Masters LIVE recap: Tiger Woods ‘delaying’ retirement Scottie Scheffler wins second green jacket

The Masters belonged to one man on Sunday, as world No. 1 and soon-to-be-dad Scottie Scheffler won his second green jacket with a four-shot victory at Augusta National.

 

 

Scottie Scheffler won his second green jacket at Augusta National on Sunday, after the world No. 1 fended off debutant Ludvig Aberg to clinch the Masters crown by four shots.

 

 

Scheffler continued his dominance at the top of professional golf, carding a superb four-under-par 68 in the final round to get his hands on the prize. It was an emotional finish for the American, who with his wife Meredith is expecting the imminent birth of their first child.

 

 

Elsewhere it proved to be a tough weekend for Tiger Woods, who after making a record-breaking 24th consecutive cut went on to finish the tournament at 16-over-par. In the aftermath though, an upbeat Woods confirmed plans to play in the remaining three majors this year.

 

On the back of an action-packed week of action at Augusta, follow all the reaction and fallout from the event via our live blog belwo.

 

Bryson DeChambeau was in contention throughout the week at last week’s Masters and compared being in among the action at Augusta to some of his biggest moments with LIV Golf.

 

 

Bryson DeChambeau compares Masters to LIV Golf after reuniting with PGA Tour rivals

 

Rahm ignored by PGA Tour rival

 

Jon Rahm returned to Augusta National as defending champion last week, playing alongside his former PGA Tour colleagues for the first time since joining LIV Golf. It appears not everybody was keen to see the Spaniard though, with one Tour player blanking Rahm at Augusta.

 

 

Jon Rahm reveals he was completely blanked by former PGA Tour friend at Masters

 

13:41Key Event

 

Woods issued retirement warning

 

On the back of a tough weekend for Tiger Woods, the 82-time PGA Tour has been encouraged to consider retirement sooner rather than later by Colin Montgomerie…

 

 

Tiger Woods told to walk away from golf after sinking to unwanted Masters low on comeback

 

Mickelson handed warm reception

 

Phil Mickelson has no doubt divided opinion in the world of golf amid his well-documented switch to the LIV setup in 2022. This did not stop the American from receiving a hero’s reception following the end of his final orund at Augusta on Sunday.

 

 

Phil Mickelson’s Masters crowd reception speaks volumes on return to Augusta

 

12:16Joshua Lees

 

LIV Golf results

 

It proved to be a mixed bag for the LIV Golf setup at Augusta National, with three players making the top-10, whilst five missed the 36-hole cut. Take a look at how all 13 players fared below…

 

How all 13 LIV Golf stars fared at Masters as trio stand out and five miss cut

 

 

The action at Augusta National might be over, but we are far from done here. Follow our live blog throughout the day for all the reaction and fall out to the opening major championship of the year.

 

00:42Joshua Lees

 

Thank you for following!

 

And after four days of world class golf, that is all from Augusta National! Thank you for following along the action throughout the week, and be sure to check in with Mirror Sport for all the reaction on Monday!

 

00:28Joshua Lees

 

Here comes the green jacket

 

The presentation is taking place inside Butler Cabin! Jon Rahm places the green jacket over shoulders of an emotional Scottie Scheffler.

 

00:22Key Event

 

Sunday report

 

Another magical Masters Sunday at Augusta National, topped off by a second green jacket win for Scottie Scheffler. Take a look back at just how he did it below…

 

 

Scottie Scheffler wins the Masters to answer Tiger Woods question in best way possible

00:15Joshua Lees

 

Final day four leaderboard

 

Following Scottie Scheffler’s crowning moment, here is a look at how things finished at Augusta National:

 

1: Scottie Scheffler -11

 

2: Ludvig Aberg: -7

 

T3: Tommy Fleetwood -4

 

T3: Collin Morikawa -4

 

T6: Bryson DeChambeau -2

 

T6: Cam Smith -2

 

8: Xander Schauffele -1

 

00:07Key Event

 

Scottie Scheffler is the Masters champion!

 

For the second time in his career, world No. 1 Scottie Scheffler is the Masters champion! He makes a par at the 72nd hole of the week to see off a valiant from Ludvig Aberg by four shots, in an Augusta National performance for the ages.

 

23:55Joshua Lees

 

Ludvig locks second place

 

Take a bow Ludvig Aberg!

 

He gets up and down from the green-side bunker at 18 to make par and secure a quite remarkable second-place finish on not only his Masters debut, but his major championship debut! You get the feeling we will be seeing a lot more of this guy’s name on championship Sundays…

 

23:48Joshua Lees

 

Scheffler heads to 18

 

Here comes Scottie over to 18. He makes a safe par at the 17th, to ensure he heads over to the last with a four-shot lead.

 

23:44Joshua Lees

 

Another fairway for Scottie

 

Scottie Scheffler, champion elect finds yet another fairway, this time at 17 with a perfect three-wood down the middle. Meanwhile Aberg misses his putt for birdie at the green, before finding the bunker down the left at 18.

 

23:35Joshua Lees

 

Superb Scheffler rolls on

 

Take a bow Scottie Scheffler! You would not think this guy is out there competing for the green jacket…

 

Cool as ever the world No. 1 rolls in a superb putt from eight-feet at the 16th to move four clear of Aberg at the top. That looks to be that…

 

23:25Joshua Lees

 

Aberg saves par

 

Superb stuff from Ludvig Aberg. He uses the slope to his advantage on the 16th green, playing a superb bunker shot back down the hill before tapping in for his par. He stays three back.

 

23:18Joshua Lees

 

Aberg finds the sand at 16

 

Work to do for Ludvig Aberg at the 16th… He hits his tee shot from 179 yards into the green-side bunker, short-siding himself to leave tricky chip…

 

23:08Joshua Lees

 

Scheffler three clear

 

Scottie Scheffler is edgining closer. He taps in for birdie at 14 to move to 10-under-par for the week, three clear of Ludvig Aberg.

 

23:04Joshua Lees

 

Trouble for Aberg whilst Scheffler capitalises

 

Just as he battled his way back into it, Ludvig Aberg is in trouble… The Swede fires his tee shot at 15 down the left and appears to be in trouble… Scheffler hits a dart into the 14th green for a kick-in birdie to get to 10-under…

 

22:57Joshua Lees

 

Ludvig still in it

 

You can not keep Ludvig Aberg down!

 

He is keeping himself well in the hunt, as he hits a superb approach into the par-four 14th before tapping into birdie to move to seven-under. He is two back with four to play.

 

22:54Joshua Lees

 

Scheffler moves a step closer

 

Scottie Scheffler may well have one arm in the green jacket with five holes to play.

 

He makes the green in two at the par-five 13th before a comfortable two-putt sees him add another birdie to the card to move three ahead at nine-under.

 

22:46Joshua Lees

 

Birdie for Aberg

 

Ludvig Aberg is still battling away despite his double bogey at the 11th.

 

He hits a superb second shot into the par-five 13th, and after just rolling his eagle attempt by, he taps in for birdie to move two behind Scottie Scheffler at six-under-par.

 

22:25Joshua Lees

 

Scheffler slips back

 

Gasps from the patrons as 11, as Scheffler’s par putt misses left… He makes bogey to move back to eight-under, one clear of Max Homa.

 

22:15Joshua Lees

 

Aberg in the drink

 

First mistake of the day for Ludvig Aberg…

 

He over draws his approach into the green at 11, and finds the water hazard down the left-hand-side of the green. He goes on to make a double bogey to move four behind the leader Scottie Scheffler…

 

22:02Joshua Lees

 

Scheffler steps closer

 

Scottie Scheffler is really kicking into gear now… He kicks off his back nine with a well-played birdie at the 10th to move to nine-under, two clear of the field.

 

21:55Joshua Lees

 

McIlroy wraps up

 

Rory McIlroy brings the curtain down on his week at Augusta.

 

It is a final round one-over-par 73 for the Northern Irishman, to finish at four-over for the week. He will have to wait 12 more months to get his hands on a first green jacket, and complete the career Grand Slam.

 

21:44Joshua Lees

 

Special from Scheffler

 

The world No. 1 Scottie Scheffler is going nowhere!

 

He plays a remarkable shot from the fairway at the ninth which finishes on the edge of the cup, before making his way onto the green to tap in for birdie. He moves into the outright lead at eight-under.

 

21:38Joshua Lees

 

Ludicrous from Ludvig!

 

This guy is outstanding!

 

Ludvig Aberg take a bow. He finds himself on a tricky spot with a lengthy birdie putt down the ninth green, but this proved a simple test for the Swede who makes the effort to move to seven-under-par.

 

He is joint at the top alongside Scottie Scheffler and Collin Morikawa.

 

21:33Joshua Lees

 

Scheffler and Morikawa move ahead

 

Scottie Scheffler with the perfect response at the eighth following his bogey at seven, as he bounces back with birdie at the par-five. He is then joined by Collin Morikawa who also rolls in for birdie, as the final pair move to the top in a tie at seven-under.

 

21:23Joshua Lees

 

Homa heads to the top

 

Its a four-way tie at the top of the leaderboard!

 

Max Homa joins Collin Morikawa, Scottie Scheffler and Ludvig Aberg in a tie for the lead at six-under with a tap-in birdie at the eighth.

 

21:13Joshua Lees

 

Scheffler slips back

 

A slip up from our leader!

 

Scottie Scheffler’s putt down the hill at the par-four seventh slides by, meaning he drops a shot to move back to six-under alongside Ludvig Aberg and Collin Morikawa.

 

21:12Joshua Lees

 

Woods sets sights on all four majors

 

It is one down and three to go for Tiger Woods following his return at this week’s Masters. On the back of his fourth round on Sunday, he confirmed his plans to play in all four majors this campaign.

 

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21:07Joshua Lees

 

McIlroy woes on the green

 

A penny for Rory McIlroy’s thoughts…

 

He manages to get himself onto the par-five 13th green in two to give him a look at eagle. What came next was arguably his worst moment of the week though, as the Northern Irishman FOUR-putts to walk away with a frustrating bogey.

 

21:01Joshua Lees

 

Aberg one back

 

Here comes Ludvig Aberg!

 

The Swede is making his debut at Augusta National (and on the major stage!) but looks right at home at the business end of the leaderboard. He rolls in his second birdie of the day at the seventh to move one behind Scottie Scheffler.

 

20:39Joshua Lees

 

Scheffler slips back

 

The two-shot lead is shortlived for Scottie Scheffler. He follows his birdie at the third with a frustrating bogey at the bogey at the fourth to move him back to seven-under-par.

 

20:22Joshua Lees

 

Scheffler stretches lead

 

The world No. 1 is solidifying his place at the top of the Augusta National leaderboard!

 

Scheffler makes his first birdie of the day at the par-four third to move to eight-under-par for the tournament, two clear of the chasing pack.

 

20:20Joshua Lees

 

Fleetwood in form

 

Tommy Fleetwood is keeping his dream of a first major championship alive.

 

The Englishman has enjoyed a hot start on Sunday as he makes his second birdie of the day at the seventh to move to three-under-par for the week. He’ll know he’ll need much more of that if he is to chase down Scheffler…

 

20:06Joshua Lees

 

Homa within one

 

Ludvig Aberg is followed in by his playing partner Max Homa, who tidies up for his birdie at the second to move within one shot of Scottie Scheffler at six-under-par.

 

19:58Joshua Lees

 

Aberg at it again

 

This kid is an absolute star!

 

He moves within two shots of leader Scottie Scheffler after making birdie at the par-five second with a superb putt down the hill.

 

19:55Joshua Lees

 

Back-to-back for Rory

 

McIlroy makes another!

 

Fresh of his first birdie of the day at the par-five eighth, Rory McIlroy adds another to the card at the ninth, to move to two-over-par, just outside the top-20 on the leaderboard.

 

19:46Joshua Lees

 

Schauffele starts hot

 

Xander Schauffele is making his move early, with plenty of ground to make up on Scottie Scheffler.

 

After a par at the first, he makes the green in two at the par-five second before two-putting for birdie to move to three-under-par for the week. He moves four shots behind our leader, who is two holes behind.

 

19:45Joshua Lees

 

Birdie for McIlroy

 

It is a first birdie of the day for Rory McIlroy at the par-five eighth. On the back of a 322-yard drive, he finds the green in two before just about two-putting to make four. He moves to three-under-par for the week, level for his round.

 

19:44Joshua Lees

 

Here come the final pairing

 

The final two have just got their final rounds underway, with a big day ahead for both Scottie Scheffler and Collin Morikawa.

 

19:24Joshua Lees

 

Superb from Smith

 

One of the best short-game players on the planet in Cam Smith makes his move!

 

The LIV Golf star has moved to three-under-par for the week after holing it for eagle from the bunker at the par-five second. He throws his name into the hat!

 

19:18Joshua Lees

 

Schauffele and DeChambeau underway

 

Xander Schauffele and LIV Golf’s final hope in Bryson DeChambeau are out on the course for round four. DeChambeau cuts his tee shot into the bunker on the right, whilst Schauffele splits the fairway.

 

19:01Joshua Lees

 

Fleetwood off to flyer

 

Tommy Fleetwood flies out the traps at the first! The Englishman rolls in a superb putt to kick off his final round, moving him to two-under-par for the week, five behind Scottie Scheffler.

 

18:59Joshua Lees

 

Tiger set for PGA Championship

 

Just minutes after the end of his final round of the Masters Tiger Woods has confirmed his next outing. The 15-time major champion has revealed after a ‘good week’ he has set sights on the PGA Championship next month.

 

18:46Joshua Lees

 

Masters odds

 

Can Scottie Scheffler land green jacket No. 2, or can the likes of Collin Morikawa and Max Homa chase him down? Here is a look at how each player stands in the betting market:

 

Scottie Scheffler 10/11

 

Collin Morikawa 7/2

 

Max Homa 7/1

 

Ludvig Aberg 8/1

 

Bryson DeChambeau 18/1

 

Xander Schauffele 33/1

 

(Odds via Betway)

 

18:38Key Event

 

Hero’s reception for Tiger Woods

 

It has been a difficult week for Tiger Woods, but he unsurprisingly he hears the roar of the patrons as he finishes up on 18. He pars his three final holes of the tournament to sign for a five-over-par 77, to see him finish at 16-over-par for the week.

 

18:22Joshua Lees

 

Three-putt for McIlroy

 

More misery for Rory McIlroy…

 

After bogeying the first he looked set to hit back at the par-five second, after firing his approach in close to leave him seven-feet for eagle. A three-putt follows though, as he walks off with a frustrating par.

 

 

Gideon Canice

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