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Scottie Scheffler wins Masters Tournament for 2nd time in 3 years

Flag on green at MASTERS GOLF TOURNAMENT at Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta^ Georgia on October 16^ 2020. The Augusta National Golf Club is home to the annual Masters PGA golf tournament.

For the second time in three years, Scottie Scheffler has won the 2024 Masters Tournament, becoming the 10th man in history to claim two green jackets in a span of three years.  The No. 1 ranked Scheffler won by four strokes over second-place finisher, Sweden’s Ludvig Åberg. Max Homa, Collin Morikawa and Tommy Fleetwood tied for third at 4 under. Per CBS Sports, the 27-year-old Scheffler finished 11 under — four strokes clear of the field — after entering the 88th playing of the Masters as the favorite. Over the first three rounds, Scheffler either led or stayed within a single stroke after 18, 36 and 54 holes entering Sunday’s finale.

Scheffler said before 2023 champion Jon Rahm gave him the green jacket: “I did my best to stay calm out there. I did my best to stay patient on the course. And I was able to make some key shots and key putts today to keep my round going. Ludvig played great today. He made a move on me on the back nine, and I was fortunate to hold him off there toward the end.”

Åberg added: “Obviously, Scottie is an unbelievable golf player, and I think we all expect him to be there when it comes down to the last couple holes of a tournament. He’s proven it again and again, and I think he makes us better. He makes you want to beat him, obviously, and that’s the same for me and the same for everyone else in this field.”

On Sunday, Scheffler became the 18th man to win two Masters, and the first to do so over a three-year span since Bubba Watson did so in 2012 and 2014). At 27-years-old, Scheffler is also the fourth-youngest two-time Masters champion and the eighth golfer to win the first two major championships.

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