Scottie Scheffler after latest PGA Tour win: "I'm not going to say I told you so"

World number one and recent Masters champion Scottie Scheffler claimed the signature RBC Heritage on the PGA Tour in emphatic fashion.

Scottie Scheffler
Scottie Scheffler

World number one Scottie Scheffler says he's 'not going to sit here and say I told you so' after answering his putting critics with his fourth PGA Tour win in 2024.

Scheffler claimed his fourth PGA Tour victory in five starts at the RBC Heritage on Monday. 

His latest success came a week after claiming his second Masters title at Augusta National. 

The win at Harbour Town Golf Links saw the 27-year-old become the first PGA Tour player since Tiger Woods in 2006 to follow up a major championship win with victory one week later. 


Scheffler returned scorecards of 69, 65, 63 and 68 to reach a 19-under total. 

Sahith Theegala finished second on 16-under, with Patrick Cantlay and Wyndham Clark tying for third on 15-under. 

Justin Thomas bounced back from his Masters disaster with a top-five finish. 

Earlier in the season, Scheffler appeared to be dominant in every department of the game except for his putting. 

The golfer was heavily criticised and even his caddie Ted Scott claimed after the Masters the accusation he was not good with the flatstick was lazy. 

"He's a very, very good putter," Scott said. 

Scottie Scheffler
Scottie Scheffler

Scheffler followed that spell of criticism by winning the Arnold Palmer Invitational at Bay Hill and defending the 2024 Players Championship at TPC Sawgrass. 

He was also very close to snatching victory at the Texas Children's Houston Open a week before slipping on the green jacket. 

Asked by a reporter if he had a 'how do you like me now' feeling, Scheffler said: "I mean, not really. 

"I think it's funny how quickly the narrative can change around here. 

"I think a lot of people are just prisoners of the moment. 

"If I didn't win this week, I'm sure it would be a lot different, but I'm the same guy I was two months ago, and I'll be the same person two months from now no matter what happens. 

"I don't get too caught up in that stuff. I'm not going to sit here and say I told you so or anything like that because I've just been keeping my head down and trying to do the best I can. 

"Outside of that, I've got the blinders on for the most part."

Does winning ever get boring?

"It does not," Scheffler said. 

"I think hitting a really well-struck golf shot close to the pin is like an addicting feeling."

He added: "Golf is a game that drives people nuts and then all of a sudden you hit this great shot and it feels wonderful and flies right up there by the pin and it just gives everybody hope.

"Sometimes that's how I feel out there. I love the feeling of a well-struck golf shot. I love this game. I love going out and practicing by myself. 

"I love playing golf, gambling at home with people, just messing around. 

"The game of golf has been a huge part of my life now for a long time, and Lord-willing it'll be part of my life for a long time going forward, as well."

Scottie Scheffler
Scottie Scheffler

This was likely the last time we will see Scheffler compete before he becomes a father. 

Scheffler said it still hasn't properly dawned on him or his wife Meredith that they will soon become parents. 

"I was talking to Meredith on the phone last night," Scheffler said.  

"And we were both kind of like I don't think it's officially hit us yet that we're going to be parents. 

"I'll definitely be leaning on my parents for a good amount of advice. They did a great job raising me and my three sisters."

Scheffler picked up a winner's cheque for $3,600,000 for his latest win. 

So how will he celebrate the victory? 

"I'm going to get a breakfast burrito, some coffee, and I'm going to go home."

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