Charl Schwartzel Comes From Behind To Win 2011 Masters In Wild Finish

Charl Schwartzel of South Africa birdied his last four holes Sunday to earn his first major championship on a wild Sunday at the Masters.

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Masters Leaderboard: Rory McIlroy Steady At Augusta National Golf Club, In Prime Position Ahead Of Final Round

22-year-old Rory McIlroy is 18 holes away from a green jacket at Augusta National Golf Club. McIlroy expertly navigated the course during Saturday’s third round of The Masters to take a commanding lead over the field with a 2-under 70 to get to 12-under for the tournament. It wasn’t flashy or a blistering round, but McIlroy got the job done, holding steady as the rest of the field wobbled as the weekend began.

McIlroy struggled at times, and his round could be described as a grinder. A birdie on No. 4 was followed by a bogey on No. 5 as McIlroy made the turn at even par for the day, holding off a hard-charging Jason Day. But on the back nine, McIlroy came to life after a bogey on No. 10 put him at 1-over for the day.

The young Irishman recovered, burying a birdie on No. 13 after reaching the par five in two and using two putts. He followed that up with another birdie on No. 15 after a solid approach to the risky par five left him two easy putts to get to 1-under. And on No. 17, McIlroy turned in the putt of the day, draining a slider from the back of the green in the center of the cup to get to 2-under for the day and to push his lead to four.

McIlroy holds a four shot advantage over K.J. Choi, Angel Cabrera, Jason Day and Charl Schwartzel, who each sit at 8-under. Luke Donald and Adam Scott are at 7-under, with Bo Van Pelt alone in eighth place at 6-under. Tiger Woods is among a group of five at 5-under after struggling all day and finishing with a bogey on the finishing hole.

A full leaderboard can be found here. Check back with this StoryStream for updates. And for more on the PGA Tour, check out SB Nation’s golf blog, Waggle Room. To get a local look at the tournament, head over to SB Nation Atlanta.

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Tiger Woods Slips On Masters Leaderboard With 1-Over Front Nine

On Saturday in Augusta, Tiger Woods has completed the front nine holes of his third round. Woods was unable to ride the momentum he created on Friday; as he heads to the back nine, he stands at 1-over for the day and a few spots lower on the Masters leaderboard.

Woods, noted in golf circles for being an enthusiast of the sport, stumbled out of the gate with a bogey on his first hole. A third-round birdie was answered by another bogey on the fourth hole, and he remained even after that.

Luckily for Woods, tournament leader Rory McIlroy is shooting even for the day so far. Woods is presently 6-under for the tournament, four strokes behind the lead.

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Masters Leaderboard, Round 2 Results: Tiger Woods Roars Back To Challenge Rory McIlroy's Lead

It's only Round 2, and the 2011 Masters are already delivering plenty of drama. On Friday, we saw Tiger Woods and Jason Day rocket up the leaderboard with spectacular performances, but with everyone in the clubhouse, Rory McIroy still holds the lead in Augusta.

McIlroy didn't quite match his Round 1 dominance, but managed the course well, shooting 3-under on Friday. He now stands 10-under for the tournament and holds a two-stroke lead.

Tiger Woods' play down the stretch is the most attention-grabbing story of the day, however. Woods birdied six holes in an eight-hole span to finish the day at 6-under, three strokes behind the lead.

But it was Jason Day who recorded the best performance of the, um, day. The 23-year-old pieced together a bogey-free 8-under round. He enters Round 3 at 8-under.

Meanwhile, the tournament's defending champion, Phil Mickelson, sits in a tie for 20th. Mickelson suffered three bogeys in a four-hole span before scoring birdies on three of his next four. He shot even for the day.

Here is how the top of the leaderboard looks entering Saturday's Round 3 action:

1. Rory McIlroy (-10)
2. Jason Day (-8)
T3. K.J. Choi (-7)
T3. Noted golf enthusiast Tiger Woods
T4. Geoff Ogilvy (-6)
T4. Alvaro Quiros
7. Five tied (-5)

Check back with this StoryStream for updates. And for more on the PGA Tour, check out SB Nation's golf blog, Waggle Room. To get a local look at the tournament, head over to SB Nation Atlanta.

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