Scottie Scheffler has been the top player in the golf world throughout the 2024 season. His position of dominance became even more established as he won the Masters, taking the first major championship of the year by four strokes.

The Masters appeared to be a four-way fight for the green jacket as the tournament reached the midway point of Sunday's round. Scheffler and three other golfers were all sitting atop the leaderboard with scores of six under par. However, there was little drama as the back nine unfolded. Scheffler played steady and at at time spectacular golf, while challengers like Ludvig Aberg, Max Homa and Collin Morikawa all made mistakes and fell by the wayside.

By the time Scheffler was able to walk up the 18th fairway and complete the 72nd hole of the Masters, the title was decided. Scheffler completed the Masters with an 11-under par score of 277, four strokes better than Aberg.

When Scheffler completed the round by sinking a short putt on the 18th green, he extended his arms skyward and let loose with a shout of joy.

Shortly thereafter, Scheffler was in Butler Cabin along with defending champion Jon Rahm, who assisted Scheffler in putting on the green jacket that goes to the Masters champion every year.

Scheffler is clearly on top of his game

Scheffler is the No. 1 golfer in the world and he has been having a brilliant run of it in 2024. In the three tournaments leading up to his entry in this year's Masters, Scheffler won the Arnold Palmer Invitational, the Players Championship and finished second in the Houston Open.

In addition to those most recent finishes, he also has seven top 10s in eight starts on the tour this season. His worst finish this year was a tie for 17th at the American Express in January.

Scheffler took charge of the tournament when he made four birdies on the back nine. It was his second Masters triumph in the last three years, as he earned his first green jacket in 2022.

Scheffler, 27, became the fourth-youngest golfer to win multiple green jackets. Jack Nicklaus (25), Woods (25) and Seve Ballesteros (26) were the younger golfers to win more than one green jacket at a younger age than Scheffler.

Scheffler's first child on the way

He was in Butler Cabin a year ago and presented the green jacket to the victorious Rahm. This type of turnaround with one golfer presenting the green jacket to a competitor and the other presenting it back the following year has been notable in Masters history. Arnold Palmer and Jack Nicklaus had that kind of turnaround in the 1960s and Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson did the same thing more recently.

Scheffler and his wife Meredith are expecting the birth of their first child at any point. Prior to the start of the Masters, Scheffler said he would leave the tournament at any point if his wife went into labor. He did not have to do that, but he sent his wife a message as he was presented with the green jacket.

“I'm coming home as fast as I can,” Scottie Scheffler said.