Masters 2024 live updates: Scheffler proves unbeatable, cruises to second green jacket with brilliant final-round

April 26, 2024

Happy Masters Sunday. That was fun. The Golf Digest team was live from Augusta National, bringing you minute-by-minute updates from the final round at Augusta National. Tiger Woods was off early and shot a five-over 77 alongside the low amateur Neal Shipley, who shot 73 and will be in Butler Cabin later this evening. Scottie Scheffler then took a close contest and stomped the competition with a final-round 68, winning his second green jacket by four shots.

Scheffler brought a one-shot lead over Collin Morikawa into Sunday and Morikawa was looking for a third major at age 27. But this day belonged to Scheffler, much like it has the whole PGA Tour seasons so far.

Ludvig Aberg burst onto the major championship scene too, finishing in second place in his first major championship appearance. A year ago, he was in college at Texas Tech. Here is a look at everything that happened during the final round at the 88th Masters.

Aberg (-7), Fleetwood, Homa, Morikawa (-4), Cam Smith, DeChambeau (-2), Schauffele (-1), Zalatoris, Hatton, Cam Young (E).

7:04 p.m.: Game. Over. Scottie Scheffler makes par on the last hole to shoot a final-round 68, good for an 11-under-par total and a four-shot victory over Ludvig Aberg. It is his second green jacket in the last three playings of the Masters. He put the green jacket on Jon Rahm last year, this year Rahm will put the jacket back on Scheffler.

6:57 p.m.: And Max Homa shoots 73-73 on the weekend to finish at four-under-par total. He tied for third place palce with Collin Morikawa and Tommy Fleetwood, who shot 69.

6:54 p.m.: Bravo Ludvig Aberg. Bravo. In his first major championship, he shoots a final-round 69 to finish in solo second place. The future is bright for the 24-year-old Swede.

6:48 p.m.: Enjoy the walk Scottie. He pars the 17th hole and stands on the 18th tee box with a four-shot lead over Ludvig Aberg. Crazy how quickly this thing got out of control. Scheffler is four under on the round, 11 under for the tournament.

6:39 p.m.: And Jim Nantz puts a bow on Verne Lundquist’s career at Augusta National, one that spanned 40 magnificent years. “Thanks for the memories.” An emotional Lundquist thanks Nantz as they go to break.

6:37 p.m.: Uncle Verne throws it to Ian Baker-Finch at the 17th hole and IBF says, “Thank you, Verne. For everything.”

6:34 p.m.: Scottie Scheffler sends Verne Lundquist out with a birdie on the par-3 16th hole, this one from nine feet. He takes a four-shot lead into the last two holes. This beauty is just about over.

6:26 p.m.: The European Ryder Cupper from last year has his work cut out for him. See below…

6:22 p.m.: So the ball wasn’t as bad as it first appeared, Scheffler splashed out and has about 25-30 feet here for birdie on the 15th hole. Carry on …

6:18 p.m.: The last shot that really could give Scheffler trouble, gave him trouble. His second into the par-5 15th was well right and appears like it’s ended in a fried egg in the bunker. Envisioning a splash out here, two-putt for par and get out of dodge. Reminder, he leads Aberg by three shots.

6:13 p.m.: The only drama remaining is to wait and listen to what Verne Lundquist has to say as he calls the 16th hole for the final time here in a few minutes.

6:08 p.m.: Scheffler just birdied the 14th hole to move back to a three-shot lead. It’s getting late, early. Or something like that.

5:59 p.m.: Aberg, at this point, is the only challenger for Scheffler. He’s birdied the 13th and 14th holes. Scheffler just birdied the 13th, but his lead is two shots right now. Whatever happens on the par-5 15th is going to be a big, big deal. Huge.

5:56 p.m.: So long Amen Corner, thanks for the memories. See you next year.

5:42 p.m.: Suddenly, it’s extremely quiet on the golf course. No one is making a charge, we just have players backing up because of mistakes. Usually there’s a run in here somewhere, but crickets.