Who is Scottie Scheffler
Ten facts about the World No. 1 and possibly the next Masters champion...
1 He's only 25 which puts him three years younger than Jordan Spieth
2 It took him just 42 days to reach the World No. 1 spot following his first win on tour
3 He played on the 2017 Walker Cup team where he was the highest-ranked (as in 'worst') American on the team. He partnered Cameron Champ in the opening foursomes
4 Remember the Ryder Cup in 2021? Scheffler, who would partner Bryson DeChambeau, birdied five of his first six holes in the singles against the previously unbeaten Jon Rahm
5 His favourite club is a 60-degree wedge and he likes to play a variety of brands
6 He's scared of heights
7 He supposedly uses the same coin to mark his ball, a bicentennial quarter commemorating American independence in 1776
8 His favourite US restaurant is Chipotle and his favourite candy is Reese's. His favourite type of fruit is pineapple, the one food that he won't eat is kale
9 Scheffler shot the 12th 59 in PGA Tour history in 2020 during the second round of The Northern Trust at TPC Boston. He hit just 7/14 fairways, 16/18 greens and needed just 23 putts.
10 Scheffler's caddy is Ted Scott who was with Bubba Watson for 15 years up until the end of 2021. Scheffler and Scott knew one another from bible study and Scheffler said of Scott: “I really want to work with a Christian. That’s how I try to live my life.”