The 2024 Masters Recap

Augusta, Georgia – Scottie Scheffler laps the field as he wins his second green jacket in three years.  It was a back nine to remember with lots of ups and downs but ultimately Scottie took a five shot lead to become the 2024 Masters Champion.

It was a whirlwind of a week at the year’s first major, pun intended.  Thursday and Friday saw winds gusting up to 40 miles per hour.  Several players mentioned that they felt like they were in a fight for the first couple of rounds.  Some rose to the occasion while others struggled to get comfortable.  2015 Masters champion Jordan Spieth missed the cut after posting rounds of 79 and 74.  Two of his highest rounds ever at Augusta.  Close friend Justin Thomas also failed to make the cut carding a 72 and 79.  Quite a few previous Masters champions also missed the cut including Mike Weir, Sergio Garcia, Zach Johnson, Bubba Watson, Charl Schwartzel, and Fred Couples.

The wind settled some on Saturday but because of the fast greens, there were only two players that finished moving day in the 60s – Chris Kirk and Colin Morikawa.   While Kirk was too far back to find himself atop the leaderboard, Colin’s solid 3rd round got him into the final grouping with Scottie Scheffler.  LIV golfer Bryson DeChambeau held the low score for round one but wasn’t able to back it up in rounds two or three.  Bryson managed a four under 73 final round to finish in a tie for sixth.

Sunday’s final round was basically a four man race between Scottie Scheffler, Colin Morikawa, Ludwig Aberg, and Max Homa.  Aberg was a bit of a surprise as this was his first visit to the Masters but he played beautifully, finishing in second place.

Morikawa unfortunately dunked one in the water at the par four 11th and was never able to recover.  Max Homa ran into trouble at the short 12th hole after his tee shot bounced over the green into a bush leading to a double bogey.  Max was also never able to get anything going after that point.

Sunday was all about Scottie Scheffler though.  Scottie carded seven birdies on the day with four birdies to only one bogey on his back nine in what seemed like it could have been a lot more.  With a five shot victory, Scottie walked up to the 18th hole stress free despite missing his approach.

Scottie’s wife is back in Texas preparing for the birth of their first child.  So not only is Scottie excited to be a two time Masters winner but he will soon celebrate the birth of his first child.

Next week, the PGA Tour heads to Hilton Head for the RBC Heritage.

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