Scottiw Scheffler unbeatable at The Players

The golfing world is at the feet of Scottie Scheffler. The American, world number one, has clinched victory in Florida, at The Players Championship, for the second consecutive year.

by Andrea Gussoni
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Scottiw Scheffler unbeatable at The Players
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The golfing world is at the feet of Scottie Scheffler. The American, world number one, has clinched victory in Florida, at The Players Championship, for the second consecutive year. No one has achieved this feat like the American, becoming the first to consecutively claim the richest tournament on the PGA Tour, which reached its 50th edition this year.

Scottie Scheffler, results

But there's more. The 27-year-old from Ridgewood, New Jersey, has replicated his triumph from last week at the Arnold Palmer Invitational, reaffirming his leadership. At TPC Sawgrass (Stadium Course, par 72), Scheffler emerged victorious in a comeback, finishing with a score of 268 (67 69 68 64, -20) strokes, narrowly edging out his compatriots Xander Schauffele, Wyndham Clark, and Brian Harman, all tied for second place with 269 (-19), ahead of Englishman Matt Fitzpatrick, who finished fifth with 272 (-16).

In the final round, with a score of 64 (-8) bolstered by an eagle and six birdies, without a single bogey, Scheffler climbed five positions to claim the entire prize. His achievement earned him $4,500,000 out of a total prize pool of $25,000,000.

Not even a neck injury could stop the king of the green, who celebrates in triumph. "It's already quite difficult to win The Players once, let alone twice. I'm absolutely thrilled; it wasn't easy, especially with some physical issues that didn't make my days peaceful, but I did it," expressed Scheffler's satisfaction.

With his eighth title on the PGA Tour (including a Major, The Masters 2022), he is now leading in the world rankings. Virtually untouchable, with 12.0713 points, he looks down on everyone, while Northern Irishman Rory McIlroy, 19th with 279 (-9) at The Players, sits second in the world ranking with a total of 7.6851 points.

The second golfer after Tiger Woods to conquer multiple Arnold Palmer Invitationals and The Players, Scheffler is increasingly the man to beat. However, the tournament was not so exciting for Francesco Molinari, who indeed made the cut but could not surpass the 54th position in Florida, finishing with a total of 286 (72 69 73 72, -2).

Scottie Scheffler Players Championship
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