Golf

The Masters at a glance

Thursday, April 9th through Sunday, April 12th

Course Info

Site: Augusta National Golf Club, Augusta, Georgia

Course Architect: Alister MacKenzie, Bobby Jones (1934)

Par: 72

Yardage: 7,435

Hole by Hole

Front Nine: 36 3,725 Yds

1 - Par 4 445 Yds (Tea Olive)

2 - Par 5 575 Yds (Pink Dogwood)

3 - Par 4 350 Yds (Flowering Peach)

4 - Par 3 240 Yds (Flowering Crab Apple)

5 - Par 4 455 Yds (Magnolia)

6 - Par 3 180 Yds (Juniper)

7 - Par 4 450 Yds (Pampas Grass)

8 - Par 5 570 Yds (Yellow Jasmine)

9 - Par 4 460 Yds (Carolina Cherry)

Back Nine: 36 3,710 Yds

10 - Par 4 495 Yds (Camellia)

11 - Par 4 505 Yds (White Dogwood)

12 - Par 3 155 Yds (Golden Bell)

13 - Par 5 510 Yds (Azalea)

14 - Par 4 440 Yds (Chinese Fir)

15 - Par 5 530 Yds (Firethorn)

16 - Par 3 170 Yds (Redbud)

17 - Par 4 440 Yds (Nandina)

18 - Par 4 465 Yds (Holly)

Tournament Info

Year: 79th

Television: ESPN - Thursday/Friday -- 3-7:30 p.m. (et), - Thursday/Friday -- 8-11 p.m. (et) - replay, CBS - Saturday -- 3:30-7 p.m. (et), - Sunday -- 2-7 p.m. (et)

Champion: Bubba Watson

Runner Up: Jonas Blixt, Jordan Spieth

Tournament Record: 270 (Tiger Woods, 1997)

54-Hole Record: 201 (Raymond Floyd, 1976; Tiger Woods, 1997)

36-Hole Record: 131 (Raymond Floyd, 1976)

Course Record: 63 (Nick Price, 1986; Greg Norman, 1996)

Total Purse: $9,000,000 (2014 figures)

Shares: 1st Place - $1,620,000; 2nd Place - $864,000; 3rd Place - $544,000

2014 Final Leaderboard

Bubba Watson 280

Jonas Blixt 283

Jordan Spieth 283

Miguel Angel Jimenez 284

Matt Kuchar 286

Rickie Fowler 286

Lee Westwood 287

Six players at 288

Past Winners

2014: Bubba Watson (280). Runner up: Jonas Blixt, Jordan Spieth

2013: *Adam Scott (279). Runner up: Angel Cabrera

2012: *Bubba Watson (278). Runner up: Louis Oosthuizen

2011: Charl Schwartzel (274). Runner up: Jason Day, Adam Scott

2010: Phil Mickelson (272). Runner up: Lee Westwood

2009: *Angel Cabrera (276). Runner up: Chad Campbell, Kenny Perry

2008: Trevor Immelman (280). Runner up: Tiger Woods

2007: Zach Johnson (289). Runner up: Tiger Woods, Rory Sabbatini, Retief Goosen

2006: Phil Mickelson (281). Runner up: Tim Clark

2005: *Tiger Woods (276). Runner up: Chris DiMarco

2004: Phil Mickelson (279). Runner up: Ernie Els

2003: *Mike Weir (281). Runner up: Len Mattiace

2002: Tiger Woods (276). Runner up: Retief Goosen

2001: Tiger Woods (272). Runner up: David Duval

2000: Vijay Singh (278). Runner up: Ernie Els

1999: Jose Maria Olazabal (280). Runner up: Davis Love III

1998: Mark O'Meara (279). Runner up: Fred Couples, David Duval

1997: Tiger Woods (270). Runner up: Tom Kite

1996: Nick Faldo (276). Runner up: Greg Norman

1995: Ben Crenshaw (274). Runner up: Davis Love III

1994: Jose Maria Olazabal (279). Runner up: Tom Lehman

1993: Bernhard Langer (277). Runner up: Chip Beck

1992: Fred Couples (275). Runner up: Ray Floyd

1991: Ian Woosnam (277). Runner up: Jose Maria Olazabal

1990: *Nick Faldo (278). Runner up: Ray Floyd

1989: *Nick Faldo (283). Runner up: Scott Hoch

1988: Sandy Lyle (281). Runner up: Mark Calcavecchia

1987: *Larry Mize (285). Runner up: Seve Ballesteros, Greg Norman

1986: Jack Nicklaus (279). Runner up: Greg Norman, Tom Kite

1985: Bernhard Langer (282). Runner up: Curtis Strange, Ray Floyd, Seve Ballesteros

1984: Ben Crenshaw (277). Runner up: Tom Watson

1983: Seve Ballesteros (280). Runner up: Ben Crenshaw, Tom Kite

1982: *Craig Stadler (284). Runner up: Dan Pohl

1981: Tom Watson (280). Runner up: Johnny Miller, Jack Nicklaus

1980: Seve Ballesteros (275). Runner up: Gibby Gilbert, Jack Newton

1979: *Fuzzy Zoeller (280). Runner up: Ed Sneed, Tom Watson

1978: Gary Player (277). Runner up: Hubert Green, Rod Funseth, Tom Watson

1977: Tom Watson (276). Runner up: Jack Nicklaus

1976: Ray Floyd (271). Runner up: Ben Crenshaw

1975: Jack Nicklaus (276). Runner up: Johnny Miller, Tom Weiskopf

1974: Gary Player (278). Runner up: Tom Weiskopf, Dave Stockton

1973: Tommy Aaron (283). Runner up: J.C. Snead

1972: Jack Nicklaus (286). Runner up: Bruce Crampton, Bobby Mitchell, Tom Weiskopf

1971: Charles Coody (279). Runner up: Johnny Miller, Jack Nicklaus

1970: *Billy Casper (279). Runner up: Gene Littler

1969: George Archer (281). Runner up: Billy Casper, George Knudson, Tom Weiskopf

1968: Bob Goalby (277). Runner up: Roberto DeVicenzo

1967: Gay Brewer (280). Runner up: Bobby Nichols

1966: *Jack Nicklaus (288). Runner up: Tommy Jacobs, Gay Brewer

1965: Jack Nicklaus (271). Runner up: Arnold Palmer, Gary Player

1964: Arnold Palmer (276). Runner up: Jack Nicklaus, Dave Marr

1963: Jack Nicklaus (286). Runner up: Tony Lema

1962: *Arnold Palmer (280). Runner up: Dow Finsterwald, Gary Player

1961: Gary Player (280). Runner up: Arnold Palmer, Charles Coe

1960: Arnold Palmer (282). Runner up: Ken Venturi

1959: Art Wall Jr (284). Runner up: Cary Middlecoff

1958: Arnold Palmer (284). Runner up: Doug Ford, Fred Hawkins

1957: Doug Ford (282). Runner up: Sam Snead

1956: Jack Burke Jr (289). Runner up: Ken Venturi

1955: Cary Middlecoff (279). Runner up: Ben Hogan

1954: *Sam Snead (289). Runner up: Ben Hogan

1953: Ben Hogan (274). Runner up: Ed Oliver Jr

1952: Sam Snead (286). Runner up: Jack Burke Jr

1951: Ben Hogan (280). Runner up: Skee Riegel

1950: Jimmy Demaret (283). Runner up: Jim Ferrier

1949: Sam Snead (282). Runner up: Johnny Bulla, Lloyd Mangrum

1948: Claude Harmon (279). Runner up: Cary Middlecoff

1947: Jimmy Demaret (281). Runner up: Byron Nelson, Frank Stranahan

1946: Herman Keiser (282). Runner up: Ben Hogan

1945: Not Held due to World War II. Runner up:

1944: Not Held due to World War II. Runner up:

1943: Not Held due to World War II. Runner up:

1942: *Byron Nelson (280). Runner up: Ben Hogan

1941: Craig Wood (280). Runner up: Byron Nelson

1940: Jimmy Demaret (280). Runner up: Lloyd Mangrum

1939: Ralph Guldahl (279). Runner up: Sam Snead

1938: Henry Picard (285). Runner up: Ralph Guldahl, Harry Cooper

1937: Byron Nelson (283). Runner up: Ralph Guldahl

1936: Horton Smith (285). Runner up: Harry Cooper

1935: *Gene Sarazen (282). Runner up: Craig Wood

1934: Horton Smith (284). Runner up: Craig Wood

* - Won in Playoff

Formerly called Augusta National Invitational (1934-38).

Top Contenders

Bubba Watson

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2008: T-20

2009: 42nd

2010:

2011: T-38

2012: Won

2013: T-50

2014: Won

Jonas Blixt

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2014: T-2

Jordan Spieth

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2014: T-2

Miguel A. Jimenez

2005: T-31

2006: T-11

2007: T-44

2008: T-8

2009: T-46

2010: T-12

2011: T-27

2012: 56th

2013:

2014: 4th

Matt Kuchar

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2010: T-24

2011: T-27

2012: T-3

2013: T-8

2014: T-5

Rickie Fowler

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2011: T-38

2012: T-27

2013: T-38

2014: T-5

Lee Westwood

2005: mc

2006: mc

2007: T-30

2008: T-11

2009: 43rd

2010: 2nd

2011: T-11

2012: T-3

2013: T-8

2014: 7th

Rory McIlroy

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2009: T-20

2010: mc

2011: T-15

2012: T-40

2013: T-25

2014: T-8

Thomas Bjorn

2005: T-25

2006: T-32

2007: mc

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2012: T-37

2013: T-46

2014: T-8

Bernhard Langer

2005: T-20

2006: mc

2007: mc

2008: mc

2009: mc

2010: mc

2011:

2012: mc

2013: T-25

2014: T-8

John Senden

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2008: mc

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2010: mc

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2012: mc

2013: T-35

2014: T-8

Kevin Stadler

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2014: T-8

Jimmy Walker

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Adam Scott

2005: T-33

2006: T-27

2007: T-27

2008: T-25

2009: mc

2010: T-18

2011: T-2

2012: T-8

2013: Won

2014: T-14

Henrik Stenson

2005:

2006: mc

2007: T-17

2008: T-17

2009: T-38

2010: mc

2011: mc

2012: T-40

2013: T-18

2014: T-14

Jim Furyk

2005: 28th

2006: T-22

2007: T-13

2008: T-33

2009: T-10

2010: mc

2011: T-24

2012: 11th

2013: T-25

2014: T-14

Justin Rose

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2007: T-5

2008: T-36

2009: T-20

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2011: T-11

2012: T-8

2013: T-25

2014: T-14

Jamie Donaldson

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2013: mc

2014: T-14

Jason Day

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2011: T-2

2012: wd

2013: 3rd

2014: T-20

Fred Couples

2005: T-39

2006: T-3

2007: T-30

2008: mc

2009: mc

2010: 6th

2011: T-15

2012: T-12

2013: T-13

2014: T-20

Bill Haas

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2010: T-26

2011: T-42

2012: T-37

2013: T-20

2014: T-20

Ian Poulter

2005: T-33

2006:

2007: T-13

2008: T-25

2009: T-20

2010: T-10

2011: T-27

2012: 7th

2013: mc

2014: T-20

Louis Oosthuizen

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2009: mc

2010: mc

2011: mc

2012: 2nd

2013: mc

2014: 25th

Hunter Mahan

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2008: mc

2009: T-10

2010: T-8

2011: mc

2012: T-12

2013: mc

2014: T-26

Steve Stricker

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2007: mc

2008: mc

2009: T-6

2010: T-30

2011: T-11

2012: T-47

2013: T-20

2014: T-31

Martin Kaymer

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2008: mc

2009: mc

2010: mc

2011: mc

2012: T-44

2013: T-35

2014: T-31

Brandt Snedeker

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2008: T-3

2009: mc

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2011: T-15

2012: T-19

2013: T-6

2014: T-37

Vijay Singh

2005: T-5

2006: T-8

2007: T-13

2008: T-14

2009: T-30

2010: mc

2011: mc

2012: T-27

2013: T-38

2014: T-37

Mike Weir

2005: T-5

2006: T-11

2007: T-20

2008: T-17

2009: T-46

2010: T-43

2011: mc

2012: mc

2013: mc

2014: T-44

Angel Cabrera

2005: mc

2006: T-8

2007: T-37

2008: T-25

2009: Won

2010: T-18

2011: 7th

2012: T-32

2013: 2nd

2014: mc

Marc Leishman

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2012: mc

2013: T-4

2014: mc

Sergio Garcia

2005: mc

2006: 46th

2007: mc

2008: mc

2009: T-38

2010: T-45

2011: T-35

2012: T-12

2013: T-8

2014: mc

Dustin Johnson

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2009: T-30

2010: T-38

2011: T-38

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2014: mc

Ernie Els

2005: 47th

2006: T-27

2007: mc

2008: mc

2009: mc

2010: T-18

2011: T-47

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2014: mc

Jason Dufner

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2013: T-20

2014: mc

Luke Donald

2005: T-3

2006: T-42

2007: T-10

2008: mc

2009: T-38

2010: mc

2011: T-4

2012: T-32

2013: T-25

2014: mc

Char Schwartzel

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2010: T-30

2011: Won

2012: T-50

2013: T-25

2014: mc

Zach Johnson

2005: mc

2006: T-32

2007: Won

2008: T-20

2009: mc

2010: 42nd

2011: mc

2012: T-32

2013: T-35

2014: mc

Ryan Moore

2005: T-13

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2010: T-14

2011: T-35

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2013: T-38

2014: mc

Trevor Immelman

2005: T-5

2006: mc

2007: T-55

2008: Won

2009: T-20

2010: T-14

2011: T-15

2012: 60th

2013: T-50

2014: mc

Phil Mickelson

2005: 10th

2006: Won

2007: T-24

2008: T-5

2009: 5th

2010: Won

2011: T-27

2012: T-3

2013: T-54

2014: mc

Keegan Bradley

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2012: T-27

2013: T-54

2014: mc

Graeme McDowell

2005: mc

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2009: T-17

2010: mc

2011: mc

2012: T-12

2013: mc

2014: mc

Webb Simpson

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2012: T-44

2013: mc

2014: mc

Tom Watson

2005: mc

2006: mc

2007: mc

2008: mc

2009: mc

2010: T-18

2011: mc

2012: mc

2013: mc

2014: mc

Victor Dubuisson

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Patrick Reed

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Tiger Woods

2005: Won

2006: T-3

2007: T-2

2008: 2nd

2009: T-6

2010: T-4

2011: T-4

2012: T-40

2013: T-4

2014:

Padraig Harrington

2005: mc

2006: T-27

2007: T-7

2008: T-5

2009: T-35

2010: mc

2011: mc

2012: T-8

2013: mc

2014:

Paul Casey

2005: mc

2006:

2007: T-10

2008: T-11

2009: T-20

2010: mc

2011: T-38

2012: mc

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J.B. Holmes

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NOTES: There's the Super Bowl in football, the World Series in baseball, the Stanley Cup in Hockey, Wimbledon in tennis, the Kentucky Derby in horse racing, or the Great American Race (Daytona 500), but there is nothing that quite compares to that first major in April for the men, The Masters. Although the LPGA Tour had its first major this week and just four weeks ago the golfers competed at the WGC-Cadillac Championship at Doral, The Masters is the greatest spectacle in golf. This is the only PGA Tour major played on the same course each year.There are plenty of interesting scenarios waiting to play out this year. How will 4-time champion Tiger Woods play after taking a 2-month break to work on his game? Will world No. 1 Rory McIlroy win his third straight major championship and complete the career grand slam at 25 years old? Can Bubba Watson become the first player to win two straight Masters since Woods in 2001-02, and capture his third green jacket in the last four years? Will Phil Mickelson win his fourth green jacket? Can Jim Furyk, Justin Rose, Martin Kaymer or Graeme McDowell win their first Masters? Or can Henrik Stenson, Jordan Spieth, Jason Day, Dustin Johnson, Sergio Garcia, Jimmy Walker, J.B. Holmes, Rickie Fowler, Matt Kuchar or Patrick Reed win their first major championship? Only time will tell.

International players have fared well here, winning 14 of 27 and 16 of the last 32. No player has ever won the Masters the same year as winning the par-3 tournament held on Wednesday.

A total of 111 players have been invited to this year's event, with a total of 98 expected to compete. There are 20 first-time participants and seven amateurs in this year's field. In addition, this week's Masters field will feature the following over-50 past champions at Augusta National; Fred Couples (1992), Ben Crenshaw (1984, 1995), Bernhard Langer (1985, 1993), Sandy Lyle (1988), Larry Mize (1987), Mark O'Meara (1998), Vijay Singh (2000), Craig Stadler (1982), Tom Watson (1977, 1981) and Ian Woosnam (1991).

Qualifications for entrance into the Masters are: past Masters champions; U.S. Open, British Open and PGA Championship winners (Honorary, non-competing after five years); winners of the last three Players Championships; current U.S. Amateur champion and runner-up; current British Amateur, Asia-Pacific Amateur, U.S. Amateur Public Links and U.S. Mid-Amateur champions; the top-12 finishers -- including ties -- from last year's Masters; top-4 players -- including ties -- from last year's U.S. Open, British Open and PGA Championship; winners of PGA Tour events that award a full point allocation for the Tour Championship from previous Masters to current Masters; those qualifying for the 2014 Tour Championship; the 50 leaders on the Final Official World Golf Ranking for 2014, and the 50 leaders on the Official World Golf Ranking published during the week prior to the 2015 Masters Tournament. The committee can also invite any international player not otherwise qualified.

Last year, after a 4-stroke turnaround in two holes in the final round, Bubba Watson was in control of the Masters and cruised to a 3-stroke win over Jordan Spieth and Jonas Blixt. Watson, who also won the 2012 Masters title, ended at 8-under-par 280. railing by two strokes after seven holes, Watson birdied the next two holes, while Spieth bogeyed the eighth and ninth to go from two ahead to two behind. Watson bogeyed the 10th to trim his lead to one, but after he birdied the 13th his margin was back to three. Watson parred the last five holes to win his second green jacket.

Before 2013, there had never been an Australian winner at the Masters. Three finished in the top five on the leaderboard at Augusta National in 2013, as Adam Scott came out on top of them all. He birdied the second extra hole to defeat Angel Cabrera. Cabrera's 18-foot birdie effort on No. 10, the second playoff hole, curled around the hole before Scott poured in his birdie try for the win. Scott, who finished second here in 2011, became the first Australian to win the Masters in what was the first all international playoff in tournament history. Scott birdied the last in regulation and Cabrera also birdied the final hole. They ended at 9-under-par 279.

In 2012, Bubba Watson parred the second playoff hole to defeat Louis Oosthuizen and claim his first major victory. Watson had two putts from 10 feet to win the green jacket and lagged his birdie try close. He tapped in for the victory. Watson badly pulled his drive on the second playoff hole, the 10th, into the trees on the right, then hit a Masters shot for the ages. From the pine straw, Watson knocked his second to 10 feet, setting up the victory. In the final round, Oosthuizen became the first player in Masters history to double-eagle the second hole and only the fourth to record that amazing score on any hole. The pair finished regulation at 10-under 278.

In 2011, Charl Schwartzel of South Africa birdied his last four holes in the final round to earn his first major championship on a wild Sunday. Schwartzel, who holed out from off the green twice, shot a 6-under 66 and won by two over Australians Scott and Jason Day. The South African finished at 14-under-274 to don the green jacket. Schwartzel's 4-stroke comeback on the final day was the largest since Nick Faldo came from six down to defeat Greg Norman in 1996. Schwartzel became the first champion to birdie the final four holes and the first to play the final four holes in 4-under par since Jack Nicklaus (1986). He joined Jimmy Demaret (1940) and Herman Keiser (1946) as players to win in their second appearance.

Mickelson fired a 5-under 67 in the final round in 2010, to come from behind and win his third Masters title. Mickelson finished at 16-under 272 and won by three strokes over third-round leader Lee Westwood. It was Mickelson's fourth major title and first since his victory at Augusta National in 2006. Mickelson's third green jacket tied him with Sam Snead, Gary Player, Faldo and Demaret. Only Nicklaus (six), and Arnold Palmer and Woods (four) have more.

Cabrera parred the second playoff hole in 2009 to defeat Kenny Perry and Chad Campbell and win his second major title. He also won the 2007 U.S. Open at Oakmont. Perry led by two strokes with two holes to play in regulation, but bogeyed 17 and 18 to drop into the playoff. Cabrera, from Argentina, became the first South American to win this event. Cabrera's countryman, Roberto DeVicenzo, appeared to have the 1968 title, but he signed for an incorrect scorecard and Bob Goalby got the green jacket.

Trevor Immelman built a lead he could not lose on the back nine in the final round of 2008 and won his first major championship. Immelman fired rounds of 68-68-69, sharing the lead after the first round and holding the lead alone after the second and third rounds. Immelman, who held a 5-shot lead with five to play on the final day, finished with a 3-over 75 on Sunday for a total of 8-under-par 280. It was enough for a 3-shot victory over Woods. Immelman's final-round 75 matched Palmer's 75 in 1962 as the highest winning final-round score in Masters history.

In 2007, Zach Johnson captured his first major title, winning by two strokes over Woods, Retief Goosen and Rory Sabbatini. Johnson shot an impressive 3- under 69 in the final round to finish at 1-over-par 289, which matched the highest winning score in Masters history set by Snead (1954) and Jack Burke, Jr. (1956). Johnson became the first Web.com Tour graduate to win this event.

In winning the Masters in 2006, Mickelson was 13-under par on the par-5 holes. Raymond Floyd is the only past champion to have performed better when he won in 1976, as he was 14-under par. Mickelson became only the fifth player to win the tournament before The Masters and then go on to win at Augusta. The other players to accomplish this feat are: Sandy Lyle (1988), Art Wall (1959), Snead (1949) and Ralph Guldahl (1939).

In 2005, Woods birdied the first hole of a playoff to defeat Chris DiMarco and win for the fourth time in his career. On the par-3 16th hole during the final round, Woods missed the green left and pitched his second above the hole and waited as his ball rolled down the slope, stayed on the edge of the cup for a second, and dropped for a birdie and one of the most memorable shots in Masters history. Fifty-seven of Woods' 74 rounds at Augusta National have been at par or better and 54 of 68 as a professional. In his four wins, Woods is a combined 58-under par and has won by a total of 17 strokes.

When Mickelson captured the title in 2004, he shed the title of "Best Player Never to Win a Major" when he birdied the final hole to defeat Ernie Els by one shot. With the win, Mickelson broke an 0-46 drought in golf's four major tournaments. In 2003, Mike Weir became the first left-hander and first Canadian to capture the coveted green jacket, as he defeated Len Mattiace in a playoff.

In 2002, Woods joined Nicklaus and Faldo as the only back-to-back victors. Nicklaus turned the trick in 1965-66 and Faldo accomplished the feat in 1989-90. Woods set a new Masters mark that year with 10 consecutive rounds under par, breaking the previous record of nine set by Palmer and Floyd. That streak ended in 2003 when he opened with a 4-over 76.

Player and Fred Couples share the record for most consecutive cuts made at 23. Couples missed the cut for the first time in 2008. Player made his 52nd and final career start in 2009, the most all time.

There have only been four wire-to-wire winners: Craig Wood (1941), Palmer (1960), Nicklaus (1972) and Floyd (1976). Nicklaus holds the record for most eagles with 24. There have been only three players who have won in their first appearance: Fuzzy Zoeller (1979), Gene Sarazen (1935) and Horton Smith (1934).

The PGA Tour moves to South Carolina next week for the RBC Heritage, where Kuchar captured the title at Hilton Head last year. The European Tour ventures to China for the inaugural Shenzhen International.

04/07 13:52:39 ET

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