Masters: Scottie Scheffler is the winner

Scottie Scheffler won the 2022 Masters Tournament

Masters tournament

Scottie Scheffler, the world’s number one golfer, won the 86th Masters at Augusta, Georgia, his first major championship. He had led since the second round.

Scheffler, 25, who was not in the lead on the opening day of the competition, made 71 strokes (one under par) and finished with a total of 278 shots (10 under), completing all four rounds with results below the field’s par (72).

Scheffler is also the third player to win the Masters after obtaining his TOUR card through the Korn Ferry Tour.

Northern Irishman Rory McIlroy finished in second place with 64 strokes (eight under) and a total of 281 (seven under), three strokes more than the winner, while Irishman Shane Lowry and Australian Cameron Smith tied for third with five more shots than Scheffler.

Tiger Woods, who has won 15 major championships in his career, returned to participation in this tournament 13 months after his terrible car accident, and returned to produce an unsatisfactory round, repeating the 78 strokes (six above) from the day before.

The 46-year-old American, who was attempting to win his sixth Augusta Masters title, finished 47th with a total of 301 shots (13 over), well behind the leaders.

Everything you need to know about the Masters

Masters - History

Masters tournament

Every year, the Masters is held at Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, Georgia. It is the only one of the four men’s major championships that is held on the same course each year.

Augusta National is a par 72 course that has been significantly lengthened in recent years. The course has been lengthened to 7,510 yards for 2022 due to renovations to the 11th and 15th holes.

The first Masters was held in 1934, and Horton Smith won by two strokes with a four-under-par score of 284. The Masters will be played for the 86th time this year.

There are no qualification tournaments or alternate berths in the field for the Masters. Players are only invited to the Masters if they meet one of the 19 criteria.

There’s an event called The Champions Dinner that is hosted on Tuesday night of Masters week, and the only way to attend is if you are a prior Masters champion. Ben Hogan founded it in 1952. Each new year, the previous year’s champion is supposed to set the supper menu.

To make the cut after 36 holes, players must finish in the top 50, including ties. Previously, those within 10 strokes of the lead also made the cut, but for the 2020 Masters, that regulation was modified.

Only three players have successfully defended their Masters titles: Jack Nicklaus (1965-1966), Nick Faldo (1989-1990), and Tiger Woods (2001-2002).

Every year, the lowest amateur to make the cut receives the Silver Cup, which was originally awarded in 1952. They also started awarding a silver medal to the second-lowest amateur in 1954. The Masters has never been won by an amateur.

The winner is presented with a sterling replica of the Masters trophy, a gold medal, and the club’s famous green jacket, which was first awarded in 1949.

If players are still tied after 72 holes, a sudden-death playoff begins at the 18th hole and proceeds to the 10th hole if required. If it goes to the third hole, it will return to the 18th. Tournaments that finished in a tie were decided by an 18-hole playoff prior to 1979.

Hideki Matsuyama won the 2021 Masters, his first major championship. He also became the tournament’s first Japanese player and the first Asian-born player to win. The winner of the Masters receives 100 world ranking points.

Tianlang Guan of China is the youngest player ever to compete in the Masters, having qualified by winning the 2012 Asia-Pacific Amateur Championship at the age of 14. He is also the youngest player to ever make a major championship cut.

There’s also a tournament for amateur women golfers. The Augusta National Women’s Amateur, which began in 2019, will be played again in 2022. This is the third edition of this event, with Tsubasa Kajitani winning in 2021 and Jennifer Kupcho winning in 2019 (the 2020 edition was canceled due to Covid).

The Augusta National tickets (typically called badges), depending on the day, can go from $500 to $1,500 on the secondary market.

Tiger Woods says he is ‘convinced’ he will compete in the Masters

Tiger Woods says he is 'convinced' he will compete in the Masters

Tiger Woods ‘convinced’ he will compete in the Masters

The return of a five-time champion brightens the first major of the year at Augusta National.

Tiger Woods, the North American golfer, has stated his intention to compete in the Masters Tournament, which is held at Augusta National Golf Club and which he has won five times. After a 13-month layoff due to a vehicle accident, this will be his return to major events.

“For the time being, [the conviction is that] I’m going to participate,” Woods said at a press conference, adding that he will conduct a last test at the famed Georgia state course before deciding whether or not to compete in the North American major.

As a consequence of a terrible vehicle accident on February 23, 2021, Woods, 46, one of the most prominent players in the history of the sport and winner of 15 Grand Slam titles, suffered serious injuries to his right leg, which was in danger of being amputated.

“It’s about knowing how my body will recover from the effort and what I’ll be able to do the next day,” the golfer explained after completing two nine-hole training sessions in front of thousands of fans over the last two days.

Woods, who is currently ranked 973rd in the world, a position he has held for an incredible total of 673 weeks during his career, even stated that he believes he “can win the title” in the 86th Augusta Masters, which is contested on the fifth Saturday and Sunday, allowing him to equal compatriot Jack Nicklaus’ record of six titles, which he achieved in 1997, 2001, 2002, 2005, and more recently in 2019.

Tiger Woods is slated to play, if his participation is confirmed, the first two rounds in a group with South African Louis Oosthuizen and Chilean Joquin Niemman on Thursday at 10:34 a.m. local time (3:34 p.m. in Lisbon) and Friday at 1:41 p.m. local time (3:41 p.m. in Lisbon) is confirmed (6:41 pm.)

Louis Oosthuizen, 39, is ranked 14th in the world and a regular contender in major tournaments, where he won the 2010 British Open in St. Andrews and finished second six times. Joaquin Niemann, a 23-year-old prodigy, won his second PGA Tour title in February at the prestigious Genesis Invitational in Los Angeles and received the trophy from host Tiger Woods.

The defending champion, Japan’s Hideki Matsuyama, will be joined on the course by Justin Thomas and James Piot, the 2021 US Amateur champion.

The Augusta National was designed by Bobby Jones, a former golfer who was a serious title winner in the 1920s, and Alister MacKenzie, who designed golf courses all around the world, and opened for play in 1932. It was founded by Bobby Jones and Clifford Roberts.

The Masters, traditionally scheduled for the first full week of April, is one of the most important golf tournaments in the world. It also is the first Major of the year.

The Masters in 2022 will have 91 players, including the golf legend Tiger Woods.