Masters champion Scottie Scheffler endured perhaps the greatest round in Augusta National’s legendary history to forever cement his place in golf mythology.
Scottie Scheffler had a five-shot lead on the 18th tee in the 86th round of this tournament. Typical of fantasies. After that, a double bogey that featured a strange four-putt didn’t change anything.
As McIlroy hopped from bunker to bunker on the 72nd hole of the event, it seemed like he had already lost. On the contrary, the Northern Irishman dug himself a hole in the sand. After that, McIlroy and the galleries went into a state of euphoria that will be remembered forever. His final round score of 64 was tied for the lowest in Masters history. His second place was a career-high.
However, Scottie Scheffler’s day, and the whole year, belonged to him today. Though he may be lacking in charisma, his pinpoint precision under pressure belies all expectations.
Scottie Scheffler Comments On His Victory
Scheffler remarked, “I had dreamt of being here and competing.” It wasn’t until last Friday that I entertained the possibility of victory. I have nothing but praise for this establishment. It’s incredible that I’ll have the chance to visit so often. I’m pleased I fluffed the previous one since it’s made me less flustered when addressing an audience.
Eventually, your time will come. Scheffler found it at the third hole at Augusta National, the Flowering Peach. Just two holes in, Cameron Smith had cut Scheffler’s three-stroke advantage to one stroke, making him the first player other than Tiger Woods to win the Players Championship and Masters in the same year. On the third hole, Scheffler ran into difficulties and was forced to leave his approach shot short of the green. The next event was like a heavyweight punch to Smith, and it was further confirmation that anything Scheffler does professionally pays off, at least for the time being.