2010 Masters Tournament
|Dates||April 8–11, 2010|
|Course(s)||Augusta National Golf Club|
Japan Golf Tour
|Length||7,435 yards (6,799 m)|
|Field||96 players (48 after cut)|
The 2010 Masters Tournament was the 74th Masters Tournament, played April 8–11 at Augusta National Golf Club. Phil Mickelson won his third Masters and fourth major title, three shots ahead of runner-up Lee Westwood.
The Masters has the smallest field of the major championships. Officially the Masters remains an invitation event, but there is now a qualification process. In theory, the club could simply decline to invite a qualified player. This is the list of the 96 players who played in the 2010 Masters Tournament. Each player is classified according to the first category by which he qualified, but other categories are shown in parentheses.
1. Past Masters Champions
Ángel Cabrera (2,11,15,17,18,19), Fred Couples, Ben Crenshaw, Trevor Immelman, Zach Johnson (15,16,17,18,19), Bernhard Langer, Sandy Lyle, Phil Mickelson (4,5,11,12,15,16,17,18,19), Larry Mize, Mark O'Meara, Vijay Singh (18,19), Craig Stadler, Tom Watson (13), Mike Weir (15,17,18,19), Tiger Woods (2,3,4,11,12,14,15,16,17,18,19), Ian Woosnam
(Past champions who did not play: Tommy Aaron, Seve Ballesteros, Jack Burke, Jr., Billy Casper, Charles Coody, Nick Faldo, Doug Ford, Raymond Floyd, Bob Goalby, Jack Nicklaus, José María Olazábal, Arnold Palmer, Gary Player, and Fuzzy Zoeller). Palmer and Nicklaus were named "honorary starters" and teed off on the first day at the first hole, but did not complete the round.
11. The top 16 finishers and ties in the 2009 Masters Tournament
Chad Campbell, Tim Clark (15,18,19), Steve Flesch, Jim Furyk (15,16,17,18,19), Todd Hamilton, Shingo Katayama, Hunter Mahan (12,15,16,17,18,19), John Merrick, Sean O'Hair (15,16,17,18,19), Kenny Perry (15,16,17,18,19), Steve Stricker (15,16,17,18,19), Camilo Villegas (16,18,19)
15. Top 30 leaders on the 2009 PGA Tour official money earnings list
Paul Casey (18,19), Brian Gay (16,17,18), Retief Goosen (17,18,19), Dustin Johnson (16,17,19), Jerry Kelly (16,17), Matt Kuchar (19), Justin Leonard (18), Kevin Na (17,19), Ian Poulter (16,18,19), John Rollins, Rory Sabbatini (16), John Senden (17), David Toms (17,18), Nick Watney (17,18,19)
16. Winners of PGA Tour events that award a full-point allocation for the season-ending Tour Championship, between the 2009 Masters Tournament and the 2010 Masters Tournament
Ben Crane, Ernie Els (17,18,19), Nathan Green, Bill Haas, Anthony Kim (18,19), Ryan Moore, Ryan Palmer, Heath Slocum (17)
18. Top 50 on the final 2009 Official World Golf Rankings list
Robert Allenby (19), Ben Curtis, Simon Dyson, Anders Hansen, Yuta Ikeda (19), Ryo Ishikawa (19), Miguel Ángel Jiménez (19), Robert Karlsson (19), Martin Kaymer (19), Søren Kjeldsen, Graeme McDowell (19), Edoardo Molinari (19), Francesco Molinari (19), Adam Scott, Oliver Wilson (19)
(Michael Sim (19) withdrew prior to the tournament with a shoulder injury)
20. International invitees
Past champions in the field
Made the cut
|Player||Country||Year(s) won||R1||R2||R3||R4||Total||To par||Finish|
|Phil Mickelson||United States||2004, 2006||67||71||67||67||272||–16||1st|
|Tiger Woods||United States||1997, 2001, 2002, 2005||68||70||70||69||277||–11||T4|
|Fred Couples||United States||1992||66||75||68||70||279||–9||6th|
|Trevor Immelman||South Africa||2008||69||73||72||72||286||–2||T14|
|Tom Watson||United States||1977, 1981||67||74||73||73||287||–1||T18|
|Zach Johnson||United States||2007||70||74||76||75||295||+7||42|
Missed the cut
|Player||Country||Year(s) won||R1||R2||Total||To par|
|Larry Mize||United States||1987||76||72||148||+4|
|Mark O'Meara||United States||1998||75||74||149||+5|
|Bernhard Langer||Germany||1985, 1993||71||78||149||+5|
|Ben Crenshaw||United States||1984, 1995||77||78||155||+11|
|Craig Stadler||United States||1982||79||78||157||+13|
Par 3 Contest
Louis Oosthuizen won the contest with a 6 under par 21. There were 2 holes in one during the contest, both on the 9th hole, achieved by Graeme McDowell and Jim Furyk. McDowell went on to win the U.S. Open, Oosthuizen went on to win The Open Championship, and Furyk went on to win the 2010 FedEx Cup.
Thursday, April 8, 2010
The day started very sunny, but clouds began accumulating later in the morning and thunderstorms were expected in the afternoon; however, the weather remained fair. The much anticipated return of Tiger Woods came on Thursday, who shot a 4-under 68. This was a good opening for Woods, who had never before shot a first round in the 60s at the Masters. But the story of the day was the two Champions Tour players, 60 year-old Tom Watson and 50 year-old Fred Couples, who shot 67 and 66 respectively. Major champions Phil Mickelson and Y.E. Yang were one stroke back of leader Couples along with Lee Westwood, K.J. Choi, and Watson.
|1||Fred Couples||United States||66||–6|
|T2||K.J. Choi||South Korea||67||–5|
|Phil Mickelson||United States|
|Tom Watson||United States|
|Y.E. Yang||South Korea|
|T7||Ricky Barnes||United States||68||–4|
|Anthony Kim||United States|
|Nick Watney||United States|
|Tiger Woods||United States|
Friday, April 9, 2010
Phil Mickelson shot a 1-under 71 despite missing a 1-foot putt on Hole 5. Fred Couples and Tom Watson both fell back after solid opening rounds. Englishmen Lee Westwood and Ian Poulter shared the lead heading into the weekend.
|T3||Ricky Barnes||United States||68-70=138||–6|
|K.J. Choi||South Korea||67-71=138|
|Anthony Kim||United States||68-70=138|
|Phil Mickelson||United States||67-71=138|
|Tiger Woods||United States||68-70=138|
|8||Y.E. Yang||South Korea||67-72=139||–5|
|T9||Fred Couples||United States||66-75=141||–3|
|Tom Watson||United States||67-74=141|
Saturday, April 10, 2010
Lee Westwood continued his solid play in the third round to stay in the lead. Phil Mickelson shot a 67, including a dramatic eagle-eagle-birdie on 13, 14 and 15, to move into second place, three strokes clear of the rest of the field.
|2||Phil Mickelson||United States||67-71-67=205||–11|
|T3||K.J. Choi||South Korea||67-71-70=208||–8|
|Tiger Woods||United States||68-70-70=208|
|5||Fred Couples||United States||66-75-68=209||–7|
|T6||Ricky Barnes||United States||68-70-72=210||–6|
|Hunter Mahan||United States||71-71-68=210|
|T9||Anthony Kim||United States||68-70-73=211||–5|
|Y.E. Yang||South Korea||67-72-72=211|
Sunday, April 11, 2010
Fred Couples mounted an early charge up the leaderboard with two birdies in his first three holes, but he quickly cooled off and ended up in sixth place. Overnight leader Lee Westwood started erratically, while Phil Mickelson parred his first seven holes. K.J. Choi was briefly tied for the lead at -12 with a birdie at 10 but he eventually fell back to a tie for fourth with playing partner Tiger Woods (they were paired together for all four rounds of the tournament). 24-year old Anthony Kim shot a blistering 65, including a -5 run over four holes; he finished third. But down the stretch, Mickelson pulled away from Westwood with a bogey-free round of 67 to win the tournament.
|Place||Player||Country||Score||To par||Money ($)|
|1||Phil Mickelson||United States||67-71-67-67=272||–16||1,350,000|
|3||Anthony Kim||United States||68-70-73-65=276||–12||510,000|
|T4||K.J. Choi||South Korea||67-71-70-69=277||–11||330,000|
|Tiger Woods||United States||68-70-70-69=277|
|6||Fred Couples||United States||66-75-68-70=279||–9||270,000|
|7||Nick Watney||United States||68-76-71-65=280||–8||251,250|
|T8||Hunter Mahan||United States||71-71-68-71=281||–7||225,000|
|Y.E. Yang||South Korea||67-72-72-70=281|
|T10||Ricky Barnes||United States||68-70-72-73=283||–5||195,000|
- Final bulletin - 2010 prize money
Cumulative tournament scores, relative to par
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- 2010 Masters Tournament Invitees
- Four-time major winner Floyd calls it a career
- Olazabal To Miss Masters
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- "2010 Masters leaderboard". Yahoo! Sports. Retrieved January 4, 2013.
2009 PGA Championship
|Major Championships||Succeeded by
2010 U.S. Open