Who is Scottie Scheffler, winner of the Augusta Masters 2022

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Who is Scottie Scheffler, winner of the Augusta Masters 2022

Scottie Scheffler was born in Ridgewood, New Jersey but moved to Dallas, Texas at a young age. He played golf at Highland Park High School and later played college golf at the University of Texas from 2014 to 2018, where he helped the team win three Big 12 championships and was named Phil Mickelson Freshman of the Year in 2015.

Before his time at UT, he won the 2013 U.S. Junior Amateur. He was also part of the U.S. team that won the 2017 Walker Cup. In 2016, Scheffler qualified for his first U.S. Open. He opened with a first round 69, but would shoot a second round 78 to miss the cut by one stroke.

Again in 2017, Scheffler qualified for the U.S. Open after surviving a 4-for-3 playoff to earn a spot in the field. He and Cameron Champ were the only two amateurs to make the cut at the 2017 U.S. Open. Scheffler finished as low amateur at 1-under-par, one stroke ahead of Champ.

On February 13, 2022, Scheffler won the WM Phoenix Open on the third hole of a sudden-death playoff against Patrick Cantlay. Three weeks later, Scheffler won his second career PGA Tour title at the Arnold Palmer Invitational in Orlando, Florida.

He won by one stroke over Viktor Hovland, Billy Horschel and Tyrrell Hatton. In August 2020, Scheffler finished tied for fourth at the 2020 PGA Championship. He won $528,000 in prize money in the tournament. On August 21, 2020, Scheffler shot a 12-under 59 at The Northern Trust.

His round was the joint second-lowest in PGA Tour history and just the 12th sub-60 round in PGA Tour history. Another three weeks later, Scheffler won the WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play in Austin, Texas. Scheffler defeated Kevin Kisner in the final match.

With this win, Scheffler moved to world number one in the Official World Golf Ranking.

The win at the Augusta Masters 2022

Scottie won The Augusta Master 2022, legitimizing with a great performance in the most prestigious tournament of the year the recent conquest of the first place in the golf ranking.

The traditional green jacket of the winner goes to the Texan and the check for 2 million and 700 thousand dollars. The three-shot advantage gained in three rounds was immediately reduced to one for two immediate birdies of his pursuer, Australian Cameron Smith.

On hole 3, the shortest on the course, Sheffler pocketed the birdie from off the green. Smith, from the same position, had to cash in the bogey. Rory, McIlroy finished the lap with an amazing 64 which earned him second place.

Scheffler with birdies at 14 and 15 closed with 3 shots on McIlroy and 5 on Smith reached in third place by Shane Lowry.