I wonder where Scottie Scheffler’s energy levels are given this will be his fourth straight week competing, but we all know the level he’s on with his game.
The Texan hasn’t finished worse than 12th all year and has wins at the WM Phoenix Open and Players Championship.
Last week in the DFW, the Dallas native struck the ball beautifully en route to a T-3rd at the Charles Schwab Challenge.
Now, the 26-year-old arrives to play at Muirfield Village for the fourth time. He debuted here with a missed cut (72-72) by two at the 2020 Workday Charity Open but bounced back the next week for T-22nd (71-73-70-77) the next week at the Memorial Tournament.
A poor Sunday that year kept him from what looked to be a top-10 finish.
Scheffler got in the mix at the 2021 Memorial, posting 67-71-69-70 to finish solo third and two shots out of a playoff.
The former Texas Longhorn leads the PGA Tour in strokes gained per round off-the-tee (1.107), SG tee-to-green (2.567), and SG total (2.501). He’s also second in SG approach (1.071).
Scheffler’s having an incredible year despite sitting outside the top 100 in SG putting.
He’ll likely never be a Steve Stricker or Brad Faxon with the flat stick, but just regressing to the mean of a roughly top-50 putter would likely mean Scheffler’s got a couple more wins at this point.
He ranked 58th in SG putting (.202) last season.
Last week at Colonial, he was 43rd in the field.
"“I made a few today, but overall I probably lost a few strokes on the greens, which is frustrating,” Scheffler was transcribed by ASAP Sports. “For a weekend where I really struggled with the putter, to give myself still a chance to win was nice.”"