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Scheffler pulls away from field to win 2nd Masters

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There's plenty of division in men's professional golf. However, one universal truth is that Scottie Scheffler is the best player on the planet.

The World No. 1 once again proved he's on a different level with a final-round 68 that secured his second Masters title on Sunday.

Scheffler poured in five birdies in a seven-hole stretch to distance himself from a bunched pack of players and claim a four-shot victory. Masters rookie Ludvig Aberg shone bright in his debut to finish second, while Collin Morikawa, Max Homa, and Tommy Fleetwood finished tied for third at 4-under.

Place Player Total to par Round 4 score
1 Scottie Scheffler -11 68
2 Ludvig Aberg -7 69
T-3 Collin Morikawa -4 74
T-3 Max Homa -4 73
T-3 Tommy Fleetwood -4 69
T-6 Cam Smith -2 71
T-6 Bryson DeChambeau -2 73
8 Xander Schauffele -1 73
T-9 Will Zalatoris Even 69
T-9 Tyrrell Hatton Even 69
T-9 Cameron Young Even 73

It was a round that will be remembered for what Scheffler didn't do as much as for what he did. In addition to boasting the best statistical profile in the game since peak Tiger Woods, Scheffler is among the best players in the world at strategically moving around the golf course, and that was on full display over the dramatic start to Amen Corner on holes 11 and 12.

Aberg and Morikawa found water on the par-4 11th to eventually post a double-bogey and drop off the pace. Homa's tee shot on the par-3 12th became lodged in the shrubs behind the green, resulting in a double-bogey punishment for the World No 11. Scheffler, meanwhile, played away from the water on 11 and hit the center of the green on 12 to eliminate any chance at a big number that would derail his charge.

Once clear of the biggest danger on the course, Scheffler added birdies at Nos. 13, 14, and 16 to stretch his lead and properly illustrate his dominance. The victory puts him alongside elite company in Jack Nicklaus and Woods, the only men to win two Masters and two Players Championships.

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