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Scottie Scheffler held off Cameron Smith and did not flinch during Rory McIlroy’s extraordinary fourth round to get the Masters match on Sunday and his 1st green jacket.
Scheffler and Smith have been amid the leaders heading into the final spherical before the New Jersey indigenous pulled absent from Smith in the closing levels of the event.
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Hideki Matsuyama would position the green jacket on Scheffler in the ceremony just after the round.
“I was fortuitous to put myself in a placement wherever I was in control of the match these days so I didn’t have to worry about what anyone else was executing out there. If I took care of stuff and participate in good good golf, I felt like I would get the position finished. That was the purpose heading into currently, just hold my head down,” Scheffler informed CBS’ Jim Nantz.
With Tiger Woods’ return on the minds of each and every sports lover heading into the function, Scheffler was in a position to shoot a 69 in the to start with spherical, a 67 in the second spherical and a 71 in the third and fourth rounds.
The Masters acquire was his to start with big championship and will come immediately after he took the No. 1 rating from Jon Rahm in the days foremost up to the occasion. Scheffler beat Patrick Cantlay at the WM Phoenix Open in February and received the Arnold Palmer Invitational and WGC-Dell Technologies Match Perform previous thirty day period.
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He completed final year’s Masters tied for 18th and tied for 19th in 2020. His very best complete at any major was tied for fourth at the 2020 PGA Championship.
Scheffler had some incredible shots early in the spherical and regularly set himself into a excellent place to birdie or at minimum make par. He experienced four birdies, saved par 12 occasions, experienced one particular bogey and just one double bogey – on the 18th gap as the planet waited for him to wrap up the event.
Scheffler did not get rattled even as McIlroy begun to gain some steam.
McIlroy finished in 2nd put at the Masters. He finished with a 7-underneath par and experienced shot a 64 in the final spherical. He hit an remarkable shot from the bunker for a birdie.
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Smith was just as on fire as Scheffler by means of the match right up until this round strike. He triple-bogeyed the 12th gap and it sunk him from there. He could not capture up to Scheffler on the past six holes.