He missed his 25-foot birdie putt on the final hole that he ran 4 feet by and settled for a 67.
“I don’t think I can ask for anything more,” Scott said. “I had a putt at it at the last — not my best, but everything else was pretty good today.”
Day came to life at the end with consecutive birdies that allowed him to shoot 68 and join Scott at 12-under 276. He hugged his wife before going into the scoring hut, only to see Schwartzel play the 18th without any drama.
“I couldn’t do any more than what I just did today,” Day said. “Charl played even better golf.”
Woods tied for fourth at the Masters for the second straight year, joined by Ogilvy (67) and Luke Donald (69). Ogilvy ran off five consecutive birdies on the back nine — unforgettable at any other Masters but this one filled with so many highlights. Donald was in the mix until hitting 9-iron into Rae’s Creek on the 12th for double bogey.
He rebounded beautifully, however, and showed his greatest emotion on the 18th. With an awkward lie near the bunker, he scooped a shot that hit the flag and bounced back off the green, and Donald chipped in for birdie.
Ultimately, though, it was Schwartzel slipping into a green jacket.
For the Americans, it’s the first time they have not held any of the four majors or the Ryder Cup.