Scottie Scheffler can't believe what Tiger Woods told him!

Scottie Scheffler was skeptical of something Tiger Woods said recently. 

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Fri, 19 May 2023
Scottie Scheffler can't believe what Tiger Woods told him!

Scottie Scheffler said he isn't sure he believes what Tiger Woods told him while speaking to reporters following the first round of the PGA Championship Thursday. 

Scheffler, the World No. 2, shot one of the lowest rounds on Thursday with a 3-under par 67 at Oak Hill Country Club in Rochester, New York.

The 26-year-old is looking for his second major championship title after he won The Masters in 2022. 

That win marked his fourth career victory on the PGA Tour in the span of just a few months. So far in the 2023 season he's already claimed two more PGA Tour wins. 

He's making just his fourth ever start at a PGA Championship, but has finished inside the top 10 twice. 

Prior to this week in Upstate New York, Scheffler was featured in a mic'd up clip on the range in a TaylorMade video with Woods that went viral. 

In the video, Scheffler is perplexed by Woods' lack of divots. 

"When I'm swinging well, I don't take divots," Woods told him. 

"Have you always been like that or you just practice it?" Scheffler asked. 

But Woods was adamant:

"When I'm flushing it, I don't take divots." 

Here's the full clip: 

On Thursday, following his round at the PGA Championship, Scheffler was asked about the viral clip:

"I haven't actually watched it, but I do remember that day. That was one of the first things we did that day, so I was just trying to wake up. I look over, and he hadn't made any divots, and I was, like, a little bit confused. So the look on my face probably said it all.
"But, I don't know, I think he was doing some sort of drill or something like that and maybe didn't want to tell me because the cameras were on. Who knows? Maybe he really doesn't take divots. Ask JT."

Justin Thomas, this week's defending champion, has become publicly quite close to Woods over recent years. 

Thomas shot a 2-over par 72 Thursday. Woods, however, is not in the field this week.

The 47-year-old recently underwent a procedure on his ankle and is out for the foreseeable future. 

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