2022 Masters Live Updates for the Fourth Round at Augusta

At this time it looks like we will see a first time major champion in golf. After the third round of the 2022 Masters, Scottie Scheffler of the United States leads Australian Cameron Smith by by three strokes. Here is what the fourth round has in store. (All times Eastern).

2:42 pm–Smith and Scheffler tee off…Scheffler’s tee shot puts himself into a little bit of trouble…

2:48 pm–Min Woo Lee of Australia shoots a 30 on the front nine of the final round to get to -2…there have been six golfers in history to have shot a 30 on the front nine in a round at the Masters…they are Johnny Miller of the United States (1975), Greg Norman of Australia (1988), K.J. Choi of South Korea (2004), Phil Mickelson of the United States (2009), Gary Woodland of the United States (2014), and Tony Finau of the United States (2019)…

2:53 pm–Lee is in the top seven, but still not the top Australian as Smith is at -6…

2:53 pm–Smith birdies the first to reach -7…

2:56 pm–Woods finishes the 18th with a par putt which he makes…finishes at +13…

3:14 pm–Finau records first eagle of the day on the 13th hole with a par five…

3:16 pm…Smith birdies the second and is now at -8…one back of Scheffler…

3:19 pm…tough start for Scheffler as he has an arrant tee shot on the third…

3:21 pm…my gut and feeling is that Smith needs to be considered the favourite…

3:23 pm…Woods heads to the clubhouse..one needs to wonder when we will see Woods next

3:25 pm…Will Zalatoris shows great creativity with a remarkable birdie on the ninth…ball goes 90 degrees and moves to +1

3:29 pm–two-horse race at the moment…Scheffler at -9 and Smith at -8…

3:29 pm–great birdie from the rough for Scheffler at the third…it was a 29 yard chip and put Scheffler at -10…anticipation, including by me that Smith could take the lead at the third…now after a bad approach shot by Smith, the Australian returns to -7, and three back of Scheffler…

3:42 pm—Smith bogeys the fourth, and drops down to -6 and out of contention for now at least…with the Scheffler par, Smith will need a a Scheffler error to get back in the hunt…

3:43 pm–a lot of support for McIlroy, who is in third place at -3 with South Korea’s Sungjae Im…

3:54 pm–Justin Thomas, the 2017 PGA Championship winner from Louisville, Kentucky, joins Im and McIlroy at -3…

3:57 pm—Scheffler just misses a birdie chance…records a par on the fifth…

3:59 pm—critical par putt on the fifth by Smith leaves him at -6

3:59 pm—great chip shot for birdie by McIlroy on the 10th puts him at -4…

4:07 pm—Im birdies the seventh to move to -4…

4:19 pm—birdie by Smith puts him at -7…three strokes back of Scheffler

4:20 pm—Scheffler birdies seventh too…he is now at -11 and four up on Smith

4:36 pm–only two golfers have a legitimate chance to win the 2022 Masters…Scheffler at -11 and Smith at -7…

4:38 pm–Ireland’s Shane Lowry birdies the ninth…has three birdies since the fourth hole when he had a triple bogey, to get to -3, and a tie with Thomas for fourth place…still they are a touchdown back of world number one…

4:43 pm—McIlroy eagles 13th hole…second career eagle on the 13th at the Masters…moves him to -6

4:44 pm—another eagle on the 13th…this one to Morikawa…

4:51 pm—Scheffler misses birdie putt on the ninth…

4:53 pm—Smith and Scheffler each par the ninth…

5 pm–Smith in trouble in the trees on the 10th…

5:07 pm–Scheffler bogeys the 10th…drops to -10, and gets Smith back in the hunt…

5:07 pm–Smith misses a simple par putt and records a bogey on the 10th…four back of Scheffler…

5:10 pm—interesting that Smith has company with McIlroy and are at -6, four strokes back of Scheffler…

5:12 pm—great round by McIlroy as he is at seven-under-par for his round, moved from +1 to -6…

5:15 pm—problem for McIlroy is that he only has three holes left…might run out of holes

5:21 pm—Smith birdies the 11th…considered as the hardest hole on the golf course…moves to -7, and three back of Scheffler, who made a key par putt to begin Amen Corner

5:23 pm—Kerplunk! Smith’s tee shot on the 12th finds water…

5:28 pm—Smith shows discouragement by tossing his golf club high in the air

5:31 pm–Smith has tricky putt for double bogey…

5:33 pm–Smith misses double bogey putt…records triple bogey…drops to -4…six strokes back of Scheffler, who is at -10 and now leads McIlroy by four

5:40 pm–Scheffler lays up with shot on the 13th…

5:47 pm–McIlroy birdies his shot on the 18th from the bunker…finishes at -7 after a remarkable round of eight-under-par 64…tied for the lowest fourth round score in Masters history…three back of Scheffler…McIlroy follows his birdie with a bunker dance and tossing his club into the air…

5:58 pm–Scheffler birdie chance on 14th…

5:59 pm–McIlroy admits that is the happiest he has ever been on a golf course but does not think he has a chance to win the green jacket…

6:04 pm–Scheffler birdies the 14th to go to -11…

6:14 pm–Canadian Corey Conners birdies the last two holes to finish at -3…currently tied with Smith and Zalatoris in fifth place

6:20 p.m.–Scheffler birdies 15th to go to -12

6:29 pm–Scheffler pars 16th to remain at -12

6:30 pm–Smith birdies the 16th to go to -5

6:41 pm—Lowry birdies the 18th to finish at -5

6:49 pm–Scheffler trying to be the fifth golfer to be world number one and win the Masters…joined by Fred Couples, Ian Woosnam, Tiger Woods and Dustin Johnson

6:56 pm…Scheffler double bogeys 18, but hangs on to beat McIlroy by three…Scottie Scheffler is 2022 Masters champion after shooting a four-round score of -10…McIlroy in second at -7…