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2010 Masters

Recap and Scores for the 2010 Masters Tournament

The big story at the start of the week of the 2010 Masters was Tiger Woods' return to competitive golf. The big story at the end of the week was Phil Mickelson winning his third Masters championship.

Woods chose Augusta National as the site of his comeback after not playing for five months due to personal issues, including a stint in a rehab facility. During the five months away, he practiced only in the couple weeks immediately prior to The Masters. Given that, he played remarkably well, eventually finishing fourth with four straight rounds below par. It was obvious, however, that Woods' driver swing and short game, in particular, were out of whack. Still, finishing fourth under the circumstances is pretty remarkable.

Fifty-year-old Fred Couples was the first-round leader, with Mickelson one behind. Lee Westwood took the lead in the second round, and held it after the third, one stroke better than Mickelson.

Mickelson made up five strokes on the leader in a three-hole stretch of the third round, going eagle-eagle-birdie on holes 13 through 15. The second eagle was a hole-out with a wedge on the par-4 14th. Mickelson missed a third straight eagle by mere inches on the 15th hole.

In the final round, Westwood was up-and-down on the front nine, and Mickelson was wild off the tee in the middle part of the round. But Mickelson kept managing to escape from trouble - in fact, he went bogeyless in the final round - and moved into the lead with a birdie on the 12th hole.

On the par-5 13th, Mickelson hit a spectacular approach shot into the green, playing out of the trees and off of pine needles to within four feet of the cup. He missed that eagle putt, but made birdie, then added another on the 15th hole.

Westwood kept things interesting by birdying the 17th hole to get back within two strokes, but Mickelson closed it out with another birdie on the final hole.

It was Mickelson's third win in The Masters, his fourth major championship victory overall.

Jack Nicklaus made his debut as an honorary starter this year, joining Arnold Palmer in hitting the ceremonial opening drives.

2010 Masters Scores
Results from the 2010 Masters golf tournament played at the par-72 Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, Ga. (a-amateur):

Phil Mickelson 67-71-67-67--272 $1,350,000
Lee Westwood 67-69-68-71--275 $810,000
Anthony Kim 68-70-73-65--276 $510,000
K.J. Choi 67-71-70-69--277 $330,000
Tiger Woods 68-70-70-69--277 $330,000
Fred Couples 66-75-68-70--279 $270,000
Nick Watney 68-76-71-65--280 $251,250
Y.E. Yang 67-72-72-70--281 $225,000
Hunter Mahan 71-71-68-71--281 $225,000
Ian Poulter 68-68-74-73--283 $195,000
Ricky Barnes 68-70-72-73--283 $195,000
Miguel Angel Jimenez 72-75-72-66--285 $165,000
Jerry Kelly 72-74-67-72--285 $165,000
Steve Marino 71-73-69-73--286 $131,250
Ryan Moore 72-73-73-68--286 $131,250
David Toms 69-75-71-71--286 $131,250
Trevor Immelman 69-73-72-72--286 $131,250
Angel Cabrera 73-74-69-71--287 $94,500
Scott Verplank 73-73-73-68--287 $94,500
Ernie Els 71-73-75-68--287 $94,500
Adam Scott 69-75-72-71--287 $94,500
Heath Slocum 72-73-70-72--287 $94,500
Tom Watson 67-74-73-73--287 $94,500
Ben Crane 71-75-74-68--288 $69,000
Matt Kuchar 70-73-74-71--288 $69,000
Bill Haas 72-70-71-76--289 $57,750
Kenny Perry 72-71-72-74--289 $57,750
Geoff Ogilvy 74-72-69-74--289 $57,750
Yuta Ikeda 70-77-72-71--290 $53,250
Francesco Molinari 70-74-75-72--291 $45,563
Jason Dufner 75-72-75-69--291 $45,563
Steve Stricker 73-73-74-71--291 $45,563
Charl Schwartzel 69-76-72-74--291 $45,563
Soren Kjeldsen 70-71-75-75--291 $45,563
Sean O'Hair 72-71-72-76--291 $45,563
a-Matteo Manassero 71-76-73-72--292  
Lucas Glover 76-71-71-74--292 $38,625
Retief Goosen 74-71-76-73--294 $34,500
Dustin Johnson 71-72-76-75--294 $34,500
Steve Flesch 75-71-70-78--294 $34,500
Camilo Villegas 74-72-71-77--294 $34,500
Zach Johnson 70-74-76-75--295 $30,750
Robert Karlsson 71-72-77-76--296 $28,500
Mike Weir 71-72-76-77--296 $28,500
Robert Allenby 72-75-78-73--298 $24,750
Chad Campbell 79-68-80-71--298 $24,750
Sergio Garcia 74-70-76-78--298 $24,750
Nathan Green 72-75-80-75--302 $21,750

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