It was the outlet that determined the Masters, and one which Xander Schauffele will not neglect for a very long time coming.
Schauffele’s cost to the inexperienced jacket was rendered all however over after a disastrous triple-bogey within the ultimate spherical – his first at a Main throughout a complete of 1041 holes.
The American had pulled off 4 consecutive birdies to peg Hideki Matsuyama’s lead again to simply two strokes because the pair approached the par three sixteenth.
His tee shot rolled into the water, after which following his drop, the third sailed into the seats behind the inexperienced. After an strategy shot, he two-putted to finish on a six.
Matsuyama himself bogeyed the outlet to drop to -11, however remained two strokes forward of latest second-placed Will Zalatoris.
Schauffele’s blunder noticed him drop off Matsuyama and successfully hand the Japanese participant his first Masters title.
It is a gap Schauffele will not quickly neglect, and judging by the response from Twitter, neither will followers.