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2004 Masters

Recap and Scores for the 2004 Masters Tournament

Finally, after years of winning on the PGA Tour - but no wins in majors - Phil Mickelson claimed his first major championship at the 2004 Masters. He did it with a downhill birdie putt on the 72nd hole, an 18-footer. When the ball dropped, Mickelson leaped into the air, pumped his fists, and said to his caddie, "I did it!"

Mickelson entered the final round with a 2-stroke advantage. Ernie Els, starting the day three strokes behind Mickelson, tied for fourth, became Mickelson's biggest challenger. In fact, Els - seeking his first win at The Masters - held the lead at different points on the back nine, closing with a round of 67 that included two eagles.

But Mickelson surged to the finish line, birdying five of the last seven holes. Els, playing a couple groups ahead of Mickelson, posted 8-under, and it appeared a playoff might be necessary. Els was on the practice putting green preparing for a playoff when Mickelson dropped the winning putt on the last hole.

Chris DiMarco began the final round tied with Mickelson in the lead, but shot 76 and was never a factor in Round 4.

Mickelson was the sixth player in tournament history to birdie the 72nd hole for the win. Mickelson had won 22 "regular" PGA Tour titles before his first major; this was win No. 23 for Mickelson.

The 2004 Masters is remembered for more than just Mickelson's first major, however. This is also the year of Arnold Palmer's final playing appearance in The Masters. It was the King's 50th time playing the Masters, and his 50th consecutive appearance. The latter remains the Masters record; the former was later surpassed by Gary Player.

2004 Masters Scores
Results from the 2004 Masters golf tournament played at the par-72 Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, Ga. (a-amateur):

Phil Mickelson, $1,170,000 72-69-69-69--279
Ernie Els, $702,000 70-72-71-67--280
K.J. Choi, $442,000 71-70-72-69--282
Sergio Garcia, $286,000 72-72-75-66--285
Bernhard Langer, $286,000 71-73-69-72--285
Paul Casey, $189,893 75-69-68-74--286
Fred Couples, $189,893 73-69-74-70--286
Chris DiMarco, $189,893 69-73-68-76--286
Davis Love III, $189,893 75-67-74-70--286
Nick Price, $189,893 72-73-71-70--286
Vijay Singh, $189,893 75-73-69-69--286
Kirk Triplett, $189,893 71-74-69-72--286
Retief Goosen, $125,667 75-73-70-70--288
Padraig Harrington, $125,667 74-74-68-72--288
Charles Howell III, $125,667 71-71-76-70--288
a-Casey Wittenberg 76-72-71-69--288
Stewart Cink, $97,500 74-73-69-73--289
Steve Flesch, $97,500 76-67-77-69--289
Jay Haas, $97,500 69-75-72-73--289
Fredrik Jacobson, $97,500 74-74-67-74--289
Stephen Leaney, $97,500 76-71-73-69--289
Stuart Appleby, $70,200 73-74-73-70--290
Shaun Micheel, $70,200 72-76-72-70--290
Justin Rose, $70,200 67-71-81-71--290
Tiger Woods, $70,200 75-69-75-71--290
Alex Cejka, $57,200 70-70-78-73--291
Mark O'Meara, $51,025 73-70-75-74--292
Bob Tway, $51,025 75-71-74-72--292
Scott Verplank, $48,100 74-71-76-72--293
Jose Maria Olazabal, $46,150 71-69-79-75--294
Bob Estes, $41,275 76-72-73-74--295
Brad Faxon, $41,275 72-76-76-71--295
Jerry Kelly, $41,275 74-72-73-76--295
Ian Poulter, $41,275 75-73-74-73--295
Justin Leonard, $35,913 76-72-72-76--296
Phillip Price, $35,913 71-76-73-76--296
Paul Lawrie, $32,663 77-70-73-77--297
Sandy Lyle, $32,663 72-74-75-76--297
Eduardo Romero, $30,550 74-73-74-77--298
Todd Hamilton, $29,250 77-71-76-75--299
Tim Petrovic, $27,950 72-75-75-78--300
a-Brandt Snedeker 73-75-75-77--300
Jeff Sluman, $26,650 73-70-82-77--302
Chris Riley, $23,350 70-78-78-78--304

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