Masters, Tiger Woods finished in last place

Scottie Scheffler's victory contrasts sharply with Tiger Woods' rollercoaster ride

by Andrea Gussoni
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Masters, Tiger Woods finished in last place
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Scottie Scheffler's victory contrasts sharply with Tiger Woods' rollercoaster ride. Scottie takes home the green jacket for the second time in just five appearances. After making his 24th consecutive cut (a new record), Tiger plummeted on Saturday and Sunday, finishing last.

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Scottie Scheffler, the 27-year-old from New Jersey, repeated his triumph at Augusta National after his 2022 success. The world number one shrugged off challenges from numerous competitors, finishing four strokes ahead of Swedish hopeful Ludvig Aberg.

Ironically, it was Aberg and Hovland's defeat at the Ryder Cup in Rome that ended with Scottie in tears. Tommy Fleetwood and Americans Collin Morikawa and Max Homa shared third place, seven shots behind the winner. Bryson DeChambeau, the first golfer affiliated with the Super League, finished sixth at -2.

The appointment with the green jacket is postponed for at least a year for Rory McIlroy, who finished 22nd at +4. The Masters was even more anonymous for defending champion Jon Rahm, who finished at +9, in 45th place. This loss sees Rahm slipping to fourth place in the world rankings, with Schauffele taking his spot.

Scottie Scheffler, $12 million in 35 days Scheffler entered the 88th edition of the Major as the betting favorite and proved the bookmakers right. His overall score was -11 (66 72 71 68, 277 strokes). This marks the sixth time in history that a winner has gone so far under par.

Past achievers include Bob Goalby (1968), Gary Player (1978), Ben Crenshaw (1984), Ian Woosnam (1991), and Bernhard Langer (1993). With his third win in the last four events (including a second-place finish at the Houston Open), Scheffler celebrated his ninth career title on the PGA Tour.

Scottie, awaiting the birth of his first child, leaves Georgia with the green jacket, a place in history, and a check of approximately $3.4 million. This adds up to a handsome sum, bringing his total winnings in the last 35 days to $12.6 million.

"I have no words to express what I'm feeling right now, it's a dream. Meredith, I'm coming," he said tearfully, addressing his pregnant wife watching him on television. Between faith (he's a practicing Catholic) and normalcy, Scheffler, an anti-diva, always carries a bicentennial quarter commemorating American independence onto the field.

He loves cinema, ping pong, and basketball: he is the Master & Commander of golf. At the bottom of the leaderboard is Tiger Woods, who finishes 60th and last among all those who made the cut. The Big Cat ends with a +16 on the scorecard.

On the moving day, his 82 was the highest score ever recorded in one of the hundred rounds played at Augusta. At 48 years old and three years after the accident that could have cost him much more, Tiger Woods was applauded long and hard at the end of each of the 18 holes. His son Charlie was by his side.

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