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Masters at a glance
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AUGUSTA, GA. (AP) - Facts and figures for the Masters:
Tournament: The 76th Masters.
Dates: April 5-8.
Site: Augusta National Golf Club.
Length: 7,435 yards.
Purse: To be determined ($8 million in 2010).
Field: 97 (91 professionals, six amateurs).
Cut: Top 44 and ties, and anyone within 10 shots of the lead.
Defending champion: Charl Schwartzel.
Last year: Schwartzel became the first Masters champion to close with four straight birdies, and that’s about what it took to separate himself on one of the most mesmerizing final rounds ever at Augusta National. Eight players had at least a share of the lead Sunday. Rory McIlroy started with a four-shot lead and shot 80. Tiger Woods made up a seven-shot deficit in nine holes, but for him, the Masters ended on the back nine Sunday. Schwartzel took the outright lead with a birdie on the 17th, and then added one for good measure on the 18th for a 66 and a two-shot win over Adam Scott and Jason Day.
Tiger tales: Since the Masters last year, Tiger Woods twice has withdrawn from tournaments because of a left Achilles tendon injury.
Key statistic: The Masters is the only major in which no one has ever posted all four rounds in the 60s.
Noteworthy: Eight of the top 20 players in the world have won on the PGA Tour this year.
Quoteworthy: “It a course that makes you really nervous.” _ Geoff Ogilvy.
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