Scheffler extended his advantage as world No. 1 with a three-time win in the opening match of the men’s major of the year; Rory McIlroy claims second place after lap 64 of the day and Tiger Woods ends his competitive comeback with a 78th overall result
By Ali Stafford at Augusta National
Last Updated: 11/04/22 1:17 am
Scottie Scheffler went through a final showdown with Cameron Smith and overcame a belated resistance from Rory McIlroy to easily land his first big win at The Masters.
Scheffler saw his overnight advantage temporarily cut from three to one in a thrilling final day at Augusta National, only to break out of the chase and claim his fourth win in six games. his last fight.
The world No 1 hit his last hole 4 goals but still went 1 under 71 to end the week 10 under and 3 clear ahead of McIlroy, who had the best end of his career. at The Masters with a goal of the day 64, while Smith had to share third place with Shane Lowry after the final round of 73.
Scheffler had to get up and down from the back of the green to contest a par on the opening hole, as Smith followed a 15-foot birdie the first time by using the next par-year to take the lead. before a game.
A two-shot swing in the third saw Smith drop a bogey and Scheffler chip from outside the green area, restoring his overnight advantage, with Smith dropping another shot in the next par three when he couldn’t get on and off from a bunker on the edge of the pitch.
Both players took a seventh lead to drag further away but missed the chance to add to their tally in the round of 16, when McIlroy played himself into the tournament by leading nine 32 by way of birdieing tenths and rolling in a table of ten. -eagle feet at the 13th par-five.
Scheffler – four clear in turn – started his back nine with a trick, as Smith responded to missing six feet in tenth by birdieing the next, with the Australian’s great hopes then ruined when he found Rae’s Creek out of par-three on day 12. tee off and won a three-bogey six.
McIlroy’s hopes of a record low round were over when his shot found the tree at par-5 15, forcing him to lie down and tackle a par, despite a spectacular bunker break at The final par four saw him set up a clubhouse goal in the bottom seven.
Scheffler missed his chance to play a 5-foot birdie at par-5 on day 13 but swooped in from a similar distance in the next game in his first birdie head-to-head, giving him a clear 5, with the final four-hit double. not enough to stop him from winning and further cementing his place at the top of the world rankings.
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Lowry took advantage of both games and beat the last man to finish 5 games under, while Morikawa combined with McIlroy’s birdie to close 67 and finish the week in No. years ago Will Zalatoris and Corey Conners.
Former world No. 1 Justin Thomas was crowned 72nd level to finish in the round of 16 with first-round leader Sungjae Im, while Tiger Woods marked his first competitive start since November. 2020 by posting after 78 points at the weekend and finishing in 47th place.
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Scheffler will now target even greater success at the PGA Championship May 19-22, taking place at Southern Hills Country Club for the first time since Woods’ victory there in 2007, with the following US Open. It was held at The Country Club in Brookline from June 16 to 19.
Then the men’s major season culminated at The 150th Open from 14 to 17 July, with Woods confirming that he planned to tee off at St Andrews, with all majors one at a time. again held exclusively this year on Sky Sports Golf.