It’s painful to watch’: Scottie Scheffler’s winning streak ends with two-foot miss

April 1, 2024

At least Scotty Scheffler can tell a joke. What happened on the 18th green at GC Memorial Park at least gave him a little humor. Minutes after the 28-year-old’s streak of consecutive under-par rounds on the PGA Tour ended with a shocking 7-foot 3-putt that included an inadvertent miss of nearly 2 feet, reporters said Friday that Scheffler suffered a “slight” injury. I asked him if he had been doing this. by mistake. That’s a good question, but he said no. In reality, this is not the case. “No, I do this all the time,” Scheffler said.

“This happens to me a lot because you stare at me a lot.”

Then he removed his tongue from her cheek. Yes, Schaeffler thinks everything will be fine. With 36 holes left in the Texas Junior Tournament in Houston, Scheffler is just four holes behind leader Tony Finau. If they win, they will further extend their winning streak. He has won the past two tournaments (Arnold Palmer Invitational and Players Championship). He also shot an even-par 70 on Friday. He is still number one in the world. The sun will finally rise tomorrow. But it’s true that the 18-year-old scene was terrible.

The ride was a little weird at that point. Five birds. But three bogeys. And on the 14th and 16th holes, water balls fell, and on the latter the club fell to the ground. However, Scheffler was still at 2 under after the 17th, and on the 492-yard par-4 18th, his shot from the bunker on the right of the green resulted in a cut, and he almost ended up at 3 under.

This earned him a 7-foot par. A few seconds earlier, his playing partner Peter Malnati was shooting from right to left nearby. But Scheffler missed the shot. He came out on the right side. Surprisingly, as his ball rolled toward the hole, someone in the Texas crowd shouted to the former University of Texas golfer, “Good luck, Horns, Scotty!” Scheffler then took six steps toward the ball, which was about two feet away. He continued it for 3 seconds. He also missed the right edge.

And then he was a foot away from Scheffler making his seventh putt. he finished. Then the whispers began. Was this the first time he wasn’t up to par since the Tour Championship Final last August? yes. Was it his first double bogey in 218 holes? Yes, according to the PGA Tour. Will the conversation return to the question of sticks? perhaps.

Was this short miss great?
Yes, according to two of his golf channel analysts and former pros. “Well, I completely lost focus,” Brad Faxon said on the air. “There is anger here too. Scottie Scheffler would never be this upset if it affected his next shot. It’s not a terrible blow. I saw how broken Malnati was. And here we never thought of celebrating it. It’s almost painful to watch. ”

A rebroadcast of the strike was then broadcast.

“We were just talking about how we’ve never seen Scottie Scheffler do something like this,” Faxon said. “I’ve never seen Tiger (Woods) or Jack (Nicklaus) do something like this before. This is completely out of the norm for Scotty. He generally behaves very well. »

Brandel Chamblee said: Naturally, everyone is furious. I’ve seen Tiger Woods get angry a million times, but he always held his own and never took anything for granted.

“So when you see him give up shots so easily, listen, if he loses this tournament by one stroke, he’s probably going to regret that moment.”

perhaps. What do you think of Schaeffler?

Back to the joke. He was a nice guy, at least to those who asked him questions.

Scheffler told Golf Channel reporter Damon Hack that it was a tough day. The wind was strong. He criticized the move as a “sloppy” mistake. He said he hit too fast. He thought it might have hit something. “This is one of those things that happens in the middle of the night,” Scheffler told Huck. Especially on the 18th, we don’t know what will happen in the cup match. ”

Scheffler later told other reporters that the failure was due to “mental fatigue.” But on Friday night, he takes the day off. Nothing changes. His preparation for Saturday’s third round will be no different.

“He feels his game is at a good level,” he said. A few minutes later, before leaving the reporters’ tent, Scheffler smiled.
As soon as he started interrogating him.