AUGUSTA - FedExCup leader and World No. 1 Scottie Scheffler holds a three-stroke lead over PLAYERS Championship winner Cameron Smith entering the final round of the Masters Tournament today. Both players in the final pairing (Scheffler and Smith) are in the Top 10 in the Official World Golf Ranking and Top five in the FedEx Cup standings. Both have won multiple times on the Tour this season.
There have been 15 PGA Tour events played in the calendar year 2022. Scheffler and Smith have combined to win five or one-third of the Tour events.
Scheffler has three wins in his last five starts on Tour. Five players have won the Masters after entering the week No. 1 in the Official World Golf Ranking and five players have won on Tour in their first start as World No. 1.
Those five players to win in their first start as World No. 1, including one at the Masters are:
Dustin Johnson, 2017 WGC-Mexico Championship
Adam Scott, 2014 Charles Schwab Challenge
Vijay Singh, 2004 RBC Canadian Open
David Duval, 1999 BellSouth Classic
Ian Woosnam, 1991 Masters Tournament
Fan favorite, 82-time PGA Tour winner and five-time Masters Tournament champion Tiger Woods recorded a third-round (78), his highest score in 93 career rounds at Augusta National.
The Masters announced this year’s purse with a record $15,000,000 up for grabs and $2,700,000 going to the winner.
Leaderboard | Going into Final Round
Scottie Scheffler 69-67-71—207 (-9)
Cameron Smith 68-74-68—210 (-6)
Sungjae Im 67-74-71—212 (-4)
Shane Lowry 73-68-73—214 (-2)
Charl Schwartzel 72-69-73—214 (-2)
Full Leaderboard: (link)
The Masters 2022 | Special Discount | Best offer of the Season
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COURSE: Augusta National Golf Club, Augusta, Georgia
ARCHITECT: Dr. Alister MacKenzie and Bobby Jones Jr.; Perry Maxwell in 1937
YARDS/PAR: 7,475 yards/Par 72
2021 PRIZE Money/First Place Winnings: $15,000,000/$2,700,000
DEFENDING CHAMPION: Hideki Matsuyama
PAST RESULTS: (link)
PAST CHAMPIONS: (link)
FEDEx CUP Points to Winner: 600
TV COVERAGE: The Masters Tournament will have coverage on the Masters website, and app from 10:15am to 7:00pm (ET) and then CBS broadcasts to the masses from 2:00pm to 7:00pm (ET).
PGA TOUR LIVE STREAMING on ESPN+: Today’s Masters streaming goes from 10:15am to 7:00pm (ET) on the home site and ESPN+
PGA TOUR RADIO COVERAGE: Live Tournament coverage starts at 2:00pm (ET) and runs through the completion of play. … Mike Tirico will be the lead play-by-play voice from 4pm ET through the conclusion of play each day. World Golf Hall of Fame member Curtis Strange will be the lead analyst today.
How to Watch/Stream the PGA Tour Live: (ESPNCom)
How to Watch: In case of changes, visit: (PGATourCom)
Tournament site: The Masters
The Masters - Tee Times start today at 10:10am (ET) and go to 2:40pm (ET). The leaders, Scottie Scheffler and Cameron Smith tee-it-up at 2:40 as the tournament concludes with players in pairs.
Weather: It’s a clear and chilly 39-degrees as golfers “warm-up” on the range this morning but temperatures will range from 50-73 degrees during play. Winds still a factor but not nearly as much as Friday and Saturday, as Sunday breezes will be 4-7 mph. Sunny skies, low humidity and zero chance of rain.
PGA Tour Brunch will post at 12:00pm Noon (ET) with a Masters recap on Monday. Today, look for TL’s Sunday Sports Notes - aka While We’re Young (Ideas). Sign-up HERE.
The Masters - Tee Times:
Tee Times: (link)
What They’re Saying:
Riding Hot Streak, Scheffler leads by Three (The Masters)
The Green Jacket (CBS News)
How to Watch Today (Golf Week/USA Today)
The Heart-Tugging Phrase of Jim Nantz (Golf Week/USA Today)
This Week: RBC Heritage (link)
Cink Won his Third RBC (PGATourCom)
On This Day in Golf History:
April 10, 1949 - The “Green Jacket” is awarded to the winner of The Masters for the first time when Sam Snead became the recipient of the most coveted item of clothing in all of sports. Snead shot his second consecutive (67) to win the first of three Masters titles. - Courtesy of Randy Walker, Author of On This Day in Golf History, available via Amazon.com and by clicking HERE
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