Scottie Scheffler wins Masters, joins Tiger Woods, Jack Nicklaus and Seve

Scottie Scheffler is your 2024 Masters champion, and it was not even close.

Scheffler captured his second Green Jacket in three years, winning by four strokes.

Scheffler proved once again Sunday why he is regarded as the best golfer on the planet. He came within inches of holing out numerous times during his final round of the 88th Masters Tournament.

What was once a stacked and bunched leaderboard, was suddenly a runaway victory for the World No. 1.

This is the Texas Longhorn’s second Green Jacket and he is but 27 years old. Only Jack Nicklaus, Tiger Woods and Seve Ballesteros won at least two Masters titles at a younger age.

Hero World Challenge - Final Round, Scottie Scheffler, Tiger Woods

Tiger Woods and Scottie Scheffler pose at the Hero World Challenge
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The day began with Scheffler holding a one shot lead on two-time major champion Collin Morikawa.

Morikawa entered the day with a ton of confidence, going so far as to respectfully say he was not scared of Scheffler.

Max Homa was two back, Swedish phenom Ludvig Aberg was three back and Bryson DeChambeau, coming off his thrilling hole-out finish Saturday, sat four shots off the pace.

Early on, it appeared as though we were going to have a dog race for the title.

There was a four-way tie at 6-under early in their rounds. Fans were fired up with the crowd at a fever pitch.

All of that changed in a matter of minutes on the par-4 9th hole.

Scheffler hit an unbelievable approach shot past the hole and brought it back down the hill. The ball stopped a couple inches from the hole for a tap in birdie.

On that same hole, Morikawa flubbed a bunker shot and watched it roll back to his feet. He would double bogey the hole. It was three-shot swing within the final pairing.

Two holes later, Morikawa went fishing on the par-4 12th, all but dropping him from contention.

Meanwhile, the group ahead of them began crumbling as well.

Aberg committed a rookie mistake, going after the flag on 11. He missed left into the water.

On the next hole, Homa’s tee shot on the famous par-3 12th flew the green. It was deemed unplayable as the ball was buried in a bush.

He would make a double bogey five.

All the while, Scheffler just went about his business. He would birdie 8, 9 and 10 and build a three shot lead.

Aberg tried making things interesting down the stretch. But everyone at home knew in the back of their mind, this Masters Tournament is over.

Scheffler hit another incredible approach shot on the par-4 14th, once again missing a hole out by inches.

He became the first player to reach double digit red figures and never looked back.

The Masters - Final Round, Scottie Scheffler

Scottie Scheffler on 13th green at Augusta National, 88th Masters Tournament
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The Ridgewood, NJ native is flat out on another level right now.

His last four starts include a win at the Arnold Palmer Invitational, a win at The Players, a second-place finish at the Texas Children’s Houston Open and a win here at Augusta.

The last time anyone started their season like that was, of course, Tiger Woods in 2001.

The only question left to be asked is will Scheffler be wearing his Green Jacket when his first child is born in the coming weeks.

Kendall Capps is the Senior Editor of SB Nation’s Playing Through. For more golf coverage, follow us @_PlayingThrough on all major social media platforms.

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