Scottie Scheffler should be feeling good after closing strong at the World Wide Technology Championship at Mayakoba last week. He climbed 32 spots on the leaderboard Sunday with a final-round 9-under 62 to finish T-3rd. Scheffler was unable to scare four-shot winner Russell Henley, but it was still a nice result. The 62 is his lowest round and T-3rd his top result of the young 2022-23 PGA Tour season.
Scheffler began the tournament with 65-71-68. He was solid all around except for driving accuracy. El Camaleon is a tight course, so Scheffler will be happy to have more breathing room at Memorial Park. Scheffler was T-4th in greens in regulation (76.39%) and did not make a double bogey or worse all week.
The former Texas Longhorn and native Texan has played the Houston Open each time at Memorial Park. Scheffler took T-32nd (67-75-72-65) in 2020 and T-2nd (72-69-69-69) in 2021. He was two shots off the winning pace last year.
Scheffler ranked second in the field in total strokes gained off the tee (3.912), third in SG around the green (3.889), and T-3rd in putts per green in regulation (1.622).
"“I think I always prefer the harder courses because I feel like I can take it deep on them still and get myself back in the tournament, which I did this week,” Scheffler was transcribed in 2021 by Tee Scripts. “This golf course is pretty challenging, but it’s not a golf course where if you’re playing great golf, you can’t take advantage of it.”"
He grew up about three hours northwest in Dallas. Not quite a home game, but he’ll have plenty of folks there to cheer him on.
The 26-year-old can get back to No. 1 in the Official World Golf Rankings with a win this week.
Scheffler is making his third start of the season. He also took T-45th at the CJ Cup.
Last season, he won four times, including at the Masters. He was top-25 in all per-round SG categories except for putting, where he was still 58th (.202). Scheffler was fifth in total SG (1.677) and fourth tee to green (1.475).