Schwartzel finishes in style by rolling in a 15-footer for his fourth consecutive birdie, a 66 and a four-round total of 14-under to win his first green jacket.
Midway through Sunday's final round of the Masters Tournament, co-leader Rory McIlroy stood 60 yards left of the 10th fairway, with his golf ball nestled between Peek and Berckman cabins. All of a sudden, a triple-bogey seven left McIlroy at 8-under and scrambling. He would struggle on the next two holes and finish in a tie for 15th at 4-under.
The weight of an impatient continent rests on Rory McIlroy's young shoulders in today's final round of the 75th Masters Tournament. A European hasn't won the Masters in 12 years, and the 21-year-old from Northern Ireland is in prime position to end that run. McIlroy came to life with birdies on two of his final four holes to shoot 2-under-par 70 on Saturday and double his 36-hole lead from two to four shots.
Rory McIlroy stood on the first tee at Augusta National Golf Club on Saturday afternoon with a two-stroke lead and all eyes fixed on him. As the 36-hole leader, the 21-year-old couldn't help but keep glancing in the direction of the leaderboard at the 18th green. Four times he surveyed the list of names trying to catch him. He quickly learned the field had gone to work early.