Scottie Scheffler proves he is mortal, puts eagle PUTT in the water!

Scottie Scheffler perhaps hit one of the worst putts he's ever hit on the PGA Tour on day one of the WGC Match Play.

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Wed, 23 Mar 2022
Scottie Scheffler proves he is mortal, puts eagle PUTT in the water!

Scottie Scheffler had a moment to forget on day one of the WGC Match Play at Austin Country Club. 

Scheffler, 25, was playing Ian Poulter and had done the hard part at the par-5 12th and was putting for eagle. 

But what happened there was something we wouldn't expect to see from the now two-time PGA Tour winner. 

Scheffler took his address, looked up, then committed to his stroke. He hit the ball solid, the only problem was the ball didn't stop. 

You could hear the collective groans from the crowd as the ball raced into the water. It gave Poulter two putts to win the hole. He did. 

It would not cost Scheffler the match, however, as he bounced back with long putts for birdie at the 15th and 16th to move ahead, and he sealed the match 2&1 when sending a superb shot next to the flag at 17. 

Scheffler, who is seeded fifth in the tournament, is in group five with Poulter, Matt Fitzpatrick and Tommy Fleetwood. 

Elsewhere on day one, Paul Casey had to concede his match on the second hole against American Corey Conners. Read about that here.

The groups at the WGC Match Play at Austin Country Club

Group 1

Jon Rahm (1)

Patrick Reed (23)

Cameron Young (40)

Sebastian Munoz (58)

Group 2

Collin Morikawa (2)

Jason Kokrak (22)

Sergio Garcia (43)

Robert MacIntyre (61)

Group 3

Viktor Hovland (3)

Will Zalatoris (24)

Cameron Tringale (45)

Sepp Straka (63) 

Group 4

Patrick Cantlay (4)

Sungae Im (21)

Seamus Power (42)

Keith Mitchell (62)

Group 5

Scottie Scheffler (5)

Matt Fitzpatrick (20)

Tommy Fleetwood (41)

Ian Poulter (59)

Group 6

Justin Thomas (6)

Kevin Kisner (29)

Marc Leishman (37)

Luke List (53)

Group 7

Xander Schauffele (7)

Tony Finau (18)

Lucas Herbert (39)

Takumi Kanaya (56)

Group 8

Dustin Johnson (8)

Max Homa (30)

Matthew Wolff (38)

Mackenzie Hughes (51)

Group 9 

Bryson DeChambeau (9)

Talor Gooch (27)

Lee Westwood (47)

Richard Bland (54)

Group 10 

Louis Oosthuizen (10)

Paul Casey (19)

Alex Noren (50)

Corey Conners (36)

Group 11

Jordan Spieth (11)

Adam Scott (32)

Justin Rose (46)

Keegan Bradley (60)

Group 12

Billy Horschel (12)

Thomas Pieters (26)

Tom Hoge (33)

Min Woo Lee (49)

Group 13

Tyrrell Hatton (13)

Daniel Berger (17)

Si Woo Kim (48)

Christian Bezuidenhout (52)

Group 14

Joaquin Niemann (14)

Kevin Na (25)

Russell Henley (34)

Maverick McNealy (64)

Group 15

Abraham Ancer (15)

Webb Simpson (31)

Brian Harman (44)

Bubba Watson (57)

Group 16 

Brooks Koepka (16)

Shane Lowry (28)

Harold Varner III (35)

Erik van Rooyen (55)

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