Sacre majeur et sacré retour: le N.1 mondial Scottie Scheffler a remporté en favori le Masters, son premier Grand Chelem, dimanche 10 avril à Augusta, où Tiger Woods a réussi son pari fou d’un retour à la compétition après son mois Car accident.
The 25-year-old American is 19 years oldAnd and 18And Of the last two releases, it finished -10, before three strokes ahead of Northern Irishman Rory McIlroy, author of a brilliant but futile comeback who will wait to add the lone missing major to his repertoire. Australian Cameron Smith and Ireland’s Shane Lowry tied for third place with five points.
“I can’t describe in words what it means to me to know I can come back here for life,” Schaeffler said, having had his predecessor, Hideki Matsuyama, don the traditional green jacket assigned to the winners. Following this prestigious success, the 2018 pro-turned player confirmed his current supremacy on the North American PGA Tour, playing 64 championships in three seasons.
However, the rise of the Ridgewood (New Jersey) native is meteoric. The winner of the 2013 US Amateur Junior Championships (which Tiger Woods or Jordan Spieth won in their time) even before entering college (during his four years of college he would present himself three championships over the eponymous Big 12), only won his first since Two months, at the Phoenix Open. Then he continued, winning the Arnold Palmer Invitational in Florida on March 6, and the WGC World Match-Play Championship in Austin (Texas) on March 28. 15thAnd He took first place on February 6, then stole world number one from Spaniard John Ram.
So it was the strain on his shoulders on his arrival at Augusta, though Woods’ brilliant comeback focused most of the attention and left him somewhat on his own. But it was only worth 48 hours, because as of Friday, he was the one who was part of the US team that won the Ryder Cup in 2021 – even with Spaniard John Ram, the era of the world rankings! – He actually flew above the debates and was five lengths ahead after 36 holes. Saturday was his toughest day, as Cameron Smith closed in with three units.
And even just one, after two successful planes by the Australian during these fourAnd The piano tour was initiated by Scheffler, who among his obvious qualities possesses an unwavering calm. Watch this extraordinary birdie in N.3 thanks to a perfect slide over the hill. “It surprised me,” he said. “I wasn’t expecting the ball to come. It really pushed me.”
This major hit also hit Smith somewhere. Because at the same time he waived a bogey in this hole, and thus returned to the rear by three units. It was the beginning of the end: Three more bogeys and even a double bogey followed at No. 12 from the Amen corner, where the Masters actually lost and won. These difficulties, Schaeffler passed without incident, after a new bird in N.7. But in his rearview mirror he looked like a bullet by Rory McIlroy, author of the exceptional last lap.
Woods: It was amazing
Not content with returning a flawless card, the Northern Irishman managed a stately eagle on N.13 and his sixth fly of the day, by breaking out of dugout on N.18 that melted the crowd huddled around him. His card of 64 (-8) is the lowest achieved on a Sunday in August. And the second lowest in championship history after Nick Price and Greg Norman, who had done better years earlier (-9).
At that number 18 where he had already won the championship, after two consecutive planes in N.14 and N.15 to give him a five-stroke lead over McIlroy, Scheffler bobbed for the first time in four days, betraying a legitimate emotion. He committed a double bogey after throwing a curled ball over a ledge that went out. He put his right hand over his mouth, but it didn’t tremble to finally finish it off, to the cheers of the crowd.
The audience who booked such lively Tiger Woods two hours ago. His score of +13, the lowest in 24 posts, apparently didn’t count. Because this extraordinary champion, who came close to having his right leg amputated in February 2021, has just made one of his greatest accomplishments out there. “I don’t think words can describe what I felt. It was amazing,” said the tiger, only happy to roar again.