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2012 Masters Tournament

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2012 Masters Tournament
Tournament information
DatesApril 5–8, 2012
LocationAugusta, Georgia, U.S.
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)
Statistics
Par72
Length7,435 yards (6,799 m)[1]
Field95 players, 63 after cut
Cut149 (+5)
Prize fundUS$8,000,000
Winner's share$1,440,000
Champion
United States Bubba Watson
278 (−10), playoff
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Augusta National is located in Georgia (U.S. state)
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The 2012 Masters Tournament was the 76th Masters Tournament, held April 5–8 at Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, Georgia.[2] Bubba Watson won the year's first major championship on the second hole of a sudden-death playoff, defeating Louis Oosthuizen.[3] It was his first major title and his fourth victory on the PGA Tour.[3] Watson was the eighth consecutive first-time major champion, and the 14th winner in as many majors.[4][5] He won a second Masters two years later in 2014.

Two pre-tournament favorites,[3][6] Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy, both finished at 293 (+5) in a tie for 40th place. Phil Mickelson was in the final pairing and in contention during the final round, but a triple-bogey six on the fourth hole knocked him back and he finished two strokes behind, in a four-way tie for third.[3] Bo Van Pelt posted the lowest round of the tournament with a 64 (−8) early on Sunday, which propelled him up the leaderboard 35 places to tie for 17th.

It was the first playoff in three years at the Masters; Ángel Cabrera won on the second extra hole in 2009.

Course

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
Source:[1] Total 7,435 72

Field

The Masters has the smallest field of the four major championships. Officially, the Masters remains an invitation event, but there is a set of qualifying criteria that determines who is included in the field.[7] Each player is classified according to the first category by which he qualified, but other categories are shown in parentheses.

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.

Three players were appearing in their first major: Kelly Kraft, Corbin Mills and Randal Lewis. Twelve others were appearing in their first Masters: Keegan Bradley, Patrick Cantlay, Bryden Macpherson, Kevin Chappell, Robert Garrigus, Webb Simpson, Harrison Frazar, Kyle Stanley, Scott Stallings, Brendan Steele, Bae Sang-moon and Gonzalo Fernández-Castaño.[8]

Notable absences included Mark O'Meara (injured), Ernie Els and Retief Goosen (not ranked high enough). O'Meara had appeared in the previous 27 Masters, Els in the previous 18, and Goosen in the previous 12. (Els would win the Open Championship in July to ensure an invitation to the next five Masters.)

1. Past Masters Champions
Ángel Cabrera (2,11), Fred Couples (11), Ben Crenshaw, Trevor Immelman (11), Zach Johnson (18,19), Bernhard Langer, Sandy Lyle, Phil Mickelson (13,15,16,17,18,19), Larry Mize, José María Olazábal, Charl Schwartzel (11,15,18,19), Vijay Singh (15,17), Craig Stadler, Tom Watson, Mike Weir, Tiger Woods (2,4,11,16,18,19), Ian Woosnam

(Past champions not playing: Tommy Aaron, Jack Burke Jr., Billy Casper, Charles Coody, Nick Faldo, Raymond Floyd, Doug Ford, Bob Goalby, Jack Nicklaus, Arnold Palmer, Gary Player and Fuzzy Zoeller. Player joined Nicklaus and Palmer to serve as "honorary starters" and teed off on the first day at the first hole to kick off the tournament.)

2. Last five U.S. Open Champions
Lucas Glover (16), Graeme McDowell (18,19), Rory McIlroy (11,12,16,18,19)

3. Last five British Open Champions
Stewart Cink, Darren Clarke (13,18), Pádraig Harrington (4), Louis Oosthuizen (18,19)

4. Last five PGA Champions
Keegan Bradley (14,15,16,17,18,19), Martin Kaymer (18,19), Yang Yong-eun (12,17,18,19)

5. Last three winners of The Players Championship
K. J. Choi (11,15,17,18,19), Tim Clark, Henrik Stenson

6. Top two finishers in the 2011 U.S. Amateur
Patrick Cantlay (a), Kelly Kraft (a)

7. Winner of the 2011 Amateur Championship
Bryden Macpherson (a)

8. Winner of the 2011 Asian Amateur
Hideki Matsuyama (a)

9. Winner of the 2011 U.S. Amateur Public Links
Corbin Mills (a)

10. Winner of the 2011 U.S. Mid-Amateur
Randal Lewis (a)

11. The top 16 finishers and ties in the 2011 Masters Tournament
Jason Day (12,15,17,18,19), Luke Donald (15,16,17,18,19), Ross Fisher, Edoardo Molinari, Geoff Ogilvy (17,18,19), Ryan Palmer, Justin Rose (15,16,17,18,19), Adam Scott (15,16,17,18,19), Brandt Snedeker (15,16,17,18,19), Steve Stricker (15,16,17,18,19), Bo Van Pelt (15,17,18,19), Lee Westwood (12,18,19)

12. Top 8 finishers and ties in the 2011 U.S. Open
Kevin Chappell, Sergio García (18,19), Robert Garrigus, Peter Hanson (18,19)

13. Top 4 finishers and ties in the 2011 British Open Championship
Thomas Bjørn (18,19)

  • Dustin Johnson (15,16,17,18,19) withdrew with a back injury prior to the start of the tournament.[10]

14. Top 4 finishers and ties in the 2011 PGA Championship
Jason Dufner (15,17,18,19), Anders Hansen (18,19), Robert Karlsson (18,19), David Toms (15,16,17,18,19), Scott Verplank

15. Top 30 leaders on the 2011 PGA Tour official money earnings list
Aaron Baddeley (17,18,19), Jonathan Byrd (17), Bill Haas (16,17,18,19), Charles Howell III (17), Freddie Jacobson (16,17,18,19), Matt Kuchar (17,18,19), Martin Laird (18,19), Hunter Mahan (16,17,18,19), Kevin Na, Rory Sabbatini, Webb Simpson (16,17,18,19), Nick Watney (16,17,18,19), Bubba Watson (16,17,18,19), Mark Wilson (16,17,19), Gary Woodland (17)

16. Winners of PGA Tour events that award a full-point allocation for the season-ending Tour Championship, between the 2011 Masters Tournament and the 2012 Masters Tournament
Harrison Frazar, Sean O'Hair, Scott Stallings, Kyle Stanley (19), Brendan Steele, Johnson Wagner

17. All players qualifying for the 2011 edition of The Tour Championship
Chez Reavie, John Senden (18,19)

18. Top 50 on the final 2011 Official World Golf Ranking list
Bae Sang-moon (19), Paul Casey (19), Simon Dyson (19), Gonzalo Fernández-Castaño, Rickie Fowler (19), Jim Furyk (19), Miguel Ángel Jiménez, Kim Kyung-tae (19), Francesco Molinari (19), Ian Poulter (19), Álvaro Quirós (19)

19. Top 50 on the Official World Golf Ranking list on March 25, 2012
Ben Crane, Paul Lawrie

20. International invitees
Ryo Ishikawa[11]

Round summaries

First round

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Place Player Country Score To par
1 Lee Westwood  England 67 −5
T2 Peter Hanson  Sweden 68 −4
Louis Oosthuizen  South Africa
T4 Ben Crane  United States 69 −3
Jason Dufner  United States
Miguel Ángel Jiménez  Spain
Paul Lawrie  Scotland
Francesco Molinari  Italy
Bubba Watson  United States
T10 Jim Furyk  United States 70 −2
Zach Johnson  United States
Vijay Singh  Fiji
Scott Stallings  United States

Source:[12]

Second round

Friday, April 6, 2012

Place Player Country Score To par
T1 Fred Couples  United States 72-67=139 −5
Jason Dufner  United States 69-70=139
T3 Sergio García  Spain 72-68=140 −4
Rory McIlroy  Northern Ireland 71-69=140
Louis Oosthuizen  South Africa 68-72=140
Bubba Watson  United States 69-71=140
Lee Westwood  England 67-73=140
T8 Miguel Ángel Jiménez  Spain 69-72=141 −3
Matt Kuchar  United States 71-70=141
Paul Lawrie  Scotland 69-72=141

Source:[13]

Amateurs: Matsuyama (+1), Cantlay (+5), Kraft (+5), Macpherson (+9), Mills (+11), Lewis (+15).

Third round

Saturday, April 7, 2012

Place Player Country Score To par
1 Peter Hanson  Sweden 68-74-65=207 −9
2 Phil Mickelson  United States 74-68-66=208 −8
3 Louis Oosthuizen  South Africa 68-72-69=209 −7
4 Bubba Watson  United States 69-71-70=210 −6
5 Matt Kuchar  United States 71-70-70=211 −5
T6 Pádraig Harrington  Ireland 71-73-68=212 −4
Hunter Mahan  United States 72-72-68=212
Henrik Stenson  Sweden 71-71-70=212
Lee Westwood  England 67-73-72=212
10 Paul Lawrie  Scotland 69-72-72=213 −3

Source:[14]

Final round

Sunday, April 8, 2012

Summary

For the third time in seven years, the Masters concluded on Easter Sunday. The leaderboard was active, as four players held at least a share of the lead during the final round. Louis Oosthuizen charged into the lead at the second hole with an albatross two on the par-5. It was only the fourth double eagle in Masters history and the first-ever on the second hole. The final pairing faltered: 54-hole leader Peter Hanson never got it going, with three bogeys before he carded his first birdie at the 15th hole. Three holes earlier, Hanson shanked his tee shot on the par-3 12th short of the water, bogeyed, and fell from contention. On the front nine, three-time Masters champion Phil Mickelson pushed his tee shot left at the par-3 fourth and it caromed off a greenside grandstand. He made his second triple bogey of the week and came up two shots short of the playoff.[3]

In the end, it came down to a three player race between Oosthuizen, Bubba Watson, and Matt Kuchar. Kuchar hit his approach at the 15th hole to three feet (0.9 m) and eagled to temporarily tie Oosthuizen at −9, but followed it with a bogey at the par-3 16th hole and finished two strokes back, in the four-way tie for third. After Watson made a two at the 16th for his fourth consecutive birdie, he was tied at the top with Oosthuizen at −10. Playing together in the penultimate pairing, both parred the 17th hole and were on the green in regulation at the uphill 18th. Oosthuizen missed a 35-foot (11 m) birdie putt from the back shelf and Watson had 25 feet (8 m) for his first major, but he missed the putt on the high side. After Watson tapped in, Oosthuizen holed his four-footer (1.2 m) to force a sudden death playoff.[15]

Final leaderboard

Champion
Silver Cup winner (low amateur)
(a) = amateur
(c) = past champion
Top 10
Place Player Score To par Money (US$)
T1 South Africa Louis Oosthuizen 68-72-69-69=278 −10 Playoff
United States Bubba Watson 69-71-70-68=278
T3 Sweden Peter Hanson 68-74-65-73=280 −8 384,000
United States Matt Kuchar 71-70-70-69=280
United States Phil Mickelson (c) 74-68-66-72=280
England Lee Westwood 67-73-72-68=280
7 England Ian Poulter 72-72-70-69=283 −5 268,000
T8 Republic of Ireland Pádraig Harrington 71-73-68-72=284 −4 232,000
England Justin Rose 72-72-72-68=284
Australia Adam Scott 75-70-73-66=284

Scorecard

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 Watson −5 −6 −6 −6 −7 −7 −7 −7 −7 −7 −7 −6 −7 −8 −9 −10 −10 −10
South Africa Oosthuizen −7 −10 −10 −9 −9 −9 −9 −9 −9 −8 −8 −8 −9 −9 −10 −10 −10 −10
Sweden Hanson −8 −8 −7 −7 −7 −7 −7 −7 −7 −7 −7 −6 −6 −6 −7 −7 −7 −8
United States Kuchar −5 −5 −6 −6 −6 −6 −7 −7 −5 −5 −5 −6 −7 −7 −9 −8 −8 −8
United States Mickelson −8 −8 −8 −5 −5 −5 −5 −6 −6 −6 −6 −6 −7 −7 −8 −8 −8 −8
England Westwood −3 −4 −3 −3 −3 −4 −5 −4 −4 −4 −4 −4 −5 −6 −7 −7 −7 −8

Cumulative tournament scores, relative to par

Double Eagle/Albatross Eagle Birdie Bogey Double bogey Triple bogey +

Source:[16]

Playoff

The sudden death playoff started at the par-4 18th hole, where both players hit the fairway and green, and similar to the final round, Bubba Watson was closer to the pin than Louis Oosthuizen. Oosthuizen narrowly missed his 18-foot (5.5 m) birdie effort which gave Watson another opportunity to secure the title. Watson's putt from 16 feet (5 m) was low the entire way, and after both players tapped in to tie they headed to the next tee at the downhill par-4 10th hole.

Both players hit poor drives to the right, and Oosthuizen's second shot ended up short of the green. The left-handed Watson, playing from the pine straw deep in the woods, hooked his approach shot nearly 90 degrees to within 10 feet (3 m) of the hole. Oosthuizen chipped to the back of the green and narrowly missed his par putt to give Watson two putts to win. He lagged his first to a foot (0.3 m) and tapped in to become the Masters champion.[17][18]

Place Player Country Score To par Money ($)
1 Bubba Watson  United States 4-4=8 E 1,440,000
2 Louis Oosthuizen  South Africa 4-5=9 +1 864,000

Scorecard

Hole  18   10 
Par 4 4
United States Watson E E
South Africa Oosthuizen E +1

Cumulative playoff scores, relative to par

References

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Major Championships Succeeded by
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