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Scottie Scheffler held off Cameron Smith and didn’t flinch throughout Rory McIlroy’s unbelievable fourth spherical to win the Masters match on Sunday and his first inexperienced jacket.
Scheffler and Smith have been among the many leaders going into the ultimate spherical earlier than the New Jersey native pulled away from Smith within the ultimate phases of the match.
Hideki Matsuyama would place the inexperienced jacket on Scheffler within the ceremony after the spherical.
“I was fortunate to put myself in a position where I was in control of the tournament today so I didn’t have to worry about what anybody else was doing out there. If I took care of stuff and play good solid golf, I felt like I would get the job done. That was the goal going into today, just keep my head down,” Scheffler informed CBS’ Jim Nantz.
With Tiger Woods’ return on the minds of each sports activities fan going into the occasion, Scheffler was capable of shoot a 69 within the first spherical, a 67 within the second spherical and a 71 within the third and fourth rounds.
The Masters win was his first main championship and comes after he took the No. 1 rating from Jon Rahm within the days main as much as the occasion. Scheffler beat Patrick Cantlay on the WM Phoenix Open in February and received the Arnold Palmer Invitational and WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play final month.
He completed final 12 months’s Masters tied for 18th and tied for nineteenth in 2020. His finest end at any main was tied for fourth on the 2020 PGA Championship.
Scheffler had some unbelievable photographs early within the spherical and regularly put himself into a superb place to birdie or no less than make par. He had 4 birdies, saved par 12 occasions, had one bogey and one double bogey – on the 18th gap because the world waited for him to wrap up the match.
Scheffler didn’t get rattled at the same time as McIlroy began to achieve some steam.
McIlroy completed in second place on the Masters. He completed with a 7-under par and had shot a 64 within the ultimate spherical. He hit an unbelievable shot from the bunker for a birdie.
Smith was simply as on hearth as Scheffler by the match till this spherical hit. He triple-bogeyed the twelfth gap and it sunk him from there. He couldn’t catch as much as Scheffler on the final six holes.