Shanghai Masters Golf Tournament 2011 – Final Round
The inaugural Shaghai Masters golf tournament draw to a close in the early hours of the morning and reached a dramatic conclusion in Shanghai. Rory McIlroy was the over night leader and held a 3 shot advantage heading into the Shanghai Masters final round.
The Shanghai Masters Golf tournament is in its infancy and this is the first time the Shanghai Masters golf tournament has taken place. At present the Shanghai Masters is not sanctioned by either of the major golf governing bodies with the event completely independent from the PGA or European Tour.
Despite the Shangai Masters Golf tournament being a new tournament it has no shortage of top players in its 30 man field and has 10 major winners including this years US Open champion Rory McIlroy. One of the main reasons players have flocked to the tournament is the $5million prize pool and the $2million dollar cheque for winning the tournament which is the richest winning cheque in golf.
Rory McIlroy struggled on the Shanghai Masters golf tournament final round and lost his 3 shot lead which he held over American Anthony Kim which left many golf fans thinking of his collapse at the Masters earlier on this year.
Shanghai Masters Golf Tournament – Play off Drama
McIlroy did enough to finish level with Anthony Kim and force a playoff after 72 holes as they were both tied on 18 under par. On the final hole McIlroy had a chance to win the Shanghai Masters golf tournament but his eight foot birdie put sailed just wide of the hole.
On the 1st hole of the playoff the Shanghai Masters golf tournament was settled after both players went in the bunker McIlroy was able to make his putt whilst Kim was unable to make his put. Allowing McIlroy to pick up the $2million dollar cheque whilst Kim picked up a cheque for $750’000.