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Scheffler Wins The Masters

Despite a 4-putt at the last, Scottie Scheffler, 25, held off the chasing pack to extend his magical run of form as he became the first player to win four times in a six-tournament run on the PGA TOUR since Jason Day in 2015. The victory cemented his position as No. 1 on the FedExCup standings and Official World Golf Ranking. The world No. 1 eared his first major championship title and fourth career PGA TOUR victory; with all four wins have come in his last six starts. Scheffler also becomes the sixth player to win in his first PGA TOUR start as World No. 1 and the sixth World No. 1 to win the Masters

82-time PGA TOUR winner and five-time Masters champion Tiger Woods finishes 47th in his first start on the PGA TOUR since the 2020 Masters​.

Rory McIlroy (2nd/-7) records an 8-under 64, tying the lowest final-round score in tournament history (eighth instance; first since Jordan Spieth in 2018); marks McIlroy’s best finish at the Masters and best in a major since a runner-up at the 2018 Open Championship.

Defending champion Hideki Matsuyama closed with a 72 to finish equal 14th, which was a commendable effort considering he was battling a back injury for a month leading up to the Masters. Matsuyama, who made history as Asia’s first Masters winner 12 months ago, traded five birdies against as many bogeys as he held his head high to finish inside the top-15. He later presented the Green Jacket to Scheffler. “I’m happy I was able to play all four days,” said Japan’s first male major champion. “I struggled to play the type of golf that I was envisioning. I wish I was able to contend a little more.”

Korea’s Sungjae Im was overwhelmed but unbowed by Augusta National on Sunday as he settled for a second top-10 finish in three starts at the Masters Tournament. A cold putter proved to be a bane for the 24-year-old in his chase for major glory as he signed for a disappointing 3-over 75, finishing nine back of winner Scottie Scheffler. The in-form American carded a final-round 71 to earn his first major title and fourth win on the PGA TOUR a stunning six-tournament run.

Image: Brian Snyder/REUTERS

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