Updated: May 9
Scottie Scheffler is the winner! The man who has dominated the golfing world for the past few months rises to the top, yet again. While he was the number one ranked golfer in the world, it was a question of whether he would take home a green jacket this weekend considering his recent rise to prominence yet he did. The man was absolutely dominating all weekend, and did not relent his onslaught of dominance. In this article, we shall take you through the winner, who the contenders were and how well they played, and of course Tiger.
So, other than Scottie, who was contending? For a while Cameron Smith was a major contender, yet the fourth round did not do him well. Smith had been 7 under at one point, a few strokes behind Scottie, yet sort of collapsed during the final round. Still has played well up until this point, as he did win the Players Championship. The weekend was not the kindest when it came to the weather. A lot of cold, dreary days with some substantial wind gusts as well. Rory McLiroy, who is one of the greatest of this generation, came from being up 1 in the start of the fourth round to finishing the round being 7 under, with some of the best chip-ins we’ll ever see. Posting a 64 in the fourth round. Dustin Johnson had played well, some would say conservatively for the first few days, yet finished the tournament 1 over. Shane Lowry, a 35 year old journeyman had finished in the top 5, having himself quite a weekend. Shane had aced a hole, the hardest hole in golf, during the Players Championship a month ago.
Scottie Sheffler is perhaps the most genuine, down to earth man in golf right now. When he won, we had a view of his wife, high school sweetheart, crying tears of joy. After he won, they embraced for an emotional hug that he or she will never forget. This young man had a great future in golf, and I can’t wait to see what's in store for Scottie.
Now, what about Tiger? Tiger had himself a performance that he would not enjoy, yet there was so much grit. The fact that that man was on the course, and made the cut, is a comeback enough. Tiger had looked like he was in absolute agony the entire event, yet he never gave up. We will make our own iteration of a blog regarding his performance.