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2004 Masters Tournament

The 2004 Masters Tournament was the 68th Masters Tournament, held April 8–11 at Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, Georgia. Phil Mickelson, 33, won his first major championship with a birdie on the final hole to win by one stroke over runner-up Ernie Els.[1][2] The purse was $6.0 million and the winner's share was $1.17 million.

2004 Masters Tournament
Tournament information
DatesApril 8–11, 2004
LocationAugusta, Georgia
Course(s)Augusta National Golf Club
Organized byAugusta National Golf Club
Tour(s)PGA Tour
European Tour
Japan Golf Tour
Statistics
Par72
Length7,290 yards (6,666 m)
Field93 players, 44 after cut
Cut148 (+4)
Prize fund$6,000,000
5,191,244
Winner's share$1,170,000
€966,227
Champion
United States Phil Mickelson
279 (−9)
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Augusta  is located in the US
Augusta 
Augusta 
Location in the United States
Augusta  is located in Georgia (U.S. state)
Augusta 
Augusta 
Location in Georgia

This was the 50th consecutive and final Masters appearance for four-time champion Arnold Palmer.

Contents

Playoff alterationEdit

Prior to this Masters, the sudden-death playoff was changed to begin on the 18th hole and alternate with the 10th hole. This new starting point was first used the following year in 2005. When the playoff format was changed to sudden-death for 1976, it began at the 10th hole, then went to the 11th, and was first used in 1979.[3] Prior to 1976, playoffs at Augusta were full 18-hole rounds on Monday, and the last was won by Billy Casper in 1970. The exception was the first playoff in 1935, which was 36 holes.

CourseEdit

Hole Name Yards Par Hole Name Yards Par
1 Tea Olive 435 4 10 Camellia 495 4
2 Pink Dogwood 575 5 11 White Dogwood 490 4
3 Flowering Peach 350 4 12 Golden Bell 155 3
4 Flowering Crab Apple 205 3 13 Azalea 510 5
5 Magnolia 455 4 14 Chinese Fir 440 4
6 Juniper 180 3 15 Firethorn 500 5
7 Pampas 410 4 16 Redbud 170 3
8 Yellow Jasmine 570 5 17 Nandina 425 4
9 Carolina Cherry 460 4 18 Holly 465 4
Out 3,640 36 In 3,650 36
Total 7,290 72

FieldEdit

1. Masters champions

Tommy Aaron, Charles Coody, Fred Couples (14,16,17), Ben Crenshaw, Nick Faldo, Raymond Floyd, Bernhard Langer, Sandy Lyle, Larry Mize, Jack Nicklaus, José María Olazábal (10), Mark O'Meara (10), Arnold Palmer, Gary Player, Vijay Singh (10,12,14,15,16,17), Craig Stadler, Tom Watson, Mike Weir (10,11,14,15,16,17), Tiger Woods (2,3,4,10,12,14,15,16,17), Ian Woosnam, Fuzzy Zoeller

2. U.S. Open champions (last five years)

Retief Goosen (10,14,16,17)

3. The Open champions (last five years)

Ben Curtis (12,16,17), Ernie Els (10,11,14,16,17), Paul Lawrie (10)

4. PGA champions (last five years)

Rich Beem (10,16), Shaun Micheel (13,14,16,17), David Toms (10,11,14,16,17)

5. The Players Championship winners (last three years)

Davis Love III (10,12,14,15,16,17), Craig Perks, Adam Scott (15,16,17)

6. U.S. Amateur champion and runner-up

Nick Flanagan (a), Casey Wittenberg (a)

7. The Amateur champion

Gary Wolstenholme (a)

8. U.S. Amateur Public Links champion

Brandt Snedeker (a)

9. U.S. Mid-Amateur champion

Nathan Smith (a)

10. Top 16 players and ties from the 2003 Masters

Jonathan Byrd, Ángel Cabrera, K. J. Choi (14,16,17), Tim Clark (12), Jeff Maggert, Len Mattiace, Phil Mickelson (14,16,17), Scott Verplank (14,16,17)

11. Top eight players and ties from the 2003 U.S. Open

Fredrik Jacobson (16,17), Stephen Leaney (16,17), Kenny Perry (14,16,17), Nick Price (14,16,17), Justin Rose

12. Top four players and ties from the 2003 Open Championship

Thomas Bjørn (16,17)

13. Top four players and ties from 2003 PGA Championship

Chad Campbell (14,15,16,17), Alex Čejka (16,17)

14. Top 40 players from the 2003 PGA Tour money list

Robert Allenby (16,17), Stuart Appleby (15,16,17), Briny Baird, Stewart Cink (17), Chris DiMarco (16,17), Bob Estes (16), Brad Faxon (16,17), Steve Flesch (17), Fred Funk (16,17), Jay Haas (16,17), Tim Herron (16), Charles Howell III (16,17), Jonathan Kaye (15,16,17), Jerry Kelly (16,17), Justin Leonard (16,17), J. L. Lewis, Shigeki Maruyama (16,17), Rocco Mediate (16,17), Tim Petrovic, Chris Riley (16,17), John Rollins, Jeff Sluman, Kirk Triplett (17), Bob Tway (16,17)

15. Top 10 players from the 2004 PGA Tour money list on March 28

John Daly

16. Top 50 players from the final 2003 world ranking

Michael Campbell, Paul Casey (17), Darren Clarke (17), Sergio García (17), Pádraig Harrington (17), Toshimitsu Izawa, Peter Lonard (17), Colin Montgomerie (17), Ian Poulter (17), Phillip Price, Eduardo Romero

17. Top 50 players from world ranking published March 28

Brian Davis, Todd Hamilton, Trevor Immelman, Craig Parry

18. Special foreign invitation

Zhang Lianwei

Nationalities in the fieldEdit

North America (52) South America (2) Europe (19) Oceania (10) Asia (4) Africa (6)
  Canada (1)   Argentina (2)   England (6)   Australia (7)   China (1)   South Africa (5)
  United States (51)   Northern Ireland (1)   Fiji (1)   Japan (2)   Zimbabwe (1)
  Scotland (3)   New Zealand (2)   South Korea (1)
  Wales (2)
  Denmark (1)
  Spain (2)
  Germany (2)
  Sweden (1)
  Ireland (1)

Past champions in the fieldEdit

Made the cutEdit

Player Country Year(s) won R1 R2 R3 R4 Total To par Finish
Bernhard Langer   Germany 1985, 1993 71 73 69 72 285 −3 T4
Fred Couples   United States 1992 73 69 74 70 286 −2 T6
Vijay Singh   Fiji 2000 75 73 69 69 286 −2 T6
Tiger Woods   United States 1997, 2001, 2002 75 69 75 71 290 +2 T22
Mark O'Meara   United States 1998 73 70 75 74 292 +4 T27
José María Olazábal   Spain 1994, 1999 71 69 79 75 294 +6 30
Sandy Lyle   Scotland 1988 72 74 75 76 297 +9 T37

Missed the cutEdit

Player Country Year(s) won R1 R2 Total To par
Ben Crenshaw   United States 1984, 1995 74 75 149 +5
Raymond Floyd   United States 1976 73 76 149 +5
Craig Stadler   United States 1982 74 75 149 +5
Mike Weir   Canada 2003 79 70 149 +5
Larry Mize   United States 1987 76 74 150 +6
Jack Nicklaus   United States 1963, 1965, 1966,
1972, 1975, 1986
75 75 150 +6
Nick Faldo   England 1989, 1990, 1996 76 75 151 +7
Ian Woosnam   Wales 1991 76 75 151 +7
Tom Watson   United States 1977, 1981 76 76 152 +8
Fuzzy Zoeller   United States 1979 79 81 160 +16
Gary Player   South Africa 1961, 1974, 1978 82 80 162 +18
Charles Coody   United States 1971 88 79 167 +23
Arnold Palmer   United States 1958, 1960,
1962, 1964
84 84 168 +24
Tommy Aaron   United States 1973 87 83 170 +26

Round-by-round resultsEdit

First roundEdit

Thursday, April 8, 2004
Friday, April 9, 2004

23-year-old Englishman Justin Rose posted a five-under 67 to lead after the first round. Americans Chris DiMarco and Jay Haas shot 69 (−3) and two-time U.S. Open champion Ernie Els was among a group tied for fourth with 70 (−2). Among the seven players tied at 71 (−1) was two-time Masters champion, José María Olazábal. Phil Mickelson shot an even-par 72, and three-time Masters champion Tiger Woods shot a 75 (+3). The winner of the previous major (2003 PGA Championship), Shaun Micheel, was at even-par 72. Play was suspended for roughly two hours due to rain, so 18 players completed their opening round on Friday morning.

Place Player Country Score To par
1 Justin Rose   England 67 −5
T2 Chris DiMarco   United States 69 −3
Jay Haas   United States
T4 Alex Čejka   Germany 70 −2
Darren Clarke   Northern Ireland
Ernie Els   South Africa
Chris Riley   United States
T8 K. J. Choi   South Korea 71 −1
Charles Howell III   United States
Bernhard Langer   Germany
Colin Montgomerie   Scotland
José María Olazábal   Spain
Phillip Price   Wales
Kirk Triplett   United States

Second roundEdit

Friday, April 9, 2004

First round leader Rose put together another good round (71) to take the 36-hole lead at 138 (−6). Olazábal shot a 69 to close within two strokes of the lead in a tie for second with Alex Čejka, who shot 70. Mickelson, trying to remove the best player never to win a major championship label, moved into a share of fourth with a 69, alongside K. J. Choi. Davis Love III was one of two to shoot the round of the day with a 67 (−5), which moved him into a tie for sixth with Els, DiMarco, Charles Howell III, and 1992 champion Fred Couples. Most notables made the cut at 148 (+4), but among those failing to advance were defending champion Mike Weir and Ben Curtis, the 2003 Open Champion.

Place Player Country Score To par
1 Justin Rose   England 67-71=138 −6
T2 Alex Čejka   Germany 70-70=140 −4
José María Olazábal   Spain 71-69=140
T4 K. J. Choi   South Korea 71-70=141 −3
Phil Mickelson   United States 72-69=141
T6 Fred Couples   United States 73-69=142 −2
Chris DiMarco   United States 69-73=142
Ernie Els   South Africa 70-72=142
Charles Howell III   United States 71-71=142
Davis Love III   United States 75-67=142

Amateurs: Snedeker (+4), Wittenberg (+4), Smith (+6), Flanagan (+8), Wolstenholme (+9).

Third roundEdit

Saturday, April 10, 2004

Mickelson moved from fourth to a share of the 54-hole lead with a three-under 69, while the top three golfers after round two collapsed. Rose shot an 81, Olazábal a 79, and Čejka a 78. This collective meltdown by the top three allowed Mickelson and DiMarco to rise to the top. DiMarco finished tied for the 54-hole lead with a four-under 68. Paul Casey put together a 68 as well to move within two strokes of the co-leaders at the end of the day. Els continued his steady play with a one-under 71 to move into a three-way tie for fourth. Kirk Triplett and Fredrik Jacobson put themselves in contention at seventh and eighth, respectively.

Place Player Country Score To par
T1 Chris DiMarco   United States 69-73-68=210 −6
Phil Mickelson   United States 72-69-69=210
3 Paul Casey   England 75-69-68=212 −4
T4 K.J. Choi   South Korea 71-70-72=213 −3
Ernie Els   South Africa 70-72-71=213
Bernhard Langer   Germany 71-73-69=213
7 Kirk Triplett   United States 71-74-69=214 −2
8 Fredrik Jacobson   Sweden 74-74-67=215 −1
T9 Stewart Cink   United States 74-73-69=216 E
Fred Couples   United States 73-69-74=216
Jay Haas   United States 69-75-72=216
Pádraig Harrington   Ireland 74-74-68=216
Davis Love III   United States 75-67-74=216
Nick Price   Zimbabwe 72-73-71=216

Final roundEdit

Sunday, April 11, 2004

In one of the most exciting back nines in Masters history, Mickelson dueled Els to claim his first major championship. Mickelson shot a final round 69, sealed with an 18-foot (5 m) birdie on the 18th green to win by a stroke. Playing two groups ahead of Mickelson, Els started the day at −3 and posted a 67 (−5). As Mickelson approached the final hole, Els' total of 280 (−8) appeared enough to at least get him into a playoff. Els stumbled out of the gate with two bogeys in his first five holes, but quickly regained his form. He collected two eagles on his round, at the par-5 8th and 13th holes. Els also connected on a birdie at the 15th to get him to −8. Seeing his first major possibly slip away with a 38 (+2) on his front nine, Mickelson had to match Els' fire on the back nine, and shot a bogey-free 31, with birdies on five of the final seven holes. Mickelson birdied the par-3 12th and par-5 13th. He briefly tied Els with his third consecutive birdie at the par-4 14th, then had a disappointing par on the par-5 15th. At the par-3 16th, Mickelson put his tee shot 20 feet (6 m) above the pin and holed the dramatic putt to tie for the lead. He remained tied heading to the final tee, and when his approach shot landed on the green, a winning putt was before him. As Mickelson sunk the putt, he jumped for joy as he won his first major title.[1][2]

K. J. Choi finished third, which was his best major finish, with a final round 69 to total 282 (−6). Sergio García shot the round of the tournament with a 66 (−6) to tie for fourth with two-time Masters champion Bernhard Langer. Four major champions, including two former Masters champions (Vijay Singh, Couples, Love, and Nick Price) were in the group who finished tied for sixth at 286 (−2). Woods' streak of not winning a major extended to seven with a disappointing 290 (+2), the same score tallied by first and second round leader Rose.

Place Player Country Score To par Money ($)
1 Phil Mickelson   United States 72-69-69-69=279 −9 1,170,000
2 Ernie Els   South Africa 70-72-71-67=280 −8 702,000
3 K. J. Choi   South Korea 71-70-72-69=282 −6 442,000
T4 Sergio García   Spain 72-72-75-66=285 −3 286,000
Bernhard Langer   Germany 71-73-69-72=285
T6 Paul Casey   England 75-69-68-74=286 −2 189,893
Fred Couples   United States 73-69-74-70=286
Chris DiMarco   United States 69-73-68-76=286
Davis Love III   United States 75-67-74-70=286
Nick Price   Zimbabwe 72-73-71-70=286
Vijay Singh   Fiji 75-73-69-69=286
Kirk Triplett   United States 71-74-69-72=286

Amateurs: Wittenberg (E), Snedeker (+12).

ScorecardEdit

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 −6 −7 −6 −6 −5 −4 −4 −4 −4 −4 −4 −5 −6 −7 −7 −8 −8 −9
  Els −3 −4 −3 −3 −2 −2 −3 −5 −5 −5 −5 −5 −7 −7 −8 −8 −8 −8
  Choi −3 −3 −3 −3 −3 −3 −2 −2 −1 −1 −3 −3 −4 −5 −5 −6 −6 −6
  García +3 +3 +3 +3 +3 +5 +4 +3 +2 +2 +2 +1 E +1 −1 −2 −3 −3
  Langer −4 −5 −5 −4 −4 −4 −3 −4 −4 −4 −4 −4 −4 −5 −3 −4 −3 −3
  DiMarco −6 −7 −6 −5 −5 −3 −2 −3 −3 −3 −3 −3 −4 −4 −4 −4 −4 −2

Cumulative tournament scores, relative to par

Eagle Birdie Bogey Double bogey

Source:[1][4]

QuotesEdit

  • "Is it his time? YES! At long last!"Jim Nantz's (CBS Sports) call as Mickelson sunk his birdie putt on the 18th hole to defeat Ernie Els and win the tournament.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c Dulac, Gerry (April 12, 2004). "Finally!". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. p. C-1.
  2. ^ a b Shipnuck, Alan (April 19, 2004). "Amen". Sports Illustrated. Retrieved April 10, 2013.
  3. ^ "Masters playoff format is changed". CNN.com. April 7, 2004. Retrieved April 7, 2013.
  4. ^ "Leaderboard: 2004 Masters". Yahoo! Sports. April 11, 2004. Retrieved April 10, 2013.

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