World No. 38 Ryan Moore back-pedaled to a 2-over-par 37-37=74 in the final round of the 2017 Masters to post 2-under 286, down five places into a two-way T9, seven shy of a 2-man playoff involving Justin Rose and eventual champ Sergio Garcia.
After kicking off in 74-69-69, the 38-year-old began in a three-way T4 on 4-under, two back of Rose and Garcia. Playing out of the third-to-last twosome, he found 10 (of 14) fairways and conjured 10 greens in regulation, going 1-for-4 in sand saves and averaging 1.72 putts per hole, including three, 3-putts. The UNLV alum walked off with birdie-3 to climb back inside the top 10, and circled three others at holes 2, 7 and 15, but outbalanced them with four bogeys and double bogey-6 at the third, taking three to get on and 3-putting from 27 feet. This was his ninth Masters and first top 10, eclipsing a previous-best T12 in 2015, and ties a career best in majors in his 36th major appearance (T9, 2006 PGA Championship). Apr 9 - 8:49 PM