Scottie Scheffler wins Masters 2022 Tournament.
Scottie Scheffler kept his cool and won the Masters by three strokes on Sunday, securing the coveted ‘Green Jacket’ and cementing his title as the world’s number one golfer.
Schaeffer’s climb has been remarkable, from winning his first PGA Tour tournament at the Phoenix Open just two months ago to capturing his first major championship at Augusta National.
Starting the final round with a three-shot lead over Australian Cameron Smith, the 25-year-old American recorded a one-under 71 for a 10-under 278 total, three shots better than Rory McIlroy and five shots better than Smith.
McIlroy’s final-round score of eight-under 64 matched the Masters’ final-round record, as the Northern Irishman staged a spirited late push to complete the career Grand Slam.
Scheffler stated he could concentrate on his own game with a three-shot lead.
“I may have appeared cool on the surface, but I’ve had a long day.” “It’s been a long day,” Scheffler added.
“I was lucky to be in a situation today where I was in charge of the tournament, so I didn’t have to worry about what anyone else was doing.”
“I felt like if I took care of my equipment and played good solid golf, I’d be able to finish the job.”
In Scheffler, who has won three of his past five PGA Tour appearances, and Smith, who won golf’s unofficial fifth major at the Players Championship in March, the year’s first major was set to be a confrontation between the world’s two hottest golfers.
And that’s how the final round went until Smith hit his tee shot into Rae’s Creek on his route to a triple-bogey six and a drop down the leaderboard on the par-three 12th hole in the heart of the infamous Amen Corner.
“It’s just a lousy swing,” Smith explained. “Probably one of the worst swings of the week, and it came at the worst possible time.” It’s unfortunate, but I’ll learn from it and become stronger as a result.”
Smith never recovered from his nerves, shooting a one-over 73 to tie for third place with Irishman Shane Lowry, who shot a 69.
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