2011 Masters Tournament

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2011 Masters Tournament
Tournament information
Dates April 7–10, 2011
Location Augusta, Georgia
Course(s) Augusta National Golf Club
Tour(s) PGA Tour
European Tour
Japan Golf Tour
Statistics
Par 72
Length 7,435 yards (6,799 m)[1][2]
Field 99 players, 49 after cut
Cut 145 (+1)
Prize fund $8,000,000[3]
5,660,915
Winner's share $1,440,000
€1,011,691
Champion
South Africa Charl Schwartzel
274 (−14)

The 2011 Masters Tournament was the 75th Masters Tournament, held April 7–10 at Augusta National Golf Club. Charl Schwartzel won his first major championship, two strokes ahead of runners-up Adam Scott and Jason Day.[4]

Eight players held a share of the lead in the last round including Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy (and one player from every continent except Antarctica). McIlroy had at least a share of the lead for the first three rounds and had a four stroke advantage entering Sunday's final round, but shot an 80 to finish ten strokes behind Schwartzel.[5]

The 2011 Masters was Vijay Singh's 67th consecutive major championship and Ben Crenshaw's 40th consecutive Masters appearance. The top-ranked player in the world, Martin Kaymer, failed to make the cut, and Hideki Matsuyama was the only amateur to play on the weekend.[5][6]

Arnold Palmer and Jack Nicklaus served as honorary starters on Thursday morning, hitting ceremonial tee shots to open the tournament.[7]

Course[edit]

Hole Name Yards Par Hole Name Yards Par
1 Tea Olive 445 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 3,725 36 In 3,710 36
Source:[1] Total 7,435 72

Field[edit]

The Masters has the smallest field of the major championships.[8] Officially the Masters remains an invitation event, but there is a set of qualifying criteria that determines who is included in the field.[9] Each player is classified according to the first category by which he qualified, and other categories are shown in parentheses.[10]

Golfers who qualify based solely on their performance in amateur tournaments (categories 6-10) must remain amateurs on the starting day of the tournament to be eligible to play.

1. Past Masters Champions
Ángel Cabrera (2), Fred Couples (11), Ben Crenshaw, Trevor Immelman (11), Zach Johnson (14,15,16,17,18,19), Sandy Lyle, Phil Mickelson (11,12,15,16,17,18,19), Larry Mize, José María Olazábal, Mark O'Meara, Vijay Singh, Craig Stadler, Tom Watson, Mike Weir, Tiger Woods (2,3,4,11,12,18,19), Ian Woosnam

(Past champions who did not play: Tommy Aaron, Seve Ballesteros, Jack Burke, Jr., Billy Casper, Charles Coody, Nick Faldo, Raymond Floyd, Doug Ford, Bob Goalby, Bernhard Langer, Jack Nicklaus, Arnold Palmer, Gary Player, and Fuzzy Zoeller.)

2. Last five U.S. Open Champions
Lucas Glover, Graeme McDowell (12,16,18,19), Geoff Ogilvy (15,17,18,19)

3. Last five British Open Champions
Stewart Cink (18), Pádraig Harrington (4,18,19), Louis Oosthuizen (13,16,18,19)

4. Last five PGA Champions
Martin Kaymer (12,14,16,18,19), Y. E. Yang (11,18,19)

5. Last three winners of The Players Championship
Tim Clark (15,16,17,18,19), Sergio García, Henrik Stenson (13)

6. Top two finishers in the 2010 U.S. Amateur
David Chung, Peter Uihlein

7. Winner of the 2010 Amateur Championship
Jin Jeong

8. Winner of the 2010 Asian Amateur
Hideki Matsuyama

9. Winner of the 2010 U.S. Amateur Public Links
Lion Kim

10. Winner of the 2010 U.S. Mid-Amateur
Nathan Smith

11. The top 16 finishers and ties in the 2010 Masters Tournament
Ricky Barnes, K. J. Choi (17,18,19), Miguel Ángel Jiménez (18,19), Jerry Kelly, Anthony Kim (15,18,19), Hunter Mahan (15,16,17,18,19), Steve Marino, Ryan Moore (17,18,19), Ian Poulter (18,19), David Toms, Nick Watney (15,16,17,18,19), Lee Westwood (13,16,18,19)

12. Top 8 finishers and ties in the 2010 U.S. Open
Alex Čejka, Ernie Els (15,17,18,19), Grégory Havret, Dustin Johnson (15,16,17,18,19), Matt Kuchar (15,16,17,18,19), Davis Love III, Brandt Snedeker

13. Top 4 finishers and ties in the 2010 British Open Championship
Paul Casey (15,17,18,19), Rory McIlroy (14,15,16,18,19)

14. Top 4 finishers and ties in the 2010 PGA Championship
Bubba Watson (15,16,17,18,19)

15. Top 30 leaders on the 2010 PGA Tour official money earnings list
Robert Allenby (17,18,19), Ben Crane (17,18,19), Jason Day (16,17,18,19), Luke Donald (16,17,18,19), Rickie Fowler (18,19), Jim Furyk (16,17,18,19), Retief Goosen (17,18,19), Bill Haas (19), Charley Hoffman (16,17), Jeff Overton (17), Ryan Palmer (17), Justin Rose (16,17,18,19), Adam Scott (16,17,18,19), Heath Slocum, Steve Stricker (16,17,18,19), Bo Van Pelt (17,18,19), Camilo Villegas (17,18,19)

16. Winners of PGA Tour events that award a full-point allocation for the season-ending Tour Championship, between the 2010 Masters Tournament and the 2011 Masters Tournament
Stuart Appleby, Arjun Atwal, Aaron Baddeley, Jason Bohn, Jonathan Byrd, Martin Laird (17,18,19), Carl Pettersson, D. A. Points, Rory Sabbatini, Jhonattan Vegas, Mark Wilson (19), Gary Woodland

17. All players qualifying for the 2010 edition of The Tour Championship
Kevin Na, Kevin Streelman

18. Top 50 on the final 2010 Official World Golf Rankings list
Ross Fisher (19), Hiroyuki Fujita, Peter Hanson (19), Yuta Ikeda (19), Ryo Ishikawa (19), Robert Karlsson (19), Kim Kyung-tae (19), Edoardo Molinari (19), Francesco Molinari (19), Sean O'Hair, Álvaro Quirós (19), Charl Schwartzel (19)

19. Top 50 on the Official World Golf Rankings list on March 27, 2011
Anders Hansen

20. International invitees
None

Past champions in the field[edit]

Made the cut[edit]

Player Country Year(s) won R1 R2 R3 R4 Total To par Finish
Tiger Woods  United States 1997, 2001, 2002, 2005 71 66 74 67 278 −10 T4
Ángel Cabrera  Argentina 2009 71 70 67 71 279 −9 7
Fred Couples  United States 1992 71 68 72 73 284 −4 T15
Trevor Immelman  South Africa 2008 69 73 73 69 284 −4 T15
Phil Mickelson  United States 2004, 2006, 2010 70 72 71 74 287 −1 T27

Missed the cut[edit]

Player Country Year(s) won R1 R2 Total To par
Zach Johnson  United States 2007 73 73 146 +2
Larry Mize  United States 1987 73 77 150 +6
Mark O'Meara  United States 1998 77 73 150 +6
José María Olazábal  Spain 1994, 1999 73 77 150 +6
Craig Stadler  United States 1982 80 71 151 +7
Tom Watson  United States 1977, 1981 79 72 151 +7
Sandy Lyle  Scotland 1988 73 80 153 +9
Vijay Singh  Fiji 2000 76 78 154 +10
Ben Crenshaw  United States 1984, 1995 78 77 155 +11
Mike Weir  Canada 2003 76 79 155 +11
Ian Woosnam  Wales 1991 78 77 155 +11

Round summaries[edit]

First round[edit]

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Rory McIlroy and Álvaro Quirós shot 65 to co-lead after the first round.[6] K. J. Choi and Y. E. Yang shot 67 to trail by two shots. Defending champion Phil Mickelson, whose lone bogey came at the 18th hole, shot 70 and Tiger Woods a 71. Henrik Stenson struggled to an 83, including a quintuple bogey 8 on the par-3 4th hole, the highest score on the hole in the history of the Masters.[11]

Place Player Country Score To par
T1 Rory McIlroy  Northern Ireland 65 −7
Álvaro Quirós  Spain
T3 K. J. Choi  South Korea 67 −5
Y. E. Yang  South Korea
T5 Ricky Barnes  United States 68 −4
Matt Kuchar  United States
T7 Ross Fisher  England 69 −3
Sergio García  Spain
Trevor Immelman  South Africa
Geoff Ogilvy  Australia
Charl Schwartzel  South Africa
Brandt Snedeker  United States
Gary Woodland  United States

Second round[edit]

Friday, April 8, 2011

McIlroy kept his lead with a 69 (−3), while Álvaro Quirós shot a 73 (+1) to fall back to −6, four shots off the lead. Jason Day, in his first Masters appearance, shot a 64 (−8) on Friday to move into second place with record second round score for a first time participant. Tiger Woods shot a 66 to put himself back in the tournament at −7, three shots off the lead. Woods shot 31 on the back nine to charge up the leaderboard. K. J. Choi shot a 70 to move to −7, into third place along with Woods. Notable players who missed the cut were Graeme McDowell, Martin Kaymer, Pádraig Harrington, and Hunter Mahan.[6]

Place Player Country Score To par
1 Rory McIlroy  Northern Ireland 65-69=134 −10
2 Jason Day  Australia 72-64=136 −8
T3 K. J. Choi  South Korea 67-70=137 −7
Tiger Woods  United States 71-66=137
T5 Geoff Ogilvy  Australia 69-69=138 −6
Álvaro Quirós  Spain 65-73=138
T7 Ricky Barnes  United States 68-71=139 −5
Fred Couples  United States 71-68=139
Rickie Fowler  United States 70-69=139
Lee Westwood  England 72-67=139
Y. E. Yang  South Korea 67-72=139

Amateurs: Matsuyama (+1), Chung (+4), Kim (+4), Uihlein (+5), Jeong (+6), Smith (+8).

Third round[edit]

Saturday, April 9, 2011

Rory McIlroy held at least a share of the lead for the third straight day. After playing the first 12 holes in one-over par, he birdied 13, 15 and 17 to gain a four shot lead. 2009 champion Ángel Cabrera stormed into second place with a 67 to play in the final pairing on Sunday for the second time in three years. Jason Day, who held the outright lead after hole 5, shot 72 and was also 4 shots back. Tiger Woods struggled to a 74 after a 66 on Friday. Cabrera, Bubba Watson and Adam Scott all shot 67, the round of the day.[12]

Place Player Country Score To par
1 Rory McIlroy  Northern Ireland 65-69-70=204 −12
T2 Ángel Cabrera  Argentina 71-70-67=208 −8
K. J. Choi  South Korea 67-70-71=208
Jason Day  Australia 72-64-72=208
Charl Schwartzel  South Africa 69-71-68=208
T6 Luke Donald  England 72-68-69=209 −7
Adam Scott  Australia 72-70-67=209
8 Bo Van Pelt  United States 73-69-68=210 −6
T9 Fred Couples  United States 71-68-72=211 −5
Ross Fisher  England 69-71-71=211
Geoff Ogilvy  Australia 69-69-73=211
Bubba Watson  United States 73-71-67=211
Tiger Woods  United States 71-66-74=211

Final round[edit]

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Eight different players had at least a share of the lead at one point during the final round, included five simultaneously on the back 9. Rory McIlroy, the 54-hole leader, shot 37 on the front to hold onto the lead, but made triple bogey on 10 and a four-putt double bogey on 12 to quickly fade with a final round 80. He finished ten strokes back in a tie for 15th place. Tiger Woods, who was seven shots back to start the final round, shot 31 on the front nine including an eagle at 8. He eventually tied for the lead, but a three-putt bogey on 12 and a missed 5-foot (1.5 m) eagle putt on 15 doomed his chance at a fifth Masters title. Woods has never come from behind in the final round to win any of his 14 major championships. Geoff Ogilvy, also seven shots back to start the day, birdied 12 through 16 to share the lead, but came up short of his second major. K. J. Choi tied for the lead with a birdie at the 9th hole, but struggled putting on the back nine and finished in a tie for 8th. 2009 champion Ángel Cabrera led for much of the back 9, but bogeys at 12 and 16 led to a solo 7th place finish.

Adam Scott stormed up the leader board and after a birdie at 16 he held a two shot lead. Jason Day made a 35-foot (11 m) birdie putt on 17 and another birdie on 18 to post −12, a share of the clubhouse lead with Scott. However the day belonged to Charl Schwartzel, who chipped in for birdie at 1, holed out for eagle on 3, and birdied the final four holes to win by two shots; his 66 was the low round of the day. It was Schwartzel's first major win, and he became the third South African to win the Masters, along with Gary Player and Trevor Immelman. It was also the 50th anniversary of Player's 1961 Masters win, when he became the first international player to win the Masters.[5]

Place Player Country Score To par Money ($)
1 Charl Schwartzel  South Africa 69-71-68-66=274 −14 1,440,000
T2 Jason Day  Australia 72-64-72-68=276 −12 704,000
Adam Scott  Australia 72-70-67-67=276
T4 Luke Donald  England 72-68-69-69=278 −10 330,667
Geoff Ogilvy  Australia 69-69-73-67=278
Tiger Woods  United States 71-66-74-67=278
7 Ángel Cabrera  Argentina 71-70-67-71=279 −9 268,000
T8 K. J. Choi  South Korea 67-70-71-72=280 −8 240,000
Bo Van Pelt  United States 73-69-68-70=280
10 Ryan Palmer  United States 71-72-69-70=282 −6 216,000

Amateurs: Matsuyama (−1).

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
South Africa Schwartzel −9 −9 −11 −10 −10 −10 −10 −10 −10 −10 −10 −10 −10 −10 −11 −12 −13 −14
Australia Day −7 −8 −8 −8 −8 −8 −7 −8 −8 −8 −8 −9 −10 −10 −10 −10 −11 −12
Australia Scott −7 −8 −8 −8 −7 −8 −8 −9 −9 −9 −10 −10 −10 −11 −11 −12 −12 −12
Northern Ireland McIlroy −11 −11 −11 −11 −10 −10 −11 −11 −11 −8 −7 −5 −5 −5 −4 −4 −4 −4

Cumulative tournament scores, relative to par
Source:[13]

References[edit]

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External links[edit]

Preceded by
2010 PGA Championship
Major Championships Succeeded by
2011 U.S. Open

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