Charl Schwartzel Wins the 2011 Masters - Page 2
The Australian Charge Comes Up Short
In a quest to bring Australia their first Masters Championship, Adam Scott, Jason Day and Geoff Ogilvy all found themselves with a share of the lead late on Sunday. An even par front nine by Ogilvy didn't create much of a buzz but a run of 5 straight birdies on holes 12-16 had Ogilvy in the hunt. He made par on 17 and 18 to finish at 10-under for the tournament in a tie for fourth.
The most likely Australian candidate to win late on Sunday was Adam Scott. Scott's birdie on the 14th gave him the outright lead at 11-under. He followed it up with a birdie on the 16th when knocked his tee shot on the par three stiff, leaving himself a tap in birdie. Scott couldn't convert on 17 or 18 and was stuck on 12-under. Finishing ahead of Schwartzel he could do nothing but watch with fellow Aussie and playing partner Jason Day. Day himself was in the hunt and made birdies on 17 and 18 to finish tied for second with Scott.
The PGA TOUR moves to San Antonio, Texas for the Valero Texas Open where Masters runner-up Adam Scott is the defending champion.