Scottie Scheffler relinquished the No. 1 spot in the Official World Golf Ranking to Jon Rahm, the man who Scheffler bestowed a green jacket to on Sunday.
While Scheffler was unable to successfully defend his Masters title, he played solid golf for much of the week to finish T-10th (68-75-71-70).
It continues an astounding run in 2023. The Texan did defend his title at the WM Phoenix Open and added another trophy at the Players Championship.
Scheffler has yet to miss a cut, let alone finish worse than T-12th (Genesis Invitational).
He’s proven time and time again that his skillset, attitude and preparation make him a tough out regardless of course type.
That’s why I’m bullish on him to figure his way around Harbour Town this week.
It’ll be the RBC Heritage debut for the 26-year-old stud.
Scheffler is known for his quirky, yet powerful swing. He’s a big guy by PGA Tour standards, which can lead some to incorrectly believe he’s purely a power player.
Not the case.
Scheffler showed his deft touch around the greens to win the 2022 Masters and gave us flashes of it again this year.
He ranks 24th on the PGA Tour this season in strokes gained per round around-the-green (.347). Scheffler seems better than that in big moments.
Add in that he’s tops in SG off-the-tee (.99) and tee-to-green (2.268) and it’s easy to see why he’s so successful.
I don’t see Scheffler quite getting to don the tartan jacket this week, but if this is going to continue to be a designated event, he’s bound to win here one of these years.