Masters mayhem: Schwartzel wins title
Sunday, April 10, 2011
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6:55 p.m.: Schwartzel crowned Masters champion
Charl Schwartzel capped a brilliant back nine, where he 4 under over the final four holes, and won the 2011 Masters title by one stroke over Aussies Jason Day and Adam Scott.
It is Schwartzel's first title.
Tiger Woods finished three shots back at 10 under.
6:45 p.m.: Day, Scott both finish at 12 under; Schwartzel on 18th fairway
Jason Day and Adam Scott eliminated Tiger Woods from contention when they both finished their rounds tied at 12 under for the tournament.
They will now quickly sign their scorecards and see if Charl Schwartzel can avoid bogey on No. 18 to take home the Masters title.
6: 22 p.m.: Scott in trouble; Schwartzel ties lead
Charl Schwartzel just made a gutsy birdie on No. 16 to tie Adam Scott for the lead.
Meanwhile, Scott has put his drive in the left rough, amid trees, straw and patrons.
Luke Donald finished his round with an amazing chip in to birdie and tie the clubhouse lead at 10 under.
6:10 p.m.: Tiger, Ogilvy tied in the clubhouse; will need Scott to falter
Adam Scott just put his tee shot on the par-3 16th to within two feet, meaning he will likely move to 12 under and head into the final two holes with a 2-shot lead over the clubhouse leaders Geoff Ogilvy and Tiger Woods.
Charl Schwartzel just birdied No. 15 to move within a shot of Scott's lead.
Scott would be the first Aussie to win the Masters.
Jason Day and K.J. Choi are also at 10 under.
5:55 p.m.: Tiger finishes with a par to be the leader in the clubhouse
Tiger Woods puts his final tee shot on the left side, just to the right of a bunker.
He launched his 162-yard shot onto the green and landed it to the right of the hole, about 20 feet away. He pushed the putt right and had to settle for par. Now, he will see what the field would do around him coming down the stretch.
Meanwhile, Luke Donald nailed a birdie putt on No. 16 to also move to 10 under.
5:40 p.m.: Tiger pars No. 17; Scott takes the lead
Adam Scott has grabbed the lead with a birdie at No. 14, while fellow Aussie Jason Day missed the same putt to stay a stroke behind.
On No. 17, Tiger put his drive in the middle of the fairway, only to come up short on the approach shot to leave himself a lengthy shot to the hole.
Tiger chips from just off the green and leaves it five feet short to set up a must-have par putt. He makes it to stay one stroke behind Scott.
Geoff Ogilvy just holed his fifth straight birdie, an impressive 2 on the par-3 16th hole. He is part of a 4-way tie for second place with Day, Woods and Charl Schwartzel.
Rory McIlroy continues to fall apart, now 7-over through 12 holes. He is five shots behind and just sent his drive on No. 13 into the water.
5:25 p.m.: Tiger pars No. 16; Five-way tie for the lead as final groups hit Amen Corner
Tiger Woods nearly hits the pin on his tee shot on No. 16, landing right next to it and rolling about 15 feet away for a chance at his second straight birdie.
He missed the putt to the left, bending it around the cup and leaving himself a tricky comebacker for par. He solidly put it into the cup and headed to No. 17 with a tie for the lead.
Meanwhile, Adam Scott missed an opportunity on No. 13 to take the outright lead, leaving his putt right and settling for par.
And Geoff Ogilvy is making a run, with four straight birdies to get to 9 under through 15 holes.
Jason Day, Scott, Angel Cabrera, Woods and Charl Schwartzel are tied for the lead.
5:15 p.m.: Tiger makes birdie on No. 15 to tie for the lead
On the final par 5 of the day for Tiger Woods, he puts his drive in the middle of the fairway, in prime spot to go for the green in two shots.
HIs shot into the green landed 10 feet short and ran to the hole, leaving Tiger with a 6-foot eagle putt to potentially vault him into the lead.
He pushed the putt too hard to the right and left himself four feet coming back for birdie, which he made to put himself in a tie for the lead at 10 under.
Back on No. 10, McIlroy pitched out and then hit a horrible approach shot well left of the green on No. 10. His fourth shot, a chip, hit a tree, leaving McIlroy with a second chip. He put this one on the green, but at least 25 feet from the hole. He settled for triple bogey and slipped back to 8 under, now two shots behind Adam Scott, Charl Schwartzel, K.J. Choi, Woods and Angel Cabrera.
5 p.m.: Tiger pars; McIlroy in trouble on No. 10
Tiger Woods drives into the middle of the fairway and hits a fantastic approach to 12 feet on the par-4 14th hole. The putt crept right past the left side of the hole and he tapped in for par.
Meanwhile, Rory McIlroy ended the front nine with a one-shot lead, but snap-hooked his drive on the par-4 10th and is hitting his second shot from next to a house off the 10th fairway.
Rory McIlroy holds a one-shot lead over Angel Cabrera, K.J. Choi, Adam Scott and Charl Schwartzel.
Tiger is tied two shots back with Luke Donald.
4:45 p.m.: Tiger pars No. 13
Tiger Woods drives into the left side of the fairway at No. 13, with his approach shot going hole high, but well left. That lines up a tricky chip shot for eagle on a par 5 that he must birdie to stay in contention.
A very poor chip left him more than 20 feet to the hole for his birdie putt. He misses the winding putt and taps in for a par.
Charl Schwartzel finished the front nine a shot behind Rory McIlroy, with Schwartzel 2 under for the round. Meanwhile, his playing partner K.J. Choi just birdied to move to 10 under.
4:30 p.m.: Tiger gives one back with bogey at No. 12
On the par 3 12th hole, Tiger Woods takes aim at the middle of the green and sticks it. The hole is on the right, with Tiger having a lengthy putt for birdie.
He slides the birdie putt by on the left, with about 3 feet for his par. He misses that and has to settle for bogey.
Meanwhile, Charl Schwartzel picked up par on the par 5 8th hole, leaving him tied with Woods in second place. Ahead on No. 9, Adam Scott misses a short birdie putt to stay at 9 under.
- Nick Masuda
4:20 p.m.: Woods starts Amen Corner with a par
Tiger Woods (10 under) put his drive in the middle of the fairway on the tough 11th hole, a day after finding the straw on the right side of the fairway.
His approach shot left him with a lengthy putt for birdie, which he put within six inches of the cup for an easy tap-in par. Woods remains one shot behind McIlroy and tied with Charl Shwartzel at 10 under.
Adam Scott, Angel Cabrera and K.J. Choi are all at 9 under.
4:12 p.m.: McIlroy makes birdie to take back lead
Rory McIlroy picked up a birdie on No. 7, holing a putt from just off the green to move to 11 under, one shot ahead of Tiger Woods and Charl Schwartzel.
4:05 p.m.: Tiger starts on back nine
Tiger Woods puts his drive in the middle of the fairway on No. 10 , with his approach shot landing within 20 feet.
He remains tied for the lead after his birdie putt slips by left, with an easy tap-in for par.
Co-leader Charl Schwartzel just picked up par on No. 7, while McIlroy is wating to hit into the 7th green. Meanwhile, K.J. Choi just moved within a shot of the lead with a birdie at No. 7.
- Nick Masuda
Around Augusta National on Masters Sunday ...
3:45 p.m.: Tiger making a big push
After starting the day at 5 under and in a tie for ninth, Tiger Woods has made a dramatic front-nine push, picking up four birdies and an eagle to tie Rory McIlroy and Charl Schwartzel. McIlroy bogeyed No. 5 to drop into the tie.
Woods picked up the eagle on No. 8, taking a 3-wood from 278 and playing a big hook into the long green and watching the ball bounce along the right ridge and funnel right down to the back left corner hole position.
Woods' only blemish is a bogey on No. 4, where he missed a short putt.
Woods has never come from behind to win a major and he started the day seven shots back of McIlroy.
Schwartzel birdied the first hole and eagled the par 4 4th hole.
McIlroy bogeyed No. 1 and has scrambled for par on each of the subsequent holes.
- Nick Masuda