Master Glance - Round 4

BY foxsports • April 11, 2011

A glance at Sunday's fourth round at the Masters:

Winner: Charl Schwartzel birdied the last four holes to win his first major title with a 14-under 274.

Runner-ups: Adam Scott and Jason Day both made a run at becoming the first Australian to win the Masters, but Scott's 67 and Day's 68 left them two strokes back.

Aussie power: Three of the top six positions were claimed by the land Down Under. Geoff Ogilvy surged into contention with four straight birdies on the back side and finished at 278.

Tiger's charge: Tiger Woods had the patrons in an uproar when he made four birdies and an eagle on the front side, making the turn with a 5-under 31 and a share of the lead. He couldn't keep it going on the back side, missing short putts at the 12 and 15 on the way to a 67.

Rory's collapse: Rory McIlroy held at least a share of the lead through the first three rounds, and he was still up by one going to the back nine Sunday. But a triple-bogey at the 10th sent him into a tailspin, and he struggled home with an 80 that left him 10 strokes behind the winner.

Defending champ: Phil Mickelson was never a factor for his fourth green jacket. He closed with a 74 and finished 13 shots back.

Shot of the day: Schwartzel took the outright lead for the first time with a 10-foot birdie at the 17th hole.

Key stat: McIlroy's closing round was the highest by a 54-hole leader at the Masters since Ken Venturi in 1956. The 21-year-old from Northern Ireland also became the first golfer to blow a four-shot lead going into the last round of the major since Jean Van de Velde at Carnoustie in 1999.

Noteworthy: For the first time, the U.S. doesn't hold any of golf's four major titles or the Ryder Cup. Two of those titles are held by South Africans; Louis Oosthuizen winning the British Open last summer.

Quoteworthy: ''Just an exciting day. So many roars, and that atmosphere out there was just incredible. A phenomenal day.'' - Schwartzel, referring to a final round in which eight players had at least a share of the lead.


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