Scottie Scheffler also number one blockbuster

Scheffler has always exceeded the cut (in all 22 games he played), winning sixteen Top 10 and two successes respectively at the Phoenix Open and the Players Championship

by Andrea Gussoni
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Scottie Scheffler also number one blockbuster
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Also blockbuster. Scottie Scheffler is not only the number 1 in world golf and the first American player to have qualified for the Ryder Cup in Rome. But he is also the one who earned the most, for the second consecutive year, on the PGA Tour.

And if in the 2021-2022 season he collected 14 million, the 2022-2023 season yielded 21 to the 27-year-old from Ridgewood (New Jersey). This is the new record, in a single season, on the top American men's circuit.

Scottie Scheffler, numbers

Scheffler has always exceeded the cut (in all 22 games he played), winning sixteen Top 10 and two successes respectively at the Phoenix Open and the Players Championship, the event with the largest prize pool on the PGA Tour ($4,500,000 the first currency).

On the PGA Tour money list, in 2nd place with $16.5 million is Spaniard Jon Rahm ahead of Norwegian Viktor Hovland, 3rd with $14.1 million ahead of Northern Irish Rory McIlroy, fourth with 13.9 . The impetus for the creation of the Official World Golf Rankings came from the tournament committee of the Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St Andrews, which in the eighties realized that the system it adopted, i.e.

sending invitations to participate in the British Open by analyzing each tour individually, was leading to the exclusion of more and more top-level players because they split their schedules over several different tours, and by the influential sports manager Mark McCormack, who became the first chairman of the international committee overseeing the creation of the league table.

The system used to develop the ranking was developed based on that of McCormack's World Golf Rankings, which had previously been published in his World of Professional Golf Annual from 1968 to 1985, which was an unofficial ranking and was not used for other purposes such as selecting players to invite to tournaments.

The first ranking was published before the 1986 edition of The Masters. The top six players were: Bernhard Langer, Severiano Ballesteros, Sandy Lyle, Tom Watson, Mark O'Meara and Greg Norman. The top three were therefore European players, but among the top fifty thirty-one were Americans.

Scottie Scheffler Players Championship
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