Northern Ireland's Rory McIlroy finished his first Masters on a high note by shooting 31 on the back nine for a final-round 70 at Augusta.
The 19-year-old carded five birdies in seven holes from the 11th to finish on two under and in a 10-way tie for 20th.
Fellow Northern Irishman Graeme McDowell finished as the leading European on four under after a 69.
Sandy Lyle (71), Paul Casey (69), Justin Rose (71) and Ian Poulter (74) also finished on two under.
Europe's 10-year wait for a Masters champion goes on, but McIlroy's final day performance will further strengthen hopes that he could one day add to past winners of a Green Jacket.
He ended his up-and-down tournament with his best round of the week, despite struggling on the front nine with bogeys at 3 and 7 and a double bogey at 6, with only a birdie at the par-four 9th preventing him from going out in 40.
A further bogey followed at the 10th but McIlroy birdied 11, 13, 15, 16 and 17 and left another birdie attempt just short at the last.
I felt like I've left a few shots out there, it could have been a lot better, but a 69 is pleasing
England's Ross Fisher
And McIlroy, who narrowly made the cut and disqualification after the second round, had mixed emotions after the conclusion of his first professional major.
"It was a good way to end a really good week but I wanted to play a little better and I thought I could have played a little better," McIlroy told BBC Sport.
"I know I have the game to compete in majors now. I always knew that but it was a matter of going out and proving it."
McIlroy added that, walking up the 9th fairway, he had vowed to caddie JP Fitzgerald that he would birdie the hole to prevent going out in 40.
"So I birdied 9 and I said that 30 on the back nine would be nice, but I just came up one short."
McDowell bogeyed his opening hole but birdies on 3, 5 and 7 saw him to the turn in 34.
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