AUGUSTA - FedEx Cup leader and World No. 1 Scottie Scheffler won the 2022 Masters Tournament, earning his first major championship title and fourth career PGA Tour victory. Amazingly, all four wins have come in his last six starts.
Scheffler became the first player to win four times in a six-start stretch on the PGA Tour since Jason Day in 2015 and the sixth player to win in his first PGA Tour start as World No. 1 and sixth World No. 1 to win the Masters.
Paying tribute to Augusta National, 82-time PGA Tour winner and five-time Masters champion Tiger Woods finished 47th in his first start on the PGA Tour since the 2020 Masters. He said he was “grateful” to be able to compete after suffering leg injuries in a terrible car accident sidelined him all this time. Woods walked with a noticeable limp on Saturday and Sunday and posted his highest scores ever at The Masters.
Players to win the Masters Tournament as World No. 1:
Scottie Scheffler, 2022
Dustin Johnson, 2020
Tiger Woods, 2002 and 2001
Fred Couples, 1992
Ian Woosnam, 1991
RORY: In his eighth attempt at completing the Career Grand Slam, Rory McIlroy finished as runner-up with his best result in 14 appearances at the event and recorded his low 18-hole score at the Masters (64) on Sunday.
The Masters | Final Leaderboard
Scottie Scheffler 69-67-71-71—278 (-10)
Rory McIlroy 73-73-71-64—281 (-7)
Shane Lowry 73-68-73-69—283 (-5)
Cameron Smith 68-74-68-73—283 (-5)
Collin Morikawa 73-70-74-67—284 (-4)
Final Leaderboard: (link)
This Week: RBC Heritage
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This Week: RBC Heritage (link)
First Look at the RBC Heritage (PGATourCom)
What They’re Saying About Augusta National:
Red Hot Scheffler Wins at Augusta (PGATourCom)
Scheffler Backs-Up No. 1 Ranking with Masters Win (ESPN.Com)
McIlroy Carded Sunday Record-Typing (64) (PGATourCom)
Woods Grateful to Compete Again (PGATourCom)
Golf Industry and Sporting Goods News:
Winner’s Bag: What Was In Scottie Scheffler’s Golf Bag? (Golf Digest)
How Much Money was Won at The Masters? (Golf Week/USA Today)
Tiger’s Grand Slam Iron Sells for $5m (ESPN.Com)
Woods Hopes to play at The Open at St. Andrews (Golf Digest)
On This Day in Golf History:
April 11, 1976 - Ray Floyd tied the Masters Tournament record by posting a 17-under score of (271) to finish off a wire-to-wire win at Augusta National. It would be Floyd’s only Masters title, winning by eight strokes over Ben Crenshaw. - Courtesy of Randy Walker, Author of On This Day in Golf History, available via Amazon.com and by clicking HERE
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