Golf: Scheffler for second: Number one wins Masters

Golf: Scheffler for second: Number one wins Masters

For the second time in three years, the Masters winner is: Scottie Scheffler. On lane eight, the number one in the world rankings shared the top spot with three other professionals.

Scottie Scheffler won the legendary Masters in Augusta for the second time in his career. The number one in the world golf rankings prevailed thanks to a strong round of 68 at the end and ended up four strokes ahead of the up-and-coming Swede Ludvig Aberg in his Masters premiere.

“I have no words for what it means to me to win this tournament for the second time – and I have even fewer words for what it means to me to become a father for the first time. What a phase in my life,” said Scheffler, immediately before he was presented with the traditional green jacket by last year’s winner Jon Rahm.

Scheffler, who is expecting the birth of his first child at the end of April, finished the tournament eleven strokes under par. Max Homa, Collin Morikawa and Tommy Fleetwood shared third place behind Aberg with four strokes under par. Still on the eighth hole of the final day, Scheffler, Aberg, Homa and Morikawa were tied, but Scheffler pulled away with three birdies in a row. Scheffler has now won three of the four tournaments he has competed in this year. He finished second at the Houston Open.

Masters negative record for Tiger Woods – 24 cuts in a row

Superstar Tiger Woods ended the tournament two days after his Masters negative record with a round of 77, recovering somewhat from the debacle the day before. The 48-year-old Californian needed 82 strokes for the 18 holes on the third day of the tournament at Magnolia Lane – the 15-time major winner had never completed a worse round at the Masters.

Woods has now played 100 rounds at the Masters, and no one has ever made his 24 cuts in a row. He finished the tournament in 60th place. “Thursday and Friday it was a good fight, but yesterday didn’t go that way at all,” said Woods. “It was a good week all in all, considering I haven’t played a full tournament for a long time.”

The German Stephan Jäger missed the cut after just two days and had to end the major tournament early. For the 34-year-old from Munich, who has lived in the USA for a long time, it was the first Masters participation in his career.

Source: Stern

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