Scottie Scheffler: "I grew up watching Tiger"

"Who had the biggest impact on my racing career? Randy Smith. He has been training me since I was 7 years old... he taught me to stay calm"

by Andrea Gussoni
Scottie Scheffler: "I grew up watching Tiger"
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He is the number one golfer in the world and he already played and won the Ryder Cup two years ago, yet if Scottie Scheffler is asked what memory he has most in his heart of the USA-Europe challenge, the aura of the champion leaves the place in the eyes of the sixteen year old.

"In 2012 dad took me to see Ryder in Medinah. I don't forget the atmosphere, because you want to see it on TV, but when you are there in person it's different, with the crazy fans, the noise, the crowd", says the 27 year old from New Jersey, leader of the United States and Rolex ambassador (like his legend Tiger Woods), worldwide partner of Ryder, to which the brand has been linked since '95.

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"It had become frustrating to see Europe beating us so many times... Now there would be another negative streak to break, since 1993 only them have won in Europe... In addition to the technical factor, we will focus on enthusiasm.

Two years ago it seemed that everyone expected us to win because we were at home. It would be special to do the same in Rome." "Who had the biggest impact on my racing career? Randy Smith. He has been training me since I was 7 years old...

he taught me to stay calm. I am very competitive, but at a high level you have to know how to manage every emotion. Is there a player from yesterday or today that I would include in the team? Easy: Tiger Woods. I grew up watching him play".

Eldrick Tont Woods, better known as Tiger Woods (Cypress, December 30, 1975), is an American golfer. Considered by many to be the best golfer of all time, as well as the best of the modern era, in his twenty-year career he won 110 professional tournaments, including 15 majors, making him the most successful player in the history; he held the top position in the OWG world rankings for a total of 683 weeks, of which 281 were consecutive (from June 12, 2005 to October 30, 2010), and is the only golfer to have won all four majors of the modern era within a single year (between 2000 and 2001).

In 2014 he became the first athlete in the world to have exceeded one billion dollars in earnings between victories and sponsors. [5] He was subsequently surpassed by Michael Jordan and his wealth is estimated at 1.8 billion dollars by 2023, making him the second highest paid athlete ever.[6] In 2019, US President Donald Trump awarded him the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the highest civilian honor of the United States of America.

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