Scottie Scheffler wins 2022 Masters for first career major championship
World No.1 Scottie Scheffler captured his fourth title in six starts and his fourth career major on Sunday afternoon.
The 25-year old Scheffler, the overnight leader by three strokes, carded a decent one-under 271 in the final round to win the prestigious Masters tournament comfortably by three shots.
Scottie was so far ahead of the field at Augusta National that despite a double bogey on the 18th hole, he still won the first major of the 2022 season by a comfortable margin.
Apart from Scottie, the guy who impressed the most on the final day was none other than the four-time major winner Rory McIlroy.
The pre-tournament favourite McIlroy, who was seen struggling in the first three rounds and only managed to post 1-over 217 after 54 holes, carded a blistering 8-under 64 in the final round to grab everyone’s attention and finished the event as a runner-up.
Australian golfer Cameron Smith missed out on a chance to win his first major after a terrible 1-over 73 that tied him for third place with Shane Lowry (73-68-73-69).
2021 Masters winner Hideki Matsuyama had an up and down week at the Augusta National as he posted 2-over 290 in four days to finish tied-14th.
After a four-day rollercoaster ride at the iconic Augusta National Golf Club, Tiger Woods, who returned to competitive golf after seventeen months, finished tied-47th.
The second major tournament PGA Championship will be played from 19 to 22 May 2022.