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Masters 2024 highlights: Scottie Scheffler wins green jacket for the second time

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Scottie Scheffler now has one green jacket for himself and one for his soon-to-be-here child.

The top-ranked player made it through the Masters without his wife going into labor to capture his second title at Augusta. He finished with a score of -11, four strokes ahead of Ludvig Åberg, who was competing in his first Masters.

Scheffler started the day on top of the leaderboard, but the final round was not smooth sailing. He hit two bogeys and at one point, he was in a four-way tie with Åberg, Max Homa and Collin Morikawa, who was paired with the winner, for the lead.

Scheffler also won the Masters in 2022. He joins Tiger Woods as the only players to win the Masters multiple times as the world No. 1.

Woods finished at the bottom of the golfers who made the cut with a score of +16. He made the cut for the 24th straight tournament, breaking the record for most times in Masters history.

Last year’s champion, Jon Rahm, finished 45th with a score of +9. The Spaniard presented the green jacket to Scheffler as the American did the year prior. — Victoria Hernandez

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AUGUSTA, Ga. — Another year, another increase in prize money and the purse at the Masters.

Scottie Scheffler won for the second time in three years, finishing Sunday with a four-round score of -11, four strokes ahead of Ludvig Åberg, who was competing in his first Masters.

The winner’s share for this year’s tournament is $3.6 million, up from the $3.24 million Jon Rahm took home for winning last year’s Masters. The year prior, Scheffler banked $2.7 million. — Adam Woodard, Golfweek

After winning his second Masters Tournament, Scottie Scheffler talked about the significance of winning and having a child.

“You’re about to make me cry here in Butler Cabin,” Scheffler said. “It’s a very special time for both of us. I can’t put it into words what it means to win this tournament again. I really can’t put into words what it means to be a father for the first time.” — Victoria Hernandez

It’s hard to have a better debut than Ludvig Åberg just did at Augusta.

The 24-year-old from Sweden finished his first Masters with a score of -7 on Sunday and was in second place. He shot -3 for the final round with a double bogey and five birdies.

Åberg scored par on the final hole. When his last shot drained in the cup, the crowd cheered loudly.

“I think there’s a lot of things that we did very well this week, especially today,” Åberg said. “I came out today, I was very nervous, I was shaking… It’s a privilege to be in this position.”

Last season, he finished first in the PGA Tour University program as a member of Texas Tech’s golf team. Now, he’s making his name as one of the best up-and-coming golfers in the big leagues. — Victoria Hernandez

Is the green jacket Scottie Scheffler’s to lose? At this point, it would seem so.

The top-ranked golfer extended his lead to four strokes when he made a birdie on hole No. 16, his third birdie in four holes and his seventh birdie of the day. He now has a score of 11 under par with two holes to go.

Scheffler made the long drive to put the ball squarely on the green. He then tapped in the putt, much to the delight of the crowd. — Victoria Hernandez

 The drama continues to build at Augusta.

Scottie Scheffler hit three straight birdies to further his lead heading into Amen Corner. But the margin is down to two strokes after he hit a bogey on hole No. 11. He also hit a bogey on hole No. 4 and hole No. 7.

Other pairings are battling through Amen Corner with the green jacket still very much on the line. Ludvig Åberg hit a double bogey on hole No. 11 but finished the trio of holes with a birdie. His Max Homa hit two over par on hole No. 12. – Victoria Hernandez

Amateur Neal Shipley earned his way into the 88th playing of the Masters with his runner-up finish at the 2023 U.S. Amateur at Cherry Hills Country Club in Colorado last summer. Now, he’s leaving Augusta National Golf Club as the Low Amateur at the Masters, the only one to make the cut and a Sunday in which he was paired with five-time champion Tiger Woods.

Shipley, a grad student from Ohio State, finished 12-over par.

“Playing with Tiger, Sunday at the Masters, the whole week, I think I have to win one of these things to kind of top this week,” Shipley said after his final-round 1-over 73.

“Today being out there with Tiger, we were chatting. We talked a lot about just golf, (Woods’ son) Charlie and just normal things. He’s such a normal guy and really cool. He was great to me all day. Couldn’t be more appreciative of him just being awesome today, and it was just really cool to be around him and just the attention he gets and the roars. The crowds were phenomenal.”

Cameron Jourdan, Golfweek

All of a sudden, we have a four-way tie atop the leaderboard.

Scottie Scheffler bogeyed No. 7, his second dropped stroke over his last four holes, to fall to 6-under par. More importantly, that set up the logjam, where he joins Collin Morikawa and Ludvig Åberg in the tie for first.

Max Homa would birdie No. 8 to join the group.

Morikawa has been the steadiest of the three, with clean, if unspectacular, pars in each of the seven holes he has played thus far. – Lorenzo Reyes

Scottie Scheffler gave himself a little breathing room with a birdie on hole No. 3 in the fourth round of the Masters. Key word: little.

The tournament leader finished the Par 4 hole in three strokes. On his second shot, he smacked the ball cleanly from the sand bunker and it landed just a few feet away from the cup. The world No. 1 player then made an easy putt to finish the hole.

The next hole, he hit a bogey. On the Par 3 No. 4, Scheffler whiffed his putt just beyond the cup to miss par. He then tapped the ball in to add a stroke to his score.

Scheffler, who will be a new dad any minute now, retains his -7 score at the top of the Augusta standings. His round partner Collin Morikawa and Max Homa are one stroke behind him in second place. – Victoria Hernandez

The competition is fierce in the fourth round of the Masters and hole No. 2 seems to be where the magic is happening.

Both Max Homa and Ludvig Åberg, who are paired, scored birdies on the hole to move up the leaderboard.

Homa’s shot was his first birdie in 34 holes. He finished the hole in four strokes for one under par. He now has a -6 score to tie Collin Morikawa for second place.

Åberg also found the cup in four strokes, completing it with a smooth putt. His score of -5 puts him in fourth place. – Victoria Hernandez

At 2:35 p.m. ET, Scottie Scheffler began his final round at the Masters in an attempt to win his second green jacket. The tournament leader stood next to the tee, did a little waddle, raised his club up and down and struck the ball with a long drive. The ball landed firmly on the fairway.

His group mate, Collin Morikawa, then stepped up to the tee, took a little less preparation, and landed his ball down the fairway as well. – Victoria Hernandez

Anything can happen at Augusta.

Cameron Smith knows that and just scored an eagle on hole No. 2 in the fourth round to keep himself in the mix for the green jacket. He completed the five-par hole in three strokes with a chip shot from the sand bunker.

The shot sprung him into fifth place with a score of -3, tied with Bryson DeChambeau. – Victoria Hernandez

Tiger Woods finished his performance at the Masters with a score of +16 after going +10 on Saturday, the worst round of his career at Augusta. His sixth green jacket seems farther away than ever before.

“I think that just the wind and what it was doing out here to the golf shots,” Woods told reporters of what was difficult this year. “… It doesn’t take much to get out of position here and unfortunately I got out of position a lot.”

He said that his familiarity with Augusta makes it a special place for him to compete.

“It’s always nice coming back here because I know how to play it,” he said, noting that he’ll have to get some homework in ahead of upcoming events like the U.S. Open at Pinehurst Resort and Country Club in North Carolina where he’s not as comfortable with the course.

Woods withdrew from last year’s Masters due to pain and also pulled out of the Genesis Invitational in February due to illness. He said overall he said this Masters performance was “a good week all around.” – Victoria Hernandez

Tiger’s day, and his 26th Masters appearance, is now over. Barring a collapse from other players at the bottom of the field, Woods will finish in 60th, in last place, at 16-over par. The next closest players are Vijay Singh and Erik van Rooyen, both of whom are 14-over.

Woods would settle toward the end of the round, birdieing No. 15 before he converted three pars to close the round.

One of the day’s big movers is Tom Kim. He started the day at 11-over par and has converted eight birdies – including six on his first eight holes of the Back 9 – to climb to 4-over through 16. – Lorenzo Reyes

He may be firmly in last place, at 16-over par, but Tiger Woods is still providing glimpses of why he’s a fan favorite. At the par-three No. 16, Tiger’s tee shot found the greenside bunker. His shot out of the bunker, though, was vintage Tiger; he lofted it well past the pin and let the slope do most of the work. The ball softly rolled about 20 feet to get within inches of the hole to save par.

Woods is making his way through his final hole of the round.

Elsewhere on the course, World Golf Ranking No. 2 player Rory McIlroy did everything he needed to do on No. 2, except sink the eagle putt. Needing just about eight feet, he pushed the ball just right of the hole. It got worse: his birdie try from about three feet was also pushed so he had to settle for a disappointing three-putt par. He’s currently 4-over through two. – Lorenzo Reyes

Top-ranked golfer Scottie Scheffler will tee off at 2:35 p.m. ET on Sunday in the fourth round of the Masters. He’s paired with Collin Morikawa.

Scheffler, who is hoping to capture his second title at Augusta, is currently first in the field with a score of -7. Morikawa is one stroke behind for second place. – Victoria Hernandez

As we get closer and closer to the group of players in the red teeing off, there are still some notable names who have hit the course. The pairing of Jon Rahm and Tony Finau has made its way to No. 3, with Rahm dropping an early stroke on the second hole – one where many golfers Sunday have gained ground – to get to 5-over par. Finau would capitalize on that makeable No. 2 to record a birdie to get to 4-under, as he tries to get under par.

Elsewhere, Brooks Koepka, who has two second-place finishes in his Masters career, has had an uneven round; he’s through No. 7 and has three bogeys to match three birdies. Koepka is at 6-over par.

More or less the same goes for Phil Mickelson, who went bogey-birdie-bogey on Nos. 2, 3 and 4, respectively. – Lorenzo Reyes

On Sunday, Verne Lundquist is walking up to the final green of his Masters broadcasting career.

The longtime sports broadcaster has been a stalwart of Masters coverage for four decades, but the 2024 golf major will be the last that he calls at Augusta in a plan that has been two years in the making.

Lundquist has been behind the microphone for many memorable calls over the years, and recently labeled Tiger Woods’ iconic chip on hole No. 16 in 2005 and Jack Nicklaus’ putt in 1986 as the two best calls of his golf career. On April 13, he had an opportunity to reflect on what 40 years of the Masters has meant to him.

“Fortieth means I’m old,” Lundquist said with a laugh. “And final − it’s filled with emotion, it really is. This place has been so special for my personal and my professional life.”

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Not only is amateur Neal Shipley having a solid day – he started the day at 11-over par and shaved a pair of strokes on the front nine – he also has the privilege of being paired on Sunday at the Masters with Tiger Woods.

Cameras have caught the two, at times, talking, with Woods appearing to give Shipley small pieces of advice. Shipley is actually a grad student at Ohio State and is the only amateur who made the cut. Shipley’s caddy is a close high school friend.

Shipley is currently 10-under par and just nearly sunk a putt at No. 10 for what would’ve been his fourth birdie of the day, but he settled for par.

Woods remains in last place, at 15-over. – Lorenzo Reyes

If early play is any indication, the 575-yard second hole Par 5 at Augusta National may present a chance for players in contention to move up the leaderboard. The second eagle of the day was recorded at No. 2, as Min Woo Lee piped his driver just over the fairway bunker to set up an approach he beautifully eased onto the green. Lee is sitting at 5-over par.

Meanwhile, the struggles continue for Tiger Woods, who is now in sole possession of last place, at 15-over par. He followed his triple-bogey at No. 5 with a bogey at No. 6. He did settle for rather uneventful pars on Nos. 7 and 8 as he approaches the turn.  – Lorenzo Reyes

After previously taming the par-four fifth in the previous rounds, Tiger Woods recorded his first triple-bogey at the 2024 Masters. He sliced his tee shot sliced deep to the right, shot a provisional and then had to return to the tee to drive once more. That one found the fairway, but his approach landed well right of the pin. He deftly found a ridge to get his bogey try closer to the pin, but his following putt curled just around the hole, setting up the tap-in triple.

Woods is currently 14-over par through five.

Elsewhere on the course, we saw our first eagle of Sunday, as American Kurt Kitayama flushed his tee shot at No. 2 to set up the chance to shave two strokes off his score. He’s at 9-over par after consecutive pars at Nos. 3 and 4. – Lorenzo Reyes

After a rough third round Saturday in which he posted a career-worst Masters score of 10-over par, Tiger Woods has started his final round rather mixed.

He parred the first, birdied the second and bogeyed the third.

At No. 1, Tiger found the fairway off the tee box and then had his approach trickle off the green. He chipped his way to a makeable putt to earn par.

He aggressively attacked the Par 5 No. 2 and got onto the green in two shots, setting up a lengthy eagle attempt. He would have to settle for a two-putt and his first birdie of the round.

At No. 3, a precise tee shot set up another chance to shave a stroke off his score, but Woods’ chip up the slope in front of the green didn’t have enough pace, and it rolled back down the hill. He flubbed his par save and would tap in for bogey. – Lorenzo Reyes

And we’re off! Tiger has historically played this hole an abysmal 18 over par, but he’s 1 under this week. Tiger found the fairway in prime spot to attack the back pin, perched atop a plateau, but his approach landed on the green and just leaked off the edge. He hit a nifty chip from there to run about four feet short and got in for par to start the day. Nice and smooth. And he’s moving pretty well, too.

Adam Woodard, Golfweek

AUGUSTA, Ga. – Scottie Scheffler is flying solo this week at the Masters, and for good reason.

His wife, Meredith, who usually travels with him when he competes, is back home in Dallas awaiting the birth of their first child later this month.

After shooting 1-under 71 at Augusta National on Saturday to take a one-stroke lead after 54 holes, Scheffler confirmed yet again that he will leave the 88th edition of the Masters no matter the circumstances if his wife goes into labor. Asked on Saturday evening to detail his plan, he said, “Definitely have a way to get home pretty quickly. We have somebody here that has access to their cell phone, if that’s all right.” He turned to the Masters member moderating the press conference as if making sure that would be permitted. “And, yes, I’ll be available to go home then whenever I need to.”

Adam Schupak, Golfweek

Masters Round 4 start time 

The final round of the Masters starts at 9:15 a.m. ET on Sunday when Adam Hadwin and Vijay Singh tee off. 

What time does Tiger tee off at the Masters? 

Tiger Woods is set to tee off at 9:35 a.m. ET. 

Tiger Woods’ son Charlie joined his father on the driving range Sunday morning at Augusta National, where Charlie appeared to be coaching his dad ahead of Sunday’s the fourth round of the Masters.

After making history with a 24th consecutive made cut at Augusta, the elder Woods endured his worst Masters round ever by shooting a 10-over 82 in the third round on Saturday and will not be among those in contention on Sunday.

Masters tee times for Sunday

Here is every tee time and pairing for the final round of the Masters.  

Masters 2024 TV schedule 

You can check out the Masters over-the-air television schedule for the final round here

The Masters live stream 

For cord-cutters, select focuses of the Masters will be available on Paramount+ and ESPN+ over the four-day event. Cord-cutters can also turn to Fubo, which carries CBS and ESPN. 

AUGUSTA, Ga. — Of the 13 LIV Golf players in the field, five saw their weeks end early as they missed the weekend cut. Of the eight who advanced to the weekend, five lost positions, two remained the same and one even gained a little ground on the field.

Here’s how the remaining LIV players have fared through three rounds at the 2024 Masters.

  • Bryson DeChambeau: 5th, 3 under
  • Cameron Smith: T-9, 1 under
  • Patrick Reed: T-16, 1 over
  • Tyrrell Hatton: T-21, 3 over
  • Brooks Koepka: T-36, 6 over
  • Phil Mickelson: T-36, 6 over
  • Joaquin Niemann: T-21, 3 over
  • Jon Rahm: T-28, 5 over
  • Missed cut: 6 over and worse

— Adam Woodard, Golfweek

Masters weather: Augusta forecast 

Here’s the Sunday forecast for the Masters

Masters prize money 2024

Here is the purse breakdown for the 2024 Masters.

Jack Nicklaus holds the record for most Masters wins with six. Tiger Woods has the second-most wins with six. Arnold Palmer has four wins. Here’s the full Masters winners list, year by year. 

There have been 34 hole-in-ones in Masters history. The first came in 1934 from Ross Somerville, who smoked an ace from 145 yards out on the 16th hole. Shockingly, Somerville was an amateur at the time he made that hole-in-one. The most recent hole-in-one came in 2022 from Stewart Cink on the same hole, using an 8-iron to hit the cup 166 yards away. 

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