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GOLF | Scottie Scheffler Wins Masters; Hideki Matsuyama Finishes 12 Shots Back

The 2021 Japanese champion had his second even-par round of the tournament, improving on a 5-over 77 in the third round.



Scottie Scheffler celebrates with his green jacket after winning the Masters as 2021 winner Hideki Matsuyama stands next to him and applauds in Augusta, Georgia, on April 10. (Brian Snyder/REUTERS)

Scottie Scheffler lived up to top billing on the final day of the Masters, winning the title by three strokes over Rory McIlroy on Sunday, April 10.

The world No. 1 shot his fourth consecutive under-par round and his second consecutive 1-under 71 to complete the year’s first major at 10-under 278.

McIlroy had his best-ever finish (and tied the final-round record) at the Masters, carding a 7-under 64 on Sunday to climb into second place at 271. Hideki Matsuyama, the 2021 Masters champion, shot a 72 in the fourth round to complete the tournament at 2-over 290. Shane Lowry and Cameron Smith finished tied for third at 283.

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Author: Ed Odeven

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