While his three-shot lead coming into the day briefly got trimmed to one, Sunday at The Masters — like the rest of the tournament — belonged to Scottie Scheffler.

He fought off an early push from Cameron Smith and a late surge from Rory McIlroy. The 18th green was a struggle for Scheffler, who four-putted for double bogey. Fortunately for Scheffler, the first 71 holes of the tournament gave him plenty of shots to work with on the last hole. Even with the double, he still finished at 10-under to win comfortably by three shots.

It wasn’t the most suspenseful of Masters tournaments. Scheffler’s steady play essentially turned Sunday’s second nine into an extended — and well-earned — victory lap.

Many Masters viewers took to Twitter to congratulate the 2022 Masters champion.

Scheffler had previously won the WM Phoenix Open, Arnold Palmer Invitational and WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play. His win at the Match Play moved him to the No. 1 ranking in the world.

In addition to his fourth win of the season (and career), it was Scheffler’s first Masters win as well as his first major win.

The next major, the PGA Championship will be contested from May 19-22 at Southern Hills in Oklahoma.

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About Michael Dixon

Michael has a background in sports writing both online (Bleacher Report, Sportsnaut, Fantasy Baseball Crackerjacks) and in print (Sedona Red Rock News, Brentwood Press). Sports have been a lifeline passion for Michael and he continues to enjoy writing and talking about them.