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2007 Masters

Recap and Scores for the 2007 Masters Tournament

Augusta National has long been thought of as a big hitter's course. But at the 2007 Masters, it was short-hitting Zach Johnson who wound up with the Green Jacket, employing a simple formula: Keep the ball in the fairway, and make your putts.

The risk-reward at Augusta is in its shortish but tricky par-5s, where long hitters can almost always hit the green in two - if they dare to try, given the potential trouble lurking near the greens. Johnson decided before the tournament started that he would never even try to hit one of Augusta's par-5s in two. Throughout the tournament, he played them the old-fashioned way, taking three strokes to hit the greens.

That eliminated eagle possibilities, but Johnson made plenty of birdies with his strategy: He finished the week 11-under par on the par-5 holes.

It was a very tough tournament overall, however, as Johnson's winning score of 1-over 289 tied the highest winning totals in the tournament's history.

Tiger Woods finished tied for second with Retief Goosen and Rory Sabbatini, two strokes behind. Woods seem poised at many points during the final round to make a move, but just couldn't get it done. Woods' 2007 Masters is probably best remembered for the 4-iron he snapped against a tree playing a stroke from the woods on the 11th hole of the final round.

Gary Player made his 50th appearance as a player in The Masters, tying Arnold Palmer's record (a record Player would break at the 2008 Masters). But Arnie was back in The Masters, too, in a way: For the first time, Palmer appeared as the tournament's honorary starter, hitting the opening tee shot.

The 2007 Masters was the last appearance in a major by Seve Ballesteros, winner of the 1980 Masters and 1983 Masters.

2007 Masters Scores
Results from the 2007 Masters golf tournament played at the par-72 Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, Ga. (a-amateur):

Zach Johnson 71-73-76-69--289 $1,305,000
Rory Sabbatini 73-76-73-69--291 $541,333
Retief Goosen 76-76-70-69--291 $541,333
Tiger Woods 73-74-72-72--291 $541,333
Jerry Kelly 75-69-78-70--292 $275,500
Justin Rose 69-75-75-73--292 $275,500
Padraig Harrington 77-68-75-73--293 $233,812
Stuart Appleby 75-70-73-75--293 $233,812
David Toms 70-78-74-72--294 $210,250
Paul Casey 79-68-77-71--295 $181,250
Luke Donald 73-74-75-73--295 $181,250
Vaughn Taylor 71-72-77-75--295 $181,250
Ian Poulter 75-75-76-70--296 $135,937
Vijay Singh 73-71-79-73--296 $135,937
Tim Clark 71-71-80-74--296 $135,937
Jim Furyk 75-71-76-74--296 $135,937
Stewart Cink 77-75-75-70--297 $108,750
Tom Pernice Jr. 75-72-79-71--297 $108,750
Henrik Stenson 72-76-77-72--297 $108,750
Mike Weir 75-72-80-71--298 $84,462
John Rollins 77-74-76-71--298 $84,462
Mark Calcavecchia 76-71-78-73--298 $84,462
Lucas Glover 74-71-79-74--298 $84,462
Stephen Ames 76-74-77-72--299 $63,800
Geoff Ogilvy 75-70-81-73--299 $63,800
Phil Mickelson 76-73-73-77--299 $63,800
Adam Scott 74-78-76-72--300 $53,650
Davis Love III 72-77-77-74--300 $53,650
K.J. Choi 75-75-74-76--300 $53,650
Fred Couples 76-76-78-71--301 $43,085
Robert Karlsson 77-73-79-72--301 $43,085
Y.E. Yang 75-74-78-74--301 $43,085
Charles Howell III 75-77-75-74--301 $43,085
Scott Verplank 73-77-76-75--301 $43,085
Lee Westwood 79-73-72-77--301 $43,085
Dean Wilson 75-72-76-78--301 $43,085
Angel Cabrera 77-75-79-71--302 $31,900
Tim Herron 72-75-83-72--302 $31,900
J.J. Henry 71-78-77-76--302 $31,900
Brett Wetterich 69-73-83-77--302 $31,900
Rod Pampling 77-75-74-76--302 $31,900
Jeev Milkha Singh 72-75-76-79--302 $31,900
Sandy Lyle 79-73-80-71--303 $26,825
Shingo Katayama 79-72-80-73--304 $22,533
Miguel Angel Jimenez 79-73-76-76--304 $22,533
David Howell 70-75-82-77--304 $22,533
Jose Maria Olazabal 74-75-78-77--304 $22,533
Bradley Dredge 75-70-76-83--304 $22,533
Jeff Sluman 76-75-79-75--305 $18,560
Craig Stadler 74-73-79-79--305 $18,560
Brett Quigley 76-76-79-75--306 $17,835
Carl Pettersson 76-76-79-76--307 $17,255
Aaron Baddeley 79-72-76-80--307 $17,255
Rich Beem 71-81-75-81--308 $16,820
Ben Crenshaw 76-74-84-75--309 $16,530
Trevor Immelman 74-77-81-77--309 $16,530
Niclas Fasth 77-75-77-80--309 $16,530
Arron Oberholser 74-76-84-76--310 $16,240
Billy Mayfair 76-75-83-77--311 $16,095
Fuzzy Zoeller 74-78-79-82--313 $15,950

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