Scottie Scheffler defends Gamers Championship title with Sunday cost

Scottie Scheffler at the 2024 Players Championship.

Scottie Scheffler is the primary back-to-back winner on the Gamers.

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There have been 51 weeks between Scottie Scheffler‘s sixth and seventh PGA Tour wins.

Win No. 8 took only one extra week for the unquestionable No. 1 participant on the earth.

Per week after returning to the winner’s circle for the primary time since final 12 months’s Gamers, Scheffler made it two in a row on the PGA Tour and back-to-back at TPC Sawgrass, taking pictures a final-round 64 to win the 2024 Gamers Championship by one over Xander Schauffele, Brian Harman and Wyndham Clark.

It’s Scheffler’s second win in as many weeks after he broke a year-long winless drought on the Arnold Palmer Invitational. He turns into the primary participant to defend a Gamers Championship title within the match’s 50-year historical past and the seventh to win the occasion a number of occasions.

“it’s fairly particular,” Scheffler stated of the back-to-back wins. “That’s one thing you by no means actually get the chance to do fairly often. It’s robust sufficient to win one Gamers, so to have it back-to-back is extraordinarily particular, and yeah, actually grateful.”

Scheffler began the day 5 again of 54-hole chief Xander Schauffele and gave the impression to be hampered by a neck harm that noticed him obtain therapy throughout his spherical Friday.

However his otherworldly ball-striking elevated him above the sector, at the same time as he stated he took additional golf equipment to keep away from aggravating the harm. Scheffler led the sector in strokes gained: off-the-tee and SG: tee-to-green.

“I’m a fairly aggressive man, and I didn’t wish to hand over within the match,” Scheffler stated. “I did what I might to hold round till my neck received higher. Right now it felt actually good. Marnus did an awesome job getting me going, getting it massaged out, and I used to be very grateful.”

His putter, which lastly broke a chilly streak at Bay Hill, wasn’t distinctive however was good as he wanted it to be. He was center of the pack in placing for the week, however required simply 25 putts on Sunday.

Sporting kinesiology tape on his neck on the ultimate day, Scheffler jumpstarted his spherical by holing his second shot on the 4th for an eagle. He added six extra birdies plus a nifty two-putt par from 48 toes on the island-green seventeenth.

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On the similar time that Scheffler was taking part in the well-known closing stretch, the ultimate pairing of Xander Schauffele and Wyndham Clark bogeyed the 14th gap. That put Scheffler within the lead by himself as Schauffele drifted one again and Clark three behind. Brian Harman, who was 19 below by way of 15, hit it within the bushes on 16 and didn’t birdie the par-5 to tie Scheffler.

All three chasers got here to the 18th a shot again of Scheffler after Schauffele received again to 19 below with a birdie on 16 and Clark went back-to-back on 16 and 17. All three gave themselves an opportunity on the 72nd inexperienced to tie. However all three additionally missed, with Clark coming the closest, his birdie effort struggling a 180-degree lip out to safe his second-straight runner-up.

The five-shot comeback for Scheffler matches the most important in match historical past.

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Jack Hirsh is an assistant editor at GOLF. A Pennsylvania native, Jack is a 2020 graduate of Penn State College, incomes levels in broadcast journalism and political science. He was captain of his highschool golf crew and just lately returned to this system to function head coach. Jack additionally nonetheless *tries* to stay aggressive in native amateurs. Earlier than becoming a member of GOLF, Jack spent two years working at a TV station in Bend, Oregon, primarily as a Multimedia Journalist/reporter, but in addition producing, anchoring and even presenting the climate. He may be reached at



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