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Scottie Scheffler secures his second Masters victory in 3 years; Bhatia lands in T-35, while Theegala finishes T-45

World No. 1 Scottie Scheffler secured a four-shot victory at the Masters Tournament to claim his second Green Jacket in three years at Augusta National Golf Club. Scheffler, the favorite, finished at 11 under, with Ludvig Aberg being the nearest challenger at seven under on his Major Championship debut.

Scheffler, who kicked off the tournament with a 66, entered the final day with a one-shot lead and pulled away with a final round of 68. Indian Americans Akshay Bhatia and Sahith Theegala finished T-35 and T-45 respectively, with Bhatia expressing his excitement for the experience in his Masters debut.

Korea’s Byeong Hun An posted his best Masters Tournament finish with a tied-16, while Tom Kim fired the day’s lowest of 66. Scheffler’s dominant performance showcased his skill and composure, despite the challenge of sharing the lead at times and the impending arrival of his first child.

Scheffler expressed his joy at winning the tournament and anticipation for fatherhood, stating that golf will soon take a back seat to his family. The competition saw other players fluctuate in the leaderboard, with Scheffler maintaining his lead to secure the victory at the Masters Tournament, promising a memorable celebration and a shift in priorities post his big win.

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