American Scottie Scheffler, the current world No.1 and FedEx Cup points leader, capped a magical run of form by winning the Masters Tournament, the first Major victory of his career. It was a remarkable fourth PGA Tour title within a span of just 57 days, marking the shortest stretch from a first-to-fourth victory in PGA Tour history.
Only four times since 2002 has a player won the Masters while ranking outside the top seven in greens in regulation, and Scheffler continued that trend, ranking T-5 while hitting 68.06 percent of his greens.
The first round of the Masters was all Tiger, all the time – but there was plenty of other action to take in producing some facts and figures that interested or outright wowed us. Here’s a look at five stats that stood out from round one.
The Masters is upon us once again, and with the return of the spring (not to mention full galleries) to the confines of Augusta National, it is time to drink and make merry here in our Aussie living rooms.
The same golf gods who ensured an historic first Masters Tournament triumph for Asia 12 months ago are now being called upon to ensure Japan’s Hideki Matsuyama is fully fit to put up a worthy title defence this week.