Scottie Scheffler is very, very good at golf but he is absolutely one of us.
He found himself well positioned after 36 holes having posted rounds of 67, 68 to reach 5-under.
That meant he was five strokes behind surprise leader Rickie Fowler. But this is a US Open and the course will firm up.
The pins will be nigh on impossible to get to. The greens will dry out. There will be blood.
Scheffler had gained strokes off the tee through 36 holes (+0.64), but he wasn't happy. He had hit 15 of 26 fairways so decided to take to the practice range late on Friday evening to test out a new TaylorMade gamer.
And he wasn't happy with the new driver head. Judging by his reaction.
Golf fans absolutely loved the viral clip recorded by Golf's Luke-Kerr Dineen. It generated more than one million views within 24 hours.
Scottie the last player on the range. Was testing a new driver head, which he ended up swapping in to replace the old one.— LKD (@LukeKerrDineen) June 17, 2023
This was the exact moment he made his decision (wait for it…) pic.twitter.com/GDpwF3kfYj
Scheffler has been struggling with his putter of late. So much so, he decided to put a new one into play for this major.
He told the media before he teed it up in the first round he felt it was 'strange' he has been so off with the flatstick.
Scheffler did have an hilarious explanation as to why he brought a different one to Los Angeles Country Club.
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