A Masterful Master’s

Tyler Shannon, Broadcast Journalism

This past weekend the best and most talented golfers from around the world met in Augusta, Georgia. They competed in the 86th Masters Tournament. The Masters is an annual golf tournament that is seen as the premier event on the tour. This year, Scottie Scheffler, a native of New Jersey, ran away with the tournament. Leading for much of the competition, Scheffler finished 10 under par and came away with his first major win only two years into his professional career. The closest competitor was Rory Mcllroy, who was three strokes behind.

Sheffler moved away from his home in Ridgewood, NJ when he was a young child. He moved to Texas where he stayed, taking his athletic ability to the University of Texas. Sheffler found a lot of success in his college days, Sheffler helped the Longhorns win 3 Big 12 championships. With an outstanding freshman season Scottie was also awarded the “Phil Mickelson Freshman of the Year.” 

Another big news story coming out of this year’s Masters was the miraculous comeback of former standout, Tiger Woods. People had their doubts about Tiger coming into the week due to the fact that he suffered an almost career-ending injury. Tiger was part of a two car collision in February, of 2021. Stories have come out months later about Tiger’s rehab and that the possibility of amputation was a real scenario. Thankfully, amputation was not necessary but rehab was long and tough for Tiger but he fought through it and got himself ready for Augusta. By no means did Tiger tear it up as he did in the past, but he did in fact make the cut. Making the cut was a tremendous accomplishment in itself. This past weekend gave Tiger fans a lot of hope. At the end of the day, time will only tell if Tiger can continue to compete on tour and maybe win once again. 

With all of this being said, the legendary Master’s tournament was once again  fantastic. It brought not only golf fans, but also Tiger fans a lot of joy. Past young phenom, Tiger Woods made his return to the biggest stage in sports and new young phenom, Scottie Sheffler, showed he belongs on the elite stage.


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