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Scottie Scheffler wins Masters for 2nd time in his career

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Scottie Scheffler held off Ludvig Åberg, Collin Morikawa and Max Homa at Augusta National on Sunday to win the Masters for the second time in his career.

Scheffler came into the fourth round with a one-stroke lead over Collin Morikawa. But Scheffler competing in the final day wasn’t set in stone.

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Scottie Scheffler from the third tee

Scottie Scheffler of the United States plays his shot from the third tee during the final round of the 2024 Masters Tournament at Augusta National Golf Club on April 14, 2024 in Augusta, Georgia (Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

Scheffler was set to withdraw from the tournament altogether should his wife, Meredith, go into labor with their first did. However, it didn’t appear that occurred and Scheffler was able to stay at Augusta and win the second green jacket of his career.

He started the day with two consecutive pars and then started to build on his advantage with a birdie on the third hole. He had bogeys on holes four and seven but finished up the front nine strong and it carried him into the back nine.

Scheffler birdied eight, nine and 10 before he bogeyed once more on 11. He bounced back with birdies on 13 and 14 to maintain a three-stroke lead on Åberg and a five-stroke lead on Homa.

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Scottie Scheffler waves to the crowd

Scottie Scheffler of the United States reacts after making par on the sixth green during the final round of the 2024 Masters Tournament at Augusta National Golf Club on April 14, 2024 in Augusta, Georgia. (Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)

He was on such a role, even Patrick Mahomes had to chime in.

“Scottie is so good,” the Kansas City Chiefs star wrote on X.

Another birdie on 16 put him up four strokes on Åberg. On 18, he nearly holed out a few yards away from the cup. He tapped in the final putt to complete the masterful performance.

Scheffler shot a 66 to open the tournament, which was only bested by Bryson DeChambeau’s 65. He then finished with a 72 and 73 in Rounds 2 and 3 respectively.

He joined Tiger Woods as the only golfers to arrive in Augusta, Georgia, No. 1 in the world golf rankings and win the Masters multiple time. Scheffler did the same in 2022.

Scottie Scheffler in front of the leaderboard

Scottie Scheffler of the United States putts on the third green during the final round of the 2024 Masters Tournament at Augusta National Golf Club on April 14, 2024 in Augusta, Georgia. (Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)

Åberg finished the day with a 69 and was 7-under par for the tournament. Morikawa was behind him, 4-under par for the tournament.

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Homa tied for fourth place with Morikawa Tommy Fleetwood with a final-round 73.

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