The Masters has proved to be a major celebration for Scottie Scheffler as the No. 1 player in the world earned his second title in golf's premier event in the past three years. While Scheffler pulled away to earn the victory, Max Homa was left thinking about what might have been. He was in title contention midway through the final round but he faded during the back nine and finished in a tie for third place.

Scheffler won the Masters with an 11 under par score of 277. Ludvig Aberg finished second, a full four strokes behind Scheffler with a 7-under 281. Homa was one of three golfers to finish tied for third place with scores of four-under 284.

Homa played very well throughout the Masters. He shot an impressive 67 in the opening round, and stayed near the top with scores of 71 and 72 in the second and third rounds. However, when he had a chance to put his imprint on the final round and take the green jacket, Homa struggled in the final round and finished with a 2 over par 73.

Homa birdied the 10th hole Sunday to move to 7-under for the tournament. He had a par-4 on the 11th, but he was unable to handle the pressure of the moment on the 12th hole . He had a double bogey 5 on the famed par-3 hole, and he was unable to mount any kind of charge after that.

Homa was clearly disappointed after the round

The 33-year-old Homa is the 11th-ranked golfer in the world, but he has struggled a bit in this year's events. He ranks 46th in FedEx Cup points with 516 and earnings of $1.54 million.

After the round, Homa gave a cheeky assessment of his feelings. “I haven't drank in a really, really, really long time, but I've been planning it for Sunday after the Masters, so probably not great,” Homa said.

The double bogey on the 12th hole was difficult for Homa to accept. In most cases, when players struggle on that hole, it is because of the Rae's Creek water hazard. In Homa's case, his tee shot bounced off the downslope behind the green and hopped into a patch of ivy. He had to take an unplayable penalty and his next shot didn't make the dance floor.

Homa was in deep trouble at that point and he knew his chances of winning the Masters had all but disappeared. He was very disappointed with the 12th hole results.

“The honest answer is it didn't feel fair. I hit a really good golf shot, and it didn't feel fair. I've seen far worse just roll back down the hill,” Homa said. “Yeah, the professional answer is these things happen.”

On the positive side, finishing tied for third place is the best Max Homa has ever done in a major championship. He will get a chance to improve on that in the PGA Championship at the Valhalla Golf Club in Louisville from May 16 through May 20.