2014 Masters Tournament
|Dates||April 10–13, 2014|
|Location||Augusta, Georgia, U.S.|
|Course(s)||Augusta National Golf Club|
|Length||7,435 yards (6,799 m)|
|Field||97 players, 51 after cut|
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, 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. The trio finished T-14, T-14 and T-20, respectively, so Woods remained number one.
|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|
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.
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.)
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)
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)
19. International invitees
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.
Past champions in the field
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
|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|
|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|
|Larry Mize||United States||1987||74||72||79||79||304||+16||51|
Missed the cut
|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|
|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|
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. 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).
|1||Bill Haas||United States||68||−4|
|T2||Louis Oosthuizen||South Africa||69||−3|
|Bubba Watson||United States|
|K. J. Choi||South Korea|
|Brandt Snedeker||United States|
|Kevin Stadler||United States|
|Jimmy Walker||United States|
|Gary Woodland||United States|
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.
|1||Bubba Watson||United States||69-68=137||−7|
|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|
|Russell Henley||United States||73-70=143|
|Kevin Stadler||United States||70-73=143|
|Kevin Streelman||United States||72-71=143|
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.
|T1||Jordan Spieth||United States||71-70-70=211||−5|
|Bubba Watson||United States||69-68-74=211|
|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|
|Jim Furyk||United States||74-68-72=214|
|T10||Fred Couples||United States||71-71-73=215||−1|
|Kevin Stadler||United States||70-73-72=215|
Sunday, April 13, 2014
Bubba Watson shot a 69 in the final round to win the Masters for the second time in three years.  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. Spieth held the lead until the eighth hole, when Watson scored a birdie to Spieth's bogey. 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. 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).
|Place||Player||Country||Score||To par||Money ($)|
|1||Bubba Watson||United States||69-68-74-69=280||−8||1,620,000|
|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|
|Rory McIlroy||Northern Ireland||71-77-71-69=288|
|Kevin Stadler||United States||70-73-72-73=288|
|Jimmy Walker||United States||70-72-76-70=288|
Amateurs: Goss (+10)
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2013 PGA Championship
|Major Championships||Succeeded by
2014 U.S. Open