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December 09, 2007

Stuart Appleby, the leader after 54 holes, got off to a rough start Sunday when his drive on the first tee went "fore, right!" into the bushes. His double-bogey dropped him to four-over. He finished at five-over, in a tie for seventh.Stuart Appleby, the leader after 54 holes, got off to a rough start Sunday when his drive on the first tee went "fore, right!" into the bushes. His double-bogey dropped him to four-over. He finished at five-over, in a tie for seventh.

Defending champion Phil Mickelson fared even worse than Appleby on No. 1. His opening drive caught the deep fairway bunker on the right. His second shot clipped the lip; his third shot landed in the greenside bunker to the left of the pin. Having short-sided himself, Lefty took two shots to escape the bunker, and left the green with a triple-bogey 7.Defending champion Phil Mickelson fared even worse than Appleby on No. 1. His opening drive caught the deep fairway bunker on the right. His second shot clipped the lip; his third shot landed in the greenside bunker to the left of the pin. Having short-sided himself, Lefty took two shots to escape the bunker, and left the green with a triple-bogey 7.

After shooting the only subpar round on Saturday, a 70, Retief Goosen again shot the lowest round (with fellow South African Rory Sabbatini) on Sunday, a 69 -- despite some adventures along the way. Goosen, who opened with rounds of 76-76 to make the cut "on the number," finished T2, with Sabbatini and Tiger Woods.After shooting the only subpar round on Saturday, a 70, Retief Goosen again shot the lowest round (with fellow South African Rory Sabbatini) on Sunday, a 69 -- despite some adventures along the way. Goosen, who opened with rounds of 76-76 to make the cut "on the number," finished T2, with Sabbatini and Tiger Woods.

Rory Sabbatini got off to a great start Sunday, with back-to-back birdies on 2 and 3 and an electrifying eagle on No. 8. He took the lead after a birdie at 13, but then lost it with bogeys on 14 and 16. A birdie on the last gave him a T2, his best finish in a major.Rory Sabbatini got off to a great start Sunday, with back-to-back birdies on 2 and 3 and an electrifying eagle on No. 8. He took the lead after a birdie at 13, but then lost it with bogeys on 14 and 16. A birdie on the last gave him a T2, his best finish in a major.

Playing in his fifth Masters, Jerry Kelly had an eventful, albeit up-and-down week, going 75-68-75-70 to finish T5, his best showing ever. His Easter Sunday highlight? An eagle on the par-5 13th.Playing in his fifth Masters, Jerry Kelly had an eventful, albeit up-and-down week, going 75-68-75-70 to finish T5, his best showing ever. His Easter Sunday highlight? An eagle on the par-5 13th.

Bidding to become the first English Masters champion since Nick Faldo in '96, 26-year-old Justin Rose began strongly with an opening round of 69, then hung in with rounds of 75-75. His scorecard on Sunday featured six birdies, but three double bogeys -- on 1, 3 and 17 -- plus another bogey, proved his undoing.Bidding to become the first English Masters champion since Nick Faldo in '96, 26-year-old Justin Rose began strongly with an opening round of 69, then hung in with rounds of 75-75. His scorecard on Sunday featured six birdies, but three double bogeys -- on 1, 3 and 17 -- plus another bogey, proved his undoing.

As Tiger said after his Friday round, "I had a two-way miss going pretty much all day," said Woods. "I hit it left or right. This is not a good place to have a two-way miss going." Here he hits from the pine straw on Sunday. For the week, he hit 31 of 56 fairways, for a 55 percent success rate.As Tiger said after his Friday round, "I had a two-way miss going pretty much all day," said Woods. "I hit it left or right. This is not a good place to have a two-way miss going." Here he hits from the pine straw on Sunday. For the week, he hit 31 of 56 fairways, for a 55 percent success rate.

Tiger assesses his chances of playing his second shot from next to a tree on the right side of the par-4 11th hole Sunday...Tiger assesses his chances of playing his second shot from next to a tree on the right side of the par-4 11th hole Sunday...

...Using a mid-iron, Tiger fully commits to the shot......Using a mid-iron, Tiger fully commits to the shot...

...And makes clean contact with both the ball, then the tree......And makes clean contact with both the ball, then the tree...

...Splintering the steel shaft and jolting his hands and arms. He made bogey on the hole....Splintering the steel shaft and jolting his hands and arms. He made bogey on the hole.

Deep into the fourth round, the leaderboard is filled with green -- representing above-par scores. At this moment, with his lay-up birdie on No. 13, Johnson has taken the lead for good.Deep into the fourth round, the leaderboard is filled with green -- representing above-par scores. At this moment, with his lay-up birdie on No. 13, Johnson has taken the lead for good.

Tiger Woods eagled the par-5 13th, hitting his second shot to within two feet of the hole. After hitting his tee shot on the par-5 15th into the right "first cut" rough, Tiger again went for the green in two..Tiger Woods eagled the par-5 13th, hitting his second shot to within two feet of the hole. After hitting his tee shot on the par-5 15th into the right "first cut" rough, Tiger again went for the green in two..

...But came up short. He salvaged par on 15th, but had run out of birdie opportunities....But came up short. He salvaged par on 15th, but had run out of birdie opportunities.

Zach Johnson buries his birdie putt on the par-3 16th -- his sixth birdie of the final round -- to move to two-under for the tournament and a step closer to putting on the green jacket.Zach Johnson buries his birdie putt on the par-3 16th -- his sixth birdie of the final round -- to move to two-under for the tournament and a step closer to putting on the green jacket.

After making a birdie 2 on the 16th hole, Johnson lines up a saving par putt on 17. He missed for bogey, but when Woods and Rose also found trouble on 17, Johnson's victory was assured.After making a birdie 2 on the 16th hole, Johnson lines up a saving par putt on 17. He missed for bogey, but when Woods and Rose also found trouble on 17, Johnson's victory was assured.

Johnson pumps his fist after chipping his third shot onto the 18th green. The ball rolled to tap-in range for a finishing par and one-over 289 total, which matched the Masters' highest-winning score ever.Johnson pumps his fist after chipping his third shot onto the 18th green. The ball rolled to tap-in range for a finishing par and one-over 289 total, which matched the Masters' highest-winning score ever.

Putting the best face on a five-over 77 on Sunday, defending champion Phil Mickelson shares a joyful moment with winner Zach Johnson during the trophy ceremony.Putting the best face on a five-over 77 on Sunday, defending champion Phil Mickelson shares a joyful moment with winner Zach Johnson during the trophy ceremony.

"I think it's a 40-reg. It's so surreal, I don't recall," said Johnson of his new attire."I think it's a 40-reg. It's so surreal, I don't recall," said Johnson of his new attire.

Zach Johnson collects himself at the press conference following the green jacket and trophy ceremonies. "After the round, emotionally I'm drained. Physically, mentally, I'm fatigued, drained," Johnson said of the moments after he holed out on 18. "But obviously seeing my family, seeing my wife and my boy and my father and brother and whatnot, it was just an emotional -- I was just an emotional wreck."Zach Johnson collects himself at the press conference following the green jacket and trophy ceremonies. "After the round, emotionally I'm drained. Physically, mentally, I'm fatigued, drained," Johnson said of the moments after he holed out on 18. "But obviously seeing my family, seeing my wife and my boy and my father and brother and whatnot, it was just an emotional -- I was just an emotional wreck."

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