Scottie Scheffler's Impressions Ahead of US Open: Is It Tough Being the Favorite?

"Just because I'm the favorite doesn't really have any affect on my score."- Scheffler said.

by Sead Dedovic
Scottie Scheffler's Impressions Ahead of US Open: Is It Tough Being the Favorite?
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Scottie Scheffler, the golfer who's been turning heads in the golf world, is gearing up for another big tournament: the US Open. With fans buzzing and bookies placing their bets, it's clear that Scheffler is the top pick to take home the trophy. His recent performances have been nothing short of amazing, and it feels like he's on top of the world right now.

Despite all the attention and praise, Scottie has always been the kind of guy to keep his feet on the ground. He's not one to let the hype get to his head. In fact, during a recent press conference, he made sure to downplay his status as the favorite. For him, it's all about staying focused and sticking to his game plan.

Sure, being the favorite might bring added pressure, but Scottie sees it as just another challenge to overcome. After all, when it comes down to it, everyone tees off on the same level playing field. And for Scheffler, that's all the motivation he needs to give it his all out there on the course.

"Just because I'm the favorite doesn't really have any affect on my score. I think we all start at even par, if I remember correctly."Scheffler said, as quoted by AFP.

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Scheffler is absolutely thrilled with his current situation, aiming to keep up his game and momentum, fully prepared to beat his competitors in the upcoming tournaments. Confidence in one's own abilities is key for any golfer, and it's clear that this 27-year-old exudes self-assurance, which contributes greatly to his dominance on the green.

In Scheffler's view, the golfing world has a lot of talented players, each capable of making a breakthrough at any given moment. He stresses that even the smallest detail could change the course of a game. Despite his remarkable success, Scheffler remains grounded, focusing on maintaining his concentration, sticking to his playing style, and keeping the belief that he has what it takes to emerge victorious in this Major.

"It's a good place to be. I like how my game is feeling right now," said Scheffler. "I feel like I've been playing some good golf. It has been great to see some results too. Out here the margins are so small between winning and losing. It's a putt or a shot here or there. I'm going to stick to my game plan and prepare the way I usually would and get ready to go out and compete again on Thursday."- he continued.

Webb Simpson, the 2012 US Open winner, shared his observations on Scottie Scheffler's recent performances. According to Simpson, Scheffler's phenomenal play, particularly his ability with wedge shots and on par-5s, has been a dominant force on the golfing scene. Simpson admires Scheffler's consistency and ability to minimize mistakes, making him a tough opponent for any golfer. Simpson finds it enjoyable to witness Scheffler's sustained superiority over the past few years, and he sees no signs of Scheffler slowing down in the future.

Scheffler is a golfer who, despite his consistent domination and series of victories, remains equally driven to achieve even greater success and improve his game. While many may admire at the apparent perfection of his play at present, Scheffler refuses to rest on his advances. Instead, his aspirations are much greater.

Scottie Scheffler: I'm always trying to work on all aspects of my game

With each passing day, Scheffler is committed to continual improvement, regardless of his already position in the golfing world. At just 27 years old, he openly acknowledges the effort required to dominate in the sport, demonstrating a clear perseverance to become one of the greatest.

Having climbed to the top of the rankings, Scheffler's ambition knows no bounds. Far from being complacent, he is resolved to redouble his efforts and intensify his competitive spirit, caused by a desire to surpass the records established by those who came before him. 

"I'm always trying to work on all aspects of my game. I feel like I put in an awful lot of work into this game and just because I got to number one in the world doesn't mean I'm going to stop working."-Scheffler said.

The bookmakers are giving Scheffler the highest odds, considering him to be the one who could lift the trophy destined for the US Open winner. Being the favorite isn't always easy, but Scheffler knows how to handle it. Alongside him, Rory McIlroy is the second favorite for this tournament. The Northern Irishman hasn't made many statements about it, as he's accustomed to being among the main favorites of the tournament. It will be interesting to see if either of them can win this Major.

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