2010 Masters Tournament

2010 Masters Tournament

The 2010 Masters Tournament was the 74th Masters Tournament, played April 8–11 at Augusta National Golf Club. Phil Mickelson won his third Masters and fourth major title, three shots ahead of runner-up Lee Westwood.[1]

Field

The Masters has the smallest field of the major championships. Officially the Masters 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 the 96 players who played in the 2010 Masters Tournament.[2] Each player is classified according to the first category by which he qualified, but other categories are shown in parentheses.

1. Past Masters Champions
Ángel Cabrera (2,11,15,17,18,19), Fred Couples, Ben Crenshaw, Trevor Immelman, Zach Johnson (15,16,17,18,19), Bernhard Langer, Sandy Lyle, Phil Mickelson (4,5,11,12,15,16,17,18,19), Larry Mize, Mark O'Meara, Vijay Singh (18,19), Craig Stadler, Tom Watson (13), Mike Weir (15,17,18,19), Tiger Woods (2,3,4,11,12,14,15,16,17,18,19), Ian Woosnam

(Past champions who did not play: Tommy Aaron, Seve Ballesteros, Jack Burke, Jr., Billy Casper, Charles Coody, Nick Faldo, Doug Ford, Raymond Floyd,[3] Bob Goalby, Jack Nicklaus, José María Olazábal,[4] Arnold Palmer, Gary Player, and Fuzzy Zoeller). Palmer and Nicklaus were named "honorary starters" and teed off on the first day at the first hole, but did not complete the round.

2. Last five U.S. Open Champions
Michael Campbell, Lucas Glover (12,15,17,18,19), Geoff Ogilvy (11,15,16,17,18,19)

3. Last five British Open Champions
Stewart Cink (13,15,17,18,19), Pádraig Harrington (4,15,17,18,19)

4. Last five PGA Champions
Y.E. Yang (14,15,16,17,18,19)

5. Last three of The Players Champions
Sergio García (18,19), Henrik Stenson (18,19)

6. Top two finishers in the 2009 U.S. Amateur
An Byeong-hun, Ben Martin

7. Winner of the 2009 Amateur Championship
Matteo Manassero

8. Winner of the 2009 Asian Amateur
Han Chang-won

9. Winner of the 2009 U.S. Amateur Public Links
Brad Benjamin

10. Winner of the 2009 U.S. Mid-Amateur
Nathan Smith

11. The top 16 finishers and ties in the 2009 Masters Tournament
Chad Campbell, Tim Clark (15,18,19), Steve Flesch, Jim Furyk (15,16,17,18,19), Todd Hamilton, Shingo Katayama, Hunter Mahan (12,15,16,17,18,19), John Merrick, Sean O'Hair (15,16,17,18,19), Kenny Perry (15,16,17,18,19), Steve Stricker (15,16,17,18,19), Camilo Villegas (16,18,19)

12. Top 8 finishers and ties in the 2009 U.S. Open
Ricky Barnes, David Duval, Ross Fisher (18,19), Søren Hansen (18,19)

13. Top 4 finishers and ties in the 2009 British Open Championship
Lee Westwood (14,18,19), Chris Wood

14. Top 4 finishers and ties in the 2009 PGA Championship
Rory McIlroy (18,19)

15. Top 30 leaders on the 2009 PGA Tour official money earnings list
Paul Casey (18,19), Brian Gay (16,17,18), Retief Goosen (17,18,19), Dustin Johnson (16,17,19), Jerry Kelly (16,17), Matt Kuchar (19), Justin Leonard (18), Kevin Na (17,19), Ian Poulter (16,18,19), John Rollins, Rory Sabbatini (16), John Senden (17), David Toms (17,18), Nick Watney (17,18,19)

16. Winners of PGA Tour events that award a full-point allocation for the season-ending Tour Championship, between the 2009 Masters Tournament and the 2010 Masters Tournament
Ben Crane, Ernie Els (17,18,19), Nathan Green, Bill Haas, Anthony Kim (18,19), Ryan Moore, Ryan Palmer, Heath Slocum (17)

17. All players qualifying for the 2009 edition of The Tour Championship
Luke Donald (18,19), Jason Dufner, Marc Leishman, Steve Marino, Scott Verplank

18. Top 50 on the final 2009 Official World Golf Rankings list
Robert Allenby (19), Ben Curtis, Simon Dyson, Anders Hansen, Yuta Ikeda (19), Ryo Ishikawa (19), Miguel Ángel Jiménez (19), Robert Karlsson (19), Martin Kaymer (19), Søren Kjeldsen, Graeme McDowell (19), Edoardo Molinari (19), Francesco Molinari (19), Adam Scott, Oliver Wilson (19)
(Michael Sim (19) withdrew prior to the tournament with a shoulder injury)[5]

19. Top 50 on the Official World Golf Rankings list going into the tournament
K.J. Choi, Louis Oosthuizen, Álvaro Quirós, Charl Schwartzel, Thongchai Jaidee

20. International invitees
None

Past champions in the field

Made the cut

Player Country Year(s) won R1 R2 R3 R4 Total To par Finish
Phil Mickelson United States 2004, 2006 67 71 67 67 272 −16 1st
Tiger Woods United States 1997, 2001, 2002, 2005 68 70 70 69 277 −11 T4
Fred Couples United States 1992 66 75 68 70 279 −9 6th
Trevor Immelman South Africa 2008 69 73 72 72 286 −2 T14
Ángel Cabrera Argentina 2009 73 74 69 71 287 −1 T18
Tom Watson United States 1977, 1981 67 74 73 73 287 −1 T18
Zach Johnson United States 2007 70 74 76 75 295 +7 42
Mike Weir Canada 2003 71 72 76 77 296 +8 T43

Missed the cut

Player Country Year(s) won R1 R2 Total To par
Larry Mize United States 1987 76 72 148 +4
Mark O'Meara United States 1998 75 74 149 +5
Bernhard Langer Germany 1985, 1993 71 78 149 +5
Vijay Singh Fiji 2000 76 78 154 +10
Ben Crenshaw United States 1984, 1995 77 78 155 +11
Sandy Lyle Scotland 1988 69 86 155 +11
Craig Stadler United States 1982 79 78 157 +13
Ian Woosnam Wales 1991 81 83 164 +20

Par 3 Contest

Louis Oosthuizen won the contest with a 6 under par 21. There were 2 holes in one during the contest, both on the 9th hole, achieved by Graeme McDowell and Jim Furyk.[6] McDowell went on to win the U.S. Open, Oosthuizen went on to win The Open Championship, and Furyk went on to win the 2010 FedEx Cup.

Round summaries

First round

Thursday, April 8, 2010

The day started very sunny, but clouds began accumulating later in the morning and thunderstorms were expected in the afternoon; however, the weather remained fair. The much anticipated return of Tiger Woods came on Thursday, who shot a 4-under 68. This was a good opening for Woods, who had never before shot a first round in the 60s at the Masters.[7] But the story of the day was the two Champions Tour players, 60 year-old Tom Watson and 50 year-old Fred Couples, who shot 67 and 66 respectively. Major champions Phil Mickelson and Y.E. Yang were one stroke back of leader Couples along with Lee Westwood, K.J. Choi, and Watson.[7]

Place Player Country Score To par
1 Fred Couples United States 66 −6
T2 K.J. Choi South Korea 67 −5
Phil Mickelson United States
Tom Watson United States
Lee Westwood England
Y.E. Yang South Korea
T7 Ricky Barnes United States 68 −4
Anthony Kim United States
Ian Poulter England
Nick Watney United States
Tiger Woods United States

Second round

Friday, April 9, 2010

Phil Mickelson shot a 1-under 71 despite missing a 1-foot putt on Hole 5. Fred Couples and Tom Watson both fell back after solid opening rounds. Englishmen Lee Westwood and Ian Poulter shared the lead heading into the weekend.[8]

Place Player Country Score To par
T1 Ian Poulter England 68-68=136 −8
Lee Westwood England 67-69=136
T3 Ricky Barnes United States 68-70=138 −6
K.J. Choi South Korea 67-71=138
Anthony Kim United States 68-70=138
Phil Mickelson United States 67-71=138
Tiger Woods United States 68-70=138
8 Y.E. Yang South Korea 67-72=139 −5
T9 Fred Couples United States 66-75=141 −3
Søren Kjeldsen 70-71=141
Tom Watson United States 67-74=141

Amateurs: Manassero (+3), Smith (+5), Benjamin (+6), An (+11), Han (+11), Martin (+11).

Third round

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Lee Westwood continued his solid play in the third round to stay in the lead. Phil Mickelson shot a 67, including a dramatic eagle-eagle-birdie on 13, 14 and 15, to move into second place, three strokes clear of the rest of the field.[9]

Place Player Country Score To par
1 Lee Westwood England 67-69-68=204 −12
2 Phil Mickelson United States 67-71-67=205 −11
T3 K.J. Choi South Korea 67-71-70=208 −8
Tiger Woods United States 68-70-70=208
5 Fred Couples United States 66-75-68=209 −7
T6 Ricky Barnes United States 68-70-72=210 −6
Hunter Mahan United States 71-71-68=210
Ian Poulter England 68-68-74=210
T9 Anthony Kim United States 68-70-73=211 −5
Y.E. Yang South Korea 67-72-72=211

Final round

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Fred Couples mounted an early charge up the leaderboard with two birdies in his first three holes, but he quickly cooled off and ended up in sixth place. Overnight leader Lee Westwood started erratically, while Phil Mickelson parred his first seven holes. K.J. Choi was briefly tied for the lead at -12 with a birdie at 10 but he eventually fell back to a tie for fourth with playing partner Tiger Woods (they were paired together for all four rounds of the tournament). 24-year old Anthony Kim shot a blistering 65, including a -5 run over four holes; he finished third. But down the stretch, Mickelson pulled away from Westwood with a bogey-free round of 67 to win the tournament.[10]

Place Player Country Score To par Money ($)
1 Phil Mickelson United States 67-71-67-67=272 −16 1,350,000
2 Lee Westwood England 67-69-68-71=275 −13 810,000
3 Anthony Kim United States 68-70-73-65=276 −12 510,000
T4 K.J. Choi South Korea 67-71-70-69=277 −11 330,000
Tiger Woods United States 68-70-70-69=277
6 Fred Couples United States 66-75-68-70=279 −9 270,000
7 Nick Watney United States 68-76-71-65=280 −8 251,250
T8 Hunter Mahan United States 71-71-68-71=281 −7 225,000
Y.E. Yang South Korea 67-72-72-70=281
T10 Ricky Barnes United States 68-70-72-73=283 −5 195,000
Ian Poulter England 68-68-74-73=283

Amateurs: Manassero (+4).

  • Final bulletin - 2010 prize money[11]

Scorecard

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
Mickelson −11 −11 −11 −11 −11 −11 −11 −12 −12 −12 −12 −13 −14 −14 −15 −15 −15 −16
Westwood −11 −12 −12 −11 −12 −12 −12 −12 −11 −11 −11 −11 −12 −12 −12 −12 −13 −13
Kim −5 −6 −6 −6 −6 −5 −6 −7 −7 −7 −6 −7 −8 −9 −11 −12 −12 −12
Woods −7 −7 −7 −6 −5 −5 −7 −8 −9 −9 −8 −8 −9 −8 −10 −10 −10 −11

Cumulative tournament scores, relative to par
Source:[12]

References

  1. ^ Reason, Mark (April 11, 2010). "Masters 2010: Phil Mickelson holds off Lee Westwood to claim third green jacket". The Daily Telegraph. Archived from the original on April 14, 2010. Retrieved April 12, 2010. 
  2. ^ 2010 Masters Tournament Invitees
  3. ^ Four-time major winner Floyd calls it a career
  4. ^ Olazabal To Miss Masters
  5. ^ "Sim to miss Masters debut with injury". ESPN. Associated Press. April 2, 2010. Archived from the original on April 9, 2010. Retrieved April 16, 2010. 
  6. ^ Nichols, Bill (April 7, 2010). "Oosthuizen wins Par-3 Contest at Masters". The Dallas Morning News. Archived from the original on July 15, 2010. Retrieved July 23, 2010. 
  7. ^ a b Hodgetts, Rob (April 9, 2010). "Tiger Woods in hunt as Fred Couples takes Masters lead". BBC Sport. Archived from the original on April 12, 2010. Retrieved April 12, 2010. 
  8. ^ Hodgetts, Rob (April 9, 2010). "Lee Westwood and Ian Poulter share Masters halfway lead". BBC Sport. Archived from the original on April 12, 2010. Retrieved April 12, 2010. 
  9. ^ Hodgetts, Rob (April 11, 2010). "Lee Westwood holds off Phil Mickelson for Masters lead". BBC Sport. Archived from the original on April 11, 2010. Retrieved April 12, 2010. 
  10. ^ Hodgetts, Rob (April 11, 2010). "Mickelson seals third Masters win". BBC Sport. Archived from the original on April 12, 2010. Retrieved April 12, 2010. 
  11. ^ Masters.com "Final bulletin – 2010 prize money". Retrieved March 27, 2012. 
  12. ^ "2010 Masters leaderboard". Yahoo! Sports. Retrieved January 4, 2013. 

External links

  • Official website
  • Coverage from the PGA of America
  • Coverage on the European Tour's official site
Preceded by
2009 PGA Championship
Major Championships Succeeded by
2010 U.S. Open