American golfer Scottie Scheffler, world ranking leader, won the 86th Augusta Masters at the Augusta National Golf Club in Georgia (USA), winning the first major of his career, which he led from the second round.

Scheffler, 25, who was just not in front on the first day of competitio­n, closed the tournament with 71 strokes (one under par) and finished the Masters with an aggregate of 278 shots (10 under), completing each of the four rounds with results under par (72).

In second place was Northern Irishman Rory McIlroy, who performed a round with 64 strokes (eight under) and ended with a total of 281 (seven under), three more than the winner, while Irishman Shane Lowry and Australian Cameron Smith shared third place, with five more shots than Scheffler.

Tiger Woods, who has already won 15 majors in his career, returned to competitio­n at Augusta, 13 months after a serious car accident, ended with an unhappy round, repeating the 78 strokes (six over) made the day before. The 46-year-oldAmerica­n, who was looking for his sixth Augusta Masters title, started the week well, with a 71 stroke round, but he was leaving strokes throughout the tournament. He scored 74 on the second day. He finished the week in 47th place, with a total of 301 strokes (13 over), far from the leaders. Even so, he was one of the great attraction­s at the tournament.

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