Woods began the day two shots behind Italy's Francesco Molinari, and rode the roller coaster of a gripping final round to first share the lead after the Italian found the water in front of the short 12th.
Woods, who counts four Masters green jackets among his 14 major titles, thrilled the massive galleries following him through the towering Georgia pines when he joined the leading group on three-under with back-to-back birdies at 13 and 14.
Woods won his first major in 11 years on Sunday afternoon.
But while a 43-year-old Woods was doing battle for a fifth green jacket at the top of a star-studded leaderboard, McIlroy was putting the finishing touches to a second consecutive 71 to finish one under par.
Immelman shot a par round 72 to make the cut for the first time since 2013 on two-over, while Grace is a shot behind.
Due to the anticipated arrival of thunderstorms in the afternoon, organisers brought the tee times forward in round four, while grouping players in threesomes and using the first and 10th tees. Former UCLA star Patrick Cantlay also shot 64 and was tied for 14th.
Eddie Pepperell reacts to beating marker and Augusta National member Jeff Knox, who famously outscored McIlroy in 2014.
His body was so wrecked by a combined eight back and knee surgeries, he was an afterthought in majors as recently as recently as two years ago.
"It's been a while since I've been in contention here, but the last two majors (2018 British Open and US PGA Championship) count for something", Woods said of his sixth and second placings a year ago.
The inaugural Women's Amateur championship marked another major breakthrough at Augusta National, with its long-standing reputation as a haven for rich, white, well-connected men.
"All parts of my game I'm very confident in at the moment, and you know, when I am hitting it well, that's where I play my best golf", Scott said. Holding a two-shot lead on the 12th tee, Molinari watched helplessly as his tee shot rolled off the green and into Rae's Creek.
Former Golf Channel statistician Justin Ray highlights Molinari's unbelievable recent run in majors, pointing out the Italian is combined for 31-under across his last 163 holes played in majors.
The victor of the 2019 Masters will make $2.07 million, per the PGA Tour. "I'm sorry I'm not going to say anything exciting, but just do my best, and shot by shot, see what I can do, and we'll do the sums at the end of the day and see who shot a better score".
"Especially playing the par 5s terribly".