Trouble for Scottie Scheffler? Former World No.1 filmed snapping at coach!

Scottie Scheffler was filmed snapping at his coach Randy Smith during the 87th Masters.

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Tue, 11 Apr 2023
Trouble for Scottie Scheffler? Former World No.1 filmed snapping at coach!

Perhaps there might be a bit of trouble in paradise for Scottie Scheffler, as footage has emerged of the former world number one involved in a heated debate with his coach at The Masters. 

Scheffler was the reigning champion heading into the first major of the calendar year and despite posting a top-10 finish, the 26-year-old cut a frustrated figure over the week. 

His first round of 68 could have conceivably been much, much lower but the putts just didn't seem to drop. 

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Taking a look at Scheffler's stats over the course of the week and it really was the greens where Scheffler struggled the most. 

Scheffler's approach game was solid, having hit 55/72 greens and off the tee he managed to find 41/56 fairways.

But putting? It was uncharacteristic for Scheffler, particularly over the first two days' play. 

Patrick Reed - perhaps cheered on by his 4Aces groupies - was once again stellar on the notoriously treacherous, slopy Augusta greens. 

Reed averaged 1.51 putts per green in regulation whereas Scheffler averaged 1.76. 

Scheffler was filmed getting a little bit short with his coach Randy Smith on the practice putting green at the 87th Masters, won by Jon Rahm

Smith has been part of his team for a while now and forms an integral part of his support network along with his wife Meredith Scudder and caddie Ted Scott. 

Watch the moment here:

Scheffler hasn't addressed this moment yet. He's in the field for the RBC Heritage at Harbour Town, looking to win his seventh PGA Tour title. 

Reflecting on his Masters, Scheffler told the media:

"I did some really good things and some really bad things and made a few mental errors.
"I didn't feel like I was far off from competing with a lot of weird stuff happening, and so that gives me some confidence moving forward.
"I obviously wished I would have played significantly better this week and had a chance going into Sunday."

He added: 

"I mean, the first two days, I putted just awful. It was one of those weird situations where my good ones weren't going in and then my bad ones definitely weren't going in.
"I wasn't hitting all of my putts good, and I felt like on the weekend I putted significantly better.
"I'm interested to see what the stats say, but I definitely putted much better this weekend, which gives me some confidence moving forward that I can kind of dig it out of the dirt a little bit per se because I was not feeling great the first two days, so to fight back and have some good putting and hit some really good shots this weekend -- I had a really good round going yesterday [Saturday] and a few breaks go my way and stuff like that, it could be a little different story."

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