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Scottie Scheffler's Masters defense derailed by brutal Par-3 12th

Scottie Scheffler's attempt to defend his Masters title didn't go as planned, as he finished in a tie for 10th place after a rollercoaster week at Augusta National.

Scheffler had a tough start to the tournament, struggling with his putting in the first two rounds and posting a 75 on Friday. However, he rallied in the third round, birdieing the last two par-5s to shoot a 71 and give himself an outside chance heading into the final day.

The Texan got off to a hot start on Sunday, going out in 3-under par to move up the leaderboard. But disaster struck on the 12th hole, which had been a thorn in his side all week. Scheffler hit his tee shot into the bushes for the second day in a row, leading to a double-bogey that effectively ended his chances.

Augusta's infamous Par-3 12th continues to haunt players

Scheffler admitted after the round that he had been trying to make up too many shots at once, leading to his mistake on the 13th hole where he hit his second shot into the water.

Despite the disappointment, Scheffler remained positive, saying that he was glad to have made his mistakes when he was so far back in the field, rather than when he was in contention for the lead.

"It's just a learning experience," Scheffler said. "At Augusta National, there's an endless supply of them."

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