Scheffler impresses at the Travelers Championship: Interesting reasons for success

The 28-year-old American has been shining for several months now.

by Sead Dedovic
Scheffler impresses at the Travelers Championship: Interesting reasons for success
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Although he was one of the main favorites going into the US Open, Scottie Scheffler didn't impress the fans. The 28-year-old American has been shining for several months now, and he usually enters each tournament as a favorite, just like before the Travelers Championship which started this week. After the US Open, Scheffler returned in style with a 65 at the Travelers Championship. There was evident progress in his game, although some are questioning if there is any aspect of the game where Scheffler isn't great.

Scheffler's swing play wasn't particularly good at the US Open, and he realized he needed to work on that aspect in the near future. This time, he showed that he has progressed in that area, which will certainly give him added confidence. Scheffler is currently three shots off the lead, with Tom Kim topping the leaderboard with an eight-under round of 62. 

After finishing the round, Scottie emphasized that he felt great on the golf course, finding some good swings. The most important thing for him was feeling improvement compared to last week. Scottie mentioned that it's hard to explain the difference, but the key is that his feeling is much better than it was. Scottie entered this tournament with the same ambitions as previous ones: to achieve victory.

"I feel like I hit it nice. Found some swings, or found some stuff in my swing at the beginning of the week, and definitely feel like I'm swinging a lot better than I did last week.

It's kind of hard to explain, to be honest with you. But just really getting better feel coming at the top of my swing, making sure my grip's kind of in the right position."-said Scheffler, as quoted by Golf Monthly.

Scottie Scheffler
Scottie Scheffler© Ross Kinnaird/Getty Images Sport

Scottie Scheffler reflected on his putting, which prevented him from achieving a positive result at the US Open. Pinehurst proved to be challenging 'territory' for many golfers who struggled to shine. Prior to the tournament, several golfers expressed concerns about this golf course, which has proven to be more demanding than any course before. It was known that superior play was necessary to contend for victory on this course. Scheffler addressed his performance at the US Open, stressing that he had struggled to see the breaks on the greens. It was challenging to play there.

"I struggled seeing the break on the greens last week. I had a hard time finding the right line."- Scheffler said.

Scottie Scheffler: It's nice to get here on some familiar surfaces

The 28-year-old had moments of feeling good about his putts, but it turned out his reads weren't quite ideal, which speaks volumes about the challenges of Pinehurst. He's glad this time he can play on surfaces that are somewhat different from those at the US Open, where he can show his best. Judging by the start, Scheffler could once again be in contention for the tournament champion until the last moment. We'll see how much the American can achieve at this moment.

"I felt like I hit a lot of good putts that came off the way I wanted to, and I looked up and they were just not even really close to going in at times.

So that can always be a bit frustrating, but it's nice to get here on some familiar surfaces and hit some good putts and see some balls go in."- Scheffler concluded.

Scottie Scheffler's birthday

It's also interesting that today is Scottie Scheffler's birthday, as he turns 28. On this occasion, our editorial team takes the opportunity to congratulate the brilliant golfer, who has already achieved huge success in the world of golf at such a young age. 

The question arises: what can we expect from Scheffler in the future, given how he has already impressed us with his accomplishments? We have no doubt that Scottie will continue to give his very best in the times ahead.

The Travelers Championship is an ideal chance for him to regain his rhythm and conquer the competition.

The 28-year-old has previously stated that he is happy with his game. Before the start of the US Open, Scottie mentioned that he has been playing great golf lately. He also didn't forget to mention that the differences are minor and that nuances often decide who will emerge as the winner.

"It's a good place to be. I like how my game is feeling right now. 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."-said Scheffler