Two-time runner-up Rose came in as world number one , but missed the cut. Johnson, who came in as world number two, and had a dominant win in the WGC-Mexico Championship , finished tied for second. A Masters record 65 players made the cut, including three amateurs. Amateur champion. He finished tied for 32nd at 3-under-par. It was also the first time 3 players had shot 64 or better in a single round at the Masters, as Patrick Cantlay , Tony Finau , and Webb Simpson all shot 64 in the third round.
This was partly attributed by the media to the soft conditions, lack of wind and accessible pin positions. The Masters has the smallest field of the four major championships.
Why Tiger Woods’s Masters win could inspire a new generation of golfers | Sport | The Guardian
Officially, the Masters remains an invitation event, but there is a set of qualifying criteria that determines who is included in the field. 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. Kim Si-woo , Webb Simpson 15,16,17, Devon Bling a , Viktor Hovland a. Takumi Kanaya a.
Kevin O'Connell a. Kevin Kisner 15,17,18 , Xander Schauffele 15,16,17, Justin Harding , Shane Lowry. Shugo Imahira . Wallace made a hole-in-one on the 8th hole, while three other aces were recorded by Mark O'Meara , Shane Lowry , and amateur Devon Bling.
Friday: Mostly cloudy with scattered showers. Wind SSE mph. Play was suspended at p. Sunday: Play began at a. Cloudy with scattered showers. Wind SSE mph, with gusts to 25 mph. DeChambeau's round included six birdies in his final seven holes. Five players, all major champions, shared the lead at the end of the second day.
Woods, seeking his first major since the U. There was a minute delay during the afternoon because of thunderstorms in the area. Players remained on the course during the delay. The Masters has a "10 shot rule" whereby all players within 10 shots of the leaders make the hole cut.
World number one Justin Rose was among the players to miss the cut, his first missed cut in his 14th appearance. Also missing the cut was Masters Champion Ian Woosnam , who announced his retirement as an active Masters competitor shortly after completion of play. Tony Finau began his round with three straight birdies and made an eagle at the par-5 8th hole, tying the Masters record with 30 on the front-nine.
Webb Simpson and Patrick Cantlay also shot 64, the first time in Masters history three rounds of 64 or better were shot on the same day.
Popular Masters Tournament Experiences
The field combined to shoot under for the round, the lowest in tournament history. Due to the threat of thunderstorms forecast for the final day, the players were grouped into threesomes with tee times at a. EDT off the first and tenth tees; the leaders teed off at a. Francesco Molinari held the lead throughout the first eleven holes before his tee shot at No. As the final threesome played No. Woods doubled his advantage at 16, after his tee shot came within three feet of the cup, and made a tap-in par at Needing only a bogey at the 18th to clinch the tournament, Woods chipped on and two-putted for the 5 and a 2-under-par 70 for the win.
Woods became the fifth player to have a gap of over a decade between major wins. Most of the leaders entered Amen corner in or around par for the round. Patrick Cantlay scored 3 under par through the first eleven holes to move up the leaderboard.
BECOME A CERTIFIED GOLF INSTRUCTOR WITH THE PGTAA
Some commentators were suggesting Francesco Molinari was showing the same composure that enabled him to win the Open Championship. After a birdie on the 15th, backing up birdies on the 2nd, 7th, 8th, and 13th, Jason Day reaches 10 under par. Bubba Watson makes a eagle on the 15th, to back up birdies on the 13th and 14th and charge up the leaderboard. The leading group tee up on the par 3 12th, with the wind swirling.
Francesco Molinari targets the flag and lands on the false front to roll back into Rae's Creek. Tiger Woods hits the centre of the green, after deciding not to go for the flag. Tony Finau goes for the flag, finding Rae's Creek as well. Molinari and Finau, like Koepka and Poulter before them, end up with a double bogey on the 12th, severely hurting their chances of victory. Brooks Koepka bounces back from his double bogey on 12, to eagle the 13th.
Jon Rahm birdies the 16th to go four under for the round, and 10 under overall. Xander Schuffele birdies the 14th, and Patrick Cantlay eagles the 15th to move into joint lead. Viktor Hovland of Norway wins the Silver Cup for low amateur. Tiger Woods and Francesco Molinari birdie the 13th to move into a share of the lead, whilst Patrick Cantlay bogeys the 16th to move out of the leading pack.
Masters Picks: The 13 best bets to win the 12222 Masters
Dustin Johnson birdies the 17th, to back up birdies on the 13th, 15th and 16th and join the leaders at 12 under par. Rickie Fowler also birdies the 17th, to back up birdies on the 13th, 14th and 15th and sit one shot behind. Francesco Molinari drives into the trees on the 15th, and follows up with a misplaced lay-up.
Playing from a tricky angle he hits an overhanging branch and his ball lands the pond guarding the front of the green. He ends up with a double bogey.
Tiger Woods hits a birdie to take sole lead of the tournament. After a birdie on the 16th, and a par on the 17th, Tiger Woods heads to the 18th knowing a bogey is all he needs to win his 5th Masters. Tiger Woods bogies the 18th, to win the Masters by one shot. Note: Top 12 and ties qualify for the Masters Tournament. As is traditional, Woods was interviewed in Butler Cabin, where he discussed his victory: . Woods' victory was widely covered around the world, and was featured on the front page of many international newspapers.
- More Information.
- The Unmarked Way;
- This Cant Be Happening to Me.
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Golf tournament held in For the snooker tournament, see Masters snooker. For the darts tournament, see Masters darts. Augusta National. Main article: Augusta National Golf Club. PGA Tour. Retrieved December 16, BBC Sport.