Scottie Scheffler is a professional golfer with a career-high Official World Golf Ranking of No.1 which he achieved in March 2022. He won the Masters Tournament in 2022. In the same year, he finished in the Top 2 of the US Open.
Player Profile and Early Life and Career
Scott Alexander Scheffler was born on June 21, 1996, in Ridgewood, New Jersey in the United States. He currently resides in Dallas, Texas. Scheffler stands 191 cm tall and his weight was last listed at 91 kg. He began playing golf at a young age when his parents Diane and Scott Scheffler gave him a toy golf set when he was three.
He trained under Randy Smith at the Royal Oaks Golf Club. In high school, he played both basketball and golf at Highland Park High School. In 2013, he attended the US Junior Amateur. He later went on to play collegiate golf for the University of Texas.
Scheffler qualified for his first US Open in 2016 and again in 2017. He was one of the two amateurs who made the cut that year, the other one is Cameron Champ.
He began his professional career playing on the Korn Ferry Tour. In 2019, he won the Korn Ferry Tour Finals and he was also named the Korn Ferry Tour Player of the Year.
Scheffler joined the PGA Tour in August 2002 and was named the PGA Tour Rookie of the Year. That year, he finished in the fourth spot in the PGA Championships. In 2021, he played in the Ryder Cup for the United States.
2022 proved to be a good year for Scheffler. He won the WM Phoenix Open. He then won his second career title at the Arnold Palmer Invitational. Less than a month later, he won the WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play in Austin. After that win, he reached the No.1 spot in the Official World Golf Ranking.
In April 2022, he won the Masters Tournament, beating Rory McIlroy by three strokes. He is just one of five golfers in history to enter the Masters as World No.1 and then go on and win the title. The following month, he missed the cut of the PGA Championship. He would go on to finish Top 2 in the US Open and then lost to Rory McIlroy in the Toru Championship.
In 2022, Scheffler was voted as the PGA Tour Player of the Year, winning his first Jack Nicklaus Award.
Number of Wins by Tour
- PGA Tour - 4
- European Tour - 2
- Korn Ferry Tour - 2
Best Results in Major Championships
- Masters Tournament - Won: 2022
- PGA Championship - T4: 2020
- U.S. Open - T2: 2022
- The Open Championship - T8: 2021
- 2019 - Korn Ferry Tour Finals winner
- 2019 - Korn Ferry Tour Player of theYear
- 2019–20 - PGA Tour Rookie of theYear
- 2021–22 - PGA Tour leading moneywinner
- 2021–22 - PGA Tour Player of theYear