Nine months after making bogeys on the last four holes to squander a British Open lead at Royal Lytham and two years after sharing second at the Masters, the 32-year-old from Adelaide won his first major title in impressive fashion.
Brandt Snedeker and Angel Cabrera are tied for the lead after the third round of the Masters, a day that will be remembered for Tiger Woods' penalty.
US Ryder Cup captain Davis Love named Steve Stricker, Jim Furyk, Dustin Johnson and Brandt Snedeker as his captain's wildcard picks for the American Ryder Cup team on Tuesday.
Defending champion Phil Mickelson, resuming his rain-disrupted first round, seized a share of the lead on Friday at the Houston Open with a seven-under par 65.
Angel Cabrera and Carl Pettersson were home and dry in the clubhouse on seven-under 65 on Thursday, heading the leaderboard as thunderstorms stopped play at the US PGA Tour Houston Open.