AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — The Newest on the Masters, the ultimate golf main of the 12 months (all instances EST):
Tiger Woods wanted a late rally on the again 9 to keep away from his worst rating ever on the Masters.
The defending champion birdied 5 of the final six holes to come back in at 4-over 76 on Sunday. That didn’t fairly make up for his septuple-bogey 10 on the 12th gap, a par Three the place he put three balls within the water.
Nineteen months after profitable his fifth inexperienced jacket, Woods left the course at 1 underneath for the event. On the time, he was 16 strokes behind chief Dustin Johnson.
Woods’ worst rating ever on the Masters was a 77 within the third spherical of his first look, in 1995, when he was nonetheless an novice.
Bernhard Langer has wrapped up a exceptional efficiency for the ages at Augusta Nationwide.
After turning into the oldest participant to make the lower within the Masters, the 63-year-old German closed with a 1-under 71 to complete at Three underneath general.
Although Langer ranked final among the many 60 weekend gamers in driving common (260 yards), his expertise and contact across the greens allowed him to complete forward of loads of youthful gamers.
A kind of Langer beat was Bryson DeChambeau, the longest hitter on the PGA Tour and the betting favourite coming into the week. They performed collectively on Sunday, with DeChambeau capturing a 73 to complete one stroke behind Langer.
Dustin Johnson has made the flip within the last spherical of the Masters with a two-shot lead over Cameron Smith.
Johnson stumbled a bit in the course of the entrance 9, making back-to-back bogeys on the fourth and fifth holes. That broke a stretch of 33 consecutive holes and not using a bogey going again to the second spherical.
Along with his lead down to at least one shot, Johnson bounced again with a birdie on the par-Three sixth. He added one other on the eighth and went to the again facet with a 1-under 35 on the day, pushing his general rating to 17 underneath.
Johnson is attempting to seize his second main championship. He received the 2016 U.S. Open at Oakmont, however he is additionally didn’t win 4 instances with a 54-hole lead in a significant.
He got here into the ultimate spherical at Augusta with a four-stroke lead over Smith, Sungjae Im and Abraham Ancer. Im stays 4 pictures again, whereas Ancer has dropped eight strokes off the tempo.
Tiger Woods ought to’ve introduced his swim trunks to the ultimate spherical of the Masters.
The defending champion knocked three balls into the water on the par-3 12th gap, a surprising flip on the shortest gap on the course.
Final 12 months at the exact same gap, Woods obtained an enormous break on his technique to a fifth inexperienced jacket when 4 of his opponents dumped pictures into Rae’s Creek.
This time, it was Woods who fell aside at Golden Bell.
His tee shot rolled again into the water, then he dunked one other in comparable vogue after taking a drop. Woods pitched his subsequent one over the inexperienced, right into a again bunker, leaving him with a particularly awkward stance for what was formally his sixth shot. He lined that one into the water as nicely.
Lastly, Woods completed off a septuple-bogey 10 — his worst rating ever on the Masters. Beforehand, he had made 8s on a pair of for much longer holes.
Dustin Johnson has lastly made one other bogey at Augusta Nationwide.
The Masters chief three-putted from simply off the entrance of the inexperienced on the par-Three fourth gap within the last spherical. Johnson’s knees buckled as a 9-footer to avoid wasting par slid by the outlet, breaking a streak of 33 holes since his final bogey within the second spherical.
Johnson stays at 16 underneath and holds a two-shot lead over South Korea’s Sungjae Im.
The Masters is mixing issues up with the outlet areas within the last spherical.
Among the many attention-grabbing pin areas is No. 16, a 170-yard par Three generally known as Redbud, the place golfers hit their tee pictures over a pond to a ridged inexperienced protected on three sides by bunkers.
The opening this 12 months is tucked to the again and proper. For a few years, the final-round pin placement for the 16th has been on the backside of a ridge tucked beside a bunker and the water.
Sunday’s location is the place Jack Nicklaus made his well-known 40-foot birdie putt in 1975 to assist him win his fifth inexperienced jacket.
The ultimate spherical of the Masters started with one other climate delay, this one solely 10 minutes due to fog.
When it lifted, it was clear what Sunday had in retailer: Dustin Johnson with a four-shot lead in a bid to win the inexperienced jacket and finish a decade of questions on his capacity to shut out majors from in entrance.
Johnson is the 16th participant to guide by 4 pictures or extra going into the ultimate spherical at Augusta Nationwide. Solely 4 gamers didn’t win from that place — Ken Venturi in 1956, Ed Sneed in 1979, Greg Norman in 1996 and Rory McIlroy in 2011.
Johnson already has tied the 54-hole file at 16-under 200. With comfortable circumstances within the autumn, there was file low scoring. The event file is 18-under 270 by Jordan Spieth and Tiger Woods.
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