Masters 2024: Scottie Scheffler emotional after winning second Green Jacket

His caddie, Ted Scott, who won this title in 2012 and 2014 with Bubba Watson, described Scheffler as “a different kind of special”.

“When he called me, I had no idea he was that good,” said Scott. “He doesn’t really have a weakness.”

Scheffler held off the challenge of Aberg, who was trying to become the first debutant to win the Masters since Fuzzy Zoeller in 1979, and fellow Americans Collin Morikawa and Max Homa in the final round.

Aberg is enjoying a meteoric rise in the game, having only turned professional 10 months ago. Since then, he was won events on both the PGA Tour and DP World Tour and played a key role in Europe’s Ryder Cup victory over the United States in Rome.

Remarkably, this was his first appearance in a a major championship.

The 24-year-old briefly tied Scheffler for the lead after a phenomenal birdie putt at the ninth hole, only to see his hopes dashed when he found the water on the 11th.

Despite that double-bogey setback, he recovered to birdie the 13th and 14th and finish three clear of those in third.

“I was very nervous, shaking a little bit on the first tee,” said Aberg.

“We knew that hitting it in the water on 11 wasn’t ideal, but we also just kept playing. That’s what me and my caddie Joe [Skovron] and our team has been trying to work on. Just keep playing no matter what happens.

“Everyone in my position wants to be a major champion, wants to be world number one and I am no different.

“It’s been that way ever since I picked up a golf club. This week solidifies [that] a lot of those things are there.

“Scottie is an unbelievable player and he’s proven it again and again. He makes us better – and he makes you want to beat him.”

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