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Masters Tournament: Charl Schwartzel Wins First Career Major

Charl Schwartzel has just added some green to his wardrobe. The South African shot the low round of the day, a 6-under par 66 including four straight birdies to finish the final round on Sunday, and took home his first major championship, winning the 2011 Masters. Schwartzel finished the tournament at 14-under, outlasting the Australian duo of Jason Day and Adam Scott, who both finished at 12-under for the championship.

Schwartzel’s entered the 15th hole at 10-under, in the hunt but among many fighting for the title. He separated himself from the field with excellent putting, making long birdie putts on the 16th and 17th holes to take the lead. For good measure, needing a two-putt to win the title, Schwartzel made a long birdie on the par-4 18th to seal the deal.

Tiger Woods put together a dynamite front nine, shooting 5-under, but played even par the rest of the way. He posted his 10-under score and was joined by Geoff Ogilvy and Luke Donald there in a three-way tie for 4th. Coming into the day, Rory McIlroy led by four shots, entering at 12-under par, but it was a forgettable day for the youngster. McIlroy completely fell apart, shooting 80 to finish at 4-under. Fan-favorite Phil Mickelson finished the tournament tied for 27th at 1-under par.