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When resident of our next-door-neighbor Highland Park, Scottie Scheffler, completed his first major win Sunday at the 2022 Masters, he became one of the top-10 youngest in history to win the tournament.

At 25 years, 9 months and 9 days old, Scheffler ranks ninth, while one Preston Hollow native and Jesuit graduate is nearer the top of that list.

Jordan Spieth won the Masters tournament in 2015 at age 21 (and eight months). That put him slightly behind Tiger Woods, who also was 21 (3 months and 14 days) when he won it in 1997. Woods won again when he was 25 and is on the top-10 list twice.

Along with Scheffler, both Woods and Spieth were involved in last weekend’s activities in Augusta, Georgia, yet neither of the latter came anywhere close to having a performance as excellent as Scheffler’s.

Woods—who nearly lost a leg in a car crash a bit more than a year ago— defied the odds by making the cut, but he struggled mightily on Saturday and Sunday, scoring the two worst rounds of his Masters career.

Still, the 46-year-old Woods outperformed our hometown hero, Spieth, who missed the cut in what golf pundits call a “heartbreaking fashion.”

While Spieth’s pre-tournament press conference was a hit with reporters, the 12th hole at Augusta, which has given him trouble in the past, continued to haunt him, as golf.com reports. But he’s still young, and, they say, “He’ll be back.”

 


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