2007 Masters Tournament

2007 Masters Tournament
Tournament information
Dates April 5–8, 2007
Location Augusta, Georgia
Course(s) Augusta National Golf Club
Organized by Augusta National Golf Club
Tour(s) PGA Tour
European Tour
Japan Golf Tour
Par 72
Length 7,445 yards (6,808 m)
Field 96 players, 60 after cut
Cut 152 (+8)
Prize fund $7,418,464
Winner's share $1,305,000
United States Zach Johnson
289 (+1)

The 2007 Masters Tournament was the 71st Masters Tournament, held April 5–8 at Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, Georgia. Zach Johnson won his first major championship, two strokes ahead of runners-up Retief Goosen, Rory Sabbatini, and Tiger Woods.[1] Cool temperatures and gusty winds on the weekend resulted in high scores for the field; Johnson's 289 (+1) tied for the highest winning score ever.[2]

Johnson's victory dispelled the notion that only long-hitters could win the Masters. He did not reach a single par five hole in two during the entire tournament, yet played the par fives better than anyone in the field with 11 birdies and no bogeys.

This was the final Masters appearance for two-time champion Seve Ballesteros.


HoleNameYardsPar HoleNameYardsPar
1Tea Olive4554 10Camellia4954
2Pink Dogwood575511White Dogwood5054
3Flowering Peach350412Golden Bell1553
4Flowering Crab Apple240313Azalea5105
5Magnolia455414Chinese Fir4404
8Yellow Jasmine570517Nandina4404
9Carolina Cherry460418Holly4654


The Masters has the smallest field of the four major championships; only 97 players were invited to compete in the 2007 tournament. Officially, the Masters remains an invitational event, despite its qualification process. In theory, the club could decline to invite a 'qualified' player.

There were a record 50 'international' players in the field - the first time that the majority of the field was not American. The entire field is shown below; each player is classified according to the first category by which he qualified, but other categories are shown in parentheses.

1. Masters champions
Seve Ballesteros, Fred Couples (10), Ben Crenshaw, Raymond Floyd, Bernhard Langer, Sandy Lyle, Phil Mickelson (4,10,11,14,15,16,17), Larry Mize, José María Olazábal (10,14,15,17), Mark O'Meara, Gary Player, Vijay Singh (4,10,11,14,15,16,17), Craig Stadler, Tom Watson, Mike Weir (10,11,14,15,17), Tiger Woods (2,3,4,10,12,14,15,16,17), Fuzzy Zoeller

2. U.S. Open champions (last five years)
Michael Campbell (15,17), Jim Furyk (11,12,14,15,17), Retief Goosen (10,14,15,17), Geoff Ogilvy (10,11,14,15,16,17)

3. The Open champions (last five years)
Ben Curtis (14), Ernie Els (12,14,15,17), Todd Hamilton

4. PGA champions (last five years)
Rich Beem, Shaun Micheel (13)

5. The Players Championship winners (last three years)
Stephen Ames (10,14,15,17), Fred Funk

Due to rescheduling of the 2007 tournament from March to May (after the Masters), only the 2005 and 2006 champions were invited.

6. U.S. Amateur champion and runner-up
John Kelly (a), Richie Ramsay (a)

7. The Amateur champion
Julien Guerrier (a)

8. U.S. Amateur Public Links champion
Casey Watabu (a)

9. U.S. Mid-Amateur champion
Dave Womack (a)

10. Top 16 players and ties from the 2006 Masters
Ángel Cabrera (15,17), Chad Campbell (14,15,17), Stewart Cink (14,15,17), Tim Clark (14,15,17), Miguel Ángel Jiménez, Billy Mayfair, Arron Oberholser (14,15,17), Rod Pampling (14,15,17), Scott Verplank (14)

11. Top eight players and ties from the 2006 U.S. Open
Kenneth Ferrie, Pádraig Harrington (15,17), Colin Montgomerie (15,17), Nick O'Hern (15,17), Jeff Sluman, Steve Stricker (14,17)

12. Top four players and ties from the 2006 Open Championship
Chris DiMarco (15,17)

13. Top four players and ties from 2006 PGA Championship
Luke Donald (14,15,17), Sergio García (15,17), Adam Scott (14,15,17)

14. Top 40 players from the 2006 PGA Tour money list
Stuart Appleby (15,17), K. J. Choi (15,17), Joe Durant (15,17), Lucas Glover (15,17), J. J. Henry, Tim Herron, Trevor Immelman (15,17), Zach Johnson, Jerry Kelly, Davis Love III (15,17), Troy Matteson, Tom Pernice, Jr., Carl Pettersson (15,17), Brett Quigley, Rory Sabbatini (15), Vaughn Taylor, David Toms (15,17), Camilo Villegas, Brett Wetterich (15,17), Dean Wilson

15. Top 50 players from the final 2006 world ranking
Robert Allenby (16,17), Thomas Bjørn, Paul Casey (17), Darren Clarke, Ben Crane, Bradley Dredge, Johan Edfors, Niclas Fasth (17), David Howell (17), Robert Karlsson (17), Shingo Katayama (17), Ian Poulter (17), Jeev Milkha Singh (17), Henrik Stenson (16,17), Lee Westwood, Yang Yong-eun (17)

16. Top 10 players from the 2007 PGA Tour money list on March 26
Aaron Baddeley (17), Mark Calcavecchia, Charles Howell III (17), John Rollins (17)

17. Top 50 players from world ranking published March 26
Bart Bryant, Paul Goydos, Justin Rose

18. Special foreign invitation
Hideto Tanihara

Past champions in the field

Made the cut

Player Country Year(s) won R1 R2 R3 R4 Total To par Finish
Tiger Woods  United States 1997, 2001,
2002, 2005
73 74 72 72 291 +3 T2
Vijay Singh  Fiji 2000 73 71 79 73 296 +8 T13
Mike Weir  Canada 2003 75 72 80 71 298 +10 T20
Phil Mickelson  United States 2004, 2006 76 73 73 77 299 +11 T24
Fred Couples  United States 1992 76 76 78 71 301 +13 T30
Sandy Lyle  Scotland 1988 79 73 80 71 303 +15 43
José María Olazábal  Spain 1994, 1999 74 75 78 77 304 +16 T44
Craig Stadler  United States 1982 74 73 79 79 305 +17 T49
Ben Crenshaw  United States 1984, 1995 76 74 84 75 309 +21 T55
Fuzzy Zoeller  United States 1979 74 78 79 82 313 +25 60

Missed the cut

Player Country Year(s) won R1 R2 Total To par
Mark O'Meara  United States 1998 77 76 153 +9
Tom Watson  United States 1977, 1981 75 78 153 +9
Bernhard Langer  Germany 1985, 1993 78 77 155 +11
Raymond Floyd  United States 1976 77 80 157 +13
Gary Player  South Africa 1961, 1974, 1978 83 77 160 +16
Larry Mize  United States 1987 83 78 161 +17
Seve Ballesteros  Spain 1980, 1983 86 80 166 +22
Ian Woosnam  Wales 1991 WD

Round summaries

First round

Thursday, April 5, 2007

Billy Mayfair and Ian Poulter were the first competitors to tee off in the 2007 Masters. Both posted scores that were over par. Poulter posted a 75 (+3) and Mayfair a 76 (+4). The course proved to be playing tough, as many big names faltered on the opening day; Ernie Els finished with a 78 (+6), and defending champion Phil Mickelson looked set to get the same score, but two late birdies salvaged a poor round at 76 (+4). World number two Jim Furyk managed a 75 to keep himself in contention. Gary Player, playing in his 50th Masters, could only manage an 83 (+11); two-time winner Seve Ballesteros was at 86 (+14). Tim Clark, the 2006 runner-up, produced a wonderful shot on the 18th hole. At even par, he pulled his second shot to the left of the green and chose to putt. His ball went all the way round the green before it dropped for a birdie and 71. The leaders after the first round were Justin Rose and Brett Wetterich at 69. Rose set a new lowest putts record, needing just twenty. One of the reasons for this was his superb chipping which included a holed bunker shot on the 5th to pick up his second birdie after one at the 3rd. He then crisply rolled home another birdie at 14 to move to three-under par and made a fine save at the last having found a greenside bunker. Wetterich produced five birdies during his round. The chasing pack consisted of David Howell who eagled the 15th to post a two-under 70, and major winner David Toms. Behind them at 71, in addition to Clark, were Vaughn Taylor, Zach Johnson, Rich Beem, and J. J. Henry.[4]

PlacePlayerCountryScoreTo par
T1 Justin Rose  England 69 –3
Brett Wetterich  United States
T3 David Howell  England 70 –2
David Toms  United States
T5 Rich Beem  United States 71 –1
Tim Clark  South Africa
J. J. Henry  United States
Zach Johnson  United States
Vaughn Taylor  United States
T10 Bart Bryant  United States 72 E
Tim Herron  United States
Davis Love III  United States
Jeev Milkha Singh  India
Henrik Stenson  Sweden

Second round

Friday, April 6, 2007

Only three were under par at the halfway point of the tournament. Wetterich and Clark held the 36-hole lead at 142 (-2). Clark was the only man in the field to shoot under par in both rounds (71-71). Taylor held solo third place a stroke back at 143. Despite only three being under par, several golfers were within striking distance. Vijay Singh, the 2000 champion, was among a group of four at even par, and Pádraig Harrington was among a group of six at 145 (+1). The cut was at 152 (+8) and among those to miss it were notables Sergio García and Els. Fred Couples, the 1992 champion, parred the final hole to make the cut in his 23rd consecutive appearance to tie Gary Player's Masters record.[5]

PlacePlayerCountryScoreTo par
T1 Tim Clark  South Africa 71-71=142 –2
Brett Wetterich  United States 69-73=142
3 Vaughn Taylor  United States 71-72=143 –1
T4 Zach Johnson  United States 71-73=144 E
Jerry Kelly  United States 75-69=144
Justin Rose  England 69-75=144
Vijay Singh  Fiji 73-71=144
T8 Stuart Appleby  Australia 75-70=145 +1
Bradley Dredge  Wales 75-70=145
Lucas Glover  United States 74-71=145
Pádraig Harrington  Ireland 77-68=145
David Howell  England 70-75=145
Geoff Ogilvy  Australia 75-70=145

Amateurs: Kelly (+10) Ramsay (+12), Guerrier (+20), Watabu (+21), Womack (+21).

Third round

Saturday, April 7, 2007

The third round saw the worst playing conditions in many years at Augusta on an unseasonably cool day with wind gusts reaching 33 mph (53 km/h). The conditions were clearly a factor as no scores broke 70 for the round. Despite a one-over 73, Stuart Appleby took the 54-hole lead at 218 (+2). Four-time champion Tiger Woods was able to climb the leaderboard into a tie for second with an even par round. Rose shot 75 (+3) to settle into the tie for second with Woods. Retief Goosen was the only player to break par on Saturday with a two-under 70; he made the cut on the number at 152 (+8) on Friday. The final pair both shot in the 80s; Wetterich carded 83 (+11) and Clark an 80 (+8) to fall out of contention. After the third round, fourteen golfers were within four strokes of the lead.[6]

PlacePlayerCountryScoreTo par
1 Stuart Appleby  Australia 75-70-73=218 +2
T2 Justin Rose  England 69-75-75=219 +3
Tiger Woods  United States 73-74-72=219
T4 Pádraig Harrington  Ireland 77-68-75=220 +4
Zach Johnson  United States 71-73-76=220
Vaughn Taylor  United States 71-72-77=220
7 Bradley Dredge  Wales 75-70-76=221 +5
T8 Tim Clark  South Africa 71-71-80=222 +6
Luke Donald  England 73-74-75=222
Jim Furyk  United States 75-71-76=222
Retief Goosen  South Africa 76-76-70=222
Jerry Kelly  United States 75-69-78=222
Rory Sabbatini  South Africa 73-76-73=222
Phil Mickelson  United States 76-73-73=222
David Toms  United States 70-78-74=222

Final round

Sunday, April 8, 2007

Johnson completed a Cinderella story with a three-under 69 to claim his first major title. He captured the green jacket with three birdies over his final six holes, and became the third Masters champion to win the tournament with a score above par.[2] The others were Sam Snead in 1954 and Jack Burke, Jr. in 1956, also at 289 (+1). Johnson matched the round of the day and was able to hold off a group of three, including Woods, that finished two strokes back. Woods lost a major for the first time in which he held the lead at some point in the final round. However, since he was a stroke behind Appleby coming into the day, his 12–0 record when leading or tied at the start of the final round of a major remained intact. Appleby started off with a double bogey and added another at #12; his 75 (+3) led to a tie for seventh. South Africans Goosen and Rory Sabbatini both shot 69 to finish in a tie for second with Woods. Defending champion Mickelson finished ten strokes back at 299 (+11), tied for 24th.[1]

PlacePlayerCountryScoreTo parMoney ($)
1 Zach Johnson  United States 71-73-76-69=289 +1 1,305,000
T2 Retief Goosen  South Africa 76-76-70-69=291 +3 541,333
Rory Sabbatini  South Africa 73-76-73-69=291
Tiger Woods  United States 73-74-72-72=291
T5 Jerry Kelly  United States 75-69-78-70=292 +4 275,500
Justin Rose  England 69-75-75-73=292
T7 Stuart Appleby  Australia 75-70-73-75=293 +5 233,812
Pádraig Harrington  Ireland 77-68-75-73=293
9 David Toms  United States 70-78-74-72=294 +6 210,250
T10 Paul Casey  England 79-68-77-71=295 +7 181,250
Luke Donald  England 73-74-75-73=295
Vaughn Taylor  United States 71-72-77-75=295


Final round

Hole 1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8  9 101112131415161718
Par454343454 443545344
United States Johnson +5+4+3+3+4+4+4+3+3+3+3+3+2+1+1E+1+1
South Africa Goosen +6+5+4+4+4+4+3+2+2+2+2+3+3+3+3+3+3+3
South Africa Sabbatini +6+5+4+4+4+4+4+2+3+3+3+3+2+3+3+4+4+3
United States Woods +4+3+3+3+3+4+4+4+4+5+5+5+3+3+3+3+3+3
United States Kelly +7+6+6+6+6+6+6+6+6+7+7+7+5+5+4+4+4+4
England Rose +5+4+6+7+7+7+7+6+5+5+4+4+4+3+3+2+4+4
Australia Appleby +4+4+4+4+4+3+3+3+3+3+3+5+5+5+5+5+5+5
Republic of Ireland Harrington +5+5+5+6+6+6+6+6+6+6+7+6+4+4+5+6+5+5

Cumulative tournament scores, relative to par

Par 3 Contest

Mark O'Meara, 1998 champion, won the annual Par 3 contest, held on Wednesday, April 4.


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Preceded by
2006 PGA Championship
Major Championships Succeeded by
2007 U.S. Open

Coordinates: 33°30′11″N 82°01′12″W / 33.503°N 82.020°W / 33.503; -82.020

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