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2008 Masters Tournament

The 2008 Masters Tournament was the 72nd Masters Tournament, held April 10–13 at Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, Georgia. Trevor Immelman won his first major title, three strokes ahead of runner-up Tiger Woods, a four-time champion. Immelman led or tied for the lead after every round.

2008 Masters Tournament
Tournament information
DatesApril 10–13, 2008
LocationAugusta, Georgia
Course(s)Augusta National Golf Club
Organized byAugusta National Golf Club
Tour(s)PGA Tour
European Tour
Japan Golf Tour
Statistics
Par72
Length7,445 yards (6,808 m)
Field94 players, 45 after cut
Cut147 (+3)
Prize fund$7,500,000
4,783,274
Winner's share$1,350,000[1]
€857,958
Champion
South Africa Trevor Immelman
280 (−8)
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Augusta  is located in the United States
Augusta 
Augusta 
Location in the United States
Augusta  is located in Georgia (U.S. state)
Augusta 
Augusta 
Location in Georgia

FieldEdit

The Masters has the smallest field of the major championships, with 94 players having earned invitations in 2008. Officially the Masters remains an invitation event but there is now a qualification process, although in theory the club could simply decline to invite a 'qualified' player. Here is a list of all players qualified to play in the 2008 Masters Tournament. Each player is classified according to the first category by which he qualified, but other categories are shown in parentheses:[2]

1. Past Masters Champions
Fred Couples, Ben Crenshaw, Raymond Floyd, Zach Johnson (10,14,15,16,17,18), Bernhard Langer, Sandy Lyle, Phil Mickelson (4,5,14,15,16,17,18), Larry Mize, José María Olazábal, Mark O'Meara, Gary Player, Vijay Singh (4,10,14,16,17,18), Craig Stadler, Tom Watson, Mike Weir (17,18), Tiger Woods (3,4,10,11,13,14,15,16,17,18), Ian Woosnam, Fuzzy Zoeller

(Past champions not competing: Tommy Aaron, Seve Ballesteros, Jack Burke, Jr., Billy Casper, Charles Coody, Nick Faldo, Doug Ford, Bob Goalby, Jack Nicklaus, Arnold Palmer. Palmer served as "honorary starter" and teed off on the first day at the first hole to kick off the tournament.)

2. Last five U.S. Open Champions
Ángel Cabrera (11,15,17,18), Michael Campbell, Jim Furyk (10,11,14,15,16,17,18), Retief Goosen (10,17,18), Geoff Ogilvy (14,15,16,17,18)

3. Last five Open Champions
Ben Curtis, Todd Hamilton, Pádraig Harrington (10,12,14,15,16,17,18)

4. Last five PGA Champions
Shaun Micheel

5. Last two of The Players Champions
Stephen Ames (17,18)

Winners of the Players Championship get three years of Masters invitations. With the Players having moved from March to May, beginning 2007, there will be only two such champions who have earned invitations to the Masters in both 2008 and 2009. In 2010 and after, once again three Players champions will have earned invitations to the Masters.

6. Top two finishers in the 2007 U.S. Amateur
Michael Thompson (a)

7. Winner of the 2007 The Amateur Championship
Drew Weaver (a)

8. Winner of the 2007 U.S. Amateur Public Links
See number 6

9. Winner of the 2007 U.S. Mid-Amateur
Trip Kuehne (a)

10. The top 16 finishers and ties in the 2007 Masters Tournament
Stuart Appleby (17,18), Paul Casey (17,18), Tim Clark (14,16,17,18), Luke Donald (14,17,18), Jerry Kelly (11), Ian Poulter (17,18), Justin Rose (14,16,17,18), Rory Sabbatini (14,15,16,17,18), Vaughn Taylor, David Toms (11,17)

11. Top 8 finishers and ties in the 2007 U.S. Open
Nick Dougherty (17), Niclas Fasth (17,18), Scott Verplank (14,15,16,17,18), Bubba Watson

12. Top 4 finishers and ties in the 2007 Open Championship
Ernie Els (13,14,15,16,17,18), Sergio García (14,16,17,18), Richard Green (17), Andrés Romero (15,17,18)

13. Top 4 finishers and ties in the 2007 PGA Championship
Woody Austin (14,15,16,17,18), Arron Oberholser (17,18), John Senden (18)

14. Top 30 leaders on the 2007 PGA Tour official money earnings list
Robert Allenby (16,18), Aaron Baddeley (16,17,18), Mark Calcavecchia (16,17,18), K. J. Choi (15,16,17,18), Stewart Cink (16,17,18), Steve Flesch, Charles Howell III (16,17,18), Hunter Mahan (15,16,17,18), John Rollins (16), Adam Scott (16,17,18), Heath Slocum (16), Brandt Snedeker (15,16,17,18), Steve Stricker (15,16,17,18), Boo Weekley (15,16,17,18), Brett Wetterich (16,17)

15. Winners of PGA Tour events that award a full-point allocation for the season-ending Tour Championship, between the 2007 Masters Tournament and the 2008 Masters Tournament
Brian Bateman, Jonathan Byrd (16), Daniel Chopra, J. B. Holmes, Steve Lowery, Sean O'Hair (18), D. J. Trahan, Johnson Wagner, Nick Watney

16. All players qualifying for the 2007 rendition of The Tour Championship
Camilo Villegas

17. Top 50 on the 2007 Official World Golf Rankings list
Anders Hansen, Søren Hansen (18), Trevor Immelman (18), Miguel Ángel Jiménez (18), Robert Karlsson (18), Shingo Katayama, Nick O'Hern (18), Henrik Stenson (18), Richard Sterne (18), Toru Taniguchi (18), Lee Westwood (18)

18. Top 50 on the Official World Golf Rankings list going into the tournament
Martin Kaymer, Justin Leonard, Peter Lonard

19. International invitees
Liang Wen-Chong, Prayad Marksaeng, Jeev Milkha Singh[4]

Nationalities in the fieldEdit

North America (47) South America (3) Europe (20) Oceania (11) Asia (6) Africa (7)
  Canada (2)   Argentina (2)   England (6)   Australia (9)   China (1)   South Africa (7)
  United States (45)   Colombia (1)   Scotland (1)   Fiji (1)   India (1)
  Wales (1)   New Zealand (1)   Japan (2)
  Denmark (2)   South Korea (1)
  Spain (3)   Thailand (1)
  Germany (2)
  Sweden (4)
  Ireland (1)

Past champions in the fieldEdit

Made the cutEdit

Player Country Year(s) won R1 R2 R3 R4 Total To par Finish
Tiger Woods   United States 1997, 2001,
2002, 2005
72 71 68 72 283 −5 2
Phil Mickelson   United States 2004, 2006 71 68 75 72 286 −2 T5
Vijay Singh   Fiji 2000 72 71 72 74 289 +1 T14
Mike Weir   Canada 2003 73 68 75 74 290 +2 T17
Zach Johnson   United States 2007 70 76 68 77 291 +3 T20
Ian Woosnam   Wales 1991 75 71 76 78 300 +12 44
Sandy Lyle   Scotland 1988 72 75 78 77 302 +14 45

Missed the cutEdit

Player Country Year(s) won R1 R2 Total To par
Fred Couples   United States 1992 76 72 148 +4
Mark O'Meara   United States 1998 71 78 149 +5
Craig Stadler   United States 1982 77 72 149 +5
Tom Watson   United States 1977, 1981 75 75 150 +6
Bernhard Langer   Germany 1985, 1993 74 77 151 +7
José María Olazábal   Spain 1994, 1999 76 75 151 +7
Ben Crenshaw   United States 1983, 1995 75 77 152 +8
Raymond Floyd   United States 1976 80 74 154 +10
Larry Mize   United States 1987 77 81 158 +14
Fuzzy Zoeller   United States 1979 81 79 160 +16
Gary Player   South Africa 1961, 1974,
1978
83 78 161 +17

Par 3 contestEdit

The annual par 3 contest was held on Wednesday, April 9, and was won by Rory Sabbatini, runner-up in the 2007 Masters Tournament. He scored -5 (22) to finish ahead of Woody Austin and Miguel Ángel Jiménez. Four players hit a hole-in-one. Paul Azinger on the second hole, Charles Coody on the third, Fred Couples on the seventh and Wayne Grady on the ninth.[5][6]

Round summariesEdit

The Masters Tournament is played over four days with an eighteen-hole round being played each day, for a total of 72 holes plus practice rounds and a par-three contest on the neighboring par-three course. Everyone outside the top 44 and ties or outside ten strokes of the leader will be “cut” after 36 holes.

First roundEdit

Thursday, April 10, 2008

After an hour delay due to fog, Justin Rose and Trevor Immelman shot rounds of 68 (−4) to lead the field. For the players in the final few groups, the last holes were played in near darkness. Ian Poulter hit a hole in one on the 16th on the way to a 70. Defending champion Zach Johnson shot a 70 and four-time champion Tiger Woods shot an even-par 72. In all, 18 players shot sub-par rounds and the scoring average was 74.18.

Place Player Country Score To par
T1 Trevor Immelman   South Africa 68 −4
Justin Rose   England
T3 Brian Bateman   United States 69 −3
Brandt Snedeker   United States
Lee Westwood   England
T6 Stephen Ames   Canada 70 −2
Jim Furyk   United States
Zach Johnson   United States
Robert Karlsson   Sweden
Ian Poulter   England

Second roundEdit

Friday, April 11, 2008

Immelman shot another round of 68 (−4) to lead the field by one stroke at 136 (−8). Steve Flesch had the low round of the day at 67 and tied for third. Defending champion Zach Johnson shot a 76 for a two-round total of 146 (+2), tied for 29th. Woods shot a 71 and tied for 13th. The cut, to the top 44 players and ties, was at 147 (+3) and 45 players made the cut. In all, 28 players shot sub-par rounds for the day and the scoring average was 73.51. For the tournament, 19 players were under par and the scoring average was 73.84. Prayad Marksaeng withdrew after nine holes with a back injury. Fred Couples missed his first cut at the Masters (by one stroke), ending a streak of 23 consecutive cuts made, a record he shares with Gary Player.

Place Player Country Score To par
1 Trevor Immelman   South Africa 68-68=136 −8
2 Brandt Snedeker   United States 69-68=137 −7
T3 Steve Flesch   United States 72-67=139 −5
Phil Mickelson   United States 71-68=139
Ian Poulter   England 70-69=139
T6 Stephen Ames   Canada 70-70=140 −4
Paul Casey   England 71-69=140
T8 Stewart Cink   United States 72-69=141 −3
Arron Oberholser   United States 71-70=141
Mike Weir   Canada 73-68=141

Amateurs: Kuehne (+6), Thompson (+10), Weaver (+12).

Third roundEdit

Saturday, April 12, 2008

Immelman shot a three-under 69 to remain in the lead at 205 (−11). Snedeker remained second and Steve Flesch third after rounds of 70 and 69 respectively. Paul Casey was the highest placed European at 209 (−7), with Woods two shots behind him. Woods, Zach Johnson, and Boo Weekley had the low rounds of the day at 68 (−4). For the round, 13 players were under par and the scoring average was 72.58. For the tournament, 18 players were under par and the scoring average was 73.60.

Place Player Country Score To par
1 Trevor Immelman   South Africa 68-68-69=205 −11
2 Brandt Snedeker   United States 69-68-70=207 −9
3 Steve Flesch   United States 72-67-69=208 −8
4 Paul Casey   England 71-69-69=209 −7
5 Tiger Woods   United States 72-71-68=211 −5
6 Stewart Cink   United States 72-69-71=212 −4
T7 Retief Goosen   South Africa 71-71-72=214 −2
Pádraig Harrington   Ireland 74-71-69=214
Zach Johnson   United States 70-76-68-214
Robert Karlsson   Sweden 70-73-71=214
Phil Mickelson   United States 71-68-75=214
Sean O'Hair   United States 72-71-71=214
Ian Poulter   England 70-69-75=214
Andrés Romero   Argentina 72-72-70=214
Boo Weekley   United States 72-74-68=214

Final roundEdit

Sunday, April 13, 2008

Miguel Ángel Jiménez had the low round of the day at 68 (−4). For the round, four players were under par and the scoring average was 74.67. For the tournament, ten players were under par and the scoring average was 73.77.

Place Player Country Score To par Money ($)
1 Trevor Immelman   South Africa 68-68-69-75=280 −8 1,350,000
2 Tiger Woods   United States 72-71-68-72=283 −5 810,000
T3 Stewart Cink   United States 72-69-71-72=284 −4 435,000
Brandt Snedeker   United States 69-68-70-77=284
T5 Steve Flesch   United States 72-67-69-78=286 −2 273,750
Pádraig Harrington   Ireland 74-71-69-72=286
Phil Mickelson   United States 71-68-75-72=286
T8 Miguel Ángel Jiménez   Spain 77-70-72-68=287 −1 217,500
Robert Karlsson   Sweden 70-73-71-73=287
Andrés Romero   Argentina 72-72-70-73=287

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
  Immelman −10 −10 −10 −10 −11 −11 −11 −10 −10 −10 −10 −9 −10 −10 −10 −8 −8 −8
  Woods −5 −5 −5 −4 −4 −5 −5 −5 −5 −4 −5 −5 −5 −4 −4 −4 −4 −5
  Cink −5 −6 −6 −6 −6 −5 −5 −5 −4 −3 −2 −2 −2 −3 −3 −4 −4 −4
  Snedeker −8 −10 −9 −9 −9 −8 −7 −7 −6 −6 −5 −6 −5 −4 −5 −4 −4 −4
  Flesch −8 −8 −8 −8 −8 −8 −7 −8 −8 −8 −8 −6 −6 −5 −4 −3 −2 −2
  Harrington −2 −3 −4 −4 −4 −4 −4 −4 −3 −3 −2 −2 −2 −1 −2 −2 −2 −2
  Mickelson −2 −2 −2 −1 −1 −1 −1 −2 −2 −2 −2 −1 −2 −3 −3 −2 −2 −2
  Casey −7 −7 −8 −6 −5 −4 −3 −2 −2 −2 −1 −1 −1 E E +1 E E

Cumulative tournament scores, relative to par

Eagle Birdie Bogey Double bogey

Source:[7]

Media coverageEdit

ESPN broadcast the first two rounds of the tournament for the first time. Previously, USA televised the first two rounds beginning in 1982. ESPN also carried the par-3 contest on Wednesday afternoon, the first time the competition had been televised. BBC broadcast the whole event in the United Kingdom, with coverage being shared among BBC One, BBC Two, and BBC Red Button. In the United States, CBS Sports televised the third and fourth rounds, as they have every year beginning in 1956.[8]

ReferencesEdit

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  2. ^ "2008 Tournament Invitees". masters.org. Archived from the original on April 8, 2008. Retrieved April 9, 2008.
  3. ^ "Knost making pro debut at Valero Texas Open". mysanantonio.com. Archived from the original on June 12, 2008. Retrieved April 9, 2008.
  4. ^ "Augusta National invites three Asian standouts to play in Masters". PGA Tour. Archived from the original on March 18, 2009. Retrieved April 9, 2008.
  5. ^ "Sabatini victorious in Par 3 contest". Setanta Sports. April 10, 2008. Retrieved April 16, 2008.
  6. ^ Par 3 Contest
  7. ^ "2008 Masters Leaderboard". Yahoo! Sports. April 13, 2008. Retrieved June 18, 2013.
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