Scottie Scheffler Player Profile And What's In The Bag
Article Updated December 2023
After twice finishing runner-up, world number one Scottie Scheffler won the Hero World Challenge in the Bahamas.
The tournament will be remembered for the return from injury of Tiger Woods, who finished 18th in the 20-man field.
Scheffler's bogey-free four-under round of 68 meant he finished on 20 under and sealed a three-shot win from Austrian Sepp Straka.
Woods, competing for the first time since hobbling away from The Masters in April, ended the week on level par after a round of 72.
He said: "I think I've come a long way. From being a little bit rusty to playing four days and knocking off a lot of rust was great, and just the physicality of actually playing and competing again... I haven't done this in a while.
"It was nice to get out here with the guys, have some fun and compete."
The 47-year-old recovered from a double bogey on the third with three birdies in the next four holes and also birdied the 14th and 15th after dropping shots on the eighth and 11th.
He finished 20 shots behind Scheffler, runner-up to Viktor Hovland in each of the past two years.
Straka returned a superb 64 to finish 17 under, with Justin Thomas a shot further back in third. Hovland surged through the field with a 63 to finish 10th.
Scheffler said: "I think this is great for momentum. I talked a little bit about it at the beginning of the week; this was kind of a warm-up for the [next] season.”
Scottie Scheffler was born in Ridgewood, New Jersey on June 21, 1996 and is married to Meredith. He started playing at the age of three when his parents gave him a set of plastic clubs and ball.
Scheffler had prolific success at the youth level, and won 75 times on the PGA junior circuit.He was barely 5ft tall when he started high school but experienced a growth spurt and is now 6ft 3in.
In 2013 he won the US Junior Amateur and went on to attend the University of Texas from 2014 until 2018. He was a member of the US Walker Cup team in 2017 and qualified for the US Open in 2016, when he missed the cut by a stroke. He qualified again in 2017 and this time played all 72 holes, finishing as low amateur.
He turned professional and joined the Web.com Tour, winning the Nationwide Children's Hospital Championship, gaining his PGA Tour card and being named Korn Ferry Tour Player of the Year.
In August 2020, Scheffler finished tied for fourth at the US PGA Championsip. In August 2020 he shot a 12-under-par 59 at the Northern Trust. It was the 12th sub-60 round in PGA Tour history.
He was named rookie of the year in 2019-20 and qualified to play for the US Ryder Cup team after a series of top-five finishes.
His first win came at the 2022 Phoenix Open. Three weeks later he added the Arnold Palmer Invitational and then claimed the WGC Dell Technologies Match Play. His crowning achievement came when he won The Masters and climbed to the top of the world rankings. He was named 2022 PGA Tour Player of the Year.
He won the Phoenix Open in February 2023 and later added the Players Championship.
Scheffler has made 111 starts on the PGA Tour, winning six times, finishing second seven times, third nine times and in the top five 32 times. He has made 92 cuts and earned $42.5m in official prize money.
Hero World Challenge - 1st
Tour Championship (72-Hole Scores) - T21st
BMW Championship - T2nd
FedEx St Jude Championship - T31st
The 151st Open - T23rd
Genesis Scottish Open - T3rd
Travelers Championship - T4th
US Open - 3rd
The Memorial Tournament - 3rd
Charles Schwab Challenge - T3rd
Driving Distance - 302.5 Yards
Driving Accuracy - 62.09%
Greens in Regulation - 74.43%
Sand Saves - 44.44%
Putts Per Round - 29.09
Scoring Average - 68.6
3-Wood: TaylorMade Qi10 (15 Degrees)
Irons: Srixon ZU85 (3-4), TaylorMade P7TW (5-PW)
Wedges: Titleist Vokey Design SM8 (50-12F, 56-14F), Titleist Vokey Design WedgeWorks Proto (60-06K)
Putter: Logan Olson Prototype
Ball: Titleist Pro V1
Grips: Golf Pride Tour Velvet
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