The Masters once again proved to be one of the most prestigious golfing events. History was made in a handful of moments, both good and bad during the weekend.
Many golfers will have an opportunity to come back more prepared next year, while others are continuing to find themselves in a funk. Below you can see the biggest surprises and disappointments during the 2022 Masters.
Top 10 Results
Two of the biggest takeaways from this year’s Masters is that Scottie Scheffler won and that Rory McIlroy did not. However, Mcllroy still provided one of the best performances fans have ever seen.
1 – Scottie Scheffler -10
2 – Rory McIlroy -7
T3 – Shane Lowry -5
T3 – Cameron Smith -5
5 – Collin Morikawa -4
T6 – Corey Conners -3
T6 – Will Zalatoris -3
T8 – Justin Thomas -1
T8 – S.J. Im -1
T10 – Cameron Champ E
T10 – Charl Schwartzel E
Surprises for the Masters
The Masters was Scottie Scheffler’s tournament to win, especially since winning three events in the year after not having a single victory on the Tour. With his Masters’ victory, he has now won four out of the last six tournaments he has played in.
Rory McIlroy was quoted saying he has never been the happiest he has ever been leaving the Masters. After the final round he put on, he could not help but to smile.
He tied the record for 64, which is the lowest score in Masters history. After being down nine shots, he roared back with eight-under on the day to bring him within three shots of first place.
Tiger Woods made breaking news when he decided to make it public that he was playing in the Masters. This marked the first event for him this year and nearly a year since he played last season.
In addition, it also happened to be the 25th anniversary of Tiger’s first win. Scheffler was also born around that year, as he is only 25.
Tiger also tied the worst performance he has ever shot at the Masters, making it another historic day to add to things. Woods is happy that he made the cut and it was a huge step in the right direction for him to tee off competitively again.
Biggest Disappointments for the Masters
You could argue that it was disappointing to see Mcllroy not complete the victory. After all, this is by far the best anyone has played at the Masters in a long time.
However, this is something that he can improve on for next season and potentially complete the Grand Slam. It was pleasing to see Mcllroy in good spirits, despite not winning.
Jordan Spieth, Brooks Koepka, and Bryson DeChambeau all missed the cut. Spieth and Koepka were some of the interesting golfers to kiss the cut, especially since Spieth has played decently in years past.
As for Koepka, this marks two consecutive cuts at the Masters and arguably the biggest disappointment. For DeChambeau, he has been struggling with injuries all season and was advised not to play. He did anyway but went home early with +12 after two rounds.