Who is Scottie Scheffler?
Scottie Scheffler has become one of the best golfers in the world over the last couple of years, with a win at Augusta National among six PGA Tour wins since the start of 2022.
Scheffler graduated from the University of Texas with a degree in Finance, having helped the team win three consecutive Big 12 Championships. His first season as a professional saw him be named Korn Ferry Tour Player of the Year and Rookie of the Year as he made the move up to the PGA Tour.
He had to wait until 2022 before he secured a major win, but he went on to win four times in the next eight weeks. Victories at the Waste Management Phoenix Open and Arnold Palmer Invitational came close together for Scheffler, who then won the WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play. The incredible run culminated in him becoming a major champion. He won the Masters Tournament at Augusta National, becoming World No.1 in the process.
This run came after he made his Ryder Cup debut in the previous September. He won 2.5 points from his three matches, including a resounding 4&3 win over Jon Rahm on Singles Sunday. Scheffler will make a second Ryder Cup appearance in Rome in 2023.
Scottie Scheffler | An Overview
Name: Scott Alexander Scheffler
Born: June 21, 1996
Nationality: United States
Residence: Dallas, Texas, United States
College: University of Texas
Turned Pro: 2018
Professional Wins: 8
Highest World Ranking: 1 – March 27, 2022
Best Results In Majors
Professional Wins – 8
2019 (2) – Evans Scholars Invitational, Nationwide Children’s Hospital Championship
2022 (4) – Waste Management Phoenix Open, Arnold Palmer Invitational, WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play, Masters Tournament
2023 (2) – Waste Management Phoenix Open, The PLAYERS Championship
Achievements and Awards
Korn Ferry Tour Finals Points List Winner – 2019
Korn Ferry Tour Player of the Year – 2019
Korn Ferry Tour Rookie of the Year – 2019
PGA Tour Rookie of the Year – 2019-20
PGA Tour Player of the Year – 2021-22
PGA Tour Money Winner – 2021-22
Best Golfer ESPY Award – 2023
Scottie Scheffler | What’s In His Bag?
Driver: TaylorMade Stealth 2 Plus (8°; Fujikura Ventus Black 7 X shaft)
Fairway Woods: TaylorMade Stealth 2 (15°; Fujikura Ventus Black 8 X shaft)
Irons: Srixon ZU85 (3-4; Nippon N.S. Pro Modus 3 Hybrid Prototype 10 X shafts), TaylorMade P7TW (5-PW; True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue X100 shafts)
Wedges: Titleist Vokey Design SM8 (50-12F, 56-14F; True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue S400 shafts), Titleist Vokey Design WedgeWorks Proto (60-06K; True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue S400 shaft)
Putter: Scotty Cameron Special Select Timeless Tourtype GSS Prototype
Ball: Titleist Pro V1
Shoes: Nike Air Zoom TW ‘20
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about Scottie Scheffler
When and where was Scottie Scheffler born?
Scottie Scheffler was born in Ridgewood, New Jersey, United States on June 21, 1996. His parents gave him a set of plastic clubs and ball, and Scheffler started swinging the clubs at the age of 3. He received tutelage from Randy Smith at the Royal Oaks Golf Club after the family moved to Dallas, Texas.
When did Scottie Scheffler turn professional?
After graduating from the University of Texas with a degree in Finance, Scheffler turned professional in 2018, and earned his Web.com (now Korn Ferry) Tour card for the 2019 season. He then moved up the PGA Tour for the 2019-20 season.
How many PGA Tour titles has Scottie Scheffler won?
As of September 2023, Scheffler has won six times on the PGA Tour including a major title. He won the Masters Tournament in 2022, to add to the Tour’s flagship event, the PLAYERS Championship and to a World Golf Championships event.
Who is Scottie Scheffler married to?
Scheffler is married to Meredith Scudder. The pair had been together for six years before getting married in 2020. Scudder works for Behind Every Door (BED), a nonprofit organization that provides sport, educational and creative programs for the youth in underdeveloped neighborhoods in the Dallas area.
Did you Know?
Four Wins In Six Starts to World No.1
Coming into 2022, Scheffler was yet to win on the PGA Tour. Within four months, he had four victories, including a major title, and was the World No.1. He won the Waste Management Phoenix Open to claim his maiden PGA Tour victory, before then winning the Arnold Palmer Invitational and the WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play. His incredible run was completed with a maiden major crown, winning the Masters Tournament at Augusta National.
During his rookie season, Scheffler finished in a tie for 4th at the PGA Championship. He also became the 11th member of the 59 Club on the PGA Tour. He carded the 59 at the Northern Trust.
Walker Cup Winner with Future Stars
The 2017 Walker Cup featured several soon-to-be PGA Tour stars, including Scheffler. Cameron Champ, Doug Ghim, Collin Morikawa and Will Zalatoris were also in the American side that won the competition 19-7 at Los Angeles Country Club.