The 2022 Masters Recap

The Masters, as a yearly ritual it seems, had a dramatic final day of play. The field of golfers that were remaining did not disappoint, with several playing insane and looking like they were from a video game. 


It was pleasing to see Tiger Woods make the cut, but you could tell he just did not have enough to finish strong at Augusta. Below you can see which golfers surprised fans and which ones made the biggest impact. 


Who is Scottie Scheffler?

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Scottie Scheffler did it again folks, with his fourth victory in the year. At the beginning of this season, he had yet to record a single victory on the Tour. 


With four victories out of his last six starts, he has been the hottest golfer in the world and taken over the number one ranking by storm. He can now add a green jacket to his collection and more prize money than he ever dreamed of having this year. 


By winning the Masters, he was able to take home $2,700,000 and add to his total of over $10 million this season. This was also his first major victory, as the other events were not. 


In his final round of play, Scheffler recorded a 71 or -1 for the day. This was just enough to put him ahead of second-place Rory Mcllroy. 


Top Players in the Field Performances 


Rory McIlroy may not have won the Masters and completed his Grand Slam, but he was able to walk away with some well-deserved prize money and some respect from the final round.  


He earned $1,620,000 and happened to shoot a bogey-free 64 on the final day. This tied for the best round in Masters history and capped it off with a hole out on the 18th when he chipped in a shot from the bunker. 


In addition to Mcllroy holing out on the 18th, his paired partner for the day was Collin Morikawa. He too holed out shortly after Mcllroy and finished the day off at 67, or -5 for the day. 


Morikawa finished at fifth with a score of -4, as he was one over to start the day. With his incredible effort behind Mcllroy, he was able to take home around $600,000. 


Cameron Smith had a great opportunity to catch Scheffler early in the day but lost his chance from the start. The two were paired together and on the third hole, he bogeyed while Scheffler birdied. 


From there, Smith was behind three and lost another crucial hole on 12. He finished day one over and tied for third place. With this result, he came away with about $1,020,000. 


Surprising Results 


Two golfers that shared the spotlight for the wrong reasons were Brooks Koepka and Jordan Spieth. Both golfers were six over after the second round and failed to make the cut. 


This is interesting since Tiger Woods has not played in a year and made the cut. Woods, however, went on to finish 47th with a score of +13.

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