Overview Final Day

Spaniard Jon Rahm is the 2023 U.S. Masters Champion and winner of $3.24 million which is increased from $2.7 million last year. After the heartbreaking double bogey on the very first hole of the tournament, he never really looked back. He is only the second player in Masters’ history, after John Snead, to win the coveted green jacket after starting the tournament with a double bogey. Playing with grit, determination and steely nerves, he never let his resolve waver and won with a difference of four strokes. His final score was 12 – under 276. He is only the fourth Spaniard to become Masters Champion after Steve Ballesteros (1980, 83), Jose Maria Olazabal (1994, 99) and Sergio Garcia (2017).

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The final round also witnessed a superb display form Thrice Masters Champion Phil Mickelson (2004, 06 & 10), who at 52 years became the oldest player in Masters’ history to finish in Top – 5. He played a sensational final round of 7 – under 65 to finish tied 2nd with Brooks Koepka with a final score of 8 – under. He was not the only former Champion to shine, 2015 winner Jordan Spieth and 2018 winner Patrick Reed also mounted a late charge for the honors. They finished tied 4th with Russel Henley with a score of 7 – under 281. First round joint leader Viktor Hovland finished tied 7th with Cameron Young with a score of 6 – under 282. Last year’s winner Scottie Scheffler finished tied 10th with three others at 4 – under 284. Tournament sensation, Sam Bennet, at 23 years of age became the Amateur with best score in Masters’ history. Though 8 – under after two rounds, he slipped to finish with 2 – under, still sufficient to write his name into the record books. Tiger Woods, after record equaling 23 consecutive Cuts at the Masters, withdrew from further play due to injury.

Completion of Round – 3

Brooks Koepka was the solo leader on Friday by finishing at 12 – under. He remained the half-way leader on completion of second round, which was completed on Saturday under inclement weather conditions. Since the play was halted on Saturday afternoon due to rain, on Sunday, the third round was completed early in the day. Half-way leader Bruce Koepka maintained his top-spot on the leaderboard with 11 – under. He was followed by Jon Rahm at 9 – under, Viktor Hovland at 8 – under and Peter Cantlay at 6 – under.

Round – 4

Under sunny skies and drier conditions, massive crowds at Augusta National were treated by great display of golfing by some of the top names in world golf. Almost all the players in last six flights carded under par rounds, most notably Mickelson, Spieth and Theegala, as mentioned earlier.

As expected at the conclusion of third round, it was a two – horse race in the end; Brooks Koepka who had thus far scored rounds of 65, 67 and 73 to be 11 – under going into the final round, and Jon Rahm at 9 – under who had steadily improved his standing in the tournament.

After making even par at 1st and 2nd holes, Rahm birdied with a curving putt to reduce the gap to one stroke. On par – 3 fourth hole, Koepka scored a bogie and both the players were at even score of 10 – under. Koepka bogied par – 3 sixth and Rahm went ahead. They both made birdies at 8th and bogies at 9th to finish front-nine at -10 for Rahm and -8 for Koepka. At the back-nine, Koepka scored a see-saw of birdies and bogies to finish the last round at 75 and an overall score of 8 – under 280 for tied 2nd with veteran Phil Mickelson. Rahm made a bogie and three birdies to finish the last round at 3 – under 69 and overall score of 12 – under 276 to become 2023 Masters Champion. He is the only European to win a Masters and a U.S. Open. He has been playing exceptionally well in the recent months. He won DP World Tour Championship in November last year and three PGA Tour championships in January and February this year. Though he had his share of mediocre displays at some other tournaments as well, the win at Masters has propelled him to Number One ranking in golf world, which he held back in 2020. He has also earned the winner’s purse of $3.24 Million.

Final Day – Full Leaderboard

1 Jon Rahm-1265697369276
2= Brooks Koepka-865677375280
2= Phil Mickelson-871697565280
4= Russell Henley-773677170281
4= Patrick Reed-771707268281
4= Jordan Spieth-769707666281
7= Viktor Hovland-665737074282
7= Cameron Young-667727568282
9 Sahith Theegala-573707367283
10= Matt Fitzpatrick-470727270284
10= Collin Morikawa-469697472284
10= Xander Schauffele-468747171284
10= Scottie Scheffler-468757170284
14= Patrick Cantlay-371716875285
14= Gary Woodland-368727372285
16= Samuel Bennett-268687674286
16= Sungjae Im-271766772286
16= Joo-hyung Kim-270727470286
16= Shane Lowry-268727373286
16= Hideki Matsuyama-271707075286
16= Joaquin Niemann-271697472286
16= Justin Rose-269717373286
23= Keegan Bradley-170727471287
23= Chris Kirk-170747271287
23= Kyoung-Hoon Lee-174677472287
26= Tony FinauE69747372288
26= Ryan FoxE70717473288
26= Scott StallingsE70776972288
29= Sam Burns168717872289
29= Mackenzie Hughes176697470289
29= Si Woo Kim173727272289
29= Harold Varner III172717670289
33 Tommy Fleetwood372717474291
34= Talor Gooch472747373292
34= Zach Harris Johnson475707473292
34= Tyrrell Hatton471737276292
34= J.T. Poston474727670292
34= Cameron Smith470727575292
39= Abraham Ancer572717476293
39= Jason Day567727480293
39= Taylor Moore573727078293
39= Adam Scott568747774293
43= Harris English671717775294
43= Max Homa671737278294
43= Mito Pereira674707773294
46= Seamus Power773727377295
46= Sepp Straka770737478295
48= Dustin Johnson871727875296
48= Thomas Pieters874737277296
50= Fred Couples971747676297
50= Charl Schwartzel974737377297
52 Billy Horschel1273747479300
53 Keith Mitchell1475717779302
54 Tiger Woods9747334181
55= Bryson DeChambeau47474148
55= Tom Hoge47474148
55= Francesco Molinari47276148
55= Justin Thomas47078148
55= Mike Weir47276148
60= Ben Carr57574149
60= Kevin Kisner57277149
60= Bernhard Langer57574149
60= Rory McIlroy57277149
60= Adrian Meronk57376149
65= Cameron Champ67674150
65= Kazuki Higa67674150
65= Min Woo Lee67575150
65= Vijay Singh67575150
65= Danny Willett67575150
70= Mateo Fernandez de Oliveira77675151
70= Sergio Garcia77477151
70= Brian Harman77774151
70= Matthew McClean77774151
70= Louis Oosthuizen77671147
70= Aldrich Potgieter77774151
76= Corey Conners87379152
76= Harrison Crowe87577152
76= Kurt Kitayama87577152
76= Jason Kokrak87379152
80= Alex Noren97875153
80= Gordon Sargent97776153
80= Bubba Watson97776153
83 José Maria Olazabal107777154
84 Adam Svensson117580155
85 Larry Mize157980159
86 Sandy Lyle208183164
87 Will ZalatorisE0
88 Kevin Na44040

Day 3; Round 2&3 | Storm Kept Disrupting; Brooks Koepka Maintains Lead + Complete Leaderboard

Overview Day 3

True to the forecast and to great dismay of golf lovers, Day three of U.S. Masters was disrupted when play was suspended early into Third Round. Following early stoppage on Friday, which left 2nd round of 39 competitors incomplete, first order of the day was finishing Round – 2 which would determine the cut and further order of the day. Organizers at Augusta National must have been making and breaking plans in a flurry in view of changing weather situation.

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Completion of Round – 2 fixed the Cut at +3 which allowed Tiger Woods to equal the record of most consecutive Cuts at Masters, 23, with Fred Couples and Gary Player.  The rain abated between the second and third rounds but retuned soon after the players had teed off for the third round. The play was abandoned at 3.15 p.m. finally.

Completion of Round – 2

Brooks Koepka Professional USA Golfer -Twitter/Allsportspk

Brooks Koepka was the solo leader on Friday by finishing at 12 – under. He remained the half-way leader on completion of second round, which was completed on Saturday under inclement weather conditions. However, world no. 3 Jon Rahm closed the gap by posting a score of 10 – under. The Spaniard was pleased with his performance under the challenging conditions. Third spot on the leaderboard was occupied by American amateur Sam Bennet with identical first and second round scores to be 8 – under as he went into the third round. The 23 years old is confident of his chances on his remarkable Masters debut. Other notables included Colin Morikawa of U.S. with 6 – under, first round co-leader also at 6 – under and four others at 5 – under.

The Cut

As in most cases, the bar for Cut kept fluctuating. Despite the usual formality, the biggest point of interest was whether Tiger Woods would make the Cut or not! As it happened, he completed his second round with a decent one-over 73 and as the Cut was fixed at +3, he was helped on his way to continue for final two rounds by inclement weather and shoddy performance by some top golfers. Once again, he wrote his name into the record books by making 23 consecutive Cuts at the U.S. Masters, a feat accomplished by only Gary Player and Fred Couples before him. There were heartbreaks and notable omissions as well; one of the joint pre-tournament favorites and world n0. 2 Rory MicIlroy did not make the Cut after finishing 5 – over. Other notables to miss the Cut are as the play was called off at 5.46 p.m. Justin Thomas, K. Kisner, and B. Dechambeau. A long list of former champions also exited, including Mike Weir, Bernhard Langer, Vijay Singh, Danny Willet, Sergio Garcia, Bubba Watson, Olazabal and Mize.

Round – 3

Heavy rain forced abandonment of play on the third day as Round – 3 had started late. Overnight leader Koepka has extended his lead by 4 and was at overall 13 – under when the play was halted. Second placed Jon Rahm dropped a stroke to be at 9 – under. Amateur Sam Bennet carded two bogies but steadied to make next four pars to be at solo third spot with 6 – under. Four other players were at 5 – under. Although most of the players have completed nine holes, leaders would have to play a marathon 30 holes on Sunday if the Tournament is not to extend to Monday, first time since 1983 if it so happens.

Better weather is forecast for Sunday, with drier and sunnier conditions expected. Stay Tuned!

Day 3 – Full Leaderboard
PositionPlayersScoreRound 1Round 2Round 3Total
1Brooks Koepka-11656773205
2Jon Rahm-9656973207
3Viktor Hovland-8657370208
4Patrick Cantlay-6717168210
5Russell Henley-5736771211
5Hideki Matsuyama-5717070211
7Samuel Bennett-4686876212
7Collin Morikawa-4696974212
9Jason Day-3677274213
9Shane Lowry-3687273213
9Patrick Reed-3717072213
9Justin Rose-3697173213
9Xander Schauffele-3687471213
9Gary Woodland-3687273213
15Matt Fitzpatrick-2707272214
15Sungjae Im-2717667214
15Joaquin Niemann-2716974214
15Scottie Scheffler-2687571214
15Jordan Spieth-2697076218
15Sahith Theegala-2737073223
15Cameron Young-2677275214
22Tony Finau-1697473224
22Ryan Fox-1707174215
22Kyoung-Hoon Lee-1746774215
22Phil Mickelson-1716975219
22Taylor Moore-1737270215
27Keegan BradleyE707274220
27Joo-hyung KimE707274220
27Chris KirkE707472220
27Scott StallingsE707769220
31Abraham Ancer1727174217
31Sam Burns1687178217
31Tommy Fleetwood1727174217
31Tyrrell Hatton1717372225
31Si Woo Kim1737272217
31Cameron Smith1707275217
31Sepp Straka1707374217
38Max Homa2717372226
38Seamus Power2737273218
40Harris English3717177219
40Talor Gooch3727473219
40Zach Harris Johnson3757074219
40Mackenzie Hughes3766974219
40Thomas Pieters3747372219
40Adam Scott3687477219
40Harold Varner III3727176219
47Charl Schwartzel4747373220
48Fred Couples5717476221
48Billy Horschel5737474221
48Dustin Johnson5717278221
48Mito Pereira5747077221
52J.T. Poston6747276222
53Keith Mitchell7757177223
CUTBryson DeChambeau47474148
CUTTom Hoge47474148
CUTFrancesco Molinari47276148
CUTJustin Thomas47078148
CUTMike Weir47276148
CUTBen Carr57574149
CUTKevin Kisner57277149
CUTBernhard Langer57574149
CUTRory McIlroy57277149
CUTAdrian Meronk57376149
CUTCameron Champ67674150
CUTKazuki Higa67674150
CUTMin Woo Lee67575150
CUTVijay Singh67575150
CUTDanny Willett67575150
CUTMateo Fernandez de Oliveira77675151
CUTSergio Garcia77477151
CUTBrian Harman77774151
CUTMatthew McClean77774151
CUTAldrich Potgieter77774151
CUTCorey Conners87379152
CUTHarrison Crowe87577152
CUTKurt Kitayama87577152
CUTJason Kokrak87379152
CUTAlex Noren97875153
CUTGordon Sargent97776153
CUTBubba Watson97776153
CUTJosé Maria Olazabal107777154
CUTAdam Svensson117580155
CUTLarry Mize157980159
CUTSandy Lyle208183164
WDWill ZalatorisE
WDKevin Na44040
WDLouis Oosthuizen77671147
WDTiger Woods9747334181

Day & Round 2 | Storm Disrupts Play; Brooks Koepka On Top + Complete Leaderboard

Overview Day 2

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Weather had the final say on Day-2 at Augusta National as the play was called off at 5.46 p.m. local time following two weather-forced breaks. First break came at 3.10 p.m. due to electric storm but the play resumed after 20 minutes. Second stoppage occurred at 4.25 p.m. again due to thunderstorm and strong gusty winds due to which three pine trees fell on the side of the 17th hole. Luckily, no one got injured. 39 players have yet to finish their 2nd round play.

Weather forecast for Saturday is ruinous for golf lovers as heavy rain, strong winds and cold temperature has been predicted.

In Masters’ 89 year history, only five Monday finishes have been witnessed. Though better weather is expected on Sunday, the event may extend to Monday, first time since 1983.

Brooks Koepka Professional USA Golfer – Twitter/Allsportspk

Day 2 Leaders

Overnight joint leader Brooks Koepka soared to the top of the leaderboard with five-under 67 to follow his first round seven under 65. He played the par 5s in five-under and remaining 14 holes in even par. The former World no. 1 and 4-time Majors winner has the capability, technique, grit and drive to go all the way. His flight started early and it proved lucky as play was suspended later on. He only needs to overcome his history of bungling up in the final rounds.

Jon Rahm was also a joint leader in Round – 1. Former World no. 1 and 2021 U.S. Open winner was three strokes behind Koepka with – 9 but he has full back-nine to add more to his score and come on top. Winner of three PGA events early in the season, the current World no. 3 has the capability to put on the Green Jacket this time.

Current US Amateur Champion Sam Bennet sits at third position with 8 under par after completing Round – 2. He was relaxed and unruffled, seemingly unfazed by the grand event.  Miracles do happen and he may come to be the First amateur winner in the Masters’ history.

Viktor Hovland and Colin Morikawa  are T – 4 on the leaderboard with six-under. Joint overnight leader Hovland has yet to complete his round with eight holes still to play. Five other players sit on the third slot at minus five. Day three will surely determine the final outcome. Stay tuned.

Day & Round 2 – Full Leaderboard

PositionPlayersRound 2Total
1B. KoepkaF-12
2J. Rahm9-9
3S. BennettF-8
T4V. Hovland10-6
T4C. MorikawaF-6
T6C. YoungE -5
T6J. DayE-5
T6S. Burns-1-5
T6J. Spieth-2-5
T10R. Henley-5-4
T10P. Reed-3-4
T10S. LowryE-4
T10A. ScottE-4
T10G. WoodlandE-4
T10P. Mickelson-3-4
T10J. Niemann-3-4
T10J. Rose-1-4
T18C. Kirk-1-3
T18H. Matsuyama-2-3
T18K.H. Lee-5-3
T18R. Fox-1-3
T22S. Theegala-3-2
T22K. BradleyE-2
T22J. ThomasE-2
T22C. SmithE-2
T22H. English-1-2
T22M. FitzpatrickE-2
T22T. KimE-2
T29A. Ancer-1-1
T29X. Schauffele+3-1
T29S.J. ImE-1
T29H. Varner III-1-1
T29S. Straka+1-1
T29D. JohnsonE-1
T29S. Scheffler+3-1
T29T. Fleetwood-1-1
T29T. Finau+2-1
T38F. Couples+1E
T38M. Hughes-4E
T38P. Cantlay+1E
T38Mito Pereira-2E
T38T. Hatton+1E
T38M. Homa+1E
T44T. Gooch+1+1
T44K. Mitchell-2+1
T44S. PowerE+1
T44T. MooreE+1
T44S.W. KimE+1
T44Z. Johnson-2+1
T50T. WoodsE+2
T50J. T. PostonE+2
T52S. Stallings+5+3
T52T. Pieters+1+3
T52C. Schwartzel+1+3
T52B. Horschel+2+3
T56M. Weir+4+4
T56K. HigaE+4
T56B. DeChambeau+2+4
T56F. Molinari+4+4
T56T. Hoge+2+4
T61A. Meronk+4+5
T61K. Kisner+5+5
T61H. Crowe+2+5
T61S. GarcĂ­a+3+5
T61M. Fernandez de Oliveira+1+5
T61K. Kitayama+2+5
T61B. Carr+2+5
T61B. Langer+2+5
T61R. McIlroy+5+5
T70V. Singh+3+6
T70M.W. Lee+3+6
T70C. Champ+2+6
T70D. Willett+3+6
T74M. McClean+2+7
T74J. Kokrak+6+7
T74L. Oosthuizen+3+7
T74Bubba Watson+2+7
T74A. Potgieter+2+7
T74B. Harman+2+7
T80A. Norén+2+8
T80A. Svensson+5+8
T80C. Conners+7+8
83G. Sargent+4+9
84J. Olazábal+5+10
85L. Mize+5+12
86S. Lyle+10+19

Day & Round 1 | Viktor; Jon & Brooks Share Lead + Complete Leaderboard

Overview Day 1

$15 Million US Masters, scheduled from 6th till 9th April, commenced with massive crowds of golf enthusiasts gathered at Augusta National to witness world’s best golfers vying for the honors. 88 top golfers on the PGA and LIV Tours as well as top amateurs made up the list, including former Masters winners. Widely considered to be the most prestigious trophy in the world golf, Masters is always played at the same venue unlike other Majors. It is always scheduled to conclude on the second Sunday of April.

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Day-One produced quite predictable results with few exceptions. Mostly top ranked players occupied top slots.

Norwegian golfer – Victor Hovland, Day 1 Leader of 87th US Masters – Twitter US Masters / Allsportspk

Day 1 Leaders

Viktor Hovland of Norway was the early leader. The 26 years old 2018 U.S. Amateur champion is the first Norwegian ever to win a title on PGA Tour. World no. 9 Hovland started with a birdie on the front-nine and followed it up with an eagle on par-5 second. Playing in the group with 5-time winner Tiger Woods and 7th ranked Xander Schauffele, he played confidently for five-under 67 on front-nine. He remained more sedate on back-nine but made a bogey-free two-under 70 to share the lead with a score of seven-under.

Jon Rahm, the World no. 3 from Spain overcame early setback of a double bogey on the very first hole to finish at seven under par and share the lead on day-one. Former World no. 1 and 2021 U.S. Open champion Rahm played with confidence and aggression, scoring an eagle and nine birdies which will surely boost his confidence in next rounds.

Brooks Koepka is the third participant to share the honors on the leaderboard after Round – 1. Currently a member of LIV Series, the 4-time Majors champion played steadily and birdied three of his last four holes to score seven under par 65 and with same form would surely fancy his chances for the title.

Second Slot (T – 4)

Two players occupy the 2nd slot with five-under 67; Jason Day of Australia and World no. 14 Cameron Young. Former World no. 1 and 2015 PGA Champion Day though played bogie-free, made his advance at the back-nine when he rattled off consecutive birdies. Young missed some easy chances and settled to share second position on the leaderboard.

Third Slot (T – 6)

There are currently seven players in the 3rd slot with score of  four-under 68. S. Lowry, Adam Scott, Xander Schauffele, G. Woodland, S. Burns, defending champion and World no. 1 Scottie Scheffler and Sam Bennet. While all of them played mixed game, losing mostly putting chances, current U.S. Amateur champion 23 years old Sam Bennet played confidently to share the honors with world’s top-ranked golfers. In fact, his score of four-under is the best for an amateur in the first-round Master’s history.

Other Notables Tiger Woods was not fully physically fit and it showed. The 5-times Masters winner and holder of 15 Major crowns mixed pars, bogies and birdies to post a score of +2 and finished the first round tied-54. Though his long shots mostly found fairways but his short games and putting let him down. World no. 2 and 5-times Majors winner Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland finished tied-37 with even-par score. Considered a serious contender to win the title and complete his career grand slam, McIlroy could not hit the golf ball into right spots. He also missed some easy chances in putting. Some of the past winners like Phil Mickelson, Jordan Spieth, H. Matsuyama, Mike Weir and Patrick Reed also finished in the upper half of the competitors

Day & Round 1 – Full Leaderboard

PositionPlayersRound 1Total
T1V. Hovland-7-7
T1J. Rahm-7-7
T1B. Koepka-7-7
T4C. Young-5-5
T4J. Day-5-5
T6S. Lowry-4-4
T6X. Schauffele-4-4
T6A. Scott-4-4
T6G. Woodland-4-4
T6S. Bennett-4-4
T6S. Scheffler-4-4
T6S. Burns-4-4
T13J. Rose-3-3
T13C. Morikawa-3-3
T13J. Spieth-3-3
T13T. Finau-3-3
T17S. Stallings-2-2
T17C. Kirk-2-2
T17K. Bradley-2-2
T17J. Thomas-2-2
T17C. Smith-2-2
T17S. Straka-2-2
T17R. Fox-2-2
T17M. Fitzpatrick-2-2
T17T. Kim-2-2
T26F. Couples-1-1
T26P. Reed-1-1
T26P. Cantlay-1-1
T26S.J. Im-1-1
T26H. Matsuyama-1-1
T26P. Mickelson-1-1
T26H. English-1-1
T26J. Niemann-1-1
T26T. Hatton-1-1
T26D. Johnson-1-1
T26M. Homa-1-1
T37M. WeirEE
T37T. GoochEE
T37K. KisnerEE
T37A. AncerEE
T37F. MolinariEE
T37H. Varner IIIEE
T37R. McIlroyEE
T37T. FleetwoodEE
T45J. Kokrak+1+1
T45R. Henley+1+1
T45A. Meronk+1+1
T45S. Theegala+1+1
T45S. Power+1+1
T45T. Moore+1+1
T45S.W. Kim+1+1
T45B. Horschel+1+1
T45C. Conners+1+1
T54S. GarcĂ­a+2+2
T54T. Pieters+2+2
T54T. Woods+2+2
T54C. Schwartzel+2+2
T54B. DeChambeau+2+2
T54J. T. Poston+2+2
T54Mito Pereira+2+2
T54K.H. Lee+2+2
T54T. Hoge+2+2
T63V. Singh+3+3
T63M.W. Lee+3+3
T63H. Crowe+3+3
T63K. Mitchell+3+3
T63A. Svensson+3+3
T63K. Kitayama+3+3
T63B. Carr+3+3
T63B. Langer+3+3
T63D. Willett+3+3
T63Z. Johnson+3+3
T73L. Oosthuizen+4+4
T73K. Higa+4+4
T73M. Hughes+4+4
T73C. Champ+4+4
T78M. McClean+5+5
T78Bubba Watson+5+5
T78J. Olazábal+5+5
T78A. Potgieter+5+5
T78G. Sargent+5+5
T78B. Harman+5+5
84A. Norén+6+6
85L. Mize+7+7
86S. Lyle+9+9


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