How Local Golfers Did at the Masters

The 2013 Masters is in the books and as always it turned out to be quite a historic event. Adam Scott won the green jacket, ending his major championship winless streak at 47. He also became the first Australian born player ever to win the Masters. While none of the local golfers won the prestigious event this year, they had and impressive showing this week, with many of them finishing high on the leader board.

Augusta National-1Tiger Woods had the best finish out of all the local golfers. The Jupiter Island resident fell just short of his 15th major title, but it wasn’t because lack of effort. After an unfortunate series of events on the par 5 15th hole on Friday that ended up resulting in a two stroke penalty handed down by the Augusta National scoring committee, Woods recovered by shooting 70 on both Saturday and Sunday. He got into contention for a little bit on Sunday before settling for a fourth place finish.

Like Woods on Friday, Lee Westwood shot a 73 on Saturday. The Old Palm resident recovered nicely on Sunday though, as he shot a 71 on Sunday, finishing the tournament at 3-under and in a tie for eighth. Ernie Els struggled a little on Friday and Saturday. The Jupiter resident shot a 69 on Sunday, which was one of the lowest of the day, one of the lowest rounds of the day and finished the tournament in a tie for 13th. Loxahatchee River resident Dustin Johnson joined Els in that group at 1-under and also in a tie for 13th.

Rory Mcllroy came into Augusta off an impressive second place finish in Texas. He continued his solid play by recording his best two consecutive rounds of the year on Thursday and Friday. He was in contention going into the weekend until a round of 79 on Saturday ended any chance of him getting his first green jacket. He finished the tournament on a high note, shooting 3-under on Sunday to finish in a tie for 25th. Also in that group with Mcllroy, was fellow Bears Club member Luke Donald, Old Palm resident Charl Schwartzel, and Hobe Sound resident Freddie Jacobson.

For a complete recap of the Masters, including a full results list, visit www.pgatour.com.

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