The Masters 2024: Winners and losers from Round 4, final Masters leaderboard

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It was a Sunday like no other at the Masters, as it was historic, both on and off the course.

On the course, Scottie Scheffler won the 88th Masters and put on his second green jacket in three years. Off the course, it was broadcaster Verne Lundquist’s 40th and final Masters tournament behind the microphone, calling some of the sport’s best moments at Augusta National.

Here are the winners and losers from this week at the Masters.

Winner: Scottie Scheffler

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The No. 1 player in the world definitely played like the best player in the planet as he was completely focused on taking one shot at a time without thinking about the rest, which even included his wife’s Meredith being close to expecting their first child where Scheffler said he would even withdrawal.

On Sunday, Scheffler did not back down despite recording three bogeys but responded by making seven birdies to compliment the road to joining the list of 17 others who have two Masters titles. Scheffler joined Tiger Woods as the only players to win the Players Championship and the Masters in the same year. The World No. 1 also became the fourth youngest player in tournament history to win multiple green jackets.

Winner: Tiger Woods

Whenever Tiger Woods makes an appearance on a golf course, fans flock to see the 5-time Masters Champion as he has grown the sport to an all-new level over the last quarter century. Woods, who made history Friday by making a Masters-record 24 straight cuts, is already preparing for the PGA Championship next month at Valhalla Golf Club in Louisville, Ky., as he was able to complete 72 holes for just the fourth time in the last three years. 

Also read: Tiger Woods and the Masters: Everything you need to Know

Loser: Xander Schauffele

Xander Schauffele is capable of winning on a major tournament stage, and this week was no different for the reigning Gold Medalist. However, Schauffele, who was a favorable pick this week to win, was unable to knock down putts and make birdies on a difficult course at the Masters. Schauffele made just 10 birdies this week and only had one round under par.

Winner: Collin Morikawa

Although Collin Morikawa struggled a bit with double bogeys on the par-4 ninth and the par-4 11th, the two-time Major Champion has a lot of positive takeaways as he recorded his third straight top-10 finish at the Masters. Morikawa recorded his best finish at a major since last year’s Masters when he tied for 10th.

Also read: Golfers with the most all-time major wins

Loser: Justin Thomas

Justin Thomas has struggled over the last year, including missing the cut in four of his last major tournaments. On Friday, Thomas was at even par entering the final four holes, getting set to have a weekend entering the par-5 15th. However, things changed after that when he double-bogeyed three of his final four holes, plus a bogey on the par-4 17th, shooting 7-over over his final four holes to miss the cut by one stroke.

According to Justin Ray, the last man to play the final four holes in the second round of the Masters 7-over par was Retief Goosen in 1998, who was in the same situation as Thomas.  

Winner: Ludvig Aberg

Ludvig Aberg made his first Masters start this week and played nearly perfectly outside of his approach on the par-4 11th, going left and into the water hazard, resulting in a double bogey. Overall, it was a solid week for the Swede, who has continued to show signs of dominance as his career has just begun with a second-place finish in his first trip around Augusta National.  

Winner: Max Homa

Max Homa has put himself in the conversation of the game’s best stars, going on that trajectory from barely keeping a PGA Tour card every year to making a Ryder Cup team to playing in the second to final group of the Masters and recording his best finish at a major tournament. In the final round, his blunder came in Amen Corner, like Morikawa and Aberg, when his tee shot on the par-3 12th went long into the bushes, resulting in a double bogey.

Winner: Will Zalatoris

Just 12 months ago, Will Zalatoris had to withdraw from the Masters to eventually undergo back surgery and miss the remainder of the PGA Tour season. Since returning in January, Zalatoris has proven that he can return to playing against the best in the country and this week at Augusta National was no different, placing tied for ninth his third Masters top-10 finish in the last four years.

Winner: Tommy Fleetwood

Tommy Fleetwood, who is playing in his eighth start at the Masters this week recorded his best finish at Augusta National, placing tied for third Fleetwood, who utilized Augusta National caddie Gray Moore, played all four rounds par or better, highlighted by his 3-under 69 on Sunday for his best round at the Masters since his 6-under 66 in the second round of the 2020 Masters.    

The Masters Final Round Leaderboard

1Scottie Scheffler-1169
2Ludvig Aberg-769
T3Tommy Fleetwood-469
 Max Homa-473
 Collin Morikawa-474
T6Cameron Smith-271
 Bryson DeChambeau-273
8Xander Schauffele-173
T9Will ZalatorisE69
 Tyrrell HattonE69
 Cameron YoungE73
T12Matthieu Pavon+172
 Patrick Reed+172
 Adam Schenk+173
 Cam Davis+175
T16Sepp Straka+272
 Chris Kirk+273
 Byeong Hun An+275
 Nicolai Hojgaard+276
T20Taylor Moore+370
 Lucas Glover+375
T22Keegan Bradley+469
 Min Woo Lee+469
 Harris English+471
 Adam Scott+472
 Rory McIlroy+473
 Joaquin Niemann+473
 Matt Fitzpatrick+475
 Patrick Cantlay+476
T30Tom Kim+566
 Jason Day+569
 Si Woo Kim+570
 J.T. Poston+570
 Rickie Fowler+572
T35Kurt Kitayama+668
 Camilo Villegas+669
 Akshay Bhatia+673
T38Russell Henley+771
 Corey Conners+773
 Hideki Matsuyama+774
 Luke List+774
 Ryan Fox+775
T43Phil Mickelson+874
 Shane Lowry+874
T45Denny McCarthy+970
 Jose Maria Olazabal+972
 Brooks Koepka+975
 Sahith Theegala+975
 Jon Rahm+976
 Danny Willett+978
51Grayson Murray+1070
52Eric Cole+1173
T53Adam Hadwin+1270
 Neal Shipley+1273
T55Jake Knapp+1373
 Erik van Rooyen+1376
 Tony Finau+1380
T58Vijay Singh+1472
 Thorbjorn Olesen+1475
60Tiger Woods+1677
 The following played failed to make the cut at +6  
 Austin EckroatCUTCUT
 Zach JohnsonCUTCUT
 Sergio GarciaCUTCUT
 Justin ThomasCUTCUT
 Nick DunlapCUTCUT
 Wyndham ClarkCUTCUT
 Lee HodgesCUTCUT
 Mike WeirCUTCUT
 Justin RoseCUTCUT
 Sungjae ImCUTCUT
 Christo Lamprecht (a)CUTCUT
 Viktor HovlandCUTCUT
 Stewart Hagestad (a)CUTCUT
 Sam BurnsCUTCUT
 Brian HarmanCUTCUT
 Jordan SpiethCUTCUT
 Santiago De la FuenteCUTCUT
 Stephan JaegerCUTCUT
 Peter MalnatiCUTCUT
 Bubba WatsonCUTCUT
 Charl SchwartzelCUTCUT
 Jasper Stubbs (a)CUTCUT
 Ryo HisatsuneCUTCUT
 Fred CouplesCUTCUT
 Gary WoodlandCUTCUT
 Dustin JohnsonCUTCUT
 Nick TaylorCUTCUT
 Adrian MeronkCUTCUT
 Emiliano GrilloCUTCUT
(a) is amateur

Round 3 Winners and Losers

The third round of the Masters continued to have fair play like to Friday’s difficult day filled with blustery conditions.

Saturday at the Masters was once again focused on limiting mistakes, avoiding bogeys and getting into position to attack when possible, as high scores continued for a second straight day, unlike Bryson DeChambeau shooting an opening round 7-under 65.

The best round of the day belonged to Chris Kirk at 4-under to get down to 1-over as Scottie Scheffler birdied his final hole to hold a one-stroke lead heading into Sunday’s final round.

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Here are the winners and losers from the third round of the Masters.

Winner: Scottie Scheffler

The pressure usually builds on the world No. 1, especially at a major championship, but not for Scottie Scheffler. Scheffler was able to jump out to 8-under after making two birdies on the first three holes before recording a bogey on the par-3 fourth. He then went double bogey-bogey on the par-4 10th and the par-4 11th, respectively, before getting two of those strokes back with an eagle on the par-5 13th, which included making a 31-foot putt to get back to 6-under.

He added a birdie on the final hole to shoot a 1-under 71 and hold the 54-hole lead as he looks to become the second player to win The Players Tournament and the Masters in the same season, joining Tiger Woods in 2001.

Also Read: List of The Masters winners – Every champion from 1934 to present

Winner: Collin Morikawa  

The two-time major champion, who is looking for the third leg of the career grand slam, had himself a superb start making birdies on each of his first three holes to get to 6-under par. After a bogey on the par-3 sixth, he returned to 6-under par with a birdie on the par-5 eighth before playing steady. Moving day on Saturday is important and especially for Morikawa, who was able to shoot 3-under, which was one stroke away from the best round of the day.

Loser: Nicolai Hojgaard

Things were going really well on Saturday for Nicolai Hojgaard, who was making his first Masters start this week. Despite making a bogey on the par-4 first to begin his day, he followed that up with a birdie on the par-5 second before making three straight birdies on holes Nos. 8, 9 and 10. However, Amen Corner got the best of Hojgaard as he bogeyed 11, 12 and 13 as well as on 14 and 15 to drop to 2-under and got as high as 7-under and a glimpse of the lead.

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Winner: Xander Schauffele

The goal when playing at Augusta is to limit bogeys and take advantage when players are able to. Xander Schauffele was able to do that shooting a bogey-free 2-under 70. When Schauffele birdied the short, par-4 third, it was Schauffele’s first time in the red numbers.

Loser: Bryson DeChambeau

Bryson DeChambeau, who held the 18-hole lead on Thursday, fell behind on Saturday, shooting 3-over, and fell to 3-under for the tournament. DeChambeau, who reached 8-under at one point, landed his shot on the par-5 15th into the water, leading to a double bogey. In response, DeChambeau birdied the 18th to keep him in contention.

Round 2 Winners and Losers

The second round at the Masters featured the difficulty the major tournament golf brings and the mental grind to overcome the challenges as the week progresses. Not only did the course provide plenty of obstacles, but also the elements, in particular the wind, made things difficult for the field.

Max Homa, Bryson DeChambeau, and Scottie Scheffler held the 36-hole lead. It is the first time that three players from the United States tied for the 36-hole lead since 1985.

To showcase the difficulty on Friday, there were just seven players in the field to play under par for the day, as there were just 21 players to be at even par or better midway through the first major tournament of 2024.

Here are the winners and losers from the second round of play at the Masters.

Winner: Tiger Woods

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The five-time Masters Champion, who had to withdraw from the Genesis Invitational two months ago due to contracting the flu due to being dehydrated, showed no signs of slowing down in the second round at the Masters. Despite four bogeys on his round, he was able to match that with four birdies, including chipping it in on the par-3 sixth, to shoot even par for the round.

Woods, who is 1-over for the tournament, has made his 24th consecutive cut, which is a new record, surpassing both Gary Player and Fred Couples at 23 straight made cuts in Masters history.

Related: Signs of prime Tiger Woods emerge at the 2024 Masters Tournament as legend makes history

Loser: Brian Harman

The reigning Open Champion struggled at the Masters over the first two days. Brian Harman, who is making his sixth Masters start, made back-to-back birdies on the par-5 8th and par-4 ninth before giving that up with two straight bogeys on the first two holes of Amen Corner. Then everything went downhill from there Friday morning as he double-bogeyed four of his final six holes to conclude his first round.

Harman’s second round was better than his first as he recorded no double bogeys, ultimately playing even par as he is misses the weekend for the second straight year.

Winner: Max Homa

Max Homa entered this year’s Masters coming off his best finish at a major tournament, a T10 at the Open Championship last July. After being 4-under through 13 holes when play was suspended Thursday, he finished his round with a 5-under 67 Friday morning to record his lowest score in a round at a major championship.

Winner: Neal Shipley

Of the five amateurs in the field, Neal Shipley, who in the field by being the U.S. Amateur Championship runner-up, was the only amateur to make the 36-hole cut at +3. Shipley was one of the few on Thursday to be in the red numbers before battling the elements on Friday with a 4-over 76. Shipley will now look to finish strong over his final 36 holes on a difficult course at the Masters.   

Related: Amateurs at the Masters: Everything You Need to Know

Loser: Viktor Hovland

The reigning FedEx Cup Champion did not have it on Friday. Viktor Hovland, who is ranked No. 6 in the Official World Golf Ranking, did not look like it, both at the beginning and at the end of his round. Hovland was 7-over through the first five holes, including making a triple bogey on the par-5 second and a double bogey on the par-3 fourth. On the back nine, despite a birdie on the par-5 13th, he bogeyed the par-4 14th, followed by making a double bogey on the par-5 15th.

Winner: Ludvig Aberg

Ludvig Aberg, who is making his first start at the Masters, showed no signs of inexperience at Augusta National, like most, firing the best round in Friday’s second round with a 3-under 69. He would ultimately the only player to shoot in the 60s on Friday to get to -2, which was fueled by going -5 from the par-4 seventh to the par-4 17th. Aberg made back-to-back birdies on the par-5 eighth and the par-4 ninth as well as par-3 12th and the par-5 13th

Winner: The back nine

The back nine at Augusta National easily beat the field on Friday in the second round. The final nine holes played two strokes over par, including the par-4 11th playing 0.63 strokes over par for the toughest hole on the day and the par-4 18th playing 0.42 strokes over par for the second hardest hole. Of the 89 players in the field, only one player made birdie on the 11th, which was Kurt Kitayama. Overall, the second round was playing three over par, signifying the cut being at 6-over for the top-50 and ties.

This is what shapes a major tournament course and the difficulty that players have to face in order to put on the green jacket in two days.

1st Round winners and losers from the Masters

The first round of the Masters featured all the tee times to be pushed back due to inclement weather in the morning. The precipitation paved the way for sunny skies and the honorary starters – Jack Nicklaus, Tom Watson, and Gary Player – started the action. As the afternoon progressed, the wind came into play as the scoring average from the field played a stroke over par.

As a result, the field had to work their way around the elements, in addition to what the course brings them every year, including the undulations around Augusta National and hitting from different lies, like pine straw.

Two players in the Masters field were able to overcome the wind above anyone else as there were just 31 players to shoot under par on Thursday before the round was concluded due to darkness. 21 groups were able to finish play before the horn was sounded, leaving 27 on the course needing to finish play on Friday.

Here are the winners and losers from Thursday’s opening round at the Masters.

Winner: Bryson DeChambeau

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Bryson DeChambeau held the clubhouse lead entering Friday with some players still on the course until play was called due to darkness. DeChambeau, who is one of the many this week to put on their first green jacket started strong, making three birdies on his three holes.

On the back nine, he birdied five out of six holes, beginning on the par-3 12th in the heart-odd Amen Corner. He got a second straight birdie on the par-5 13th and then made three consecutive birdies on holes Nos. 15, 16, and 17 to open with a 7-under 65, which ties his lowest career round in a major tournament, joining the 65 he shot at the 2021 Open Championship at Royal St. George.

Loser: Jon Rahm

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Twelve months ago, Jon Rahm tied for the top score through the first 18 holes at the Masters, leading to putting on the green jacket a few days later. Rahm, who is trying to join Nicklaus, Nick Faldo, and Tiger Woods as the only players to win back-to-back Masters, had an up-and-down day to begin his title defense. Despite making four birdies, including on the par-4 third, he gave that stroke on the next with a bogey on the par-3 fourth.

Every time Rahm recorded a bogey, he eventually gave it back. After being 2-under through nine, the reigning champion recorded four bogeys on the back nine, including two on his final two holes.

Related: Past winners at the Masters from 1934 to the present

Winner: Danny Willett

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The 2016 Masters Champion rolled into Augusta National looking for his second green jacket despite not playing competitively in 2017 days due to undergoing surgery on his left shoulder in September. However, Willett started on a good note and ended on a good note. He birdied two of his first three holes before his first blemish with a bogey on the par-5 fifth.

He was able to respond a couple holes later with back-to-back birdies on the par-4 seventh and the par-5 eighth. Despite bogeys on the 10th and the 14th, he finished strong, making three birdies on the final four holes to close with a 4-under 68.

Also Read: Amateurs at The Masters – Everything You Need To Know

Winner: Will Zalatoris

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It was this time last year when Will Zalatoris had to withdraw from the Masters while getting ready in the driving range due to his back injury. He would go on to have back surgery and miss the remainder of the 2023 season. He made his first return to professional action in December before making his first PGA Tour start in January.

On Thursday, Zalatoris opened with a 2-under par score on the front nine before recording three bogeys on the back nine. However, the back nine also included making one of three eagles on the par-5 13th followed by a birdie on the par-5 15th.

Also Read: LIV Golf players at The Masters – Why they can play and who is playing

Loser: Hideki Matsuyama

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The 2021 Champion did not have the best of days at the Masters in his first round as he was one of the few who was unable to convert across the four par-5s, while recording five bogeys, compared to just one birdie. Matsuyama was unable to join the birdie party until the par-3 16th when he got his tee shot to nine feet.

Winner: Scottie Scheffler

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The No. 1 player in the Official World Golf Ranking entered the Masters as the favorite and showed it during the first round. Fighting through the wind, Scottie Scheffler showed that it was no match as he fired a bogey-free 6-under 66 and was only one back of DeChambeau for the lead.

Like DeChambeau, Scheffler got hot on the back nine, recording four birdies in a five-hole span, including holing out from the back bunker on the par-3 12th in the heart of Amen Corner. In total, Scheffler went 3-under on the par-5s as he looked for his second green jacket in three years.

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