Scottie Scheffler wins the Masters

AUGUSTA, Ga. — Former University of Texas star Scottie Scheffler used a 1-under par 71 finish to earn a three-stroke win at the Masters Tournament Sunday afternoon at historic Augusta National Golf Club. With the victory, Scheffler becomes the third former Longhorn to win the Masters, joining two-time champion Ben Crenshaw (1984 and 1995) and Jordan Spieth (2015).

Scheffler is now the sixth former Longhorn to win a major championship. He joins Crenshaw (1984 and 1995 The Masters), Tom Kite (1992 US Open), Mark Brooks (1996 PGA Championship), Justin Leonard (1997 The Open) and Jordan Spieth (2015 The Masters, 2015 US Open and 2017 The Open) .

Scheffler, who sits No. 1 in the Official World Golf Ranking, recorded his fourth PGA TOUR win in his last six starts with the win. He shot a 72-hole score of 10-under par 278 (69-67-71-71) to win the Masters by three strokes over runner-up Rory McIlroy at 7-under 281 (73-73-71-64).

Scheffler became the fifth golfer to enter the world’s No. 1 ranked Augusta National and win the Masters, joining Ian Woosnam (1991), Fred Couples (1992), Tiger Woods (2001 and 2002) and Dustin Johnson (2020). He is also only the second golfer of all time and the first since Arnold Palmer in 1960 to win four PGA TOUR events, including The Masters, in such a short time to start a season. The 57-day span of Scheffler’s four wins marks the shortest streak for a first to fourth win in PGA TOUR history.

Scheffler has previous wins this season at the WM Phoenix Open on February 13, the Arnold Palmer Invitational presented by Mastercard on March 6, and the WGC – Dell Technologies Match Play Championship on March 27.

Scheffler is one of 17 different former Longhorns to claim a victory on the PGA TOUR. Those 17 people have now combined to earn 95 all-time PGA TOUR wins.

Former Longhorns win the Masters







name

Year(s) to win the Masters

Ben Crenshaw

1984, 1995

Jordan Spieth

2015

Scottie Scheffler

2022

Former Longhorns will win major championships













name

Major championship won and year

Ben Crenshaw

1984 The Masters

Tom Kite

1992 U.S. Open

Ben Crenshaw

1995 The Masters

Mark Brooks

1996 PGA Championship

justin leonard

1997 The Open

Jordan Spieth

2015 The Masters

Jordan Spieth

2015 US Open

Jordan Spieth

2017 The Open

Scottie Scheffler

2022 The Masters

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