Scottie Scheffler is crowned by Tiger Woods

Scottie Scheffler is on an unstoppable streak

by Andrea Gussoni
Scottie Scheffler is crowned by Tiger Woods
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Scottie Scheffler is on an unstoppable streak. The American, world number one, claimed victory at the Memorial Tournament in Dublin, Ohio, with a total of 280 strokes (-8), narrowly edging out his compatriot Collin Morikawa, who finished second with 281 (-7), ahead of Canadian Adam Hadwin, third with 284 (-4).

This marked Scheffler's fifth win in the last eight tournaments he's played, a feat not seen since 2016-2017 (last achieved by Justin Thomas) when a player won five titles in a single season. But there's more.

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Thanks to this latest triumph, the 27-year-old from Ridgewood, New Jersey, became the first golfer since 1980 (Tom Watson) to clinch a four-peat before playing in the US Open.

Furthermore, Scheffler now joins Arnold Palmer as the only golfers to achieve five wins, including a Major (The Masters), before participating in the US Open. In addition to his sporting achievements, Scheffler is also breaking records in earnings.

His latest victory earned him $4,000,000 out of a total prize pool of $20,000,000. This year, he has now amassed $24,024,552, making him the second professional after Tiger Woods (2001) to win the Arnold Palmer Invitational, The Players, the Masters, and The Memorial in the same year.

Remarkably, at the Muirfield Village Golf Club (par 72), Scheffler almost squandered it all in the final round. Despite leading after the second and third rounds, Scheffler struggled in the final 18 holes, carding a 74 (+2) with only one birdie and three bogeys.

Morikawa's bogey on the 16th hole wasn't enough to force a playoff. Scheffler's recent performance has been outstanding, with five victories, two second-place finishes, and one eighth-place finish in his last tournaments. Even the eighth-place finish came in the PGA Championship, the second Major of 2024, after an arrest (with immediate release) before the start of the second round.

Scheffler's dominance has led many to consider him the heir to Tiger Woods, who himself praises Scheffler, saying, "His supremacy is such that, if he plays poorly, he finishes in the top ten, if he plays decently, he wins, if he plays at his best, no one can keep up with him." For Scheffler, who turns 28 on June 21st, this marks his 11th title (including two Majors) on the PGA Tour in 124 games played.

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