Scheffler loses one of the best streaks in history

There's no doubt that Shane Lowry is a charismatic guy, and if he signs for a 62, even the American crowd gets behind him.

by Andrea Gussoni
Scheffler loses one of the best streaks in history
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There's no doubt that Shane Lowry is a charismatic guy, and if he signs for a 62, even the American crowd gets behind him. The Irishman flirted with history in the third round of the PGA Championship, matching the record for the lowest round in a major.

Interestingly, Schauffele had achieved this feat for the second time in his career on Thursday, and Valhalla once again became a birdie-friendly venue, allowing Lowry to get into contention and have a shot at claiming his second major.

However, Schauffele remains very solid, and Morikawa, despite his youth, is also another serious contender.

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Lowry's putter obeyed him, as he managed to make 161 feet (49 meters) worth of putts on Saturday, more than ever before in his career.

However, Shane was somewhat disappointed for not taking advantage of both the 10th and 18th holes, the two par 5s on the back nine. In the same pairing as Lowry, Rose carded a 64. "We encouraged each other," noted the Irishman.

Theegala, DeChambeau, and Hovland also remain in the mix at the top of the leaderboard. Scheffler lost ground, and McIlroy will also find it very tough to win. Koepka was ruled out. The world number one signed for a 73 (+2), thus ending an incredible streak of 42 consecutive rounds at par or better on the PGA Tour.

Scott Scheffler, also known as Scottie Scheffler, born on June 21, 1996, in Ridgewood, United States, is an American professional golfer. Introduced to golf at a young age after moving near Dallas, Scott Scheffler quickly gained attention for his golfing prowess and trained alongside Randy Smith, coach of Justin Leonard.

He won numerous junior tournaments, including the United States Junior Amateur Championship in 2013. Still an amateur in college, he continued to progress, winning, among others, the Walker Cup in 2017 and competing in the U.S.

Open in 2016 and 2017. He turned professional in 2018 and played on the Korn Ferry Tour, the secondary circuit of the PGA Tour. There, he secured two victories and was named "Player of the Year" in 2019, guaranteeing his promotion to the PGA Tour starting in 2020.

His debut season on the PGA Tour ended with him being awarded "Rookie of the Year." He amassed numerous top finishes in his first two seasons, then established himself as the circuit's top player from 2022 onwards. He won four PGA Tour events in 2022, including his first major title at the Masters, defeating Northern Irishman Rory McIlroy, and became the world number one.

He confirmed his dominance in 2023 and 2024 with five more victories, including The Players Championship twice. He was named PGA Player of the Year in 2022 and 2023, also winning the money list, and remained world number one for a total of 82 weeks, with only Rory McIlroy and Spaniard Jon Rahm intermittently interrupting his reign.

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