2006 Masters Tournament

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2006 Masters Tournament
Tournament information
DatesApril 6–9, 2006
LocationAugusta, Georgia
33°30′11″N 82°01′12″W / 33.503°N 82.020°W / 33.503; -82.020Coordinates: 33°30′11″N 82°01′12″W / 33.503°N 82.020°W / 33.503; -82.020
Course(s)Augusta National Golf Club
Organized byAugusta National Golf Club
Tour(s)PGA Tour
European Tour
Japan Golf Tour
Statistics
Par72
Length7,445 yards (6,808 m)[1]
Field90 players, 47 after cut
Cut148 (+4)
Prize fundUS$7,000,000
Winner's share$1,260,000
Champion
United States Phil Mickelson
281 (–7)
Location Map
Augusta National is located in the United States
Augusta National
Augusta National
Location in the United States
Augusta National is located in Georgia
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Location in Georgia
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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.

This was the final Masters appearance for three-time champion Nick Faldo.

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

Round summaries[edit]

First round[edit]

Thursday, April 6, 2006

Eighteen players broke par on the lengthened Augusta National. Vijay Singh, the 2000 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 Phil Mickelson 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), led 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 a tie for second at 141 (–3) was Singh, Mediate, and 1992 champion Fred Couples. Mickelson shot even par for the round and was among a group tied for fifth at 142 (–2). The cut came at 148 (+4); 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, along with Singh and four others.

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

Summary[edit]

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 in a five-way tie for third. Others finishing in third place were Couples, Goosen, Campbell, and José María Olazábal, the 1994 and 1999 champion, who shot the round of the tournament, a six-under 66.[2][3] Sadly, Mediate fell out of contention after hitting three balls into the water and making a ten at the par-3 12th.[7]

Final leaderboard[edit]

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

Scorecard[edit]

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

Eagle Birdie Bogey Double bogey Triple bogey+

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.

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