AUGUSTA Ga. (Reuters) – Xander Schauffele, in only his second Masters, was alone atop the leaderboard for a brief moment during the late stages of the final round on Sunday but said falling short to Tiger Woods in a major was like a dream.
Schauffele, who was playing two groups ahead of Woods, ended up one shot back of the five-times champion and when asked about the experience at Augusta National was anything but bitter.
Dream - Schauffele
“Like a dream, honestly,” said the 25-year-old Schauffele.
“It’s what I watched as a kid. It’s what I watched growing up. Just everything about it, and for me to be a part of it and give it a good run … it was an incredible experience today.”
Schauffele - Day - Shots - Leader - Francesco
Schauffele, who began the day five shots back of overnight leader Francesco Molinari, rolled in an eight-foot birdie putt at the par-four 14th hole that put him into the lead for all but a couple minutes.
But despite being in contention at the year’s first major, the American was not at all surprised by...
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