AUGUSTA, Ga. (WJBF) – Scottie Scheffler (-10) has won the 86th Masters Tournament . The world’s No. 1-ranked player shot a final round 71 Sunday at Augusta National Golf Club to win by three. It is his fourth win in less than two months and first major championship.
“I don’t think anything has sunk in at the moment. My head is skill kind of spinning,” Scheffler said during his champion’s news conference. “I was so focused for so long this week. Major championship golf is brutal and especially around a golf course like this and the conditions we played it in; you can see the scores, this golf course was not playing easy this week. It was such a mental grind and you know winning this golf tournament, I’m so humbled to be here. I was just — I’m just glad to be a part of the field. I’m glad to be able to come out here and have a chance to compete. To be able to win this tournament, I can’t say enough about it.”
Rory McIlroy (-7) made the biggest charge on Sunday in his eighth quest to complete the career Grand Slam. He shot 64, including a hole-out from the bunker for birdie at the last, to record his best round at Augusta. He finished in solo second, three behind Scheffler.
“To play as well as I did today and then to finish like this, I mean, it’s just absolutely incredible,” McIlroy said. “This tournament never ceases to amaze. Yeah, that’s as happy as I’ve ever been on a golf course right there. Just having a chance, and then with Collin (Morikawa), we both played so well all day, and for both of us to finish like this, I was just so happy for him too.
That was an incredible — I’ve never heard roars like on the 18th green. It was really cool.”
Tiger Woods (+13) shot 78 for the second straight day in his first tournament back from being seriously injured in a car crash in February of 2021. Afterward he said his performance here has encouraged him about the future of his career.
“Just to be able to play, and not only just to play, but I put up a good first round,” Woods said. “I got myself there. I don’t quite have the endurance that I would like to have had, but as of a few weeks ago, didn’t even know if I was going to play in this event.
To go from that to here, we’re excited about the prospects of the future, about training, about getting into that gym and doing some other stuff to get my leg stronger, which we haven’t been able to do because it needed more time to heal. I think it needs a couple more days to heal after this, but we’ll get back after it, and we’ll get into it.”
Aiken’s Kevin Kisner (+9) shot 77 Sunday.
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