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Scottie Scheffler Player Profile And What's In The Bag

By: | Mon 13 Feb 2023

Article Updated June 2024

A strange thing happened during the final round of The Memorial Tournament at Muirfield Village - world number one Scottie Scheffler, who has been breaking par for fun, required 74 blows to negotiate the course.

But one thing did not change - having gone into the round with a four-shot lead, Scheffler still picked up what was his fifth victory of the year.

Scheffler holed a five-foot putt on the last to hold off Collin Morikawa. In doing so, the world number one became just the second player after Tiger Woods to win the Players Championship, Masters and Memorial in the same year.

The American led on 10 under overnight, four clear of Morikawa, Adam Hadwin and Sepp Straka but, rather than the expected procession, he was pushed all the way.

Scottie Scheffler

"I didn't do a whole lot well but I did enough to get it done," said Scheffler after recording his 11th PGA Tour title on eight under. "I feel like I've had some close calls in this tournament. The golf course was playing so tough, firm and fast - 16, 17 and 18 were brutal. But it was a fun test of golf, I like it when it gets hard.”

On a tough day for scoring at Jack Nicklaus' Muirfield Village, Ohio, Scheffler's advantage was down to two after nine holes.

But while Hadwin, who had started the strongest with three birdies in his opening seven holes, fell away with five bogeys in his final 11 holes to finish third on four under, Morikawa continued to press.

The lead was down to one when two-time major winner Morikawa rolled in a 30-foot birdie putt on the par-three 12th, while Scheffler missed his attempt from a third of that distance.

The advantage was back to two when Morikawa bogeyed the 16th, but Scheffler dropped a shot on the 17th to leave him with a one-shot lead with one to play.

Both players overhit their approaches to the final green but both then chipped out to around five feet. Scheffler was up first and rolled his effort into the middle of the cup to seal the win and $4m (£3.14m) first prize.

Amid the celebrations Morikawa knocked in his par putt to close with a one-under 71 and seven under total.

Straka, who had been level with Morikawa on six under at the start of the day, fell away with a run of four bogeys in five holes from the 10th, but a chip-in birdie at the last saw him finish with a 76 to end joint fifth on two under.

Player Profile

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 and qualified for the US Presidents Cup team and last year made the US Ryder Cup team.

He won the 2024 Arnold Palmer Invitational and followed it up with back to back to back wins at the Players Championship - the first golfer ever to achieve the feat. He then finished runner-up at the Houston Open before winning The Masters for a second time and the RBC Heritage the next week.

This was his 11th win on the PGA Tour, his fifth of the season and extends his lead at the top of the world rankings and strengthens his place at the top of the FedEx Cup standings. 

He has made 124 PGA Tour starts and made 104 cuts. Apart from his wins, he has nine runner-up finishes and 10 third places, along with 40 top fives and an incredible 54 top 10s. He now has career earnings of more than $66m. His earnings in 2024 alone stand at a staggering $24m.

Last 10 Events

The Memorial Tournament - 1st

Charles Schwab Challenge - T2nd

The PGA Championship - T8th

RBC Heritage - 1st

The Masters Tournament 2024 - 1st

Texas Children's Houston Open - T2nd

The Players Championship - 1st

Arnold Palmer Invitational - 1st

Genesis Invitational - T10th

WM Phoenix Open - T3rd

Key Stats

Driving Distance - 301.1 Yards

Driving Accuracy - 72.09%

Greens in Regulation - 73.52%

Sand Saves - 51.61%

Putts Per Round - 28.00

Scoring Average - 67.71

End of Year World Ranking Position

2019: 66

2020: 31

2021: 12

2022: 2

2023: 1

What's In Scottie Scheffler's Bag

Driver: TaylorMade Qi10 (8 Degrees)

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 (60.5-T)

Putter: TaylorMade Spider Tour X

Grips: Golf Pride Tour Velvet

Ball: Titleist Pro V1

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