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Tiger (and contenders) Watch: Day 4 at the Masters

Post-round: Mickelson is one of five players to win three green jackets. This is his fourth major victory overall. He finishes at 16-under, three strokes ahead of Westwood and four ahead of Kim. Woods tied Choi at 11-under.

A truly great year for the Masters, starting with the drama surrounding Tiger Woods' return. Then it was two elder statesmen, Tom Watson and Fred Couples, who made waves across the leaderboard. You had Anthony Kim, who finished an astounding 7-under on Sunday to take third place. You had amateur Matteo Manassero, the youngest player ever to make the cut at Augusta at 16. And you had Phil Mickelson, tears in his eyes, hugging his wife Amy, who is battling breast cancer.

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18th Hole: 465 yards, par-4. Wife Amy looking on as Mickelson tees off at 18. He makes a 10-foot birdie putt, raises his hands and hugs his caddie. Westwood congratules Mickelson and he has won the 2010 Masters.

Tiger birdied the 18th. Some quick quotes from Tiger's post-round interview with CBS:

"I wanted to win this tournament. As the week went on I kept hitting the ball worse."

"I entered this event and I enter events to win."

About his emotions: "I think people are making way too much of a big deal of this thing."

17th Hole: 425 yards, par-4.

Westwood birdie on 17 has him within two strokes. Mickelson has a six-foot putt for par that he sinks to keep the lead at two heading to the final hole.

Mickelson's tee shot avoids the trees — all you want to do with two holes to play and a three-stroke advantage.

Tiger gets par on 17. Fred Couples finished at 9-under. An impressive showing for the 50-year-old and were it not for three bogies on the back nine and a missed birdie opportunity on the eighth hole — not to mention a poor day two performance after leading day one — he could've finished even higher on the leaderboard.

16th Hole: 170 yards, par-3. Par on the 16th for Tiger.

Mickelson is on the brink. He's at 15-under following a birdie on 15, and he's getting a titanic reception everywhere he goes. Kim and Westwood are still closest at 12-under. Westwood is still on the course, just missing a birdie putt on 15.

15th Hole: 530 yards, par-5. Unbelievable. Woods ties a Masters record with his fourth eagle. He's 10-under. The disparity between his play hole-to-hole is hard to fathom. How does one look so bad one hole (see: 14) then come back with an eagle?

Kim has finished at 12-under. Mickelson has four holes left and has a two-stroke lead over Kim and Westwood. Westwood is on the 15th hole now and is likely thinking eagle.

14th Hole: 440 yards, par-4. No focus, no discipline: whatever Tiger Woods didn't have when he was putting for par on the 14th hole, it likely cost him the slim chance he had left to win. Woods missed the short par putt, maybe four feet out, then made the second for bogey. He drops to 8-under and is even on the day.

Through 14 holes, Choi is at 10-under: he's had bogeys on each of his last two after four birdies through the first 10 holes. That's left Mickelson in a two stroke lead at 14-under ahead of Westwood and Kim, who are tied. There definitely could be drama over the final holes.

13th Hole: 510 yards, par-5. One-handed swing with as he scolded himself by shouting "Ti-ger!" and "Jesus Christ!" on his tee shot. He went on to say to himself he's getting his swing stuck behind him. He has yet to work around his mechanical issues and as he enters the home stretch, it's getting harder for him to control his emotions.

Tiger's third shot nearly holed out for his second eagle of the day. No loss of audacity, certainly. He makes the birdie. He's 9-under.

Mickelson takes the lead with a 15-foot birdie putt on the 12th hole, finished with a fist pump. He's 13-under, one ahead of Choi.

Kim has birdied on the par-3 16th and he's now 12-under. He's birdied the hole in three of the four rounds. He's one off of Mickelson with two more holes to go. Kim was 7-under entering the 13th hole. Incredible charge.

12th Hole: 153 yards, par-3. Into the bunker Tiger goes on his drive. But he's able to come up with the par save on the 12-footer.

Choi and Mickelson are holding steady in the lead at 12-under. Choi just finished the 12th hole and Mickelson's about to. Westwood's at 11-under and Kim just tied him with two birdies and an eagle through the 13th, 14th and 15th holes. He's got the momentum Mickelson seemingly did yesterday.

11th Hole: 505 yards, par-4. Tiger found the trees on his first two shots and had an opportunity for a par putt, but he bogeys. Back down to 8-under.

10th Hole: 495 yards, par-4. Tiger's second shot after a tee shot he didn't like seemed destined for the right-side bunker adjacent to the green. But it landed on the green and rolled downhill toward the pin setting up a long birdie putt. Probably will have to settle for par.

Excellent touch on the birdie attempt just slightly to the left and Tiger has the tap-in for par.

With four birdies, the most recent on the 11th hole, Choi has moved into a tie atop the leaderboard with Mickkelson at 12-under. Westwood's bogey on the ninth, where he got caught in the bunker on his drive, has him trailing by one stroke. Couples is at 10-under, one place ahead of Woods.

9th Hole: 460 yards, par-4. Tiger leaning to his right to direct his tee shot strokes it very nicely and his second shot, 121 yards, has him about eight feet out for another birdie attempt. Playing much more confidently since his eagle.

Tiger knocks down the birdie to finish the front nine with a 35. He puts his shades on (have to fight that pollen! And look good doing it) to a loud roar from the crowd. He's moved to 9-under since bogeying three of the first five holes.

Westwood and Mickelson are knotted up at 12-under through eight holes. Choi is in third at 11-under through the front nine, with Couples one stroke behind him at -10. And then, there's Woods.

8th Hole: 570 yards, par-5. Tiger's second shot form the left-side of the fairway was a line drive that almost made its way on to the green, stopping just short of the cut. Tiger considered going for an eagle — perfect that he has a par-5 to play after an eagle to build on the success of the last hole.

The eagle putt goes beyond the hole, and Tiger scoffs, but he lands the birdie. 8-under, four off of Westwood.

7th Hole: 450 yards, par-4. An eagle on the seventh hole for Tiger and just like that he's back to 7-under. That's five off the lead. If Tiger's going to make a run, he needed a hole like that. The fluctuation in Tiger's game hole-to-hole, nevermind day-to-day has been marked. Obviously, if you're Tiger, you'd rather be playing more consistently. But with 11 holes to go and five holes to make up, he is very much in it.

6th Hole: 180 yards, par-3: Tiger's unhappy with his tee shot yet again and it seems to be a mechanical issue. Woods' birdie putt had the proper strength but skirted to the left of the cup, needing just a bit more break, leaving him to par on the short hole.

Westwood's birdie putt on the fifth hole from about five feet out has him in the lead alone again at 12-under.

5th Hole: 455 yards, par-4. Third shot finds the green nicely, rolls left to the pin. Tiger's par putt didn't break enough to the right. His reactions today haven't been loud, but Tiger's body language (slight slouching, a very straight face) seems to never lie. His bogey putt, not a give-me, is good. He's having a rough day. Two bogeys in a row puts him at 5-under.

Mickelson is tied with Westwood still at 11-under. Westwood rebounded from his opening-hole bogey with a second-hole birdie, but a bogey on four has put the two back into a tie. Fred Couples and K.J. Choi are the next closest at 9-under.

4th Hole: 240 yards, par-3. Using a 3-iron, Tiger bites his lip on his opening drive, which lands in front of the bunker to the right of the green. Tiger's chip from the rough is too strong, and he once again overshoots the hole. Can hit par on his upcoming putt. He misses it slightly to the right, converts on the bogey. He's back to 6-under par, which he started the day at yesterday.

3rd Hole: 350 yards, par-4. Tiger chipped beyond the hole, then saved par. He was overshooting holes yesterday as well.

2nd Hole: 575 yards, par-5. Tiger's second shot put him in the bunker and he had to settle for par after two chips from the bunker. It was a hole where he could've recovered the stroke he lost on the first hole. Tiger has only one birdie on the second hole at this year's Masters. Some of the inconsistency Tiger showed early yesterday seems to be rearing its head.

Westwood bogeyed the first hole, putting him at 11-under and tied with Mickelson. Tiger is four strokes back.

1st Hole: 445 yards, par-4. Another strong reception for Tiger Woods on the first hole. He hit par on the first hole his first two days and birdied it yesterday.

Woods, in his red Sunday Nike polo, drops his club and grimaced on his first drive, pulled well to the left. K.J. Choi, tied with Tiger, is into the bunker on the right side of the fairway. Still could be in better position than — who knows where his ball landed.

Woods is 210 yards out on his second shot and he puts it on the right-side of the green — not a good shot, but he's not in terrible position at all with a chip coming up.

Woods' chip overruns the cup on the right side and catches the slope into the first cut. Sets up a difficult putt for par which is inches wide to the right and four feet too long. Woods bogeys, he's at 7-under.


Fred Couples, in fifth place entering day four of the Masters and your day-one leader, just teed off and pulled his shot into the leftside gallery. In less than 10 minutes, K.J. Choi and Tiger Woods are set to tee off, tied for third place at 8-under.

Phil Mickelson, who had two consecutive eagles on Saturday and nearly made it three in a row, follows with a 2:40 p.m. tee time. And in front of them all, the leader through the first three rounds, Lee Westwood, at 12-under.

For Woods, he's done his best on par-5s but failed to capitalize on shorter holes. Yesterday he was visibly frustrated — cursing — on the first nine but recovered, closing out the day with a birdie on 18.

Evan Drellich here to take you through the final day of the 2010 Masters in Augusta, Ga. Keep up with the full leaderboard at any time.

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