2014 Masters Tournament

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2014 Masters Tournament
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Tournament information
Dates April 10–13, 2014
Location Augusta, Georgia, U.S.
Course(s) Augusta National Golf Club
Tour(s)
Statistics
Par 72
Length 7,435 yards (6,799 m)
Field 97 players, 51 after cut
Cut 148 (+4)
Prize fund $9,000,000
6,517,441
Winner's share $1,620,000
€1,173,139
Champion
United States Bubba Watson
280 (−8)

The 2014 Masters Tournament was the 78th edition of the Masters Tournament and the first of golf's four major championships to be held in 2014. It was held April 10–13 at Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, Georgia,[1] and was won by Bubba Watson. The defending champion was Adam Scott.

After world number one Tiger Woods withdrew, three golfers entered Augusta with a chance to leave as the world number one. Adam Scott could have taken over with a two-way tie for third, Henrik Stenson with a two-way tie for second, and Jason Day with a win.[2] The trio finished T-14, T-14 and T-20, respectively, so Woods remained number one.

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: Total 7,435 72

Field[edit]

The Masters has the smallest field of the four major championships. Officially, the Masters remains an invitation event, but there is a set of qualifying criteria that determines who is included in the field. Each player is classified according to the first category by which he qualified, with other categories in which he qualified shown in parentheses.[3]

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 (11), Fred Couples, Ben Crenshaw, Trevor Immelman, Zach Johnson (15,16,17,18), Bernhard Langer, Sandy Lyle, Phil Mickelson (3,12,13,15,16,17,18), Larry Mize, José María Olazábal, Mark O'Meara, Charl Schwartzel (16,17,18), Adam Scott (11,13,15,16,17,18), Vijay Singh, Craig Stadler, Bubba Watson (15,17,18), Tom Watson, Mike Weir, Ian Woosnam

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

2. Last five U.S. Open Champions
Lucas Glover, Graeme McDowell (15,17,18), Rory McIlroy (4,17,18), Justin Rose (12,15,16,17,18), Webb Simpson (15,16,17,18)

3. Last five British Open Champions
Stewart Cink, Darren Clarke, Ernie Els (12,17,18), Louis Oosthuizen (17,18)

4. Last five PGA Champions
Keegan Bradley (16,17,18), Jason Dufner (12,14,15,16,17,18), Martin Kaymer (17), Y. E. Yang

5. Last three winners of The Players Championship
K. J. Choi, Matt Kuchar (11,15,16,17,18)

6. Top two finishers in the 2013 U.S. Amateur
Matthew Fitzpatrick, Oliver Goss

7. Winner of the 2013 British Amateur Championship
Garrick Porteous

8. Winner of the 2013 Asia-Pacific Amateur Championship
Lee Chang-woo

9. Winner of the 2013 U.S. Amateur Public Links
Jordan Niebrugge

10. Winner of the 2013 U.S. Mid-Amateur
Mike McCoy

11. The top 12 finishers and ties in the 2013 Masters Tournament
Tim Clark, Jason Day (12,15,16,17,18), Sergio García (16,17,18), John Huh, Marc Leishman, Thorbjørn Olesen, Brandt Snedeker (15,16,17,18), Lee Westwood (13,17,18)

12. Top 4 finishers and ties in the 2013 U.S. Open
Billy Horschel (15,16,17,18), Hunter Mahan (16,17,18)

13. Top 4 finishers and ties in the 2013 British Open Championship
Ian Poulter (17,18), Henrik Stenson (14,15,16,17,18)

14. Top 4 finishers and ties in the 2013 PGA Championship
Jonas Blixt (15,17), Jim Furyk (16,17,18)

15. Winners of PGA Tour events that award a full-point allocation for the season-ending Tour Championship, between the 2013 Masters Tournament and the 2014 Masters Tournament
Bae Sang-moon, Steven Bowditch, Ken Duke, Harris English (18), Derek Ernst, Matt Every (18), Bill Haas (16,17,18), Russell Henley (18), Dustin Johnson (16,17,18), Matt Jones, Chris Kirk, Ryan Moore (17,18), Patrick Reed (18), John Senden, Jordan Spieth (16,17,18), Kevin Stadler, Scott Stallings, Jimmy Walker (17,18), Boo Weekley (16)

16. All players qualifying for the 2013 edition of The Tour Championship
Roberto Castro, Brendon de Jonge, Graham DeLaet (17,18), Luke Donald (17,18), D. A. Points, Kevin Streelman (17,18), Steve Stricker (17,18), Nick Watney (17,18), Gary Woodland (18)

17. Top 50 on the final 2013 Official World Golf Ranking list
Thomas Bjørn (18), Jamie Donaldson (18), Victor Dubuisson (18), Gonzalo Fernández-Castaño (18), Rickie Fowler (18), Branden Grace, Peter Hanson, Thongchai Jaidee (18), Miguel Ángel Jiménez (18), Joost Luiten (18), David Lynn, Matteo Manassero, Hideki Matsuyama (18), Francesco Molinari (18)

18. Top 50 on the Official World Golf Ranking list on March 31, 2014
Stephen Gallacher

19. International invitees
None

Five players were appearing in their first major: Patrick Reed, Oliver Goss, Lee Chang-woo, Jordan Niebrugge and Mike McCoy. A further 19 were appearing in their first Masters: Jonas Blixt, Steven Bowditch, Roberto Castro, Brendon de Jonge, Graham DeLaet, Victor Dubuisson, Harris English, Derek Ernst, Matt Every, Matthew Fitzpatrick, Stephen Gallacher, Billy Horschel, Matt Jones, Chris Kirk, Joost Luiten, Garrick Porteous, Jordan Spieth, Kevin Stadler and Jimmy Walker. The total of 24 Masters debutants was a record, beating the 23 in 1935.[5][6]

Craig Stadler and Kevin Stadler were the 12th father and son to play in the Masters, but the first to play in the same year.[7]

Tiger Woods had played in 19 consecutive Masters (1995–2013). Also absent was Pádraig Harrington who had appeared in the previous 14 Masters, and in every major in the last eight years.

Past champions in the field[edit]

The 2014 Masters Tournament had 19 past champions in the field, including five multiple champions, and one three-time champion. Nine past champions made the cut including five senior golfers: Vijay Singh (age 51), Fred Couples (54), Larry Mize (55), Bernhard Langer (56), and Sandy Lyle (56).

Made the cut[edit]

Player Country Year(s) won R1 R2 R3 R4 Total To par Place
Bubba Watson  United States 2012 69 68 74 69 280 −8 1
Bernhard Langer  Germany 1985, 1993 72 74 73 69 288 E T8
Adam Scott  Australia 2013 69 72 76 72 289 +1 T14
Fred Couples  United States 1992 71 71 73 75 290 +2 T21
José María Olazábal  Spain 1994, 1999 74 74 73 73 294 +6 T34
Vijay Singh  Fiji 2000 75 71 74 75 295 +7 T37
Sandy Lyle  Scotland 1988 76 72 76 73 297 +9 T44
Mike Weir  Canada 2003 73 72 79 73 297 +9 T44
Larry Mize  United States 1987 74 72 79 79 304 +16 51

Missed the cut[edit]

Player Country Year(s) won R1 R2 Total To par
Phil Mickelson  United States 2004, 2006, 2010 76 73 149 +5
Charl Schwartzel  South Africa 2011 73 76 149 +5
Zach Johnson  United States 2007 78 72 150 +6
Ian Woosnam  Wales 1991 77 73 150 +6
Ángel Cabrera  Argentina 2009 78 74 152 +8
Mark O'Meara  United States 1998 75 77 152 +8
Trevor Immelman  South Africa 2008 79 74 153 +9
Craig Stadler  United States 1982 82 77 159 +15
Tom Watson  United States 1977, 1981 78 81 159 +15
Ben Crenshaw  United States 1984, 1995 83 85 168 +24

Round summaries[edit]

First round[edit]

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Bill Haas led by a stroke after a 68 on the first day, one shot ahead of Louis Oosthuizen, Bubba Watson, and defending champion Adam Scott.[8][9] There were 19 players, including Rory McIlroy, Jordan Spieth, Fred Couples and Rickie Fowler, within three shots of the lead after the first round. The weather conditions were near-perfect: clear and calm with temperatures in the mid-70s (24°C).[10][11]

Place Player Country Score To par
1 Bill Haas  United States 68 −4
T2 Louis Oosthuizen  South Africa 69 −3
Adam Scott  Australia
Bubba Watson  United States
T5 Jonas Blixt  Sweden 70 −2
K. J. Choi  South Korea
Marc Leishman  Australia
Brandt Snedeker  United States
Kevin Stadler  United States
Jimmy Walker  United States
Gary Woodland  United States

Second round[edit]

Friday, April 11, 2014

2012 champion Bubba Watson recorded five consecutive birdies on holes 12–16 on his way to a round of 68 (−4) and a three-shot lead after 36 holes. Watson was the only player from the top-10 after the first round to match or better his score in the second round. Joining Watson for the low round of the day (68) were Thomas Bjørn, Jim Furyk and John Senden. Three-time champion Phil Mickelson shot 73 (+1) and missed the cut at the Masters for the first time since 1997.[12]

Place Player Country Score To par
1 Bubba Watson  United States 69-68=137 −7
2 John Senden  Australia 72-68=140 −4
T3 Thomas Bjørn  Denmark 73-68=141 −3
Jonas Blixt  Sweden 70-71=141
Adam Scott  Australia 69-72=141
Jordan Spieth  United States 71-70=141
T7 Fred Couples  United States 71-71=142 −2
Jim Furyk  United States 74-68=142
Jimmy Walker  United States 70-72=142
T10 Jamie Donaldson  Wales 73-70=143 −1
Stephen Gallacher  Scotland 71-72=143
Russell Henley  United States 73-70=143
Kevin Stadler  United States 70-73=143
Kevin Streelman  United States 72-71=143

Amateurs: Goss (+3), Fitzpatrick (+5), Lee (+9), Niebrugge (+11), Porteous (+12), McCoy (+17).

Third round[edit]

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Second round leader Bubba Watson fell back to the field with a two-over-par 74. Jordan Spieth shot another round of 70 to tie Watson for first place at five-under-par. Miguel Ángel Jiménez shot the lowest round of the day, 66 (−6), to move into a tie for fifth place.[13][14]

Place Player Country Score To par
T1 Jordan Spieth  United States 71-70-70=211 −5
Bubba Watson  United States 69-68-74=211
T3 Jonas Blixt  Sweden 70-71-71=212 −4
Matt Kuchar  United States 73-71-68=212
T5 Rickie Fowler  United States 71-75-67=213 −3
Miguel Ángel Jiménez  Spain 71-76-66=213
T7 Thomas Bjørn  Denmark 73-68-73=214 −2
Jim Furyk  United States 74-68-72=214
Lee Westwood  England 73-71-70=214
T10 Fred Couples  United States 71-71-73=215 −1
Justin Rose  England 76-70-69=215
John Senden  Australia 72-68-75=215
Kevin Stadler  United States 70-73-72=215

Final round[edit]

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Bubba Watson shot a 69 in the final round to win the Masters for the second time in three years. [15] Jordan Spieth had taken the lead after a birdie on the second hole, and expanded his lead to 2 shots following a Watson bogey on the third.[16] Spieth held the lead until the eighth hole, when Watson scored a birdie to Spieth's bogey.[17] Identical results on the ninth hole gave Watson a two-shot lead, which he never relinquished and won going away, finishing three shots ahead of both Spieth and Swedish golfer Jonas Blixt.[18] Blixt was the only player in the field to post four sub-par rounds. Joost Luiten shot the low round of the day, 67 (−5).[19][20]

Place Player Country Score To par Money ($)
1 Bubba Watson  United States 69-68-74-69=280 −8 1,620,000
T2 Jonas Blixt  Sweden 70-71-71-71=283 −5 792,000
Jordan Spieth  United States 71-70-70-72=283
4 Miguel Ángel Jiménez  Spain 71-76-66-71=284 −4 432,000
T5 Rickie Fowler  United States 71-75-67-73=286 −2 342,000
Matt Kuchar  United States 73-71-68-74=286
7 Lee Westwood  England 73-71-70-73=287 −1 301,500
T8 Thomas Bjørn  Denmark 73-68-73-74=288 E 234,000
Bernhard Langer  Germany 72-74-73-69=288
Rory McIlroy  Northern Ireland 71-77-71-69=288
John Senden  Australia 72-68-75-73=288
Kevin Stadler  United States 70-73-72-73=288
Jimmy Walker  United States 70-72-76-70=288

Amateurs: Goss (+10)

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 Watson −5 −5 −4 −5 −5 −6 −6 −7 −8 −7 −7 −7 −8 −8 −8 −8 −8 −8
United States Spieth −5 −6 −6 −7 −6 −7 −8 −7 −6 −6 −6 −5 −5 −5 −5 −5 −5 −5
Sweden Blixt −4 −4 −4 −4 −4 −4 −3 −4 −4 −4 −4 −4 −5 −5 −5 −5 −5 −5
Spain Jiménez −2 −3 −2 −2 −1 −1 −1 −1 −1 −2 −1 −2 −2 −3 −3 −4 −4 −4
United States Fowler −4 −3 −3 −3 −3 −3 −3 −3 −3 −2 −1 −1 −1 −2 −2 −2 −2 −2
United States Kuchar −4 −5 −6 −4 −4 −4 −4 −4 −3 −3 −4 −4 −4 −4 −4 −4 −3 −2

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2013 PGA Championship
Major Championships Succeeded by
2014 U.S. Open

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