While the late evening playoff between eventual champion Adam Scott and Angel Cabrera stole the show on Sunday, the three Yellow Jackets competing each concluded the tournament in noteworthy fashion.
As we have come to expect, the star performer of the Tech contingent was Mr. Consistency, Matt Kuchar. Kuchar, who tied for 8th, recorded yet another top 10 finish. He also earned a cool $232,000 for his efforts. Kuchar was on the fringe of the contenders all week, but his 3 over 75 on Friday really hurt his chances to challenge the leaders come Sunday. Nonetheless, a top 10 finish in what is arguably the most well-known golf tournament in the world is nothing to complain about.
Stewart Cink joined Matt Kuchar in the final two rounds. Cink tied for 25th alongside Rory McIlroy. Despite his early stuggles, Cink was able to fight back and make the cut. His double bogey on the 12th hole in the opening round left many wondering whether or not he would fall victim to the famous Augusta greens. However, after birdieing the 18th in the opening round, he was able to take some momentum into the second round, in which he finished with an impeccable 4 straight birdies to end the round. Cink’s 2 over score for the weeked earned him a modest $56,040.
Larry Mize also put in a more than respectable effort. Mize narrowly missed the cut by 1 stroke (+5). Despite not butchering any particular hole (his worst score of any hole was a bogey), Mize couldn’t quite put it all together. His 9 bogeys in 36 holes over the two day stretch was simply too much to overcome. The 54 year old, who finished level with Louis Oosthuizen, assuredly outplayed his PGA ranking of 256.