2024 Masters Tournament Wrap Up: Scottie Scheffler Wins and What’s in the Bag

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The 88th Masters tournament was historic, marking the 75th anniversary of the coveted green jacket. As the world’s top golfers descended on Augusta National Golf Club, all eyes were on the Number 1 player in the world, Scottie Scheffler, fresh off defending his Players Championship title.

Other notable storylines were Tiger Woods’ return, the continued fragmentation of professional golf, and the thirteen LIV golfers in the field, led by 2023 Masters Champion Jon Rahm. The week started with a weather delay and windy conditions, bordering on unplayable at times, and concluded with a second nine clinic by now two-time Masters champion Scheffler, who took home 3.6 million in prize money.

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In this post, we put a bow on the 2024 Masters with a tournament summary, examine the records and milestones achieved this week, and discover what some of the main protagonists had in their bags, including Scheffler, Åberg, Homa, and DeChambeau.

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2024 Masters Golf Tournament Wrap Up

World Number One, Scottie Scheffler won his second Green Jacket in three years by four strokes over runner-up Ludvig Åberg from Sweden. Playing in his first Major, the 24 year old impressed in his first Masters appearance. Weather was the story Thursday and Friday, with 35 mph wind gusts blowing sand from the bunkers onto the greens and into players’ faces.

Slow play was also a factor, with rounds approaching and exceeding six hours. Notables such as Wyndham Clark, Justin Thomas, Viktor Hovland, Sergio Garcia, Jordan Spieth, and Dustin Johnson missed the cut while defending champion Jon Rahm struggled to make it but was never a factor.  Three time winner Phil Mickelson also made the weekend but never threatened the lead.

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Scheffler came into the Masters as an overwhelming favorite and while it wasn’t a wire to wire win, he was in control from start to finish, in or near the lead all four days. A four-way tie early on the back nine on Sunday provided some drama, but double bogeys at 11 from Aberg and Collin Morikawa, coupled with a hot stretch from Scheffler, was the difference. Scheffler credited his conscious decision to attack, staying aggressive on the second nine, specifically 13, 15, and 16, as the defining moments.

Tiger’s much-anticipated return grabbed some early headlines, rightfully so. He played two solid rounds, getting the worst weather on Thursday and grinding out a long day on Friday. He made the cut and was still within a shout heading into the weekend. Unfortunately, rounds of 82 (his worst round in a Major) and 77 took him out of the picture fairly early on Saturday.

Tommy Fleetwood’s regular caddie, Ian Finnis, could not attend the 2024 Masters due to illness, so Fleetwood turned to former Augusta National caddie master Gray Moore to fill in and provide his extensive local knowledge. Moore’s expertise helped Fleetwood secure his best-ever Masters finish, tying for third place.

Åberg finished second, four shots behind Scheffler and won many hearts and minds.  He seemed unflappable in his debut Masters appearance, announcing himself as a force to be reckoned with on the world stage for a long time to come. Max Homa proved he was ready to take the next step, impressing with all facets of his game, from tee to green. Bryson DeChambeau and Cam Smith tied for 6th to lead the LIV contingent. Leading after the first round, Bryson’s inability to take advantage of his exceptional length on the par-5s hurt him on the weekend and ultimately cost him.

Records and Milestones

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  • Yes Sir: Legendary CBS commentator Verne Lundquist said goodbye to Augusta, calling his 40th and final Masters.
  • Green Jacket: This year marked its 75th anniversary, dating back to 1949.
  • Tiger Woods: set the record for cuts made with 24, besting the previous record held by Fred Couples and Gary Player. He also achieved an additional milestone by completing his 100th round at the Masters in Sunday’s final round.
  • Scottie Scheffler: Also the winner of the 2022 Masters,  Scheffler became the fourth-youngest golfer to win the Masters twice (Jack Nicklaus, Seve Ballesteros, Tiger Woods). He also became the 2nd player to win multiple major championships as world No. 1 (Woods) and the 2nd player to win 2 Masters in first 5 starts (Horton Smith).
  • Wait ‘Til Next Year: Rory McIlroy is still in search of the elusive Masters win to cap off a career Grand Slam and Rickie Fowler won the par-3 contest, keeping that jinx alive for at least one more year.

What’s In the Bag: Scheffler

Scottie Scheffler’s equipment played a crucial role in in winning the 2024 Masters Championship and his second Green Jacket. The world number one relied on a TaylorMade-heavy bag, featuring a Qi10 driver and fairway wood, Srixon utility ironsTaylorMade P7 ironsTitleist Vokey wedges, and a TaylorMade Spider Tour X putter. Scheffler’s choice of Titleist Pro V1 golf balls and Golf Pride grips rounded out his winning arsenal.

What’s In the Bag: Åberg and Homa’s 7-Woods

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Both Max Homa and Ludvig Åberg carried and utilized 7-woods, reflecting a broader trend among professional golfers. Both players utilized them on the 220 yard par-3 4th earlier in the week when the wind was up, and Åberg put his in play on the par-5s as well, with a stock carry distance of 250 yards.

As stated on Friday’s broadcast, golfers are a bit monkey-see-monkey-do and the 7-wood’s popularity has grown among top players for its playability and forgiveness, as noted in our post “Four Reasons To Add a 7 Wood.

What’s In the Bag: DeChambeau’s Irons

The overnight leader after day one, Bryson’s 65 was the low round of the tournament and his best in a Major. He had another storyline going early in the week, which was his new irons. After splitting from Cobra/Puma, Bryson played a new set of “combo length irons” made by a small company called Avoda.

These irons are a departure from his previous single-length irons, as Avoda’s “Combo” set features variable lengths – the lob wedge to 8-iron are all 36 inches (9-iron length), while the 4-7 irons are slightly shorter than standard.

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The Avoda irons were specially designed and 3D-printed for DeChambeau, with the club heads individually buffed and ground to meet USGA conformance standards. DeChambeau said the new irons help him achieve more consistent ball flight and straighter shots, especially on mishits, compared to his previous single-length setup.

This unique equipment change comes as DeChambeau continues to experiment and innovate in his quest for enhanced distance and performance. The Avoda irons were only approved by the USGA on the Monday of Masters week, allowing DeChambeau to put them in play for the first time.

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