Scottie Scheffler's Lead and Impressions Ahead of the Final Round of the Masters

"I feel like my game is in a good spot, my swing has been in a good spot for some time now."

by Sead Dedovic
Scottie Scheffler's Lead and Impressions Ahead of the Final Round of the Masters
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That Scottie Scheffler is one of the favorites to win the Masters was not surprising to hear. Scheffler was in excellent form before the start of this Masters, and his performance on the third day only confirmed why this brilliant golfer entered this Major as a favorite. It's impressive how Scheffler plays with calm, focus and how the quality of a golfer he is.

On Saturday, Scheffler faced some challenges but showed resilience on the golf course. After a setback with a three-putt double bogey on the 10th hole followed by a bogey on the 11th, ending his streak of consecutive holes without back-to-back bogeys, he remained calm. 

Despite these setbacks, he managed to regain momentum with a remarkable 31-foot eagle putt on the 12th hole, bringing him back to six-under-par. Maintaining his focus, he seized the lead with a birdie on the 15th hole. Despite a late challenge from another player, Scheffler finished strong with a closing birdie on the final hole, securing a solo lead with a round of 71.

Scheffler reflected on his game in a media interview, aware that he had demonstrated his qualities in the previous period, which was an indication that he could also achieve a positive result at the Masters. He emphasizes the nature of such tournaments as the Majors, aware that success in them requires greater effort, composure, and focus than is the case in other tournaments. The Majors feature the biggest names in the golf scene, making success challenging to achieve. He is happy with the momentum he is in, ready to remain firm in his beliefs and goals.

“I feel like my game is in a good spot, my swing has been in a good spot for some time now. Major championships are always very challenging, I’m in a good spot right now and it’s nice to have a lead going into tomorrow and I’m going to stick to my process and try and hit good shots."- he said, as quoted by Irish Times!

Scheffler's analysis of his performance highlighted key moments, particularly the eagle on the 13th hole, which came at a crucial time following the setbacks of a double bogey on 10 and a bogey on 11. He described how his approach on the 12th led to a key par-saving putt, which shifted the momentum in his favor. 

The excitement of seeing his putt drop on the 13th reflected his satisfaction with his performance. The final day will be particularly interesting but will also carry a huge amount of pressure. The winner will be the one who can handle the pressure the best. Final days bring a special allure and excitement, considering many factors.

Scottie Scheffler
Scottie Scheffler© Maddie Meyer/Getty Images Sport

Judging by the fans' reactions, Scheffler appears as the main contender for winning the Masters. This great golfer is aware that he is in a good position but probably doesn't want to think about victory at this moment, knowing that the final day can change a lot. Scottie has already gained experience, and the most important thing is to enter the final day calmly.

Scottie Scheffler: It's all about my process and trying to stay patient

Scheffler managed to secure victory at the Masters two years ago. Such a win has definitely eased his path to victory this time around, considering Scheffler doesn't have the pressure to win this tournament. However, he intends to win again. He emphasized how great it is to have such experience, alluding to his victory in 2022. Scottie doesn't want to dwell too much on the past, considering a rest period awaits him, and a big challenge awaits him as soon as tomorrow. He knows well what is crucial to do during the final day and wants to stick to his principles.

“It's nice to have that experience, but going into tomorrow, that's really all that it is. This is a position I'm very familiar with. I'm excited for the challenge of going and trying to win the golf tournament tomorrow.

But, at the end of the day, it's all about my process and trying to stay patient out there and hit all my shots and hit quality putts as well.”- he said.

Scottie believes that the third day brought a great battle, even though the golf course was challenging, with emphasis on the greens. The final day could bring more of the same. Scheffler is the golfer in the best form of all, and winning the Masters will be an opportunity for him to continue at the same pace in the future. It would be a significant achievement to repeat the same feat as in 2022. This 27-year-old golfer never ceases to amaze us.

Scottie Scheffler