First PGA Championship as a dad for Scheffler

Scottie Scheffler became a father for the first time just seven days ago. The American, from tomorrow until Sunday, May 19th, in Louisville, Kentucky, will be the man to beat in the 106th edition of the PGA Championship

by Andrea Gussoni
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First PGA Championship as a dad for Scheffler
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Scottie Scheffler became a father for the first time just seven days ago. The American, from tomorrow until Sunday, May 19th, in Louisville, Kentucky, will be the man to beat in the 106th edition of the PGA Championship. The 27-year-old from Ridgewood, New Jersey, has already won the Arnold Palmer, The Players, The Masters, and the RBC Heritage in 2024.

A top earner as well, he is aiming to clinch the PGA Championship for the first time in his career. The world number 1 dreams of yet another feat to dedicate to his son Bennett and wife Meredith.

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Scott Alexander Scheffler, born on June 21, 1996, is an American professional golfer competing on the PGA Tour.

Holding the current world number one ranking, he initially reached this pinnacle in the Official World Golf Ranking in March 2022 and has maintained it for over 80 consecutive weeks. Scheffler boasts an impressive record, having secured victory in two major championships, namely the 2022 and 2024 Masters Tournament.

Additionally, he made history by becoming the first player to win The Players Championship in consecutive years, achieving this feat in 2023 and 2024. Scheffler's journey in golf began in Ridgewood, New Jersey, where he was born.

Raised in a family of four siblings, with three sisters named Callie, Molly, and Sara, Scheffler relocated to Dallas, Texas, at the age of six following the events of September 11, 2001. Under the guidance of instructor Randy Smith at the Royal Oaks Golf Club, Scheffler honed his skills from a young age, exhibiting remarkable talent and securing numerous victories on the PGA junior circuit, competing alongside fellow Dallas native Will Zalatoris.

Despite encountering back injuries during his high school years due to a significant growth spurt, Scheffler continued to excel in golf and basketball at Highland Park High School. He clinched individual state titles for three consecutive years and emerged victorious in various prestigious events, including the 2013 U.S.

Junior Amateur. Notably, Scheffler made his PGA Tour debut as a 17-year-old amateur at the HP Byron Nelson Championship in May 2014, impressively making the cut and finishing tied for 22nd place. Scheffler's talents attracted attention, leading him to join the University of Texas on a collegiate golf scholarship from 2014 to 2018.

During his tenure, he contributed to the team's success, aiding them in securing three Big 12 championships. Recognized as the "Phil Mickelson Freshman of the Year" in 2015, Scheffler graduated in 2018 with a bachelor's degree in finance.

Additionally, he represented the U.S. in the 2017 Walker Cup, contributing to the team's victory. In his professional career, Scheffler has continued to make waves, qualifying for prestigious tournaments such as the U.S. Open in 2016 and 2017.

Notably, he emerged as the low amateur at the 2017 U.S. Open, further solidifying his potential as a rising star in the world of golf.

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