American golfer Scottie Scheffler became world no
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Scheffler, 25, is in the best shape of his life and is doing impressively Ryder Cup Debut last year when he beat then world No. 1 Jon Rahm in singles on Sunday. Still, the American went into 2022 without a PGA Tour win, a notion he firmly rectified in the run-up to Augusta.
He broke his duck in February and won the World Phoenix Open on the third hole of a sudden death playoff against Patrick Cantlay. Both players had finished the tournament with 16 under par.
The following month, Scheffler won a second PGA Tour title at the Arnold Palmer Invitational in Florida, holding Viktor Hovland, Billy Horschel and Tyrrell Hatton to one shot. And there was more to come at the WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play in Austin.
The 2020 PGA Rookie of the Year defeated Kevin Kisner in the Finals to replace Rahm as the new world No. 1. Despite this, Scheffler was hardly mentioned in the media before this week’s tournament in Augusta.
That’s because the public has been dominated by the return of Tiger Woods, who made a remarkable return to professional golf following his high-speed car accident in February last year. Scheffler himself admitted The presence of the 15-time major champion helped as it stole the spotlight from him.
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Not that his wife, Meredith, really cared. She’s regularly seen at his side in tournaments, but doesn’t seem to care about his world rankings.
“I told her that because I want her to be able to experience those things with me, because she obviously doesn’t care what my standing in the world is,” Scheffler said. However, he revealed that she was well used to the ups and downs of professional golf.
“She sees how hard I work,” he added. “She’s seen the failures I’ve had over time and the sadness that comes with it when I’m trying to achieve something and can’t make it.”
The couple first met at Highland Park High School in Texas and began dating. They got married in November 2020.
And Meredith could watch her partner continue his dazzling form at the master. Halfway through he was eight under par, five strokes ahead.
That lead was extended after his first nine on Saturday, however, when Scheffler retired at 33 and hit 11-under par. It meant a six-shot advantage over Australia’s Cameron Smith.
https://www.mirror.co.uk/sport/golf/masters-scottie-scheffler-leader-wife-26677278 Masters leader Scottie Scheffler admits his wife doesn't care about his world No. 1 ranking