Scottie Scheffler told he's not the next Tiger Woods by Masters legend

Despite his red-hot form, Sir Nick Faldo believes the Tiger Woods comparisons have come too soon for Scottie Scheffler.

Scottie Scheffler
Scottie Scheffler

Sir Nick Faldo believes that despite his PGA Tour dominance, it's still too early to compare Scottie Scheffler to Tiger Woods

Scheffler, 27, is in the form of his life right now and has already won two events in 2024, the Arnold Palmer Invitational and The Players Championship

Since turning pro in 2018, the Texan has amassed eight career wins on the PGA Tour, including one major, The Masters in 2022. 

As a result of his fine form and resulting dominance on the PGA Tour, the inevitable Woods comparisons have begun to flood in. 

Scottie Scheffler
Scottie Scheffler

The comparisons are inevtiable, they're exciting, but also premature according to Faldo.

Speaking to GolfMagic he said:

"Prior to Jack and Tiger it was Hogan and Snead…mega-champions come by perhaps every 25 years. So I guess we could be ready for somebody new. But you’ve got to come out and have ridiculous years like Tiger…how many seasons did he have when he won eight tournaments in a year? World No 1 for 10 years…to have a player that dominant? I mean, Scottie’s good, but I don’t know if we have another Tiger Woods just yet. It’s a tough one. To have that completely different attitude, temperament, ability? To be a bulldozer and just plough through everybody? I don’t think we’ve got the next Tiger yet."

While Scheffler's form has been prodigious, you just need to take one look at Woods' list of achievements at the same age to see why Faldo believes there is a long way to go before we can start comparing the two players. 

Tiger Woods' achievements at 27
  • First player to win at least five events on PGA TOUR every year for five consecutive years
  • Tied PGA Tour record for the most consecutive victories in a single event with four consecutive victories (Arnold Palmer Invitational)
  • Broke the record for most consecutive cuts made (114)
  • First player to win PGA of America Player of the Year and Vardon Trophy in the same year for five consecutive years
  • Eight Major Championships
  • Tiger Slam, Held all four majors at the same time
  • 39 PGA Tour victories

A quick skim over the statistics above tells you all you need to know about how much Scheffler needs to achieve before the two can legitimately be compared.

Scheffler is arguably in the prime of his career right now, and one stat from Woods' career highlights just how big the gap is between the two when it comes to all out dominance on the PGA Tour. 

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In 2000, Woods won nine times on the PGA Tour, including three major championships.

In that one year, Woods won more tournaments than Scheffler has managed in his entire career to date.

In all honesty, the list of reasons why Scheffler can't yet be compared to Woods' is as long as my arm, and although this isn't an opinion piece, we are going to have to agree with Sir Nick on this one.

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