Is it only a matter of time until Scottie Scheffler wins on the PGA Tour?

Scottie Scheffler joined the PGA Tour in 2020 and he is already overdue a win in his short career at the top level.

Matt Chivers's picture
Wed, 6 Oct 2021

Is it only a matter of time until Scottie Scheffler wins on the PGA Tour?

Scottie Scheffler was one of the surprise picks for the 2021 Ryder Cup, but Steve Stricker's selection was fully vindicated as he shone in Wisconsin.

Teaming up with Bryson DeChambeau, the American duo won a point against Tommy Fleetwood and Viktor Hovland in the Saturday fourballs and he took down World No. 1 Jon Rahm in the Sunday singles. 

But even away from his fantastic debut at the Ryder Cup, Scheffler has been a consistent and reliable performer on the PGA Tour.

In his first season, beginning in 2020, he finished tied fourth at the PGA Championship, tied fourth also at the Northern Trust and a solid fifth place at the Tour Championship.

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On a competitive day at TPC Harding Park in San Francisco, Scheffler held his own at the USPGA before Collin Morikawa burst out of the pack and ran away with the tournament. 

But this was a sign of things to come. He took his game to the next level in 2021 and this was rewarded with his pick for the Ryder Cup.

The 25-year-old finished in the top-10 on eight occasions. He, unfortunately, lost to Billy Horschel in the final of the Dell Technologies Match Play, which is his closest call so far to PGA Tour glory.

He also finished third at the Memorial Tournament along with top-10 finishes at the US Open, The Open Championship and the PGA Championship.

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It is not a case of 'if' with Scheffler in terms of finding a win on the PGA Tour. It is a case of when and how many, as he has a long a successful career ahead of him.

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His consistency and impressive shotmaking at the biggest events in the game is a large sign that a victory is just around the corner.

Scheffler was ranked 33rd in total strokes gained last season, which would suggest that we have still not seen the best of the man born in New Jersey.

He is in the strong field for the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open this week, so don't be surprised if Scheffler is battling with Brooks Koepka and Hideki Matsuyama on Sunday afternoon.

 

 

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