Skip to comments.Schwartzel wins the Masters after a wild day
Posted on 04/10/2011 4:25:32 PM PDT by arderkrag
AUGUSTA, Ga. Charl Schwartzel has won the Masters by two strokes over Adam Scott and Jason Day after a wild final day at Augusta National.
The 26-year-old South African closed with four straight birdies, making a 20-footer at the final hole to wrap up a 6-under 66. He finished 14-under 274, enough to deny Australia its first green jacket.
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wow! What a game! Congratulations to Schwartzel! But I surely miss the old timers.
...real good crop of young lions out there now, Tigger’s gonna have a hard time with the youngsters.
And in recognition of his exciting victory, I, Charlie Henrickson, announce that we are hereby awarding Charl Schwartzel an honorary "-ie" and inducting him into the venerable LEAGUE OF CHARLIES, of which I am the chairman.
(Oh, needless to say, we have expelled that dishonorable Sheen fellow.)
I was impressed with that Jason Day kid. Too bad for Rory McIlroy, though, who completely fell apart.
But Schwartzel made quite a charge, and I was cheering for him and saying "Wow!" after those long putts.
I was hurtin’ for Rory as I’m sure a lot of people were. But, this was as good a finish as I can remember. Today’s back nine did Bobby Jones proud.
It's doubtful that anyone will EVER fall apart the way that Greg Norman did fifteen years ago.
Breaking news: Tiger Woods fails to win Masters.
Tiger Woods is the Barry Bonds of golf.
It was quite exciting. When the pack is bunched, a guy who birdies 15, 16, 17, and 18 usually wins.
I was most impressed by Adam Scott’s up-and-down from the wrong-hole bunker on 17. Didn’t help, as it turned out.
I was hurtin for Rory as Im sure a lot of people were. But, this was as good a finish as I can remember. Todays back nine did Bobby Jones proud.”
Good tourney - this kid was steady as a rock down the stretch. Laddie and Ernie Els say we will be hearing a lot from him.
And two of those last four holes were par 4! Amazing.
I couldn’t be more pleased that “Tiger” FAILED.
For such a young kid in such a prestigous tournament, playing as well as he was up till the final round, that is gonna leave a major mental scar......
No evidence, heresay only from his distractors, you're equally full of shit..........
Fantastic...do your thing...
I’d have preferred seeing Tiger take the tournament. Go America! But Charles’ magnificent playing carried the day. Great tourment, great to watch, and it made my day.
I’ll honor you that ‘League of Charles’ but I’ll also root for an American win in the next Masters, or anytime during this season. It’s sad Tiger has to sustain the American field. Nothing against him, but that says little for the balance of our players. LET’S GET GOING PEOPLE! PLAY GOLF!!!
It's been mine for as long as I can remember. Amen Corner, the tough greens, the history of the tournament, it's fantastic. I WANT A GREEN JACKET!
He did a hell of a lot better than you did...
Tiger Woods' presence today showed he's still a factor in any player's mind. He didn't win but he placed 3rd. That's one heck of an accomplishment after what he's been through. And, he was the only American in contention. I'll root for him any time over these invaders...
Don't like Americans, I guess...
Spend a lot of time in front of the mirror?
After “what he’s been through”? As if he was a victim?
His performance on the golf course is legendary. Too bad he’s lowered people’s opinion of him with his own destructive behavior.
It was a great golf day, and that course is so beautiful.
Hey Tiger worshipper, even 25% of his peers believe it, which means the number is actually higher. Keep kneeling before a false god.
Do you think Tiger used HGH or other performance-enhancing drugs? Yes: 24% No: 76%
Not ones who are on the juice.....swing change, or another cycle? What a joke.
And not ones who curse after nearly every bad shot, either. Remember last year at Tiger's first post-personal-debacle press conference when he addressed his lousy on-course behavior and maintained he'd change it? Seems he's become even worse since then. It's obvious he has very little self control, either on or off the golf course.
“Tiger Woods is the Barry Bonds of golf.”
Good Line - except Barry Bonds is more gracious.
Tiger is surly. Never credits the opposition. Gives one word interviews and skulks off. And is way too full of himself.
May be hoping too much that he never wins another major.
Congrats to Charl Schwarzel - a great player with a gentleman’s grace. Funny thing is I had this weird feeling and told my son he would win. At start of the tournament his odds were 100 to 1. Got to go with those feelings.
“after what he’s been through” ????????????????????
awwww the poor guy. guess he never saw it coming.
like he didn’t have anything to do with it
Maybe you’ll get lucky and Eliot Spitzer wins the Masters next year.
Why do people root for reprehensible people?
I wrote why I rooted for him. He was the only American in contention. Pay attention.
I don’t root for reprehensible people - American or not.
How about Jim Furyk ? Phil Michelson ? Donald Duck ?
I’m not really jumping all over you bcsco, I used to like the Tiger, but I stopped liking him even before his public troubles. His interviews showed that he had a big chip on his shoulder. And I’ve never ever heard him compliment another player. It was always about him. That bugged me.
I’d rather have a good man win than a bad American.