2009 Masters Tournament

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2009 Masters Tournament
Tournament information
Dates April 9–12, 2009
Location Augusta, Georgia
Course(s) Augusta National Golf Club
Organized by Augusta National Golf Club
Tour(s) PGA Tour
European Tour
Japan Golf Tour
Statistics
Par 72
Length 7,435 yards (6,799 m)
Field 96 players, 50 after cut
Cut 145 (+1)
Prize fund $7,500,000
5,682,127
Winner's share $1,350,000
€1,005,749
Champion
Argentina Ángel Cabrera
276 (−12), playoff

The 2009 Masters Tournament was the 73rd Masters Tournament, held April 9–12 at Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, Georgia. Ángel Cabrera, age 39, won his second major title in playoff over Chad Campbell and Kenny Perry. Cabrera became the first Masters champion from Argentina and South America.[1]

This was the final Masters appearance for three-time champion Gary Player, and one-time champions Raymond Floyd and Fuzzy Zoeller.

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
Total 7,435 72

Field[edit]

The Masters has the smallest field of the major championships, and officially 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 all 96 players who qualified to play in the 2009 Masters Tournament.[2]

1. Past Masters Champions
Fred Couples, Ben Crenshaw, Raymond Floyd, Trevor Immelman (10,14,16,17,18), Zach Johnson (15,17,18), Bernhard Langer, Sandy Lyle, Phil Mickelson (4,5,10,14,15,16,17,18), Larry Mize, José María Olazábal, Mark O'Meara, Gary Player, Vijay Singh (4,10,14,15,16,17,18), Craig Stadler, Tom Watson, Mike Weir (14,16,17,18), Tiger Woods (2,3,4,10,11,14,15,17,18), Ian Woosnam, Fuzzy Zoeller

(Past champions who did not play: Tommy Aaron, Seve Ballesteros, Jack Burke, Jr., Billy Casper, Charles Coody, Nick Faldo,Doug Ford, Bob Goalby, Jack Nicklaus, and Arnold Palmer.

2. Last five U.S. Open Champions
Ángel Cabrera (17), Michael Campbell, Retief Goosen (15,17,18), Geoff Ogilvy (14,15,17,18)

3. Last five British Open Champions
Todd Hamilton, Pádraig Harrington (4,10,12,13,14,17,18)

4. Last five PGA Champions

5. Last two of The Players Champions
Sergio García (13,14,16,17,18)

6. Top two finishers in the 2008 U.S. Amateur
Drew Kittleson (a), Danny Lee (a)

7. Winner of the 2008 Amateur Championship
Reinier Saxton (a)

8. Winner of the 2008 U.S. Amateur Public Links
Jack Newman (a)

9. Winner of the 2008 U.S. Mid-Amateur
Steve Wilson (a)

10. The top 16 finishers and ties in the 2008 Masters Tournament
Stuart Appleby (14,16,17), Paul Casey (15,17,18), Stewart Cink (14,15,16,17,18), Steve Flesch, Miguel Ángel Jiménez (11,17,18), Robert Karlsson (11,17,18), Sean O'Hair (18), Andrés Romero (16,17,18), Brandt Snedeker, Nick Watney (15,18), Lee Westwood (11,17,18)

11. Top 8 finishers and ties in the 2008 U.S. Open
Rocco Mediate, John Merrick, Carl Pettersson (14,15,16), D. J. Trahan (14,16)

12. Top 4 finishers and ties in the 2008 British Open Championship
Greg Norman, Ian Poulter (17,18), Henrik Stenson (13,17,18)

13. Top 4 finishers and ties in the 2008 PGA Championship
Ben Curtis (14,16,17,18), Camilo Villegas (14,15,16,17,18)

14. Top 30 leaders on the 2008 PGA Tour
Robert Allenby (16,17,18), Stephen Ames (17,18), Chad Campbell (16), K. J. Choi (16,17,18), Ken Duke (16), Ernie Els (16,17,18), Jim Furyk (16,17,18), Dudley Hart (16), Ryuji Imada (15,16), Anthony Kim (15,16,17,18), Justin Leonard (15,16,17,18), Hunter Mahan (16,17), Kenny Perry (15,16,17,18), Steve Stricker (16,17,18), Kevin Sutherland (16), Boo Weekley (15,17)

15. Winners of PGA Tour events that award a full-point allocation for the season-ending Tour Championship, between the 2008 Masters Tournament and the 2009 Masters Tournament
Dustin Johnson (18), Pat Perez (18), Chez Reavie, Adam Scott (17,18), Y.E. Yang

16. All players qualifying for the 2008 edition of The Tour Championship
Briny Baird, Tim Clark (17,18), Billy Mayfair, Bubba Watson

17. Top 50 on the final 2008 Official World Golf Rankings list
Aaron Baddeley, Luke Donald (18), Ross Fisher (18), Søren Hansen, Shingo Katayama (18), Martin Kaymer (18), Søren Kjeldsen (18), Graeme McDowell (18), Rory McIlroy (18), Justin Rose (18), Rory Sabbatini (18), Jeev Milkha Singh (18), Richard Sterne, Lin Wen-tang, Oliver Wilson (18)

18. Top 50 on the Official World Golf Rankings list going into the tournament
Mathew Goggin, Prayad Marksaeng, Louis Oosthuizen, Álvaro Quirós

19. International invitees
Ryo Ishikawa

Par 3 contest[edit]

The annual par 3 contest was held on Wednesday, April 8. Tim Clark won with a score of -5 (22), two shots better than José María Olazábal and Jack Newman. Three players shot a hole-in-one: John Merrick on the second hole, Greg Norman on the sixth, and Clark on the ninth.[5][6]

Past champions in the field[edit]

Made the cut[edit]

Player Country Year(s) won R1 R2 R3 R4 Total To par Finish
Phil Mickelson  United States 2004, 2006 73 68 71 67 279 −9 5
Tiger Woods  United States 1997, 2001,
2002, 2005
70 72 70 68 280 −8 T6
Trevor Immelman  South Africa 2008 71 74 72 69 286 −2 T20
Sandy Lyle  Scotland 1988 72 70 73 71 286 −2 T20
Larry Mize  United States 1987 67 76 72 72 287 −1 T30
Vijay Singh  Fiji 2000 71 70 72 74 287 −1 T30
Mike Weir  Canada 2003 68 75 79 72 294 +6 T46

Missed the cut[edit]

Player Country Year(s) won R1 R2 Total To par
Fred Couples  United States 1992 73 73 146 +2
José María Olazábal  Spain 1994, 1999 71 75 146 +2
Ian Woosnam  Wales 1991 74 75 149 +5
Zach Johnson  United States 2007 70 80 150 +6
Bernhard Langer  Germany 1985, 1993 70 80 150 +6
Mark O'Meara  United States 1998 75 76 151 +7
Craig Stadler  United States 1982 77 74 151 +7
Fuzzy Zoeller  United States 1979 79 76 155 +11
Ben Crenshaw  United States 1984, 1995 73 83 156 +12
Tom Watson  United States 1977, 1981 74 83 157 +13
Raymond Floyd  United States 1976 79 79 158 +14
Gary Player  South Africa 1961, 1974,
1978
78 83 161 +17

Round summaries[edit]

The Masters Tournament is played over four days with an 18-hole round being played each day, for a total of 72 holes plus practice rounds and a par-three contest on the neighboring par-three course. Everyone outside the top 44 and ties or outside ten strokes of the leader was "cut" after two rounds.

First round[edit]

The first round weather conditions were sunny and calm. Chad Campbell, scored a 7 under par 65, which included five straight birdies in the first five holes. Campbell finished the day with a one stroke lead over Jim Furyk and Hunter Mahan. Larry Mize shot a five under par 67 to be two strokes behind. Mahan led the field in total birdies with 9 in the first round.

Place Player Country Score To par
1 Chad Campbell  United States 65 −7
T2 Jim Furyk  United States 66 −6
Hunter Mahan  United States
T4 Shingo Katayama  Japan 67 −5
Larry Mize  United States
T6 Aaron Baddeley  Australia 68 −4
Ángel Cabrera  Argentina
Tim Clark  South Africa
Todd Hamilton  United States
John Merrick  United States
Sean O'Hair  United States
Kenny Perry  United States
Mike Weir  Canada

Second round[edit]

Campbell continued his strong play with a 2 under par 70 to remain in the lead at 135 (−9) with Kenny Perry, who shot a bogey-free 67. Raymond Floyd, 1976 champion, Fuzzy Zoeller, 1979 champion, and three-time winner Gary Player completed their final rounds at Augusta. Anthony Kim shot the day's low round with a 65, which included a new record for most birdies in a round with eleven.

The cut, the top 44 players and ties, was at 145 (+1), and fifty players advanced to the weekend. In all, 25 players shot sub-par rounds for the day and the scoring average was 73.74. For the tournament, 32 players were under par, and the scoring average was 72.99.

Place Player Country Score To par
T1 Chad Campbell  United States 65-70=135 −9
Kenny Perry  United States 68-67=135
3 Ángel Cabrera  Argentina 68-68=136 −8
4 Todd Hamilton  United States 68-70=138 −6
5 Tim Clark  South Africa 68-71=139 −5
T6 Jim Furyk  United States 66-74=140 −4
Sergio García  Spain 73-67=140
Shingo Katayama  Japan 67-73=140
Anthony Kim  United States 75-65=140
Rory Sabbatini  South Africa 73-67=140

Amateurs: Saxton (+3), Newman (+4), Kittleson (+6), Wilson (+10), Lee (+11).

Third round[edit]

Third round conditions were sunny, but with gusty winds that made scoring a bit tougher than the previous two days. Perry shot a two-under par 70 to remain in the lead at 205 (-11), with Ángel Cabrera who shot a 69. Campbell led for most of the day until a double bogey on the 16th hole and carded 72, two strokes back at 207. Jim Furyk finished another stroke back of Campbell. Five players shot the day's low round of 4 under par 68. Those players were: Jim Furyk -8, Steve Stricker -7, Sean O'Hair -4, Ian Poulter -4, and Steve Flesch -3.

Place Player Country Score To par
T1 Ángel Cabrera  Argentina 68-68-69=205 −11
Kenny Perry  United States 68-67-70=205
3 Chad Campbell  United States 65-70-72=207 −9
4 Jim Furyk  United States 66-74-68=208 −8
5 Steve Stricker  United States 72-69-68=209 −7
T6 Todd Hamilton  United States 68-70-72=210 −6
Shingo Katayama  Japan 67-73-70=210
Rory Sabbatini  South Africa 73-67-70=210
9 Tim Clark  South Africa 68-71-72=211 −5
T10 Stephen Ames  Canada 73-68-71=212 −4
Anthony Kim  United States 75-65-72=212
Hunter Mahan  United States 66-75-71=212
Phil Mickelson  United States 73-68-71=212
Sean O'Hair  United States 68-76-68=212
Ian Poulter  England 71-73-68=212
Nick Watney  United States 70-71-71=212
Lee Westwood  England 70-72-70=212
Tiger Woods  United States 70-72-70=212

Final round[edit]

Phil Mickelson birdied six holes on the front nine to score 30, tying the front-nine tournament record held by Johnny Miller, Greg Norman, and K. J. Choi. Third round co-leader Perry, age 48, led for most of the day; after birdies at 15 and 16, he disappointingly finished with bogeys at 17 and 18. He fell into a three-way tie at 276 (−12) with Cabrera and Campbell, leading to a sudden-death playoff.[1]

Place Player Country Score To par Money ($)
T1 Ángel Cabrera  Argentina 68-68-69-71=276 −12 Playoff
Chad Campbell  United States 65-70-72-69=276
Kenny Perry  United States 68-67-70-71=276
4 Shingo Katayama  Japan 67-73-70-68=278 −10 360,000
5 Phil Mickelson  United States 73-68-71-67=279 −9 300,000
T6 John Merrick  United States 68-74-72-66=280 −8 242,813
Steve Flesch  United States 71-74-68-67=280
Tiger Woods  United States 70-72-70-68=280
Steve Stricker  United States 72-69-68-71=280
T10 Hunter Mahan  United States 66-75-71-69=281 −7 187,500
Sean O'Hair  United States 68-76-68-69=281
Jim Furyk  United States 66-74-68-73=281

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
Argentina Cabrera −11 −11 −12 −11 −10 −10 −10 −10 −10 −9 −9 −9 −10 −10 −11 −12 −12 −12
United States Perry −11 −11 −11 −11 −11 −11 −11 −11 −11 −11 −11 −12 −12 −12 −13 −14 −13 −12
United States Campbell −9 −9 −10 −10 −10 −10 −10 −11 −10 −10 −9 −10 −11 −11 −12 −12 −12 −12
Japan Katayama −6 −7 −7 −7 −6 −6 −7 −7 −7 −7 −7 −7 −8 −8 −8 −9 −9 −10
United States Mickelson −4 −5 −6 −6 −7 −8 −9 −10 −10 −10 −10 −8 −9 −9 −10 −10 −10 −9
United States Flesch −3 −5 −6 −6 −6 −6 −6 −6 −6 −6 −6 −6 −6 −6 −7 −8 −8 −8
United States Merrick −2 −2 −3 −3 −4 −4 −5 −5 −4 −4 −4 −4 −5 −6 −7 −8 −8 −8
United States Stricker −7 −7 −7 −7 −7 −7 −7 −6 −6 −6 −6 −6 −6 −6 −7 −7 −8 −8
United States Woods −4 −5 −5 −5 −5 −5 −5 −7 −7 −7 −7 −7 −8 −8 −9 −10 −9 −8

Cumulative tournament scores, relative to par
Source:[7]

Playoff[edit]

The playoff began on the 18th hole and Campbell was eliminated after failing to get up and down from the right greenside bunker. Perry was just off the green to the right, chipped close, and tapped in for par. Cabrera scrambled after an errant tee shot and a recovery shot that ricocheted off a tree, fortuitously into the fairway. His third shot from 114 yards (104 m) ended 6 feet (1.8 m) away and he holed the par putt to extend the playoff.[1] The next hole was the 10th, and Perry failed to get up and down from left of the green; Cabrera two-putted from 15 feet (4.6 m) for par to become the first Argentinian to win the Masters.[1][8]

Place Player Country Score To par Money ($)
1 Ángel Cabrera  Argentina 4-4 E 1,350,000
T2 Kenny Perry  United States 4-x x 660,000
Chad Campbell  United States x x

Controversies[edit]

Rory McIlroy was involved in a controversial incident during the second round. In sixth place on the leaderboard with three holes left to play, McIlroy had double-bogeyed the 16th hole before hitting his approach shot into a bunker on the 18th hole. He failed with his first attempt to get the ball out of the bunker and kicked out at the sand, which could be an offense if it was deemed to be testing the condition of the hazard.[9] He finished his round at 4:15 p.m. local time and at 8:40 p.m. was called to the clubhouse to view footage of the incident. He was later cleared of any wrongdoing, as a player is allowed to smooth over the sand provided that it does nothing to improve the position of the ball with regard to the next shot.[10]

Also during the second round, while putting for birdie on the 15th green, Pádraig Harrington had stepped up to his ball and addressed it, but a gust of wind caused him to step away. The ball then moved, but since he had grounded his club previously, he was deemed to have caused it to move and was penalized one stroke. He sunk the putt and, with the penalty stroke added, scored a par 5 on the hole.[11]

Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Shipnuck, Alan (April 20, 2009). "Last man standing". Sports Illustrated. Retrieved January 12, 2015. 
  2. ^ "Players - 2009 Tournament Invitees". masters.org. Archived from the original on March 27, 2009. Retrieved 2009-04-18. 
  3. ^ "Norman set for emotional farewell". BBC Sport (British Broadcasting Corporation). 6 April 2009. Retrieved 11 April 2009. 
  4. ^ "Player to make final Augusta bow". BBC Sport (British Broadcasting Corporation). 6 April 2009. Archived from the original on 9 April 2009. Retrieved 11 April 2009. 
  5. ^ Though technically not a hole in one, Gary Player hit into the water on the ninth tee, and then holed it for a score of three from the tee box.Clark aces Par-Three Tournament
  6. ^ Leaderboard - Par 3 Contest
  7. ^ "Leaderboard: 2009 Masters". Yahoo! Sports. April 12, 2009. Retrieved April 10, 2013. 
  8. ^ "Report". BBC Sport (British Broadcasting Corporation). 11 April 2009. Archived from the original on 13 April 2009. Retrieved 11 April 2009. 
  9. ^ Svrluga, Barry (10 April 2009). "Tragedy leads Kim to seize the day". The Washington Post. Archived from the original on 2009-07-30. Retrieved 11 April 2009. 
  10. ^ "McIlroy avoids Masters punishment". BBC Sport (British Broadcasting Corporation). 10 April 2009. Archived from the original on 11 April 2009. Retrieved 11 April 2009. 
  11. ^ "Harrington rues bad luck". Sky Sports. 11 April 2009. Archived from the original on 13 April 2009. Retrieved 11 April 2009. 

External links[edit]

Preceded by
2008 PGA Championship
Major Championships Succeeded by
2009 U.S. Open

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