Masters power rankings: Finally, it's Sergio's time

The Masters

It ended in such thrilling climax. But what did we make of the leading contenders on the final day? Check out our fourth round Masters power rankings...

10/10

Sergio Garcia

I’m welling up. I think I might actually cry. He was a couple of shots clear. He was a couple behind. It looked won. It looked lost.

He fought so hard.

He gambled it all on 13 and somehow escaped with a par. That was one of the best eagles I’ve ever seen on 15.

Then there was that putt. Would he have to replay it in his head forever? No. Because there was THAT putt.

At last Sergio. At last.

Justin Rose

Heartbreaking for Justin, who’d been ruthlessly brilliant until it came to that short putt on 17. How did it stay out on the last? He could have done no more.

8/10

Thomas Pieters

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A stellar performance from the Belgian (Get it? I’m here all week). Peters enjoyed 18 birdies and an eagle in four action packed days. Not bad for a course that’s supposed to take you years to learn. Too many mistakes, especially on the first day, cost him but you’d definitely have your eye on him in the future.

Matt Kuchar

Kuuuuuucccchhh. But why was everyone obsessed with that kid? Who hit the shot?

7/10

Paul Casey

Saved his best for last but Casey’s run – and it was an exciting and faultless front nine – hit the buffers on the difficult 11th and 14th holes. Casey’s each-way gold but he just doesn’t win enough. You can rely on him for another top 10 in 12 months.

Charl Schwartzel

Famously birdied the last four holes with a late run to grab the Green Jacket in 2011 and three birdies in five holes round the turn briefly had the tailors out again re-measuring his jacket size. The task proved too great but what a weekend for the South African.

6/10

Fred Couples

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I’ll be thrilled if I’ve hadn’t had a hip replacement by the time I hit Fred’s age.

He prefers instead to post top 20s in major championships – while out-driving most of the field. At the age of 57.

It’s another stunning week from Boom Boom.

5/10

Adam Scott

Adam’s gone straight home to get the long putter out of the garage. Gave some of those holes such a close shave he drew blood, but just couldn’t get anything to drop. Drowned at 15.

Rickie Fowler

Rickie is starting to have too many of these days. Great players have fun on Sundays in the majors but Fowler looks like he’s about to have his wisdom teeth out. Try to enjoy it.

4/10

Lee Westwood

There were some great shots. There were some short putts. You know the rest.

Ryan Moore

Saw his name in lights after picking up a shot at the second and promptly scuttled off to hide on the very next hole. A double, followed by another dropped shot, brought to an end one of the quickest ‘charges’ in major history. These tournaments are hard to win, aren’t they Ryan?

3/10

Jordan Spieth

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He did it again. Can you believe he did it again? The 12th wasn’t entirely to blame this year, though. Spieth was scrappy throughout and never in contention after bogeys at two of the first three holes.

2/10

Charley Hoffman

The forgotten man in the build up, we barely saw a shot of the long-time leader until he was half-way up the front nine. Everyone expected him to disappear, and he duly obliged.

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