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As the dust settles on Scottie Scheffler’s second win at the Masters, it’s time to take a look at how the world No.1 blew away the field to once again to slip on the Green Jacket.

Of course, you might simply say that Scheffler played the best, most consistent golf of the week, and you would be correct, but there’s a little more to it than that.

Statistically, over several facets of the game, Scheffler was close to being the best player in the field.

Let’s take a closer look at some of the key stats that helped Scottie Scheffler win his second Masters.

1. The putter!

Putting woes? There was no such worry for Scheffler at Augusta National. In fact, his performance on the greens was one of the most impressive parts of Scheffler’s win at the Masters.

Now, I know that there’s more accurate ways to measure putting than purely looking at total putts, but even just looking at that stat, we can see how proficient the world No.1 was on Augusta’s greens.

Over the week, only two players used the putter less than Scottie Scheffler. One of them was Patrick Reed, and the other was Tyrrell Hatton. Scheffler only three-putted twice throughout the week, a pretty impressive feat on Augusta National’s greens.

Not once, in any of Scheffler’s four rounds, did he take more than 30 putts. For someone who strikes the ball as well as he does, that’s going to make him hard to beat.

While you might look to the TaylorMade Spider Tour X in Scheffler’s hands, you should also look to the man standing behind him in the image below. Phil Kenyon has been working with Scheffler since last year’s Ryder Cup, and the changes the pair have worked on has clearly done the trick.

Scottie Scheffler Masters putting
Scottie Scheffler’s work with putting guru Phil Kenyon has paid off. (Credit: Getty Images)

2. Birdies Galore

It seems obvious to say, but no one broke par on individual holes more than Scheffler throughout the week.

He made 20 birdies and one eagle over his four rounds. Couple that with only one double bogey, an unfortunate one at that, and you’re going to do well.

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3. Par-5 scoring

It’s often said that the par-5s hold the key to good scores at Augusta National, and Scheffler certainly took advantage of them last week.

He made birdie on eight of Augusta National’s longest holes and made an eagle on one of them, the 13th in his Saturday round.

Over the par-5s, Scheffler only dropped one shot all week, which was a bogey on the 13th on Friday’s round, courtesy of a visit to Rae’s Creek.

Over the course of the week, Scheffler was nine-under-par for the par-5s. When you consider that he was 11-under-par for the tournament, it doesn’t take much to work out how he won the Masters.

4. Driving Display

Off the tee all week, Scheffler was superb. I’m willing to bet that if the Green Jackets did Strokes Gained stats, he would be leading the Off the Tee metric.

Scheffler averaged just north of 305 yards off the tee and hit 44 of 56 fairways throughout the week. That combination of distance and accuracy is going to be lethal anywhere, but at Augusta National, it’s a huge advantage.

Scottie Scheffler's Stock yardages
Scottie Scheffler was fantastic with his TaylorMade Qi10 driver. (Credit: Getty Images)

I would urge you to head to the Masters website and watch every tee shot that Scheffler hit on the back nine of his final round on Sunday (because of course, that’s where the Masters really begins) and see that he never put himself in trouble.

Even his tee shot on the final hole, which found the bunker, was absolutely fine, especially when you consider the alternative that Morikawa found.

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Lewis Fraser As bunkered’s Performance Editor, Lewis oversees the content that’s designed to make you a better player. From the latest gear to tuition, nutrition, strategy and more, he’s the man. A graduate of the University of Stirling, Lewis joined bunkered in 2021. Formerly a caddie at Castle Stuart Golf Links, he is a member of Bathgate Golf Club where he plays off four.

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