Scheffler holds off McIlroy charge to win maiden green jacket as Tiger finishes on +13

SCOTTIE SCHEFFLER won his first ever Masters title with brilliant display which saw him finish his final round on -10.

Surprisngly, Rory McIlroy, who was 10 shots back to start the day, was his closest challenger, posting a 64 to finish on -7.

Australian Cameron Smith and Shane Lowry battled hard on the final day at Augusta but ultimately came up short and both finished on -5.

Masters icon and five-time winner Tiger Woods showed resilience and determination all week, but finished on +10.

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  • Your winner, ladies and gentlemen…

    Credit: EPA

  • Scheffler wins it!

    Scottie four putts the 18th green but it’s all smiles!

    Scottie Scheffler is the 2022 Masters champion.

  • Masters leaderboard – the close of the final day

    -10 : Scheffler

    -7 : McIlroy

    -5 : Smith, Lowry

    -4 : Morikawa

    -3 : Zalatoris, Conners

    -1 : Thomas, Im

    E : Champ

  • Final hole of the final day

    It’s more or less settled.

    Scottie Scheffler, the world No1, is about to take home the biggest prize in golf.

    He has teed off on the 18th and is walking up the fairway to a round of applause.

    Credit: Reuters

  • Masters leaderboard – Final day

    -12 : Scheffler

    -7 : McIlroy

    – 4 : Smith, Lowry, Morikawa

    -3 : Zalatoris, Conners

    -2 : Thomas, Im

    E : Champ

  • Smith/Scheffler watch

    Scheffler is composed.

    He birdies the 15th and is looking prime for the green jacket.

    Credit: Reuters

  • McIlroy speaks from the clubhouse

    The Northern Irishman was asked when knew he was going to post a good score this afternoon.

    McIlroy said: “When I birdied hole one I just thought, this could be my day.”

    You’re telling us Rory!

    He added: “After 14 years, I’m just starting to get the hang of this place.”

    After 14 years, I’m just starting to get the hang of this place

    Rory McIlroySky Sports

  • Rory makes the crowd roar on the 18th


    What a round.

    And WHAT A SHOT out of the 18th bunker.

  • Masters leaderboard – Final day

    -10 : Scheffler

    -6 : McIlroy

    -4 : Smith

    -3 : Zalatoris, Lowry, Morikawa

    -2 : Im

    -1 : Conners

    E : Champ, Thomas

  • Smith on the 12th

    Cameron Smith has triple bogied the 12th to fall to four under.

    He now trails McIlroy by two shots.

  • Smith/Scheffler watch

    Smith in the pond on the 12th.

    Oh dear.

    That could be a wave goodbye to the green jacket.

  • Cam-oflauge

    This is a beauty from the 10th of Cam in the trees.

    Credit: Reuters

  • Top of the pack

    Smith with a long putt for a birdie.

    Scheffler with a long putt for par.

    It’s really heating up now at Augusta!

  • McIlroy fights back

    Smith bogeys the 10th and him and McIlroy are now tied-2nd!

    Three holes left for Rory to put as much pressure as possible on Scottie Scheffler.

  • Smith/Scheffler watch

    Cam Smith has to knock it out the trees on the 10th.

    He’s on the fairway but will need a lot to save this hole.

    Scheffler pulls it left too when he tries to find the green.

  • McIlroy still closing in

    Rory just executed a chip to pefection!

    Nabs a par to stay six under.

  • Masters leaderboard – Final day

    -11 : Scheffler

    -7 : Smith

    -6 : McIlroy

    -3 : Im, Lowry

    -2 : Morikawa, Thomas

    -1 : Zalatoris, Conners

    E : Willett, Champ, Schwartzel

  • Eagle for McIlroy

    Rory eagles the 13th!

    He is ONE shot within Cameron Smith now.


    Then Morikawa eagled a minute later.

  • Smith/Scheffler watch

    Both the American and the Australian birdie the 7th.

    Credit: Getty

  • Masters leaderboard – Final day

    -11 : Scheffler

    -7: Smith

    -4 : McIlroy, Im

    -3 : Thomas

    -2 : Conners

    -1 : Willett, Lowry

    -1 : Johnson, Conners

    E : Zalatoris, Champ, Morikawa, Schwartzel

  • McIlroy birdie on the 10th

    Rory from here?

    Yes Sir.

  • Masters leaderboard – Final day

    -10 : Scheffler

    -6: Smith

    -3 : McIlroy, Im

    -2 : Thomas, Schwartzel

    -1 : Johnson, Conners

    E : Zalatoris, Champ, Morikawa, Kokrak, Willett, Lowry

  • McIlroy creeping up

    Rory McIlroy tied for third…

    Can the Northern Irishman get within a couple of shots of the leaders?

  • Smith/Scheffler watch


    He chips up the hill and straight in for a birdie.

    What a shot!

  • Rory three under on the day

    McIlroy putts from the fridge of the green on the 7th.

    He’s tied-5th, six shots behind the lead pairing.

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