June 18, 2024

The Masters: The greatest show on Earth

This last week was one of the biggest, if not the biggest, tournament in golf. The tournament, The Masters. This tournament is known by students to be great to watch. Oftentimes the players are very close in scores, but not this year as Scottie Sheffler won the Masters for the second time by 4 strokes (-11). The next closest was Ludvig Aberg from sweden. 

   When coming into the tournament, Sheffler was the favorite to win the masters after just coming off a win the week before. He has been the star of the PGA the last couple of months even the last couple of years. Coming into the Masters he was informed that his wife Merdith Sheffler, had gone into the hospital and was due within the next couple of days to have their child. He was of course still going to play until she went into labor, he said in an interview. 

   Sheffler also said that it was his first tournament without his wife and didn’t know how he was going to play without her. He said it had been different ever since he got to the hotel because he had to make himself breakfast the morning before the round. 

   The first round had started for him and he started off hot birding the second hole of the day. After that he just stayed at one under until the sixth hole where he’d birdie again. But he’d stay -2 until the 12 hole where he caught fire birding four out of his last six holes bringing him to -6 for round one. Although he was -6 he wasn’t leading as the leader of the group was Bryson DeChambeau(-7) DeChambeau started the rounds off hot with a 65. Even though Sheffler was tied for second he was still the favorite to win going into the second round. This is where Bryson started to fall and struggle. He was even through the front nine but the back is where he had his ups and downs. 

   He bogeyed three and birdied two to make his score the day +1 giving the scottie the advantage he needed. But Scottie didn’t take much advantage of it and also got into some trouble. Sheffler started round two with a bang by birding it. But after that was the only one of the first nine after the bogey on nine he was back to even where then he doubled to go two over then he eagled the get back to even then birdied again to get back to -1 under to finish the 2nd round the the 3rd round was an off round for a lot of the players. 

   Sheffler just stayed even for most of the round where he then birdied and bogeys to stay even to finish round three while Collin Morikawa had been right behind him -6. As the fourth round started Sheffler was the last tee time and he did not disappoint as he then went on to get as hot as he has been to finish this final round to separate from Aberg and DeChambeau, the round was up and down for scottie as he started with a birdie then a bogey, but he got up quick with another bridie he was -1 through the front nine the back is where he separated from the group. He went -3 to finish the final putt for the win was a four footer and he sunk as last year’s winner John Rahm came out with the green to put on the 90 year winner Sheffler.

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