Masters final round: a recap

  • Updated: April 13, 2014 - 11:29 PM

Oliver Goss was the tournament’s low amateur, and he’s the only Australian to have achieved that. His takeaway: “Just learn as much as I can.”

Keep that card

Miguel Angel Jimenez, a 50-year-old Spaniard who makes himself obvious in many ways, not least with that brushy ponytail, shot a 1-under 71 in the final round and finished four strokes behind winner Bubba Watson. He wonders why anybody would wonder whether he or someone else could win this event in his 50s.

“Why not? Why not?” he said. “Fred Couples played nice. Bernhard Langer played nice. I played nice, too. To win a tournament, you need to hit the ball well, putt good and go play. If you are able and ready to play, you got a chance.”

Toss that card

Matt Kuchar lost a share of the lead with a four-putt double bogey on the fourth hole and never challenged again. He closed with bogeys on Nos. 17 and 18, shooting a 74 and tying for fifth.

On the course with …

Rory McIlroy: He wasn’t ever really in the hunt, and a lot of his struggles came on four par-5 holes. McIlroy finished at even after rounds of 71-77-71-69. He was also even on the par-5s. “I played the par-5s in even par this week, which you just can’t do out here,” McIlroy said. “You’re looking to play the par-5s somewhere around 10 to 12 under. And obviously if I had done that, it would have been a different story.”

McIlroy ended up tied for eighth. “It’s been a frustrating week, because I felt like from tee to green, I played as good as the leaders,” he said. “I don’t think I’ve ever played as good tee to green around this course as I have this week.”

Masters moment

At 56 years old, two-time Masters winner Langer proved once again he knows how to get around Augusta National. Langer ended his tournament with a 69 after rounds of 72-74-73 to finish at even and tied for eighth. Langer made his 31st appearance in the tournament and earned his ninth top-10 finish. He won the tournament in 1985 and 1995.

“My game has been good, even when I missed a cut,” Langer said. “I’ve had some very good rounds here. I just had one round where I messed up, and it’s easily done here. It doesn’t take much, a couple of inches, to decide between a birdie and a bogey here. That’s the type of golf course we’re facing.”

Chip shots

• The Masters will distribute a record $9 million in prize money. The tournament announced the disbursement Sunday, a few hours before the final round ended. The winner’s share is $1.62 million, up from $1.44 million in 2013. Second place paid $972,000, up from $864,000 a year ago. The Masters doled out $8.102 million in 2013. Ten years ago, the total payout was about $6.28 million.

• Oliver Goss was the only amateur to make the cut, so his spot as the low amateur was guaranteed after Friday’s second round. He finished at 10 over after shooting 76-71-76-75. He’s the first Australian to be low amateur at the Masters, and he said he hoped to learn from his time at Augusta. “I’ve just got to step back now and have a look at the entire week and just learn as much as I can from the whole week,” he said.

Quote of the day

“We felt as relaxed as we possibly could, given that it was a Sunday at the Masters.”

Michael Greller, caddie for Jordan Spieth

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