2006 Masters Tournament

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2006 Masters Tournament
Tournament information
Dates April 6–9, 2006
Location Augusta, Georgia
Course(s) Augusta National Golf Club
Tour(s) PGA Tour
European Tour
Japan Golf Tour
Statistics
Par 72
Length 7,445 yards (6,808 m)[1]
Field 90 players, 47 after cut
Cut 148 (+4)
Prize fund $7,000,000
5,624,349
Winner's share $1,260,000
€1,037,977
Champion
United States Phil Mickelson
281 (–7)

The 2006 Masters Tournament was the 70th Masters Tournament, played April 6–9 at Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, Georgia. Prior to the tournament, the course was lengthened by 155 yards (142 m)[2] to 7,445 yards (6,808 m), up from 7,290 yards (6,666 m) in 2005. Phil Mickelson won the second of his three Masters and second consecutive major with a 281 (–7), two strokes ahead of runner-up Tim Clark.[3][2] The purse was $7 million and the winner's share was $1.26 million.

Course[edit]

Hole Name Yards Par Hole Name Yards Par
1 Tea Olive 455 4 10 Camellia 495 4
2 Pink Dogwood 575 5 11 White Dogwood 505 4
3 Flowering Peach 350 4 12 Golden Bell 155 3
4 Flowering Crab Apple 240 3 13 Azalea 510 5
5 Magnolia 455 4 14 Chinese Fir 440 4
6 Juniper 180 3 15 Firethorn 530 5
7 Pampas 450 4 16 Redbud 170 3
8 Yellow Jasmine 570 5 17 Nandina 440 4
9 Carolina Cherry 460 4 18 Holly 465 4
Out 3,735 36 In 3,710 36
Source:[1] Total 7,445 72

Field[edit]

1. Masters champions
Charles Coody, Fred Couples (12,14,16,17), Ben Crenshaw, Nick Faldo, Raymond Floyd, Bernhard Langer, Sandy Lyle, Phil Mickelson (4,10,13,14,16,17), Larry Mize, José María Olazábal (12,16,17), Mark O'Meara, Gary Player, Vijay Singh (4,10,11,14,15,16,17), Craig Stadler, Tom Watson, Mike Weir (10,16,17), Tiger Woods (2,3,10,11,12,13,14,15,16,17), Ian Woosnam, Fuzzy Zoeller

2. U.S. Open champions (last five years)
Michael Campbell (11,16,17), Jim Furyk (14,16,17), Retief Goosen (10,14,16,17)

3. The Open champions (last five years)
Ben Curtis, David Duval, Ernie Els (16,17), Todd Hamilton

4. PGA champions (last five years)
Rich Beem, Shaun Micheel, David Toms (14,15,16,17)

5. The Players Championship winners (last three years)
Stephen Ames (15,17), Fred Funk (14,16,17), Adam Scott (14,16,17)

6. U.S. Amateur champion and runner-up
Dillon Dougherty (a), Edoardo Molinari (a)

7. The Amateur champion
Brian McElhinney (a)

8. U.S. Amateur Public Links champion
Clay Ogden (a)

9. U.S. Mid-Amateur champion
Kevin Marsh (a)

10. Top 16 players and ties from the 2005 Masters
Chris DiMarco (14,16,17), Luke Donald (14,15,16,17), Mark Hensby (11,16), Tim Herron (14,16), David Howell (16,17), Trevor Immelman, Tom Lehman (16,17), Justin Leonard (14,16,17), Thomas Levet, Rod Pampling (16,17)

  • Ryan Moore did not play, as he was recovering from wrist surgery.

11. Top eight players and ties from the 2005 U.S. Open
Tim Clark (14,16,17), Sergio García (14,16,17), Davis Love III (13,14,16,17), Rocco Mediate

12. Top four players and ties from the 2005 Open Championship
Colin Montgomerie (16,17)

13. Top four players and ties from 2005 PGA Championship
Thomas Bjørn (16,17)

14. Top 40 players from the 2005 PGA Tour money list
Stuart Appleby (15,16,17), Jason Bohn, Olin Browne, Bart Bryant (16,17), Mark Calcavecchia, Chad Campbell (15,16,17), K. J. Choi (16,17), Ben Crane (16,17), Lucas Glover, Pádraig Harrington (16,17), Charles Howell III, Brandt Jobe (16,17), Zach Johnson (17), Peter Lonard (16), Shigeki Maruyama (16), Billy Mayfair, Joe Ogilvie, Geoff Ogilvy (15,16,17), Sean O'Hair (16,17), Carl Pettersson (17), Ted Purdy, Vaughn Taylor, Scott Verplank (16,17)

  • Kenny Perry (16,17) did not play, as he was recovering from knee surgery.

15. Top 10 players from the 2006 PGA Tour money list on March 27
Arron Oberholser (17), Rory Sabbatini (17)

16. Top 50 players from the final 2005 world ranking
Robert Allenby (17), Ángel Cabrera (17), Stewart Cink (17), Darren Clarke (17), John Daly, Miguel Ángel Jiménez (17), Shingo Katayama (17), Paul McGinley (17), Nick O'Hern (17), Henrik Stenson (17), Lee Westwood (17)

17. Top 50 players from world ranking published March 27

  • All such players were eligible under higher categories.

18. Special foreign invitation
Thongchai Jaidee

Past champions in the field[edit]

Made the cut[edit]

Player Country Year(s) won R1 R2 R3 R4 Total To par Finish
Phil Mickelson  United States 2004 70 72 70 69 281 –7 1
Fred Couples  United States 1992 71 70 72 71 284 –4 T3
José María Olazábal  Spain 1994, 1999 76 71 71 66 284 –4 T3
Tiger Woods  United States 1997, 2001,
2002, 2005
72 71 71 70 284 –4 T3
Vijay Singh  Fiji 2000 67 74 73 71 285 –3 T8
Mike Weir  Canada 2003 71 73 73 70 287 –1 T11
Larry Mize  United States 1987 75 72 77 72 296 +8 T42
Ben Crenshaw  United States 1983, 1995 71 72 78 79 300 +12 47

Missed the cut[edit]

Player Country Year(s) won R1 R2 Total To par
Ian Woosnam  Wales 1991 77 72 149 +5
Raymond Floyd  United States 1976 79 73 152 +8
Nick Faldo  England 1989, 1990, 1996 79 74 153 +9
Bernhard Langer  Germany 1985, 1993 79 74 153 +9
Mark O'Meara  United States 1998 82 72 154 +10
Tom Watson  United States 1977, 1981 79 75 154 +10
Craig Stadler  United States 1982 77 78 155 +11
Fuzzy Zoeller  United States 1979 78 81 159 +15
Gary Player  South Africa 1961, 1974, 1978 79 81 160 +16
Sandy Lyle  Scotland 1988 80 81 161 +17
Charles Coody  United States 1971 89 74 163 +19

Round summaries[edit]

First round[edit]

Thursday, April 6, 2006

Eighteen players broke par on the lengthened Augusta National. Vijay Singh, the 2001 champion, shot a five-under 67 to take the first round lead by one stroke over Rocco Mediate. Arron Oberholser was next with a 69 for solo third place. Four others were at 70, including 2004 champion and two-time U.S. Open champion Retief Goosen. Defending champion Tiger Woods shot an even-par 72, despite a pair of three-putt bogeys and a double bogey on the par-5 15th hole.[4]

Place Player Country Score To par
1 Vijay Singh  Fiji 67 –5
2 Rocco Mediate  United States 68 –4
3 Arron Oberholser  United States 69 –3
T4 Tim Clark  South Africa 70 –2
Retief Goosen  South Africa
Phil Mickelson  United States
Geoff Ogilvy  Australia
T8 Stuart Appleby  Australia 71 –1
Rich Beem  United States
Chad Campbell  United States
Fred Couples  United States
Ben Crenshaw  United States
Ben Curtis  United States
Ernie Els  South Africa
David Howell  England
Billy Mayfair  United States
Nick O'Hern  Australia
Mike Weir  Canada

Second round[edit]

Friday, April 7, 2006

Chad Campbell, with just one top ten result at a major (runner-up at 2003 PGA Championship), lead at the halfway point by three strokes at 138 (–6). His 67 (–5) on Friday was one of only three scores in the 60s in the second round. In a tie for second at 141 (–3) was Singh, Mediate, and 1992 champion Fred Couples, age 46, who tied Gary Player's record for making the cut at 23 appearances. Mickelson shot even par for the round and was among a group tied for fifth at 142 (–2). The cut was set at 148 (+4) and better; among the notables to miss the cut was Chris DiMarco, the playoff runner-up to Woods in 2005.[5]

Place Player Country Score To par
1 Chad Campbell  United States 71-67=138 –6
T2 Fred Couples  United States 71-70=141 –3
Rocco Mediate  United States 68-73=141
Vijay Singh  Fiji 67-74=141
T5 Tim Clark  South Africa 70-72=142 –2
Darren Clarke  Northern Ireland 72-70=142
Ernie Els  South Africa 71-71=142
David Howell  England 71-71=142
Phil Mickelson  United States 70-72=142
T10 Olin Browne  United States 74-69=143 –1
Ben Crenshaw  United States 71-72=143
Retief Goosen  South Africa 70-73=143
Pádraig Harrington  Ireland 73-70=143
Billy Mayfair  United States 71-72=143
Nick O'Hern  Australia 71-72=143
Tiger Woods  United States 72-71=143

Amateurs: McElhinney (+11), Molinari (+13), Ogden (+15), Dougherty (+16), Marsh (+16).

Third round[edit]

Saturday, April 8, 2006
Sunday, April 9, 2006

Thunderstorms postponed a good chunk of action in the third round, forcing it to be completed on Sunday morning.[6] Mickelson moved to the top of the leaderboard with a two-under 70 to 212 (–4). Second round leader Campbell shot 75 (+3) to fall into a tie for second with Couples, who shot even par for the round. Woods shot 71 for 214, two strokes back in a six way tie for fourth, long with Singh and Stephen Ames.

Place Player Country Score To par
1 Phil Mickelson  United States 70-72-70=212 –4
T2 Chad Campbell  United States 71-67-75=213 –3
Fred Couples  United States 71-70-72=213
T4 Stephen Ames  Canada 74-70-70=214 –2
Tim Clark  South Africa 70-72-72=214
Darren Clarke  Northern Ireland 72-70-72=214
Rocco Mediate  United States 68-73-73=214
Vijay Singh  Fiji 67-74-73=214
Tiger Woods  United States 72-71-71=214
T10 Retief Goosen  South Africa 70-73-72=215 –1
Miguel Ángel Jiménez  Spain 72-74-69=215

Final round[edit]

Sunday, April 9, 2006

Mickelson won his second consecutive major (2005 PGA Championship) and his second green jacket with a final round 69 for a two-stroke victory over Tim Clark. Mickelson's lone bogey was at the final hole, when he had victory all but assured. The win also gave him his third major in the last nine. Clark finished in solo second by holing-out from a green side bunker at the 72nd hole. Woods shot a two-under 70 to finish three strokes behind Mickelson and in a five-way tie for third with Couples, Goosen, Campbell, and José María Olazábal. The 1994 and 1999 champion shot the round of the tournament, a six-under 66.[2][3] After hitting the flagstick at nine and lipping out a par putt at eleven, Mediate made a ten at the par-3 12th.[7]

Place Player Country Score To par Money ($)
1 Phil Mickelson  United States 70-72-70-69=281 –7 1,260,000
2 Tim Clark  South Africa 70-72-72-69=283 –5 756,000
T3 Chad Campbell  United States 71-67-75-71=284 –4 315,700
Fred Couples  United States 71-70-72-71=284
Retief Goosen  South Africa 70-73-72-69=284
José María Olazábal  Spain 76-71-71-66=284
Tiger Woods  United States 72-71-71-70=284
T8 Ángel Cabrera  Argentina 73-74-70-68=285 –3 210,000
Vijay Singh  Fiji 67-74-73-71=285
10 Stewart Cink  United States 72-73-71-70=286 –2 189,000

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 –4 –4 –4 –4 –4 –4 –5 –6 –6 –6 –6 –6 –7 –7 –8 –8 –8 –7
South Africa Clark –2 –1 –1 –1 –2 –2 –2 –3 –4 –4 –4 –3 –3 –4 –4 –4 –4 –5
United States Campbell –2 –3 –3 –3 –3 –3 –4 –4 –4 –4 –3 –3 –3 –4 –3 –2 –3 –4
United States Couples –4 –4 –4 –4 –4 –4 –5 –5 –5 –5 –4 –4 –5 –4 –4 –4 –4 –4
South Africa Goosen –1 –2 –2 –2 –2 –1 –1 –2 –2 –2 –2 –1 –2 –2 –3 –4 –4 –4
Spain Olazábal +2 +1 E –1 –1 E –1 –2 –2 –2 –1 –1 –2 –3 –5 –4 –4 –4
United States Woods –2 –3 –3 –3 –3 –2 –2 –2 –2 –2 –1 –1 –2 –2 –3 –4 –3 –4
Canada Ames –2 –2 –2 –1 –1 –1 E E E E E E E E –1 –1 –1 –1
Spain Jiménez –2 –3 –3 –3 –4 –4 –4 –4 –4 –3 –3 –2 –3 –3 –3 –2 –1 –1
Northern Ireland Clarke –3 –3 –3 –3 –2 –1 –1 –1 E +1 +1 +1 +2 +2 +1 +1 +2 +3
United States Mediate –1 –1 –1 –1 –1 –2 –3 –4 –4 –4 –3 +4 +4 +5 +5 +5 +5 +6

Cumulative tournament scores, relative to par
Source:[8]

Par 3 Contest[edit]

Ben Crane won the annual Par 3 contest, which took place on Wednesday, April 5, with a four-under 23. Arnold Palmer and Jack Nicklaus, made a curtain call at the event; Nicklaus was one-under and was in contention throughout the day. Pádraig Harrington, Clark, and Oberholser all aced the 135-yard (123 m) ninth hole.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "The Course". Spartanburg Herald-Journal (Spartanburg, South Carolina). Associated Press. April 5, 2006. p. 3-Masters. Retrieved January 7, 2013. 
  2. ^ a b c Shipnuck, Alan (April 17, 2006). "Master Craftsman". Sports Illustrated. Retrieved June 2, 2013. 
  3. ^ a b Dulac, Gerry (April 10, 2006). "Second coat of green". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. p. D-1. 
  4. ^ Dulac, Gerry (April 7, 2006). "Off course". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. p. D-1. 
  5. ^ Dulac, Gerry (April 8, 2006). "Backspin". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. p. D-1. 
  6. ^ Thompson, Wright (April 9, 2006). "Rain: It's par for the course". Lewiston Tribune. (Kansas City Star). p. B1. 
  7. ^ Dulac, Gerry (April 10, 2006). "Augusta's cruel twists turn on Mediate". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. p. D-7. 
  8. ^ "2006 Masters leaderboard". Yahoo! Sports. Retrieved June 2, 2013. 

External links[edit]

Preceded by
2005 PGA Championship
Major Championships Succeeded by
2006 U.S. Open

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