Charl Schwartzel, a 26-year-old South African, won golf's first major tournament of the year, capturing the 2011 Masters Tournament with a final score of 13-under. He entered the day at eight-under but moved to 11-under following a birdie on the first hole of the day and an eagle two holes later. A bogey put him at 10-under, but he came on strong in holes No. 15-18, making birdie on all four to go to 14-under.
Jason Day and Adam Scott finished tied for second at 12-under. Tiger Woods finished tied with two others at 10-under, despite a final round charge. Woods reached 10-under on the eighth hole when he sank an eagle. A bogey on No. 12 set him back a stroke, but he recovered with a birdie on No. 15 and pars for the rest of the course.
Rory McIlroy entered Sunday with the lead at 12-under, but started out with a bogey on No. 1 and finally imploded on No. 10 when he hit the ball between two club facilities. He triple bogeyed the hole to fall to eight-under. He wound up losing eight strokes by the end of the day, finishing four-under.
Phil Mickelson, 2010's Masters victor, finished the tournament at one-under, following a two-over final round. He will present the green jacket to Schwartzel.