2003 Masters Tournament

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2003 Masters Tournament
Tournament information
Dates April 11–13, 2003
Location Augusta, Georgia
Course(s) Augusta National Golf Club
Tour(s) PGA Tour
European Tour
Japan Golf Tour
Statistics
Par 72
Length 7,290 yards (6,666 m)
Field 93 players, 49 after cut
Cut 149 (+5)
Prize fund $6,000,000
5,496,045
Winner's share $1,080,000
€1,008,312
Champion
Canada Mike Weir
281 (–7), playoff

The 2003 Masters Tournament was the 67th Masters Tournament, held April 11–13 at Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, Georgia. Mike Weir won his only major title in a one-hole playoff over Len Mattiace. He was the first Canadian to win a major, and also the first left-handed player to win the Masters.[1][2]

The start of the first round was delayed until Friday due to successive days of rain; the second round was started on Friday afternoon and ran over to Saturday.[3]

Round summaries[edit]

First round[edit]

Friday, April 11, 2003

With play suspended due to rain on Thursday, the first round started at 7 am Friday with players teeing off at the 1st and 10th holes. The round was dominated by Darren Clarke, who posted a six-under 66. The score was even more impressive considering only seven shot under par for the round. Sergio García shot 69 (–3), in a second place tie with 2002 U.S. Amateur champion Ricky Barnes. Three-time major champion, Nick Price, shot 70 (–2), for a fourth place tie with Canadian Mike Weir. Two-time defending champ and three-time Masters champion, Tiger Woods shot a disappointing 76 (+4), ten strokes back.[3]

Place Player Country Score To par
1 Darren Clarke  Northern Ireland 66 –6
T2 Ricky Barnes (a)  United States 69 –3
Sergio García  Spain
T4 Nick Price  Zimbabwe 70 –2
Mike Weir  Canada
T6 Toru Taniguchi  Japan 71 –1
David Toms  United States
T8 Tim Clark  South Africa 72 E
Jerry Kelly  United States
Paul Lawrie  Scotland
Jeff Maggert  United States

Second round[edit]

Friday, April 11, 2003
Saturday, April 12, 2003

Due the postponement of play on Thursday, the second round started at 2 pm on Friday with players starting at the 1st and 10th tees. In what proved to be another very difficult round at Augusta, Weir took a four stroke 36-hole lead with a four-under 68 for 138 (–6). Only 16 of the 93 competitors finished with a round below par, and only four were under par at the halfway mark. First round leader Clarke came back to earth with 76 (+4) for solo second at 142 (–2). Phil Mickelson charged up the leaderboard with a two-under 70 into a tie for third place with amateur Barnes. (Two other amateurs also made the cut, Hunter Mahan and Ryan Moore.) Five were tied for fifth place at even-par 144, including two former Masters champions in Vijay Singh and José María Olazábal. The round was completed on Saturday morning and the 36-hole cut was set at 149 (+5). The biggest name to fail to make the weekend was Colin Montgomerie.

Place Player Country Score To par
1 Mike Weir  Canada 70-68=138 –6
2 Darren Clarke  Northern Ireland 66-76=142 –2
T3 Ricky Barnes (a)  United States 69-74=143 –1
Phil Mickelson  United States 73-70=143
T5 Brad Faxon  United States 73-71=144 E
Paul Lawrie  Scotland 72-72=144
José María Olazábal  Spain 73-71=144
Vijay Singh  Fiji 73-71=144
David Toms  United States 71-73=144
T10 Jonathan Byrd  United States 74-71=145 +1
K. J. Choi  South Korea 76-69=145
Ernie Els  South Africa 79-66=145
Jim Furyk  United States 73-72=145
Charles Howell III  United States 73-72=145
Jeff Maggert  United States 72-73=145
Hunter Mahan (a)  United States 73-72=145
Billy Mayfair  United States 75-70=145
Nick Price  Zimbabwe 70-75=145
John Rollins  United States 74-71=145
Phil Tataurangi  New Zealand 75-70=145

Amateurs: Barnes (-1), Mahan (+1), Moore (+3), Larrázabal (+19), Zahringer (+23).

Third round[edit]

Saturday, April 12, 2003

Following the completion of the second round on Saturday morning, "Moving day" lived up to its name in the third round as Jeff Maggert charged to the 54-hole lead with a six-under 66 for 211 (–5). Second round leader Weir shot 75 (+3) to fall back to 213 (–3), in solo second place and the final Sunday pairing with Maggert. Singh moved into a tie for third with another major champion in David Toms at 214 (–2). Woods matched the round of the day with a 66 (–6) to ascend the leaderboard to keep his bid for three-straight Masters alive. Mickelson and Olazábal were tied with Woods at 215 for fifth place. Len Mattiace shot 69 (–3) to get to even-par 216, five strokes back in a tie for eighth. The third round was completed late on Saturday, and the tournament was finally back on schedule.[4]

Place Player Country Score To par
1 Jeff Maggert  United States 72-73-66=211 –5
2 Mike Weir  Canada 70-68-75=213 –3
T3 Vijay Singh  Fiji 73-71-70=214 –2
David Toms  United States 71-73-70=214
T5 Phil Mickelson  United States 73-70-72=215 –1
José María Olazábal  Spain 73-71-71=215
Tiger Woods  United States 76-73-66=215
T8 Jonathan Byrd  United States 74-71-71=216 E
Jim Furyk  United States 73-72-71=216
Len Mattiace  United States 73-74-69=216

Source:[5]

Final round[edit]

Sunday, April 13, 2003

Despite one of the largest major championship final round comebacks by Mattiace, Mike Weir bested him in a sudden death playoff for his first major title. Weir became the first Canadian ever to win a major championship, and also became the first left-handed player to win the Masters. The sudden death playoff at the par 4 10th was the only extra hole needed, as Weir's bogey was good enough as Mattiace double-bogeyed the hole. Weir recovered from his disappointing third round with his second 68 of the weekend to force the playoff. To get into the sudden death playoff, Weir made a 7-foot (2 m) putt for par on 18th green. Mattiace's only bogey (besides the playoff hole) of his tournament-low 65 (–7) was at the 18th hole. He teed off forty minutes and four groups ahead of the final pairing,[5] so Mattiace had about an hour between the completion of his round and the start of the playoff.

Third round leader Maggert shot a disappointing 75 (+3) to finish in solo fifth place. Maggert had no bogeys or double bogeys, but made a triple bogey 7 on the third hole and a quintuple bogey 8 on the twelfth hole. Mickelson's 68 (–4) was only enough for solo third, two strokes behind Weir and Mattiace. It marked Mickelson's third straight third place finish at the Masters (he won in 2004, 2006, and 2010). Jim Furyk also shot a four-under 68 for a fourth place finish which equaled his best Masters finish at 284 (–4). (He won the next major, at the U.S. Open in June.) Ernie Els and Singh rounded out the under par finishers at 287 (–1), in a tie for sixth. Toms shot 74 and fell back to even-par 288, in a five-way tie for eighth. Woods' bid for his third straight Masters victory came up well short with a disappointing 75 (+3) for 290 (+2), nine strokes back. Amateur Barnes was the low-amateur, after being near the top of the leaderboard the first two rounds.

This was the last year the playoff began on the 10th tee. Beginning in 2004, the playoff starting point was changed to the 18th hole, which then alternated with the 10th hole until a winner emerged;[6] the first use was in 2005.

Place Player Country Score To par Money ($)
T1 Mike Weir  Canada 70-68-75-68=281 –7 Playoff
Len Mattiace  United States 73-74-69-65=281
3 Phil Mickelson  United States 73-70-72-68=283 –5 408,000
4 Jim Furyk  United States 73-72-71-68=284 –4 288,000
5 Jeff Maggert  United States 72-73-66-75=286 –2 240,000
T6 Ernie Els  South Africa 79-66-72-70=287 –1 208,500
Vijay Singh  Fiji 73-71-70-73=287
T8 Jonathan Byrd  United States 74-71-71-72=288 E 162,000
José María Olazábal  Spain 73-71-71-73=288
Mark O'Meara  United States 76-71-70-71=288
David Toms  United States 71-73-70-74=288
Scott Verplank  United States 76-73-70-69=288

Amateurs: Barnes (+3), Mahan (+6), Moore (+13).

Scorecard[edit]

Final round

Hole  1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9  10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18
Par 4 5 4 3 4 3 4 5 4 4 4 3 5 4 5 3 4 4
Canada Weir –3 –4 –4 –4 –4 –5 –5 –5 –5 –5 –5 –5 –6 –6 –7 –7 –7 –7
United States Mattiace E –1 –2 –2 –2 –2 –2 –3 –3 –4 –4 –4 –6 –6 –7 –8 –8 –7
United States Mickelson –1 –2 –2 –2 –2 –1 –2 –2 –2 –2 –2 –2 –3 –3 –4 –4 –4 –5
United States Furyk E –1 –1 –1 –1 –1 –1 –2 –2 –2 –2 –1 –1 –1 –3 -3 –4 –4
United States Maggert –5 –5 –2 –2 –3 –3 –3 –3 –3 –4 –4 +1 +1 E –1 –2 –2 –2
South Africa Els E E +1 +1 +2 +1 +1 E –1 –1 E E –1 –1 –1 –1 –1 –1
Fiji Singh –2 –3 –3 –3 –2 –2 –2 –2 –2 –3 –4 –3 –2 –2 –1 –1 –1 –1
United States Toms –1 –2 –2 –2 –2 –2 –1 –2 –2 –2 –2 –1 E +1 +1 E E E
United States Woods –1 –2 E +1 +1 +1 +2 +3 +2 +2 +2 +2 +1 +2 +2 +2 +2 +2

Cumulative tournament scores, relative to par
Source:[7]

Playoff[edit]

Place Player Country Score To par Money ($)
1 Mike Weir  Canada 5 +1 1,080,000
2 Len Mattiace  United States 6 +2 648,000
  • Sudden-death playoff began and ended on par-4 10th hole; Weir's bogey defeated Mattiace.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Price, S.L. (April 21, 2003). "Weir and Wonderful". Sports Illustrated. 
  2. ^ Dulac, Gerry (April 14, 2003). "A Weir-d Masters". Toledo Blade. Block News Alliance. p. C1. 
  3. ^ a b Ferguson, Dave (April 12, 2013). "On long day at Augusta, it's even longer for Woods". Spokesman-Review. Associated Press. p. C1. 
  4. ^ Bonk, Thomas (April 13, 2003). "Tiger goes from near-miss to near lead". Eugene Register-Guard. (Los Angeles Times). p. D1. 
  5. ^ a b "Tournament Scoreboard: The 67th Masters". Eugene Register-Guard. April 13, 2013. p. D4. 
  6. ^ "Masters playoff format is changed". CNN.com. April 7, 2004. Retrieved January 7, 2013. 
  7. ^ "2003 Masters leaderboard". Augusta.com. April 13, 2003. Retrieved June 20, 2013. 

External links[edit]

Preceded by
2002 PGA Championship
Major Championships Succeeded by
2003 U.S. Open

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