Scottie Scheffler's on winning the Memorial: I don’t really define myself by my wins

Scheffler had a tough fight with Kim and managed to win in a one-hole playoff.

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Scottie Scheffler's on winning the Memorial: I don’t really define myself by my wins
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Scottie Scheffler continues to amaze golf fans, and his form is truly remarkable. After his last victory at the Memorial Tournament, Scheffler managed to win for the sixth time on the PGA Tour. Scheffler didn't particularly impress at the US Open, finishing T41, but he quickly forgot that disappointment and calmly and focusedly entered the next tournament. 

In a media interview, the 27-year-old reflected on his victory in this tournament, creating a special mindset that eased his job. Scheffler is not the type of golfer who puts immense pressure on himself, preferring to focus on the present and the momentum he's in. He has no intention of changing that mindset. The 27-year-old admitted that he doesn't set long-term goals or even think about them, as doing so can result in pressure and negative outcomes.

Scheffler had a tough fight with Kim and managed to win in a one-hole playoff, showing everyone that he will be a big threat to his opponents in the rest of the season.


“I’ve talked a good amount about how I don’t really define myself by my wins or by my losses. I do my best to compete and have the right attitude. I don’t set long-term goals. I never have. I’ve always been best when I stay in the present, and I have dreams and aspirations, and those will probably never change, but as far as goals for the year, nothing really changes for me.”- Schefler said, as quoted by FOX 61.

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The American had huge problems in the last moments even though he had the lead before. Scottie stresses that it is necessary to be good and focused all four days if you really want to succeed and achieve a good result.

I feel like sometimes in these tournaments you really have to be on for all four days. You have an off day and, all of a sudden, it’s harder to catch up,” Scheffler said.

Scheffler explained that he finds particular satisfaction in winning tournaments like this one where putting plays a crucial role on the greens. Despite his previous wins on tougher courses, he emphasized the importance of adapting to different styles of golf and the satisfaction derived from succeeding under various conditions.

When you're a golfer of top quality, nothing seems to be a challenge. Scheffler has always been adept at adapting to various conditions, which sets him apart. Despite being a well-known name on the PGA Tour for years, Scheffler has truly stood out from the competition this year and appears unstoppable at times. 

This tournament has once again shown his superiority and dominance, yet Scheffler has no intention of stopping there. His goal isn't to enter tournaments as the favorite or burden himself with huge expectations. Instead, he aims to somewhat remain unnoticed, low-key, despite the difficulty of achieving this with his recent superior performances.

Scottie Scheffler on the Olympics

The Olympics are a huge challenge for every athlete. Being part of this event with the greatest names in sports and representing one's country is a huge honor. The Olympics have a long history of competition and hold special emotion and importance for everyone involved. 

In terms of golf, the Olympics did not carry much weight for many years, as golf was absent from the Olympic program for 112 years. It was only in 2016 that golf was decided to be reintroduced to the Olympic program, which sparked mixed reactions. 

Initially, many were not particularly interested in the Olympics, but things have rapidly changed in the past eight years. A large number of golfers now openly express their desire to compete there, and the disappointment of those who won't be playing in Paris this year is evident. 

Scheffler has emphasized that he is very much looking forward to competing in the Olympics this year, considering it an honor to represent his country. The 27-year-old admitted that this has been his desire for a long time, and competing there will certainly be a special moment for him and his colleagues.

“Wearing the flag is something that very few people get to experience. I’m very proud to be going across (the ocean) and representing the USA at the Olympics. I’m very grateful. That’s something I’ve been looking forward to (for) a long time. I was hoping to be part of that team, and it will be very special going over and competing with the other three guys. Hopefully, we’ll be able to bring home some medals for the USA.”-Scheffer said.

Scheffler will once again be the person on whom many eyes will be focused, considering that he is expected to bring the medal to the US.

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