second place, one shot behind Woods.
It wasn't bad for a player who started the day five shots behind 54-hole leader Francesco Molinari.
"I did have my 30 seconds in the sun with the lead and it was a really cool feeling," said Schauffele, the 2017 PGA Tour's rookie of the year.
"And like I said, it just proves to my team and I that we can contend and that we can win on this property."
Sunday's final round of the 83rd Masters tournament at par-72 Augusta National
Golf Club (a-denotes amateur):
275 - Tiger Woods (USA) 70-68-67-70
276 - Xander Schauffele (USA) 73-65-70-68, Dustin Johnson (USA) 68-70-70-68,
Brooks Koepka (USA) 66-71-69-70
277 - Jason Day (AUS) 70-67-73-67, Francesco Molinari (ITA) 70-67-66-74,
Tony Finau (USA) 71-70-64-72, Webb Simpson (USA) 72-71-64-70
278 - Jon Rahm (ESP) 69-70-71-68, Rickie Fowler (USA) 70-71-68-69, Patrick
Cantlay (USA) 73-73-64-68
280 - Justin Harding
(RSA) 69-69-70-72, Matt Kuchar (USA) 71-69-68-72, Bubba Watson
(USA) 72-72-67-69, Justin Thomas (USA) 73-68-69-70, Ian Poulter (ENG)
281 - Aaron Wise (USA) 75-71-68-67
282 - Adam Scott (AUS) 69-68-72-73, Patton Kizzire (USA) 70-70-73-69, Phil
Mickelson (USA) 67-73-70-72
283 - Lucas Bjerregaard (DEN) 70-72-69-72, Thorbjorn Olesen (DEN)
71-71-68-73, Kim Si-Woo (KOR) 72-72-70-69, Kyle Stanley (USA) 72-72-70-69,
Kevin Kisner (USA) 69-73-72-69, Jordan Spieth (USA) 75-68-69-71, Matthew
Fitzpatrick (ENG) 78-67-68-70, Rory McIlroy (NIR) 73-71-71-68
284 - Louis
Oosthuizen (RSA) 71-66-71-76, Charley Hoffman (USA)
71-71-72-70, Bryson DeChambeau (USA) 66-75-73-70
285 - Hideki Matsuyama (JPN) 75-70-68-72, Viktor Hovland (NOR) 72-71-71-71,
Charles Howell III (USA) 73-67-76-69, Gary Woodland (USA) 70-71-74-70
286 - Rafael Cabrera (ESP) 73-70-75-68, Álvaro Ortiz (MEX) 73-71-73-69,
Henrik Stenson (SWE) 74-72-67-73, Kevin Tway (USA) 72-71-70-73, Patrick Reed
(USA) 73-70-74-69, Jimmy Walker (USA) 72-72-72-70, Tommy Fleetwood (ENG)
287 - Li Haotong (CHN) 72-74-73-68, Keith Mitchell (USA) 72-74-72-69, Keegan
Bradley (USA) 76-68-71-72
288 - Corey Conners (CAN) 70-71-71-76, Andrew Landry (USA) 72-73-73-70,
Kevin Na (USA) 71-73-73-71
289 - Marc Leishman (AUS) 72-72-70-75, Kiradech Aphibarnrat (THA)
290 - Cameron Smith (AUS) 70-74-69-77, Martin Kaymer (GER) 73-74-72-71, Trevor Immelman (RSA) 74-72-75-69,
Eddie Pepperell (ENG) 74-73-72-71
291 - Devon Bling (USA) 74-73-71-73
292 - Billy Horschel (USA) 72-75-74-71, Tyrrell Hatton (ENG) 73-73-72-74
293 - Takumi Kanaya (JPN) 73-74-68-78, Branden Grace (RSA) 72-75-72-74, Zach
Johnson (USA) 74-73-73-73
294 - Satoshi Kodaira (JPN) 75-70-73-76
296 - Emiliano Grillo (ARG) 72-75-73-76, Bernhard Langer (GER) 71-72-75-78,
Alexander Norén (SWE) 75-72-75-74, J.B. Holmes (USA) 70-72-74-80