Scottie Scheffler working with new putting coach at Ryder Cup

Looking to cure his recent putting woes, Scottie Scheffler has turned to a new putting coach ahead of the 2023 Ryder Cup. 

Scottie Scheffler
Scottie Scheffler

World number one Scottie Scheffler's putting issues have been well documented in recent months, with the American having really struggled on the greens for the best part of 2023. 

Scheffler was first in strokes gained total on the PGA Tour in 2023 despite ranking 151st in strokes gained putting, and it appears having tinkered with his putter, he has now decided a change in coach is what is needed to remedy his woes. 

Spotted on the practice green of Marco Simone ahead of the 2023 Ryder Cup, Scheffler was accompanied by putting coach Phil Kenyon. 

Kenyon was working with Scheffler in Dallas before making the trip to Rome alongside the golfer's swing coach, Randy Smith.

One of the most highly regarded putting coaches in the world, Kenyon has coached the likes of Rory McIlroy, Justin Rose, and Matt Fitzpatrick, so will be surrounded by familiar faces in Rome, but the Englishman will likely be pulling for Team USA this week, especially when watching his new pupil on the greens.

Scheffler was grouped with Sam Burns, Brooks Koepka and Wyndham Clark in today's practice round, and speculation has already begun about who he will be paired with if selected to play on Friday.

Scottie Scheffler
Scottie Scheffler

Burns and Scheffler played together on a number of occasions at the 2022 President's Cup, but only picked up half a point from a possible three.

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Good friends on and off the course, if paired together, they'll likely be looking to set the record straight on their ability as a team, and there is no better stage to do so than a Ryder Cup in Europe. 

Currently ranked as the ninth-best putter on the PGA Tour, Burns could be the ideal foursomes partner for Scheffler.

If they do eventually tee it up together, the combination of Scheffler's dominance off the tee and Burns' proficiency on the greens could prove to be a fearsome combination. 


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