The horn has sounded and play is stopped at the Wells Fargo Championship due to inclement weather, lightning and rain.
Phil Mickelson is -5 on the day through 13 holes and is one shot off the lead at -8. Bill Haas is still in the lead at -9.
I’m in HOG world headquarters with my 3rd cup o’ Joe, Masters flags on the walls and a picture of Bobby Jones above me. I’m ready to post my (perhaps) final thoughts on the 2011 Masters. My big toe hurts, from nearly cutting it off five minutes before the final round TV coverage started. I’ve actually got golfer’s elbow and carpal tunnel syndrome in my left wrist from all of the blogging, tweeting, facebooking and high fives the last four days.
Tears in his eyes.... click for more 2011 Masters images
Charl Schwartzel, tears in his eyes, Masters champion
I’ll admit I knew next to nothing about Charl Schwartzel before this year’s Masters. In fact, about the only few things I know now is that he’s from South Africa, he has nerves of steel and is the 2011 Masters champion.
I was sure his lack of experience in this tournament would lead to him gagging in the last few holes. Boy was I wrong. He amazingly lit up the final nine, performing what will forever be referred to as a “Schwartzel” in my golf group: making birdie on the last four holes.
Many HOG congratulations to Charl, whose life will never be the same. Welcome to the most exclusive club in golf.
Below is the final leader board for the 2011 Masters, with Charl Schwartzel’s name in slot #1. Well done Charl!
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Below are the Sunday groupings and tee times for the final round of the 2011 Masters Tournament. Click the read more link below to expose the table if you can’t see it.
Rory McIlroy ends the round with a four shot lead at -12. He’s paired with the amazing Angel Cabrera, who only seems to play well in majors.
Can McIlroy hold on to his 4 shot lead?
McIlroy hit some amazing shots on Saturday. His approach to 15 was a nicely shaped long iron which had to draw around the trees left. Mishit that shot and it is a watery grave. Net result is a birdie.
The very long downhill birdie putt McIlroy made on 17 was amazing. But he wouldn’t have even had the opportunity if he hadn’t hit another perfectly shaped draw around the trees on the left side of the fairway for his 2nd shot.
McIlroy’s putting has been good and great, but his ball striking is what has gotten him to this point. The tournament is his to win. Even shooting 2-3 under today should put it out of reach for just about anyone, unless we see a course record or close to it.
Group at -8