2004 Masters Tournament

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2004 Masters Tournament
Tournament information
Dates April 8–11, 2004
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, 44 after cut
Cut 149 (+5)
Prize fund $6,000,000
5,191,244
Winner's share $1,170,000
€966,227
Champion
United States Phil Mickelson
279 (−9)

The 2004 Masters Tournament was the 68th Masters Tournament, held April 8–11 at Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, Georgia. Phil Mickelson, 33, won his first major championship with a birdie on final hole to win by one stroke over runner-up Ernie Els.[1][2] The purse was $6.0 million and the winner's share was $1.17 million.

Playoff alteration[edit]

Prior to this Masters, the sudden-death playoff was changed to begin on the 18th hole and alternate with the 10th hole. This new starting point was first used the following year in 2005. When the playoff format was changed to sudden-death for 1976, it began at the 10th hole, then went to the 11th, and was first used in 1979.[3] Prior to 1976, playoffs at Augusta were full 18-hole rounds on Monday, and the last was won by Billy Casper in 1970. The exception was the first playoff in 1935, which was 36 holes.

Course[edit]

Hole Name Yards Par Hole Name Yards Par
1 Tea Olive 435 4 10 Camellia 495 4
2 Pink Dogwood 575 5 11 White Dogwood 490 4
3 Flowering Peach 350 4 12 Golden Bell 155 3
4 Flowering Crab Apple 205 3 13 Azalea 510 5
5 Magnolia 455 4 14 Chinese Fir 440 4
6 Juniper 180 3 15 Firethorn 500 5
7 Pampas 410 4 16 Redbud 170 3
8 Yellow Jasmine 570 5 17 Nandina 425 4
9 Carolina Cherry 460 4 18 Holly 465 4
Out 3,640 36 In 3,650 36
Total 7,290 72

Past champions in the field[edit]

Made the cut[edit]

Player Country Year(s) won R1 R2 R3 R4 Total To par Finish
Bernhard Langer  Germany 1985, 1993 71 73 69 72 285 −3 T4
Fred Couples  United States 1992 73 69 74 70 286 −2 T6
Vijay Singh  Fiji 2000 75 73 69 69 286 −2 T6
Tiger Woods  United States 1997, 2001, 2002 75 69 75 71 290 +2 T22
Mark O'Meara  United States 1998 73 70 75 74 292 +4 T27
José María Olazábal  Spain 1994, 1999 71 69 79 75 294 +6 30
Sandy Lyle  Scotland 1988 72 74 75 76 297 +9 T37

Missed the cut[edit]

Player Country Year(s) won R1 R2 Total To par
Ben Crenshaw  United States 1984, 1995 74 75 149 +5
Raymond Floyd  United States 1976 73 76 149 +5
Craig Stadler  United States 1982 74 75 149 +5
Mike Weir  Canada 2003 79 70 149 +5
Larry Mize  United States 1987 76 74 150 +6
Jack Nicklaus  United States 1963, 1965, 1966,
1972, 1975, 1986
75 75 150 +6
Nick Faldo  England 1989, 1990, 1996 76 75 151 +7
Ian Woosnam  Wales 1991 76 75 151 +7
Tom Watson  United States 1977, 1981 76 76 152 +8
Fuzzy Zoeller  United States 1979 79 81 160 +16
Gary Player  South Africa 1961, 1974, 1978 82 80 162 +18
Charles Coody  United States 1971 88 79 167 +23
Arnold Palmer  United States 1958, 1960,
1962, 1964
84 84 168 +24
Tommy Aaron  United States 1973 87 83 170 +26

Round-by-round results[edit]

First round[edit]

Thursday, April 8, 2004
Friday, April 9, 2004

The first round was dominated by 23-year old Justin Rose, who posted a five-under 67 on the day. Americans Chris DiMarco and Jay Haas shot 69 (−3) and two-time U.S. Open champion Ernie Els was among a group tied for fourth with 70 (−2). Among the seven players tied at 71 (−1) was two-time Masters champion, José María Olazábal. Phil Mickelson shot an even-par 72, and eight-time major champion, Tiger Woods shot a 75 (+3). The winner of the last major (2003 PGA Championship), Shaun Micheel, was at even-par 72. Play was suspended for roughly two hours due to rain, so 18 players completed their opening round on Friday morning.

Place Player Country Score To par
1 Justin Rose  England 67 −5
T2 Chris DiMarco  United States 69 −3
Jay Haas  United States
T4 Ernie Els  South Africa 70 −2
Alex Čejka  Germany
Chris Riley  United States
Darren Clarke  Northern Ireland
T8 K. J. Choi  South Korea 71 −1
Charles Howell III  United States
Bernhard Langer  Germany
Colin Montgomerie  Scotland
José María Olazábal  Spain
Phillip Price  Wales
Kirk Triplett  United States

Second round[edit]

Friday, April 9, 2004

First round leader Rose put together another good round (71) to take the 36-hole lead at 138 (−6). Olazábal shot a 69 to close within two strokes of the lead in tie for second with Alex Čejka, who shot 70. Mickelson, trying to remove the best player never to win a major championship label, moved into a share of fourth with a 69, alongside K. J. Choi. Davis Love III was one of two to shoot the round of the day with a 67 (−5), which moved him into a tie for sixth with Els, DiMarco, Charles Howell III, and 1992 champion Fred Couples. Most notables made the cut at 149 (+5), but among thos failing to advance were defending champion Mike Weir and Ben Curtis, the 2003 Open Champion .

Place Player Country Score To par
1 Justin Rose  England 67-71=138 −6
T2 Alex Čejka  Germany 70-70=140 −4
José María Olazábal  Spain 71-69=140
T4 K. J. Choi  South Korea 71-70=141 −3
Phil Mickelson  United States 72-69=141
T6 Fred Couples  United States 73-69=142 −2
Chris DiMarco  United States 69=73=142
Ernie Els  South Africa 70-72=142
Charles Howell III  United States 71-71=142
Davis Love III  United States 75-67=142

Amateurs: Snedeker (+4), Wittenberg (+4), Smith (+6), Flanagan (+8), Wolstenholme (+9).

Third round[edit]

Saturday, April 10, 2004

Mickelson moved from fourth to take the 54-hole lead with a three-under 69, while the top three golfers after round two collapsed. Rose shot an 81 (+9) and Olazábal shot a 79 to tie at 219 (+3), and Čejka shot a 78 (+6). This collective meltdown by the top three allowed Mickelson and DiMarco to rise to the top. DiMarco finished tied for the 54-hole lead with a four-under 68. Paul Casey put together a 68 as well to move within two strokes of the co-leaders at the end of the day. Els continued his steady play with a one-under 71 to move into a three-way tie for third. Kirk Triplett and Fredrik Jacobson put themselves in contention at seventh and eighth, respectively.

Place Player Country Score To par
T1 Chris DiMarco  United States 69-73-68=210 −6
Phil Mickelson  United States 72-69-69=210
3 Paul Casey  England 75-69-68=212 −4
T4 K.J. Choi  South Korea 71-70-72=213 −3
Ernie Els  South Africa 70-72-71=213
Bernhard Langer  Germany 71-73-69=213
7 Kirk Triplett  United States 71-74-69=214 −2
8 Fredrik Jacobson  Sweden 74-74-67=215 −1
T9 Stewart Cink  United States 74-73-69=216 E
Fred Couples  United States 73-69-74=216
Jay Haas  United States 69-75-72=216
Pádraig Harrington  Ireland 74-74-68=216
Davis Love III  United States 75-67-74=216
Nick Price  Zimbabwe 72-73-71=216

Final round[edit]

Sunday, April 11, 2004

In one of the most exciting back nines in Masters history, Mickelson dueled Els to claim his first major championship. Mickelson shot a final round 69, sealed with an 18-foot (5 m) birdie on the 18th green win by a stroke. Playing two groups ahead of Mickelson, Els started the day at −3 and posted a 67 (−5). As Mickelson approached the final hole, Els' total of 280 (−8) appeared enough to at least get him into a playoff. Els stumbled out of the gate with two bogeys in his first five holes, but quickly regained his form. He collected two eagles on his round, at the par-5 8th and 13th holes. Els also connected on a birdie at the 15th to get him to −8. Seeing his first major possibly slip away with a 38 (+2) on his front nine, Mickelson had to match Els's fire on the back nine, and shot a bogey-free 31, with birdies on five of the final seven holes. Knowing Els had eagled the 13th, Mickelson birdied the par-3 12th and par-5 13th. He briefly tied Els with his third consecutive birdie at the par-4 14th, then had a disappointing par on the par-5 15th. At the par-3 16th, Mickelson put his tee shot 20 feet (6 m) above the pin and holed the dramatic putt to tie for the lead. He remained tied heading to the final tee, and when his approach shot landed on the green, a winning putt was before him. As Mickelson sunk the putt, he jumped for joy as he won his first major title.[1][2]

K. J. Choi finished third, which was his best major finish, with a final round 69 to total 282 (−6). Sergio García shot the round of the tournament with a 66 (−6) to tie for fourth with two-time Masters champion, Bernhard Langer, who shot an even-par on the round. Four major champions, including two former Masters champions (Vijay Singh, Couples, Love, and Nick Price) finished in a tie for sixth at 286 (−2). Woods' streak of not winning a major continued to seven with a disappointing 290 (+2), as did first and second round leader, Rose.

Place Player Country Score To par Money ($)
1 Phil Mickelson  United States 72-69-69-69=279 −9 1,170,000
2 Ernie Els  South Africa 70-72-71-67=280 −8 702,000
3 K. J. Choi  South Korea 71-70-72-69=282 −6 442,000
T4 Sergio García  Spain 72-72-75-66=285 −3 286,000
Bernhard Langer  Germany 71-73-69-72=285
T6 Paul Casey  England 75-69-68-74=286 −2 189,893
Fred Couples  United States 73-69-74-70=286
Chris DiMarco  United States 69-73-68-76=286
Davis Love III  United States 75-67-74-70=286
Nick Price  Zimbabwe 72-73-71-70=286
Vijay Singh  Fiji 75-73-69-69=286
Kirk Triplett  United States 71-74-69-72=286

Amateurs: Wittenberg (E), Snedeker (+12).

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
United States Mickelson −6 −7 −6 −6 −5 −4 −4 −4 −4 −4 −4 −5 −6 −7 −7 −8 −8 −9
South Africa Els −3 −4 −3 −3 −2 −2 −3 −5 −5 −5 −5 −5 −7 −7 −8 −8 −8 −8

Cumulative tournament scores, relative to par
Source:[1][4]

Quotes[edit]

  • "Is it his time? YES! At long last!"Jim Nantz's (CBS Sports) call as Mickelson sunk his birdie putt on the 18th hole to defeat Ernie Els and win the tournament.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Dulac, Gerry (April 12, 2004). "Finally!". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. p. C-1. 
  2. ^ a b Shipnuck, Alan (April 19, 2004). "Amen". Sports Illustrated. Retrieved April 10, 2013. 
  3. ^ "Masters playoff format is changed". CNN.com. April 7, 2004. Retrieved April 7, 2013. 
  4. ^ "Leaderboard: 2004 Masters". Yahoo! Sports. April 11, 2004. Retrieved April 10, 2013. 

External links[edit]

Preceded by
2003 PGA Championship
Major Championships Succeeded by
2004 U.S. Open

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