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Scottie Scheffler joins Tiger Woods and 3 others in golf history books with Masters Triumph

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Scottie Scheffler is the 2022 Masters champion. The 25-year-old outright won the major championship event on Sunday at Augusta National. Moreover, with the world number one’s victory in the first major of the year, he has now joined an elite group of professionals in a list of one of the sport’s most incredible records.

Scottie Scheffler joins the group of legends

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On a tough day at Augusta National on Sunday, Scheffler held his nerve to win the Masters. Additionally, this is Scottie’s first major championship victory and his first green jacket. The 2022 PGA Tour season has been a dream year for him as he won four events including his first PGA Tour event in 70 starts.

He won the 2021 Waste Management Phoenix Open. However, that was not the only time he won in the 2022 season. He also won the Arnold Palmer Invitational, the Dell Matchplay Golf World Championship and the Masters yesterday. All of his four wins have come in just 57 days.

Additionally, with his Masters victory, Scheffler has won four times in his last three starts. He also tops the prize list on the 2022 PGA Tour list. His earnings for 13 events add up to a whopping $10,098,014. On top of that, with his win at the WGC Dell Match Play, Scheffler also became the world number one in the Official World Golf Ranking.

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The icing on the cake is that he became the fifth professional to participate in the Masters as world number one, then win the event, with the victory of Scheffler in Augusta. He joined Ian Woosnam, who did the same in 1991, and Fred Couples won the world number one title in 1992. Tiger Woods did it in 2001-02 and Dustin Johnson at the 2020 Masters.

Additionally, his victory at Augusta made him the first golfer since Arnold Palmer in 1960 and only the second in history to win as many events as he won to start the season. We can expect more wins from him as we go through the season. Will he win another major tournament this year?

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Golf – The Masters – Augusta National Golf Club – Augusta, Georgia, U.S. – April 10, 2022 Scottie Scheffler of the U.S. celebrates on the 18th green after winning the Masters REUTERS/Mike Blake TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY

What did Scottie shoot on the last lap at Augusta?

On Sunday, the 25-year-old professional had a second straight round of one under par, 71 on Sunday. Additionally, he won the event with an overall score of 10 under par. He won with a three stroke lead. His last round included two birdies from the front nine. As a result, he went two under par, 34. Scottie birdied two, bogeyed and double bogeyed to win the Masters. He also won a share of prize money worth $2.7 million.

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