South African Charl Schwartzel closed with a 6-under par 66, including birdies on the last four holes, to win the Masters by two shots over Jason Day and Adam Scott.
Jason Day kept himself in the hunt and said it was an intense event.
Eight players held at least a share of the lead on Sunday. Adam Scott fired a final round 5-under par 67 to finish 2-shots back.
21-year-old Rory McIlroy took a 4-shot lead into the final round, still had the lead at the turn. then he took a triple-bogey 7 on the 10th hole and never recovered. He shot a final round 8-over par 80 to fall 10 shots back.
Madison’s Steve Stricker shot a final round 2-under par 70, 5-under for the tournament. That’s good enough for a tie for 11th and a guaranteed spot in next year’s Masters field. Stricker had 22 birdies over the 4-days, but had too many other hiccups in between, avoiding any serious shot at contending.