Peerless Scottie Scheffler wins the 2024 Masters to evoke Tiger Woods comparisons

Scottie Scheffler celebrates winning the Masters - Peerless Scottie Scheffler wins the 2024 Masters to evoke Tiger Woods comparisons
Scottie Scheffler finished on 11 under a Augusta National - Reuters/Mike Segar

They say that the Masters does not start until the back nine on a Sunday. Not for Scottie Scheffler, it doesn’t. For the second time in three years, this is exactly when he ended it, clinically pulling clear towards the Butler Cabin as all those around him lost their heads.

There was no ‘if’ about it. Scheffler was supreme when birdieing three in a row from the eighth and then, after a blip on the 11th, birdieing the 13th and 14th to make it clear that the only person possibly stopping the world No 1 could be his wife.

Yes, Scheffler was adamant that he would leave the competition no matter where he stood on the course or the leaderboard if Meredith went into labour with their first child.

“I’m coming home, I’ll be home as quick as I can,” Scheffler said when asked if he had a message for his wife. “I wish I could soak this in a little bit more but all I can think about is getting home. It’s a very, very special time for both of us.”

The 27-year-old has his priorities correct and on the evidence of the last few months, he will soon be racking up the majors apace anyway. He is that good, that composed, that serene and that imperturbable.

“I definitely will enjoy the birth of my first child, and my priorities will change very soon, so golf will be fourth in line, but I still love competing,” he said. “I don’t plan on taking my eye off the ball any time soon.”

If his rivals did not realise already, they have been warned. Scheffler came in at the head of the betting market at prohibitive 7/2 odds, but in the event made that gamble look a steal as he became the first favourite since Tiger Woods in 2005 to prevail. Inevitably, the comparisons with Woods in his prime will begin in earnest. And why not? In his last tournaments, Scheffler has won three times and been second in the other.

These are, indeed, Woods numbers. Yet in one respect he has eclipsed the red-shirted one. Scheffler has donned two green jackets in his first five Masters starts and only Horton Smith can boast the same. Except, the Missouri war hero completed his double in the first three Masters ever staged in the Thirties. In the modern age, Scheffler’s feat is unprecedented.

And the truly astonishing fact is that Scheffler was not at his most adept this week. Granted, he turned it on when he had to, but that is what great champions do and there can be no doubt that he is a great champion.

There will even be talk of golf’s first calendar grand slam this year, and even if that sounds as ridiculous as “the second coming of Tiger” claims, that is how impressive he has been in this run. Just like in 2022, he sucked the atmosphere out of the famously frenetic back nine, playing it in 33 shots for a 68 and an 11-under total.

Just to make another Tiger connection again, Scheffler is the type of front-runner who creates an award-winner by completely ruining the drama.

There were four sharing the lead after six holes – playing partner Collin Morikawa later tumbling with two double-bogeys in four holes and another American in Max Homa seeing his only challenge essentially die with a five on the notorious par-three 12th after an unplayable drop – but Scheffler was unrattled. The cavalry charge all soon became a procession.

Aberg and Fleetwood head European challenge

In fairness, Ludvig Aberg, the remarkable young Swede, made sure to keep him honest – although, there is nobody more honest on Tour than this God-loving Texan – and, despite finishing four shots short, could celebrate one of the great debuts at Augusta.

Not only did Aberg, by finishing runner-up, emulate Jordan Spieth for the best Masters performance by a first-timer since Fuzzy Zoeller won in 1979, but he produced the finest display ever at Augusta by a player in his first major.

Aberg’s 69 for a seven-under total gave further emphasis on the wisdom of Luke Donald to pick him for a Ryder Cup wildcard last October and highlighted what an asset Europe has in its teamroom.

Donald would also have been delighted by Tommy Fleetwood coming in a tie for third, alongside Homa and Morikawa, in his most notable Masters display to date. The Englishman did not make a single bogey in his 69 and nobody else in the top 10 could say the same.

“You know, eighth time at the Masters, and this is my first top 10,” Fleetwood said. “It’s been a fantastic week. You just keep playing. You never know what’s around the corner. But yeah, I loved it. It was great being out late on the Sunday and playing a good round of golf, and just another major championship where you’re at the right end of the leaderboard at the end of the week.”

Fleetwood’s CV already had runners-up placings at the US Open and Open and this is another huge leap in the direction of becoming a major-winner. “Who knows if my time will ever come, but all I can do is keep trying to put myself there and keep having performances like this, and then we’ll see,” he said.

England's Tommy Fleetwood with his caddie on the green on the 18th hole after completing his final round
Tommy Fleetwood was playing with a stand-in caddy - Reuters/Eloisa Lopez

TV ratings improved by LIV golfers

Tyrrell Hatton also finished in the top 10 after a 69. Like Fleetwood, he is another under the flag of St George who has previously struggled at Augusta and he will take plenty from this improvement, regardless of his bogey-bogey finish.

As a recent LIV recruit, Hatton is acutely aware that his world ranking will soon go into recession and it was his ambition to ensure he guaranteed his route back to Augusta with a top 12 here. Mission accomplished.

There were two of his LIV colleagues in the top 10 – Cam Smith and Bryson DeChambeau in a tie for sixth on two-under after a 71 and 73 respectively – and although this did not match 2023, when they had four players in the top six, the rebels heavily contributed to the tournament.

Rory McIlroy made the point that the TV ratings in America have been transformed at the Masters, more than 20 per cent up year on year, after being so low so far in 2023.  This, he claims, is because the fans want to see the best playing against the best and not being divided.

McIlroy, himself, is out of form and after consulting Butch Harmon to fix his technical problems a few weeks ago, this tie for 22nd, after a 73, was no surprise.  His wait for the career grand slam, and the resulting career grand slam, goes on, but he believes that there is plenty of life in this campaign’s pursuit of a first major in 10 years.

However, he will have to overcome Scheffler, the undisputed champion in the game. He has just two majors but at the moment he is not only fighting his contemporaries, but the greats of each and every era.

Scottie Scheffler dominates the final round: As it happened

12:48 AM BST

Congratulations to Scottie Scheffler

A brilliant front-running display today. There was one tiny wobble on seventh that coincided with a couple of rivals getting birdies to briefly set up a four-way tie with Homa, Morikawa and Aberg but in all honesty Scheffler reasserted his control pretty quickly and this was a hugely impressive, commanding win. James Corrigan will talk you through all of it in his report above but from the live blog, it’s time to say thanks for following and goodnight.

12:45 AM BST


Tiger Woods finishes Masters weekend 60th and last as tips from 15-year-old son fail to help

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“You always strive to finish high up. I felt god about the way I was swinging the club. Privilege to play here. It looked like Scottie was running away with it a bit but I am proud with how I hung in there. Obviously I hope to win a Major but at the moment it’s just about improving.”

12:27 AM BST

Scottie Scheffler

still only 27, now has two Masters and two players’ championships.

Here he is talking on Sky. “I stayed calm and made some good shots when I needed them. I had that bogey on seven and then a good birdie on eight and that set me up for nine.”

[Message for wife?] “You are going to make me cry in the Butler Cabin. Erm. I’m coming home! I love you and I am coming home. It is a very special time for both of us. I am looking forward to getting home and celebrating with Meredith.”

Jon Rahm presents the green jacket to Scottie.

Scottie Scheffler sits with Jon Rahm
Scottie Scheffler sits with Jon Rahm - AP

12:00 AM BST

Scottie Scheffler wins The Masters

Scheffler hits his tee shot into the bunker on the fairway. Gets out of that well enough, towards the edge of the green. 16 yards from the hole. Delicate work with the chip gives him a putt of two feet. He’s -11 and Aberg -7 so I think we can be pretty confident that he is going to win his second Masters in three years.

(His playing partner Morikawa, incidentally, has also had the bucket and spade out on 18. He has a putt for a bogey which he makes, dropping him back to four under and meaning that he, Homa, and Tommy Fleetwood all finish on four under. Aberg on his own in second on -7).

But back to the main event: Scheffler tucks the put away and gets a warm round of applause from everyone. Scottie Scheffler wins The Masters. Raises his hands in triumph. A pretty calm customer. Big smiles. Seems like a good lad. A serious operator: every time the pack got close this afternoon he just seemed to raise his game.

Scottie Scheffler
Master: Scottie Scheffler - AP

11:59 PM BST

Ludvig Åberg

cards a super 69, what a massive talent he looks to be. Going to be a force for some time surely. He’s going to finish second here.

11:54 PM BST

Not quite sure what to make of this

11:52 PM BST

Åberg on 18

He’s into the fairway bunker with his tee shot. Obviously figuring he has to go for broke, he now finds a bunker by the green as well. But a lovely escape from that gives him a fighting chance of a par that should be enough for clear second place.

11:50 PM BST


misses a putt on 17 but it’s not the end of the world and he has made his par right enough.

11:40 PM BST

Scheffler piles it on

Scottie Scheffler into Devon Loch territory now. He’s found the green at the par three 16th, putted for birdie successfully. That leaves him -11 and it’s all over by the shouting you fancy.

Aberg with a par on 17. So Scheffler is four up with two to play himself. Aberg can only hope to birdie 18 and pray.

11:36 PM BST

Tommy Fleetwood

“I think I did well. Maybe could have scored better on the par fives. It has always felt like a place I should play well but haven’t quite. If you push too much around here it pushes back and you get a double bogey out of nowhere.”

11:34 PM BST

Aberg tried for the Tiger

Ludvig Aberg plays out of the sand on 16, the one Tiger chipped out of so famously in 2005.

Sadly for him, it doesn’t go in. Par not birdie and he’s running out of road here. -7 through 16.

11:22 PM BST

Tommy Fleetwood’s work is done

He’s scored 69 today, a really good effort without ever quite forcing himself into the conversation. Every chance of finishing top five though which would be a terrific performance.

11:18 PM BST


on 15. He’s hit the ball into a bunker near the green and the question now is what sort of lie it has got. Is it plugged?

But ahead of him on 16, Aberg has hit a wild tee shot so that might take the pressure off Scheffler just a touch.

Scheffler looks like he is alright there actually. Better than first thought. He’s about to take his third. Out the bunker okay, better than okay in fact.

Scheffler has two putts for par. Bit aggressive with the first one, leaving himself more than he would like. But nails that one to stay at 10 under.

11:08 PM BST


is starting to pull away again. Birdie on the 14th moves him to ten under and this has, so far, been a superb front-running effort.

10:57 PM BST

Åberg and Scheffler trading blows!

Good contest between these two. A birdie on 14 for the young Swede, but Scheffler keeps the gap as it was when he two putts for a four on 13, carding a birdie on the par five there.

Scheffler -9 and Aberg -7.

10:46 PM BST

Ludvig Åberg

Ludvig Åberg is not going away. He’s birdied the par five 13th.

That moves him to six under (the birdie, not dropping his snack).

10:41 PM BST

Progress today

Tommy Fleetwood is three under for today. He has a huge putt here on the 16th, this must be 45 feet. It hits the flag and come out! Ooh, Tommy.

Other than the Evertonian, the only contenders under par today are Scheffler and Aberg.

Tom Kim of Korea smashed a 66, nicely done.

10:38 PM BST

As it stands

-8 Scheffler (11)

-5 Homa (12), Aberg (12)

-4 Fleetwood (15)

10:30 PM BST

Max Homa

the latest man to wearily card a double bogey. His tee shot on 12 rattled off the fairway and into that red brown scrub. He had to take a drop and it was always an uphill struggle from there.

10:28 PM BST

Tommy Fleetwood

is doing nicely and is four under on 14. He’s in with an outside chance of the podium places. If this long birdie putt on 15th hadn’t finished a few inches short he would have been even better placed.

10:27 PM BST


has given back a shot thanks to a bogey at 11. But his partner Morikawa goes one worse: another double for Morikawa and I think that surely ends his challenge. He’s now three under.

10:19 PM BST

Aberg in the drink

One by one, Scheffler’s challengers are falling away. Ludvig Åberg has hit the ball into the water at 11, which means a drop, and soon after that, a double bogey. He is back to five under.

10:16 PM BST


Ooh, that’s a real gutshot for Collin’s chances. He’s double bogeyed the ninth. He got into a bunker at the side of the green, tried to get out but botched it and needed a second crack with the sand wedge. Would have needed a minor miracle with the putter but not to be. To add insult to injury, playing partner Scheffler birdied the same hole and suddenly there was three between them.

10:11 PM BST


“I hasn’t been my year but I am going to keep coming back until it is. My game felt okay. It is hard to make it up once you drop.

“If feels like a lifetime ago (my last Major title) but it is good to return to a place you have had success (Valhalla next for the PGA)”

10:03 PM BST


is pouring it on now. He’s birdied ten as well and that opens up a two shot lead. He’s nine under.

09:44 PM BST


though is really looking strong. He’s also birdied the ninth thanks mainly to a lovely approach shot that pitches over the flag and spins back savagely. It looked for a second that it would go in, it didn’t, but the birdie was a formality.

Scheffler -8

Morikawa and Aberg -7

09:41 PM BST

Putt of the day

Sensational from Ludvig Åberg on the ninth. He looks to have all the shots and he looks to have an ice-cool temperament as well. He hit his drive 372 yards, set it up to 36 feet and then drained a nerveless putt for a birdie that gives him a share of the lead. Scheffler, Morikawa, Aberg on -7.

09:30 PM BST


showing significant minerals here, he’s battling hard and has birdied the eighth. But here is playing partner Collin with a downhill four footer, nastier than it looks, slippery, but he pings it and that’s now two co-leaders on seven under

09:22 PM BST

Four way tie now

A fourth man has joined the leaders on six under: it’s Homa. A quality approach shot on the par-five eighth set him up nicely and then he wrapped up the birdie. He birdied this hole on day one, also.

09:13 PM BST

That could be a big moment!

Scheffler has failed to get out of jail with that saver putt. It always looked a little bit ginger, a tiny bit underpowered as he struck it. He’ll have to card himself a bogey five on the seventh and that means he drops back to six under

Which means we now have a three-way tie for the lead. Scheffler, playing partner Morikawa, and Aberg, who birdied the seventh a few minutes prior.

09:08 PM BST


Scheffler is in the bunker on the seventh. He’s got himself out of it but there’s a lot to do from here.

09:04 PM BST

Tough day again for Rory

Rory McIlroy walks to the second green
Rory McIlroy (pictured) makes a poor start to his final round with an opening hole bogey - Matt Slocum/AP

He’s bogeyed 13. One over for today so not a disaster but he’s further away than ever from that green jacket.

08:59 PM BST

Tiger Woods reveals his son gave him tips today

Tiger Woods finishes last at the Masters after resorting to swing tips from his son, 15.

08:55 PM BST

Scheffler with a super putt

there but it’s just an inch or two shy. He taps that away for his par and here’s Collin for a birdie and a share of the lead. It’s a horrible bendy wavy creature and it slides past the hole.

08:50 PM BST

Here is Collin Morikawa

on the sixth. Lovely shot. Right into the green, excellent control. Can Scheffler match it? Here he is in a peach polo shirt, blue slacks, white shoes and white cap. Onto the green okay but a long putt awaits.

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has a birdie attempt for a share of the lead. On the seventh. Ooooh.... just wide.

08:43 PM BST

Big day for amateur Neal Shipley

Not, as you might imagine, a lower league footballer from the 1980s but in fact an amateur golfer and a grad student at Ohio State. He’s the only amateur to make the cut. His caddie is his buddy from high school, Carter Pitcairn.

And the playing partner today? Tiger Woods.

08:38 PM BST

The leader

Scottie Scheffler overcooks his tee shot on the par three, goes out the back of the green and cannot save his par. He drops back to seven under.

08:37 PM BST

A friend to trees everywhere

08:26 PM BST


Back-to-back birdies for Bryson DeChambeau. He’d started with two bogeys but back in business now.

08:25 PM BST

The leader

Scottie Scheffler not looking entirely comfortable out there. Battling pars on the first two holes but he then birdies the third. He’s onto eight under.

08:04 PM BST

Excellent rally from Nicolai Hojgaard

Double bogey on the first but he has fought back well with birdies on two and three.

07:57 PM BST


has birdied the second and that moves him to five-under.

07:51 PM BST

Here is our leader then

Scottie Scheffler on the first, a low iron. Ball dribbles to the green but won’t stay on. No picnic getting up and down fom there.

Collin Morikawa pings his onto the green.

07:40 PM BST

Rory is on the 8th

with an attempt at an eagle, but that’s not very close at all. I wouldn’t say the birdie is a formality to be honest.

07:33 PM BST

Tiger Woods speaks to Sky

“I hoped to shoot something in the 60s. I thought I had that in my system. But I hit a bad shot at 5 and I never got it back.

“I am aiming to play the Majors. That is one a month so that gives the body time to recover.”

As Mel says, the great man is certainly sweating up!

07:28 PM BST

Some good starts

Several guys are making hot starts this evening.

Cameron Smith has an eagle on the second.

07:23 PM BST


has made a pig’s ear of his first tee shot.

07:23 PM BST

Massive day for this young man

07:11 PM BST


Cameron Davis and Nicolai Hojgaard on the first tee. Hojgaard was going well before a wobble yesterday.

07:10 PM BST

Sky’s coverage begins in earnest

Ewen Murray: “Theater, a battle for supremacy on this elegant but very dangerous golf course.”

Here’s Tommy Fleetwood rattling in a terrific long put for birdie on the first.

06:50 PM BST

Butch Harmon on Ludvig Åberg

“I think he is the next superstar.”

Sir Nick Faldo adds: “tall guy, good swing, nothing flashy about his game.”

06:48 PM BST

Tommy Fleetwood

Hello, Tyers here, joining you just in time to watch Tommy Fleetwood tee off. He begins his round on one under and there’s probably a little bit too much to do but you never know.

06:33 PM BST

Woods finishes up

As Tiger comes up to the green on the last, he receives a huge round of applause from the patrons.

He nearly treats them to a final great chip but it just misses the hole. It is a par on the last but he finishes on 16-over-par and is currently bottom of the leaderboard.

That is all from me. I will hand you over to the very capable hands of Alan Tyers. Enjoy!

06:21 PM BST

Woods on the last

Tiger is onto the 18th and he is 16-over-par on his 100th round at The Masters. He is currently bottom of the leaderboard by two shots.

Tiger Woods wipes his face on the 15th
Tiger Woods (pictured) as endured a horrible final round - Charlie Riedel/AP

06:18 PM BST

Par for McIlroy

The par-five second which has yielded a number of birdies and eagles today comes and goes for Rory as he three-putts and he has to settle for a par to remain at +4. That is ridiculous that he has not got at least one shot back. He missed a relatively short putt for eagle and then misses an even shorter putt for birdie.

That is an atrocious three-putt by McIlroy at the second. His eight-footer for eagle barely even grazed the cup, and nor did the three-foot effort for birdie coming back. He desperately needs some remedies for his short game. While it is his pitching that most urgently calls out for attention (he scuttled a 40-yard chip through the green at the following hole), his putting is equally ragged.

Rory McIlroy reacts after missing a putt on the second
Rory McIlroy (pictured) somehow missed his eagle and birdie putts - Warren Little/Getty Images

06:17 PM BST

Rahm makes up another shot

Jon Rahm has birdied the par-four seventh to move to three-over-par.

06:07 PM BST

Eagle for Scott

2013 Masters champion Adam Scott has just secured an eagle on the short par-four third and he is now two-over-par.

Back on the first Austrian Sepp Straka, who was on Europe’s Ryder Cup-winning team last year, has made birdie to move to +1.

06:05 PM BST

Woods problems continue

Tiger has had a horrible round and his bogey at 15 takes him to 16-over. He is bottom of the leaderboard with three holes to play.

06:02 PM BST

McIlroy drops a shot on the first

Despite a good tee shot, McIlroy ends up off the green with his second after a slightly unfortunate bounce. He cannot get up-and-down for par so he drops to four-over with that bogey.

05:48 PM BST

McIlroy under way

Rory is on the first tee and he is playing alongside Joaquin Niemann. McIlroy gets his final round going with a fine tee shot that finds the fairway.

Rory McIlroy walking down the first hole with his caddie
Rory McIlroy (right) has hoping for a strong end to the 2024 Masters - Andrew Redington/Getty Images

05:44 PM BST

Butch Harmon on Sky Sports

“Rory [McIlroy] is going to be disappointed, no doubt about that. He came in with high hopes and had done some good practice - I know we’ve talked about the four hours he spent with me.

“But it’s very hard to take a new technique to a course in a major, especially this course - which demands so much concentration.

“Rory won’t be happy with what he’s done, but he could go out today and shoot a good score - and then we’ll see in terms of the rest of the year.”

05:39 PM BST

Early birdie for Willett

2016 Masters champion Danny Willett has got his final round off to a strong start with a birdie on the first to move to two-over-par.

05:34 PM BST

Birdie for Rahm

Jon Rahm has gone birdie, bogey and now he has a birdie on the third to improve to four-over-par.

Jon Rahm walking onto the third green
Jon Rahm (pictured) is four-over-par - Jamie Squire/Getty Images

05:33 PM BST

Making me hungry

05:31 PM BST

Nearly time for McIlroy

Rory’s final round will get under way in a quarter of an hour at 17.45 BST. He is three-over-par, ten shots off the leader Scottie Scheffler.

05:28 PM BST

Kim on a roll

Tom Kim is flying out there, although he is well out of contention. He started the day on 11-over but through 12 holes he is 6-over, five-under for the day after four straight birdies between nine and 12.

05:24 PM BST

Masters champions paired together

2016 Masters champion Danny Willett and 2013 champion Adam Scott are getting their final rounds under way right now. Willett is +3 and Scott is +4.

05:17 PM BST

Rahm drops a shot

It was a good start on the first for the defending champion with a birdie but he has dropped a shot on the second with a bogey. Back to five-over-par.

Playing alongside Rahm is Tony Finau, who has made birdie to improve to four-over.

Tony Finau hitting his tee shot on the fourth tee
Tony Finau (pictured) gets his final round going with a birdie - Jamie Squire/Getty Images

05:14 PM BST

Woods update

Tiger is still bottom of the leaderboard on 15-over-par and he is onto the par-five 13th. After a terrible first six holes, he has nor secured pars on six straight holes.

05:10 PM BST

Only way to stop Scheffler?

04:57 PM BST

Birdie for Rahm

Good start for the defending champion as he birdies the first to move to four-over-par. He knows no matter what he shoots today, he will not be joining Jack Nicklaus, Sir Nick Faldo and Tiger Woods as the only three players to defend their Masters crown.

Jon Rahm plays a shot on the first hole
Jon Rahm (pictured) gets his final round going with a birdie - Jamie Squire/Getty Images

04:47 PM BST

Defending champion on his way

Jon Rahm is just getting his final round under way alongside American Tony Finau. Both are five-over par going into today. Rahm’s tee shot is onto the fairway. Here are some of the other pairings who will be making their way out soon:

5.25pm: Danny Willett (England), Adam Scott (Australia)

5.35pm: Will Zalatoris (America), Tyrrell Hatton (England)

5.45pm: Rory McIlroy (Northern Ireland), Joaquin Niemann (Chile)

5.55pm: Mathieu Pavon (France), Sepp Straka (Austria)

6.05pm: Matt Fitzpatrick (England), Patrick Reed (America)

04:40 PM BST

More players on their way out

Still plenty of players yet to tee off but the likes of Phil Mickelson, Shane Lowry and Brooks Koepka have all just begun their final rounds.

04:35 PM BST

Woods onto the back nine

Tiger has completed his front nine in four-over and he is now +15 for the week. He has been joined on 15-over-par by 2000 Masters champion Vijay Singh.

Tiger Woods walks up the ninth hole
Tiger's (top) miserable final round continues - Jamie Squire/Getty Images

04:25 PM BST

Bradley to +5

One man who has made a good start to his final round is Keegan Bradley. He has made birdies on two and three to move to five-over-par. If you have watched the Netflix series ‘Full Swing’, you will have seen the devastation for Keegan and his family when he found out that he had not made the US Ryder Cup squad.

04:22 PM BST

Shipley birdies eight

What an honour it must be for amateur Neil Shipley to be playing alongside Tiger Woods for his final round on the day Woods is playing his 100th round at The Masters. Shipley has just birdied to move to +10. He is already guarantee the Low Amateur, Silver Cup as he was the only amateur to make the weekend.

04:18 PM BST

Eagle for Lee

On the par-five second Australian Min-Woo Lee has registered an eagle to go from +7 to +5. We have seen plenty of players make up shots on the second so far so you can imagine the leaders will be fancying at least a birdie on this hole.

04:11 PM BST

Final few pairings

7.05pm: Cameron Davis (Australia), Nicolai Hojgaard (Denmark)

7.15pm: Bryson DeChambeau (America), Xander Schauffele (America)

7.25pm: Max Homa (America), Ludvig Aberg (Sweden)

7.35pm: Scottie Scheffler (America), Collin Morikawa (America)

03:56 PM BST

Crowds out in force

03:52 PM BST

More misery for Woods

Tiger’s 100th round at The Masters is not exactly going to plan. After missing the green with his tee shot at 6, he ends up with a bogey. He is now bottom of the leaderboard on 15-over-par.

03:43 PM BST

Horror hole for Woods

Tiger has had a mare on the fifth. He ends up with a triple bogey seven to drop to +14. Only Adam Hadwin is below him on the leaderboard.

Tiger Woods takes his cap off on the fifth hole
Tiger Woods (pictured) has had a horror start to his final round - Warren Little/Getty Images

03:38 PM BST

Trouble for Woods

Tiger has problems at the par-four fifth. His initial tee shot goes into the trees on the right and after it is deemed unplayable, he has to go back to the tee. His second effort is much better, down the fairway this time.

03:26 PM BST

Live from The Masters

Nice stat just popped up on the Masters screen here in the media centre at Augusta. Should Collin Morikawa (71-70-69) post a 68 or better today, he would become the first man in Masters history to break par on his opening round, and then improve his score every round thereafter.

Collin Morikawa finishing his third round
Collin Morikawa (pictured) starts the final round one shot off the lead - Charlie Riedel/AP

03:16 PM BST

Bogey for Tiger

Just as Tiger had made up a shot on the second, he loses it on the third with a bogey to drop back to +11.

03:04 PM BST

Woods makes birdie

On the second Tiger has a lengthy eagle opportunity which he almost takes but he has to settle for a birdie to move to +10.

Tiger Woods playing a shot on the third
Tiger Woods (pictured) is playing in his 100th round at The Masters - Warren Little/Getty Images

03:03 PM BST

More frustration for Rory

Rory McIlroy’s quest for the career Grand Slam is likely to go on for at least another year. He will begin his final round on three-over-par, ten shots off leader Scottie Scheffler. It is now at the decade mark for the last time he won a major and Oliver Brown has been writing about how Augusta National continues to frazzle the Northern Irishman.

Rory McIlroy reacts after missing a putt on the sixth
Rory McIlroy's (pictured) quest for the career Grand Slam goes on - Jamie Squire/Getty Images

02:57 PM BST

Can Aberg win The Masters?

No debutant at The Masters has won since Fuzzy Zoeller in 1979. Swede Ludvig Aberg has a chance of winning today not only on his Masters debut, but also his major debut. Tom Cary has been looking at Aberg’s chances of wearing that green jacket later today.

Swede Ludvig Aberg on the green at the 18th during his third round
Swede Ludvig Aberg (pictured) is in with a shot of winning on his Masters debut - Brian Snyder/Reuters

02:52 PM BST

Birdies for Hadwin and Singh

On the par-five second, both Adam Hadwin and Vijay Singh have made birdies. They are now 13-over-par.

02:49 PM BST

Woods pars the first

Despite a good tee shot, Tiger misses the green with his second. He manages to get up and down for a par to remain at 11-over-par.

02:38 PM BST

Woods (+11) under way

Tiger Woods’ final round is a go. He sends his opening tee shot down the fairway, exactly the start the 15-time major winner wanted. This is Woods’ 100th round at The Masters.

Tiger Woods on the first hole with his caddie
Tiger Woods (right) begins his 100th round at The Masters - Andrew Redington/Getty Images

02:30 PM BST

Singh makes a two-putt par on the first

Hadwin sent his approach slightly long, chipped to 6ft but then sunk that for an opening-hole par. Steady.

02:22 PM BST

The first shots of the day have been played

Adam Hadwin has found the fairway, as has Vijay Singh. Singh then finds the green with his approach to give him a birdie putt.

02:07 PM BST

Watch: DeChambeau holes his approach on 18

What a spectacular finish.

01:55 PM BST

Woods shoots his worst-ever major round after Masters meltdown

Erik S Lesser
Tiger Woods of the US reacts to his tees shot on the 4th hole during the third round of the Masters Tournament at the Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, Georgia, USA, 13 April 2024 - Shutterstock

Tiger Woods shot a horrific 82 here, his highest-ever round in a major, on the third day of the Masters when the toll of his injuries and the extent of his rust once again became painfully clear.

After breaking the record on Friday for the most consecutive Masters cuts made – 24 – this was not the sort of personal history he and his multitude of admirers were expecting. It was his 99th round in the season’s first major and his worst score by four shots.

Read more on Woods’ struggles here.

01:45 PM BST

Round 4 tee times and groups

All times BST (US unless designated)

* denotes amateur

2.15pm: Adam Hadwin (Canada), Vijay Singh (Fiji)
2.25pm: Jake Knapp, Grayson Murray
2.35pm: Neal Shipley, Tiger Woods
2.45pm: Tom Kim (South Korea), Denny McCarthy
2.55pm: Kurt Kitayama, Thorbjorn Olesen (Denmark)
3.05pm: Erik van Rooyen (South Africa), Eric Cole
3.15pm: Jose Maria Olazabal (Spain), Camilo Villegas (Colombia)
3.25pm: Russell Henley, Jason Day (Australia)
3.35pm: Keegan Bradley, Min Woo Lee (Australia)
3.45pm: Si Woo Kim (South Korea), JT Poston
4.05pm: Corey Conners (Canada), Brooks Koepka
4.15pm: Phil Mickelson, Shane Lowry (Ireland)
4.25pm: Taylor Moore, Sahith Theegala
4.35pm: Akshay Bhatia, Harris English
4.45pm: Jon Rahm (Spain), Tony Finau
4.55pm: Hideki Matsuyama (Japan), Luke List
5.05pm: Ryan Fox (New Zealand), Rickie Fowler
5.25pm: Danny Willett (England), Adam Scott (Australia)
5.35pm: Will Zalatoris, Tyrrell Hatton (England)
5.45pm: Rory McIlroy (Northern Ireland), Joaquin Niemann (Chile)
5.55pm: Mathieu Pavon (France), Sepp Straka (Austria)
6.05pm: Matt Fitzpatrick (England), Patrick Reed
6.15pm: Adam Schenk, Chris Kirk
6.25pm: Patrick Cantlay, Lucas Glover
6.45pm: Cameron Young, Tommy Fleetwood (England)
6.55pm: Byeong Hun An (South Korea), Cameron Smith (Australia)
7.05pm: Cameron Davis (Australia), Nicolai Hojgaard (Denmark)
7.15pm: Bryson DeChambeau, Xander Schauffele
7.25pm: Max Homa, Ludvig Aberg (Sweden)
7.35pm: Scottie Scheffler, Collin Morikawa

11:14 AM BST

Good afternoon

Welcome to our live coverage for the final round of the 2024 Masters. It has been a fascinating three days so far, but the upshot is that 2022 Masters champion Scottie Scheffler leads by one shot over Collin Morikawa with Max Homa a further shot behind.

Scheffler shot a one-under 71 which seems like a fairly regulation score and one that, as a contender after round three, you would take. Yet that was not entirely the case. Two birdies and a bogey saw in go out in a one-under 35 but that is when things got tricky with a double bogey by a bogey on 10 and 11. An eagle on 13 put things right before a final birdie put him on 71 for the day and seven under in total.

At one point there was a four-way tie for the lead but several players in contention fell away towards the end. It is certainly finely poised at the top but it is not quite as close as it might have been with four shots separating the top five. 12 players within six shots is not too bad, though and there is always the potential for someone a bit further down to put in a 65 or 66 and get in amongst it as the clubhouse leader.

USA tips his hat on the 18th hole during the third round of the Masters Tournament at the Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, Georgia, USA, 13 April 2024
Can leader Scheffler claim a second Green Jacket? - Shutterstock/Erik S Lesser

At one stage it looked like round-three leader Bryson DeChambeau’s challenge was disintegrating. Four shots dropped in seven holes after the turn and then in a bit of trouble on 18, having to come sideways out of the trees. Yet he holed his 77-yard pitch to rapturous applause to keep himself in contention for first Green Jacket.

At one point Nicolai Hojgaard got to six under at the turn but a run of five bogeys in as many holes leaves him only an outside chance. He is two-under overall and in a tie for sixth but you feel that with the quality and number of players ahead of him, it will be a hard ask to be in contention at the very end.

The fourth-round action gets going at Augusta National at 2.15pm BST with Vijay Singh and Adam Hadwin. Of the lead four groups, Cameron Davis and Hojgaard are out at 7.05pm with the lead two-ball of Scheffler and Morikawa teeing off at 7.35pm.