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Scottie Scheffler explained how stressed he was feeling ahead of his final run in Augusta

Masters champion Scottie Scheffler has revealed that he “cried like a baby” on the morning of his final round in Augusta because he was “stressed out” about getting a first big win.

Despite maintaining a cool demeanor on the course during almost all 72 holes of his dominant win at the first major tournament of the year, Scheffler admitted during his press conference after winning the title that he was struggling to contain his emotions before leaving in the afternoon to control. Weather.

The 25-year-old, who had already clinched world first place after winning three of his last five tournaments before the Masters, credited his wife Meredith with putting his mind at ease.

Scheffler made the most of his five-shot lead on the 18th green as he made four putts for a double bogey to win his first major

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Scheffler made the most of his five-shot lead on the 18th green as he made four putts for a double bogey to win his first major

Scheffler made the most of his five-shot lead on the 18th green as he made four putts for a double bogey to win his first major

“I cried like a baby this morning,” Scheffler said. “I was so stressed. I did not know, what I should do.

“I sat there and told Meredith, I don’t think I’m ready for this. I’m not ready, I don’t feel ready for this stuff, and I just felt overwhelmed.

“I think when she cooked me some food, she had a big breakfast. I have abdominal pain two days in a row. I would say I calmed down when I got to class.

Scheffler said he’s never felt such intense emotion before a round in his professional or amateur career.

Highlights from Day 4 of the 2022 Masters in Augusta

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Highlights from Day 4 of the 2022 Masters in Augusta

Highlights from Day 4 of the 2022 Masters in Augusta

“I think it’s because it’s the Masters,” he added. “I dreamed of playing in this golf tournament. I cried when I first got my invite in the mail. We were lucky enough to play here in college and I love this place. I love this golf course.

“If you pick one golf tournament to win, that would be the tournament I want to win. You don’t know how many chances you’ll have. So to have a chance – I think I had a five shot lead on Friday, then a three shot lead ahead of today, I don’t know if you have better options than that.

“The human condition is making things bigger than they really are. And years from now, I’d say maybe people won’t remember me as a champion, and that’s a good thing. But right now you think it’s a lot more important than it really is. . »

Butch Harmon paid tribute to new Masters champion Scheffler after the incredible performance of the world No. 1

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Butch Harmon paid tribute to new Masters champion Scheffler after the incredible performance of the world No. 1

Butch Harmon paid tribute to new Masters champion Scheffler after the incredible performance of the world No. 1

Smith: I’ll win a green jacket one day!

Cameron Smith bounced back to earn a green jacket going forward after a disappointing final day which saw him settle for a third draw.

The Players Championship winner started the week as one of six players to exit the opening men’s major of the year as world no. 1, with the Australian threatening a second win in as many starts as he early became one of the Schefflers changed the last day. .

Smith posted consecutive bogeys on his first nine but found himself within three of the lead with seven holes to go, only to fulfill his hopes of a big breakthrough when he found water on the 12th tee en route to an early three. -Bogey six.

Cameron Smith's hopes for a first major title at the Masters crumbled on the infamous 12th with a triple bogey.

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Cameron Smith’s hopes for a first major title at the Masters crumbled on the infamous 12th with a triple bogey.

Cameron Smith’s hopes for a first major title at the Masters crumbled on the infamous 12th with a triple bogey.

The 28-year-old also bugged the 14th par 4 before birdie his next two holes, saw to finish a 73rd final round and finished third, with Smith optimistic about his chances of winning the Masters next year . .

“Just too many mistakes,” Smith admitted. “I feel like maybe my two bogeys in the front nine weren’t quite deserved. Somehow I guess I kind of stopped the momentum. I got off to a really good start, getting the first two bogeys, then two bogeys to follow that really slowed me down. Yeah, bad shot on 12, and it was the tournament.

“I feel like I played my best golf here. It’s just not my time yet. A few strokes of luck here and there and one day I’ll wear the green jacket, I’m sure.

“I feel very comfortable in this place. I feel like this is a place that really suits my game. Yes, I can’t wait to come back and play good golf every year. »

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