2001 Masters Tournament

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2001 Masters Tournament
Tournament information
Dates April 5–8, 2001
Location Augusta, Georgia
Course(s) Augusta National Golf Club
Tour(s) PGA Tour
European Tour
Japan Golf Tour
Statistics
Par 72
Length 6,985 yards (6,387 m)[1][2]
Field 95 players, 47 after cut
Cut 143 (+1)
Prize fund $5,600,000
6,202,538
Winner's share $1,080,000
€1,146,236
Champion
United States Tiger Woods
272 (–16)

The 2001 Masters Tournament was the 65th Masters Tournament, held April 5–8 at Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, Georgia. Tiger Woods won his second Masters and sixth major championship, two strokes ahead of runner-up David Duval.

This championship marked the completion of the "Tiger Slam," with Woods holding all four major titles, having won the U.S. Open, Open Championship, and PGA Championship in 2000.[3][4][5]

Course[edit]

Hole Name Yards Par Hole Name Yards Par
1 Tea Olive 410 4 10 Camellia 485 4
2 Pink Dogwood 575 5 11 White Dogwood 455 4
3 Flowering Peach 350 4 12 Golden Bell 155 3
4 Flowering Crab Apple 205 3 13 Azalea 485 5
5 Magnolia 435 4 14 Chinese Fir 405 4
6 Juniper 180 3 15 Firethorn 500 5
7 Pampas 365 4 16 Redbud 170 3
8 Yellow Jasmine 550 5 17 Nandina 425 4
9 Carolina Cherry 430 4 18 Holly 405 4
Out 3,500 36 In 3,485 36
Source:[1][6] Total 6,985 72

Round summaries[edit]

First round[edit]

Thursday, April 5, 2001

The round was headlined by the tournament-low 65 (–7) shot by Chris DiMarco, which gave him a one stroke lead after day one in his Masters debut. Steve Stricker and Ángel Cabrera shot six-under 66s to tie for second. Three players (John Huston, Phil Mickelson, Lee Janzen) formed a tie for fourth at 67. The scoring was very good throughout the leaderboard as 14 players shot in the 60s on day one and 32 players were in red figures. Tiger Woods, looking to win all four major championships in a row in two different calendar years, shot a two-under 70 to put him in a six-way tie for 15th. Defending champion Vijay Singh shot a 69 (–3).[7]

Place Player Country Score To par
1 Chris DiMarco  United States 65 –7
T2 Ángel Cabrera  Argentina 66 –6
Steve Stricker  United States
T4 John Huston  United States 67 –5
Lee Janzen  United States
Phil Mickelson  United States
T7 James Driscoll (a)  United States 68 –4
Miguel Ángel Jiménez  Spain
Chris Perry  United States
Kirk Triplett  United States

Second round[edit]

Friday, April 6, 2001

Chris DiMarco added to his one-stroke first round lead with a 69 (-3) to give him a two-stroke lead at 134 (-10) after 36-holes.[8] However, the round was headlined by the owner of last three major championships; Tiger Woods bolted up the leaderboard into a tie for second place with a 66 (-6). Phil Mickelson shot a 69 to equal Woods in second place. David Duval who was looking for his first Masters championship after three straight top 10 finishes at Augusta matched Woods's 66, and put himself among five golfers tied for fourth at 137 (-7), which included two-time U.S. Open champion, Lee Janzen. Two-time champion José María Olazábal was among a three-way tie for ninth at 138 (-6). The cut was set at 145 (+1), with notable players Sergio García, Davis Love III, and Thomas Bjørn off for the weekend.

Place Player Country Score To par
1 Chris DiMarco  United States 65-69=134 –10
T2 Phil Mickelson  United States 67-69=136 –8
Tiger Woods  United States 70-66=136
T4 Ángel Cabrera  Argentina 66-71=137 –7
David Duval  United States 71-66=137
Toshimitsu Izawa  Japan 71-66=137
Lee Janzen  United States 67-70=137
Steve Stricker  United States 66-71=137
T9 Mark Calcavecchia  United States 72-66=138 –6
José María Olazábal  Spain 70-68=138
Kirk Triplett  United States 68-70=138

Amateurs: Driscoll (+2), Ilonen (+7), Trahan (+9), Puga (+12), Quinney (+12).

Third round[edit]

Saturday, April 7, 2001

Tiger Woods had his second straight round in the 60s, with a four-under 68, to take the 54-hole lead with a -12, and to move within just 18 holes of winning all four majors in a row. Phil Mickelson put himself in the best position to foil Tiger's quest with a three-under 69 to just trail by just one-stroke going to the final round. The leader of the first two rounds, Chris DiMarco shot an even par 72 to fall into third place. The 1989 British Open champion, Mark Calcavecchia, shot a four-under 68 to tie DiMarco for third. Ernie Els, also shot a four-under 68, to move up the leaderboard to -9 and a tie for fifth place. Rocco Mediate shot the round of the day with a six-under 66 to put himself at -8 and a tie for eighth place. At the close of the round 31 players were under par for the championship.

Place Player Country Score To par
1 Tiger Woods  United States 70-66-68=204 –12
2 Phil Mickelson  United States 67-69-69=205 –11
T3 Mark Calcavecchia  United States 72-66-68=206 –10
Chris DiMarco  United States 65-69-72=206
T5 Ángel Cabrera  Argentina 66-71-70=207 –9
David Duval  United States 71-66-70=207
Ernie Els  South Africa 71-68-68=207
T8 Rocco Mediate  United States 72-70-66=208 –8
Kirk Triplett  United States 68-70=70=208
T10 Brad Faxon  United States 73-68-68=209 –7
Lee Janzen  United States 67-70-72=209
José María Olazábal  Spain 70-68-71=209
Steve Stricker  United States 66-71-72=209

Final round[edit]

Sunday, April 8, 2001

For the first time in the modern era a golfer was able to win all four of golf's major championships in a row. However, since they were all not won in the same calendar year, the feat was dubbed the Tiger Slam. Only Bobby Jones, in 1930, under a different major championship structure was able to win all four in the same year. Woods shot his third straight round in the 60s with his second consecutive four-under 68 to complete the tournament at -16. The only golfer to make a serious charge at Woods was David Duval who matched the round of the day with a five-under 67. Duval briefly tied for the lead when he birdied the par 5 15th. Unfortunately for him, Duval would give the shot right back on the par 3 16th. Needing a birdie on the final hole, Duval missed a birdie-putt to allow Woods to only need to par the final hole. For good measure, Woods would birdie the hole to win his second green jacket and sixth major championship. It was another hard luck finish for Duval, who finished in the top 10 for the fourth consecutive Masters and it was his second, second place finish.

Phil Mickelson was briefly in contention on the back nine, but was not able to match Woods and Duval with a two-under 70 for the round. It was another disappointing major for Mickelson who earned his 12th top 10 finish, but was still without a major championship. Japan's Toshimitsu Izawa matched Duval's round of the day with a 67 of his own to finish in a tie for fourth with Mark Calcavecchia at -10. Two-time Masters champion, Bernhard Langer, was among a four-way tie for sixth at -9 that also included two-time U.S. Open champion, Ernie Els. The leader of the first two rounds, Chris DiMarco, shot a two-over 74 to finish a disappointing tie for tenth.

Place Player Country Score To par Money ($)
1 Tiger Woods  United States 70-66-68-68=272 –16 1,008,000
2 David Duval  United States 71-66-70-67=274 –14 604,800
3 Phil Mickelson  United States 67-69-69-70=275 –13 380,800
T4 Mark Calcavecchia  United States 72-66-68-72=278 –10 246,400
Toshimitsu Izawa  Japan 71-66-74-67=278
T6 Ernie Els  South Africa 71-68-68-72=279 –9 181,300
Jim Furyk  United States 69-71-70-69=279
Bernhard Langer  Germany 73-69-68-69=279
Kirk Triplett  United States 68-70-70-71=279
T10 Ángel Cabrera  Argentina 66-71-70-73=280 –8 128,800
Chris DiMarco  United States 65-69-72-74=280
Brad Faxon  United States 73-68-68-71=280
Miguel Ángel Jiménez  Spain 68-72-71-69=280
Steve Stricker  United States 66-71-72-71=280

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b D'Amato, Gary (April 5, 2001). "A hole-by-hole tour of Augusta National". Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel. Associated Press. p. 6C. 
  2. ^ "Inside the course: Augusta National Golf Club". PGA Tour. April 1, 2012. Retrieved August 25, 2012. 
  3. ^ Hoffer, Richard (April 16, 2001). "Four-gone conclusion". Sports Illustrated. Retrieved April 12, 2013. 
  4. ^ Dulac, Gerry (April 9, 2001). "Four!". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. p. D1. 
  5. ^ D'Amato, Gary (April 9, 2001). "Master of all he surveys". Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel. p. 1C. 
  6. ^ Stricker, Steve (April 11, 2002). "Course Analysis". Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel. p. 6C. Retrieved August 27, 2012. 
  7. ^ D'Amato, Gary (April 6, 2001). "Stricker's soaring with the leaders". Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel. p. 1C. 
  8. ^ Elling, Steve (April 7, 2001). "DiMarco likes life at the top". Spokesman-Review. (Orlando Sentinel). p. C1. 

External links[edit]

Preceded by
2000 PGA Championship
Major Championships Succeeded by
2001 U.S. Open

Coordinates: 33°30′11″N 82°01′12″W / 33.503°N 82.020°W / 33.503; -82.020