Scheffler’s University of Texas men’s coach, John Fields had only words of praise for the great golfer Scottie Scheffler. He is known for his character and desire to win. “The number one thing that he is ridiculous with in terms of the competitiveness inside of him, it’s like an extra gene in terms of the competitiveness.
That fire burned hot and sometimes took control over during college competitions. Sometimes his anger out there was like, ‘Wow,’ and it would get the best of him from time to time”. - Fields said, as quoted by golfmonthly.
There are some rumors that at one point Scheffler slammed his clubs. Ted Scott commented: “Our second week, we got together outside the course and played paddle tennis together, and it was like, ‘Wow, this guy wants to just crush people at everything he competes against, anyone he faces.’"
Randy Smith on Scottie Scheffler
Scottie Scheffler’s current coach, Randy Smith has noticed his talent since he was a child.
It was clear that he was a great talent. “When he was six-and-a-half years old, he didn’t do what other kids at that age did. He could do things with the golf ball that were just natural little things that he would create.
You would watch him and he was like a savant. The thing that gave it away, I was sitting there and watching him hit balls for the first time, and I was just amazed. Every shot he hit, it didn’t matter what it was, was tied to a target.
And that’s every single shot." “It was very gratifying to sit there and watch him do it at Augusta. It was really cool to see that jacket go on him because I’ve seen that in some dreams”. Scheffler commented on his performance: “I like competing, so for me, coming out here on Tour and competing is important. It’s what we do”.