Scheffler Takes Home Green Jacket

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Published on 11 Apr 2022 7:58 pm (UK Time)

Scottie Scheffler becomes the 55th player to win The Masters, after securing a three-shot lead over Rory Mcilroy.

The World Number One headed into the final round with a three-shot lead over the Australian, Cameron Smith.

Meanwhile, Mcilroy had it all to do as he began Round four on +1, ten shots behind Scheffler who was on -9.

Mcilroy equaled the best ever score in the final round of the Masters, which was 64.

Although it wasn’t quite enough to get the Green Jacket, he signed off the tournament in style by holing in a magnificent bunker shot for a Birdie on the 18th.

“I have never heard roars like it on the 18th green, it was really cool. It was like the third shot I holed from off the green today. It was a Round Seve (Ballesteros) would have been proud of,” “I don’t think I’ve ever walked away from this tournament as happy as I am today. I’ve played a really good round of golf, and it’s my best ever finish at Augusta. “It’s not quite enough, but I’ll certainly look back on this day with very fond memories. It gives me confidence going forward not only into the next Masters next year but to the rest of the season as well.”

Mcllroy: BBC Sport
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But throughout the four rounds, it was Scheffler, who showed what a champion he is.

With a final score of 71, he managed to hold his nerve, despite having a few hiccups on the 18th Green, finishing on -10.

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Prior to the tournament, Scheffler had been the in-form player, winning the Pheonix Open, Arnold Palmer Invitational, and WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play.

Smith was not far behind with The Players Championship, which he won in March at TPC Sawgrass.

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Scheffler’s final round serge started with a chip for birdie on the third hole.

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Smith did his best to keep up with the Americans.

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But a water hazard on the 12th ended his hopes of a Green Jacket.

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Ir was also an emotional day for Tiger, who shot a round of 78, to end the tournament 13 over par in his comeback after the horrific accident in LA.

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“It was an unbelievable feeling to have the patrons and their support out there,” “I was not exactly playing my best out there and to have the support, I don’t think words can really describe that given where I was and what my prospects were at that time. “To end up here and play all four rounds, even a month ago I didn’t know if I could pull this off.” “My mum shouldn’t be walking, she has no business going up and down those hills. She’s stubborn. Now you know where I get it from,” 

Tiger Woods: BBC Sport

Woods also confirmed that he should be able to play at the 150th Open Championship, at St Andrew’s in July.

Scheffler on the other hand cherished his victory with great satisfaction.

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Scheffler Takes Home Green Jacket

Scottie Scheffler becomes the 55th player to win The Masters, after securing a three-shot lead over Rory Mcilroy.

The World Number One headed into the final round with a three-shot lead over the Australian, Cameron Smith.

Meanwhile, Mcilroy had it all to do as he began Round four on +1, ten shots behind Scheffler who was on -9.

ALSO READ:  Masters 2022: Tiger Keen To play Augusta

Mcilroy equaled the best ever score in the final round of the Masters, which was 64.

Although it wasn’t quite enough to get the Green Jacket, he signed off the tournament in style by holing in a magnificent bunker shot for a Birdie on the 18th.

“I have never heard roars like it on the 18th green, it was really cool. It was like the third shot I holed from off the green today. It was a Round Seve (Ballesteros) would have been proud of,” “I don’t think I’ve ever walked away from this tournament as happy as I am today. I’ve played a really good round of golf, and it’s my best ever finish at Augusta. “It’s not quite enough, but I’ll certainly look back on this day with very fond memories. It gives me confidence going forward not only into the next Masters next year but to the rest of the season as well.”

Mcllroy: BBC Sport

But throughout the four rounds, it was Scheffler, who showed what a true champion he is.

With a final score of 71, he managed to hold his nerve, despite having a few hiccups on the 18th Green, finishing on -10.

Prior to the tournament, Scheffler had been the in-form player, winning the Pheonix Open, Arnold Palmer Invitational, and WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play.

Smith was not far behind with The Players Championship, which he won in March at TPC Sawgrass.

Scheffler’s final round serge started with a chip for birdie on the third hole.

Smith did his best to keep up with the Americans.

But a water hazard on the 12th ended his hopes of a Green Jacket.

Ir was also an emotional day for Tiger, who shot a round of 78, to end the tournament 13 over par in his comeback after the horrific accident in LA.

ALSO READ:  Masters 2022: Tiger Keen To play Augusta

“It was an unbelievable feeling to have the patrons and their support out there,” “I was not exactly playing my best out there and to have the support, I don’t think words can really describe that given where I was and what my prospects were at that time. “To end up here and play all four rounds, even a month ago I didn’t know if I could pull this off.” “My mum shouldn’t be walking, she has no business going up and down those hills. She’s stubborn. Now you know where I get it from,”


 Tiger Woods: BBC Sport

Woods also confirmed that he should be able to play at the 150th Open Championship, at St Andrew’s in July.

Scheffler on the other hand cherished his victory with great satisfaction.

“I was very excited and a bit surprised, it was not a shot I expected to go in.

“I wouldn’t say it changed the complexion of the day but it helped me get on a roll,” he said.

“I tried to keep my head down and execute shots. I knew if I took care of my stuff and played solid stuff, I’d get the job done,”

“I’m kind of glad I missed those putts at the end because it meant I didn’t get too emotional.”

The victory in Augusta means that Scheffler keeps his spot at the top of the PGA World Tour Rankings.

While Mcllroy moves two places from ninth to seventh.

With the US Open coming soon, it’ll be interesting to see if Scheffler can make it back-to-back Majors.

How will the rest of the PGA Tour season shape up?

Tune into World in Sport to find out.

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