The PGA tour masters 2021 was in USA from April 8th to April 11th. 88 players, 18 holes, 72 par in total and with a huge prize pool of 11,5 million dollars.
Justin Rose took the lead after the first round with 2 over par for his first seven holes but played his next 10 holes in 9 under par, including an eagle at the par-5 eighth hole. Rose has had success at Augusta National – including two runner-up finishes – but this round was a bit surprising. This was his first competitive round since he withdrew with an injury halfway through last month. Catchable moments from the first round: It was a good day for Wake Forest alums at Augusta National. Both Webb Simpson and Will Zalatoris shot 2-under 70. Simpson is one of just four players to finish in the top 10 in the past two Masters. Zalatoris, who’s one of just three professionals making his Masters debut this week, made eagle on 15. Tommy Fleetwood made an ace on the 16th hole, giving him an ace in each of his last two tournaments. Fleetwood also made one in his Round of 16 match with Dylan Frittelli at the World Golf Championships.
Second round finished and on the top still Justin Rose for the second consecutive day. He shot 3-over 39 on his first nine Friday but rebounded with a bogey-free 33 on the second nine. Rose said in one of his interviews at the Masters: “I had a little talk with myself on 8 and said you’re still leading the Masters, and I just changed my mindset a little bit and started to play match play against the golf course. I scratched a line on my scorecard and told myself I was 3-down and could I go ahead and beat the golf course from that point on? I had a putt on 18 to win my match 1-up, but unfortunately it just slipped by. But an honorable draw”. I can’t mention that Will Zalatoris didn’t have a PGA TOUR card at the start of the season. Now he’ll be in Saturday’s final group of the Masters.
The Japanese golfer Hideki Matsuyama took the lead after the final round on Saturday with -11. Interesting fact: it was his 10th anniversary of his Masters debut. He first came here in 2011 after winning the Asia-Pacific Amateur Championship, shooting a third-round 68 to take low amateur honors. Like Jordan Spieth last week, Matsuyama is trying to end a winless streak that started in 2017. Matsuyama’s last win was in the World Golf Championship at Firestone, where he shot a final-round 61. The following week, he was one shot back entering the final round of the PGA Championship before he made a bogey on two of his final three holes to finish three back of Justin Thomas. On Saturday, Matsuyama played his final eight holes in 6 under to grab the lead.