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fresh champion. One whose class and personality meshes with the blooms of April and the Augusta National landscape, which is unrivaled by any golf course, except, perhaps Pebble Beach.
Sunday’s uplifting weather, bringing back short sleeved dress and penetrating cheers with sidebars such as Rory McIlroy and Collin Morikawa both blasting from the sand into the cup for birdies on the final hole. This will be a piece of Masters history that will resonate forever with those gathered around the final green.
Such vignettes seem to take place at the Masters every year, another memorable moment to fit neatly in the scrapbook of memories for those who gain access to the tournament each spring.
When the Masters has a glorious Sunday to showcase the championship, there is no more beautiful and moving setting. No other sport can match the inspirational atmosphere that accompanies the final round. More often than not, there is a thrilling and exciting finish. When one player dominates and takes the drama out of the scene, his mastery of the moment and his management of the golf course brings about a “well done” accolade which resonates with Masters’ aficionados.
No clairvoyant can say where Scheffler’s game will take him in the immediate future. Fellow Texan Jordan Spieth seven years ago was in a similar situation, becoming the youngest player ever to win the Masters. He won three majors in a short period of time and has not been in the winner’s circle of majors lately.
Now comes the distractions that accompany success. Appearances, deals and more deals. Scottie Scheffler appears to be one who can manage his golden opportunities, but as it is with a three-foot downhill putt, there are no guarantees.