Masters 2022: Scottie Scheffler Wins His First Major and Rory McIlroy Makes History

Scottie Scheffler won the 2022 Masters at 25 years of age
Rory McIlroy, of Northern Ireland, reacts after holing out from the bunker for a birdie during the final round at the Masters golf tournament on Sunday, April 10, 2022, in Augusta, Ga. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

Scottie Scheffler maintained his superlative level of the last few weeks in PGA professional golf, and without much drama he managed to win the 2022 Masters, after gaining a final lead of 3 strokes over former world number one Rory McIlroy.

The 25-year-old American carded a 71 in the final round to finish at 10 under par, while McIIroy had a sensational final day to finish in second place at -7.

Consequently, Scheffler reaffirms himself as the golfer of the moment internationally, and becomes only the sixth player to win the prestigious green jacket when he is in first place in the PGA ranking.

The Top 5 of the leaderboard of the event played at the legendary Augusta National course was completed by Shane Lowry (-5), Cameron (-5) Smith and Collin Morikawa (-4).

Masters 2022: Rory McIlroy Scores Record-Breaking 64 Strokes in Final Round

Rory McIlroy carded a round of 64 at the 2022 Masters
Rory McIlroy, of Northern Ireland, reacts after holing out from the bunker for a birdie during the final round at the Masters golf tournament on Sunday, April 10, 2022, in Augusta, Ga. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

Despite not winning, the 32-year-old Northern Irishman had one of the best rounds in the history of the prestigious event that brings together the best golfers in the world.

McIlroy managed to close his participation in Augusta National with a 64-stroke card that allowed him to equal the best final round in the history of the major.

In addition, the second position means the European’s best performance in the Masters in his career. It is the only major tournament he has not been able to win.

Masters 2022: Tiger Woods Returns to Golf

Tiger Woods finished 47th at the 2022 Masters
Tiger Woods during the final round of the Masters golf tournament Monday, Nov. 16, 2020, in Augusta, Ga. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)

Tiger Woods had an outstanding performance in this edition of the Masters, considering that it was the first official event he played since he suffered a traffic accident in February 2021.

The former world number one recorded a 78-stroke card in Sunday’s round to finish in 47th place at 13 over par. He finished with a poor performance, but the fact that he was able to pass the cut for the 22nd time in a brilliant career that places him as the best golfer in history is just remarkable.

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