The Masters champion made one powerful confession about his faith

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The Masters is the signature event of the golf season.

Whoever wins the coveted “green jacket” cements their mark in the sport’s history.

And this year the Masters champion made one powerful confession about his faith.

Scottie Scheffler wins his second Masters title in dominant fashion

Golfer Scottie Scheffler spent the last 83 weeks as the world’s number-one ranked player.

On Sunday, he romped to a second Masters championship by posting a four under par 68 in the final round on the way to an 11 under par total score for the tournament.

His total bested Sweden’s Ludvig Aberg by four strokes.

By winning in such dominant fashion, Scheffler became the first player ever to win the Masters twice by three or more strokes in a three-year span.

Not even legends like Jack Nicklaus and Tiger Woods – considered the two best players in the history of the game – achieved such a feat when they were at the peak of their games.

Scheffler’s caddie Ted Scott credited his all-around game for his success at Augusta National, the course where the Masters is staged every year.

“I’m just pinching myself honestly,” Scott told reporters. “I don’t really know what I’m seeing. The guy is special. He’s a different kind of special. I think we’re all seeing it, and we’re all questioning, ‘Where did this come from?'”

“What is he not good at?” Scott added. “I don’t know. I think his superpower is [that] people that are super powerful are good at everything, and he seems to be good at everything. He doesn’t really have a weakness. I think people created a weakness in his putting. He’s not a weak putter. He’s a good putter. He’s a very good putter.”

Scheffler credits a different power

In his post-tournament press conference, Scheffler credited his faith in Jesus for his win.

Scheffler said he hates to lose but was reminded before the tournament that his victory was “on the cross” meaning that Jesus dying for his sins was the greatest win he could ever achieve and that a golf tournament presented no pressure.

“I will go home, soak in this victory tonight,” Scheffler said. “Will definitely enjoy the birth of my first child. But with that being said, I still love competing. My priorities will change here very soon. My son or daughter will now be the main priority, along with my wife, so golf will now be probably fourth in line. But I still love competing. I don’t plan on taking my eye off the ball anytime soon, that’s for sure.”