Masters 2013: Augusta National facts, figures
Sunday, April 7, 2013
Facts and figures for the 77th Masters, held April 11-14 at Augusta (Ga.) National Golf Club.
• Length: 7,435 yards.
• Par: 36-36_72.
• Purse: To be determined ($8 million in 2012).
• Field: 93 (87 professionals, six amateurs).
• Cut: Top 44 and ties, and anyone within 10 shots of the lead.
• Defending champion: Bubba Watson.
• Last year: Watson made four straight birdies on the back nine, closed with a 4-under 68, and then beat Louis Oosthuizen in a playoff with a shot that instantly became part of Masters lore. Deep in the woods to the right of the 10th fairway, he hit a gap wedge from about 155 yards that hooked some 40 yards and settled 10 feet away for a two-putt par to win on the second extra hole. While that shot was memorable, Oosthuizen hit one that was historic. He became the first player to make double-eagle 2 on the par-5 second hole by hitting 4-iron from the fairway. Oosthuizen closed with a 69. They finished on 10-under 278. Watson became the fifth left-handed player in the last 10 years to win the Masters. Phil Mickelson made two triple bogeys for the week and still tied for third, two shots behind, along with Lee Westwood, Matt Kuchar and Peter Hanson.
• Tiger tales: Tiger Woods has gone seven years without winning the Masters, his longest drought in any of the four majors.
• Key statistic: There have been four playoffs at the Masters in the last 10 years, the most of any major.
• One for the ages: Among those playing the Masters for the first time are 46-year-old Thaworn Wiratchant of Thailand and 14-year-old Tianlang Guan of China.
• Noteworthy: In the 14 majors Tiger Woods has played since he last won, he has not finished closer than three shots behind.
• Quoteworthy: "Augusta is more than a golf tournament. It's an experience. The Kentucky Derby is more than a race. The Super Bowl is more than a football game. It's a social experience." — Brandt Snedeker.
• Television: Thursday and Friday, 3-7:30 p.m., ESPN; Saturday, 3-7 p.m., CBS Sports. Sunday, 2-7 p.m., CBS Sports.