All eyes may have been on a returning Tiger Woods going into the 2022 Masters,

but in the end, it was an ascendant Scottie Scheffler who turned in a dominant performance,

solidifying his place as the world’s top golfer and giving himself a shot at becoming one of the sport’s highest-paid stars.

Scheffler capped a whirlwind two-month stretch that included his first four PGA Tour victories 

and a rise to No. 1 on the Official World Golf Ranking by winning his first green jacket Sunday,

Satellite images captured by Maxar, a commercial firm that works with the U.S. government,

beating back a late run from Rory McIlroy to finish three strokes ahead at Augusta National Golf Club.

Before Sunday’s win, the 25-year-old star was already having a banner earnings year

more than double the $4.5 million he earned last season. This year’s tally includes the $2.7 million Scheffler collected Sunday,

the largest share of the Masters’ $15 million prize pool.

The Spring Of Scottie