2011 US Masters winner Charl Schwartzel

2011 US Masters

The 2011 US Masters was played at the Augusta National in Georgia and was played from 7th to 8th April, with Charl Schwartzel the surprise winner as he upset the odds. The South African pipped Adam Scott and Jason Day to claim his first major title after Rory McIlroy blew the overnight lead with a final round 80.

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Round One

The first round saw Rory McIlroy and Alviro Quiros share the lead after they both opened up with fine rounds of 65, while defending champion Phil Mickelson was five shots back and Tiger Woods hit a 71. Henrik Stenson made unwanted history as he took eight shots over the par-three fourth hole - the highest score in history on that hole.

Round Two

Rory McIlroy moved into the outright lead as he hit a second round 69 to move two shots clear of Masters debutant Jason Day. Woods moved ominously into form as he hit a 66 to ease into tied third with KJ Choi, although Martin Kaymer's Masters misery continued as he missed the cut along with Padraig Harrington and Graeme McDowell.

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Round Three

McIlroy continued to dominate on day three as he opened up a four shot lead at the top of the leaderboard with a round of 70 as others around him struggled. While 2009 champion Angel Cabrera hit the best round of the day, 67, to tie for second with KJ Choi, Jason Day and Charl Schwartzel.

Round Four

There was drama on the fourth day at Augusta as McIlroy blew his chance of winning a first ever major as the Northern Irishman's game fell apart during an agonising round of 80. He had seemed in control but he took 43 shots over the final nine holes, which left the rest to take advantage as eight different players held the lead on the Sunday.

It was Charl Schwartzel who came out on top though as he hit the best round of the day, 66, to win his first major title and become only the third South African, after Trevor Immelman and Gary Player, to win the US Masters.

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2011 US Masters Champion – Charl Schwartzel

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