Scottie Scheffler entered the Masters Tournament holding down the No. 1 position on the PGA Tour’s Money List and the FedEx Cup, as well as the top spot in the Official World Golf Rankings. After exiting Augusta National and winning for the fourth time in six starts, Scheffler’s lead in all three rankings has ballooned.
He’s now more than two full points ahead of No. 2 Collin Morikawa in the OWGR’s average (10 to 7.9) and 1200 points and $3.4 million ahead of Cameron Smith in the FedEx Cup and money races, respectively.
Scheffler’s wins came in four different states, against four of the strongest PGA Tour fields of 2022. And because he won an Invitational, WGC, and Major – three of the tour’s elite event series (more points, bigger purses), Scheffler became the first player to earn three first-place prizes of $2 million-plus in the same season.
Even the Phoenix stop – the only regular tour event of the four, offered 62 world-ranking points. He also earned $390,000 and 12.4 OWGR points for a T7 finish at the Genesis Invitational, one of two starts during this stretch that he didn’t win.
Let’s review Scheffler’s amazing two-month run:
1. Scheffler Wins Maiden Tour Title in Phoenix
Event: WM Phoenix Open
Where: Scottsdale, Ariz.
Course: TPC Scottsdale Stadium
Dates: Feb. 10-13, 2022
Scores: 68, 71, 62, 67
FedEx Pts: 500
OWGR Pts: 62
OWGR From/To: 15/9
Scottie Scheffler saw the ultimate validation of his hard work, transmuting himself from the “best on Tour without a win” label to “PGA Tour champion,” by coming from behind to win the WM Phoenix Open on a third playoff hole against reigning PGA Tour Player of the year Patrick Cantlay.
Prior to this week, the 25-year-old University of Texas product had done everything on tour but win. After excelling on the Korn Ferry Tour and being named its Player of the Year in 2019, Scheffler notched 15 top-10s in his first two seasons in the big leagues, joined the rare 59 Club, and was a star for the winning American Ryder Cup team – obliterating a heavily-favored Jon Rahm in Sunday singles. The confidence this win could bring should be scary to the rest of the Tour. Read…
2. Scottie Scheffler: The Last Man Standing at Brutal Bay Hill
Event: Arnold Palmer Invitational
Where: Orlando, Fla.
Course: Bay Hill Club
Dates: Mar. 3-6, 2022
Scores: 70, 73, 68, 72
FedEx Pts: 550
OWGR Pts: 64
OWGR From/To: 6/5
Scottie Scheffler enjoyed winning so much at the WM Phoenix Open three weeks ago that he couldn’t wait to experience it again.
On Sunday, the 25-year-old University of Texas product won his second season title, which also happened to be his second career title, shooting an even-par 72 to vault himself out front on a difficult track, which was enough to reach 5-under par and claim a one-stroke victory at the 2022 Arnold Palmer Invitational.
Scheffler, who had been considered the best player in the world without a PGA Tour title when he won in TPC Scottsdale early last month, got into the mix at extremely difficult Bay Hill, and took his second title in three starts. Read…
3. With WGC-Match Play Victory, Scottie Scheffler is World No. 1
Event: WGC-Dell Match Play
Where: Austin, Texas
Course: Austin CC
Dates: Mar. 23-27, 2022
FedEx Pts: 550
OWGR Pts: 74
OWGR From/To: 5/1
Six weeks ago, Scottie Scheffler was the best player in the world without a PGA Tour win. Today, he’s the best player in the world. Period.
Over five grueling days of match play, Scheffler rolled through the elite field at Austin Country Club, capped off by a wins over Dustin Johnson (3 & 1) and Kevin Kisner (4 & 3) in the semis and finals, respectively, to claim victory at the WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play.
For his third career PGA Tour title – all coming in his last five starts, the 25-year-old Texan walked away with $2,160,000, 550 FedExCup points and 74 world-ranking points. He will move to No. 1 in the Official World Golf Rankings. Read…
4. Scottie Scheffler Wins The Masters
Event: The Masters
Where: Augusta, Georgia
Course: Augusta National
Dates: Apr. 7-10, 2022
Scores: 69, 67, 71, 71
FedEx Pts: 600
OWGR Pts: 100
OWGR From/To: 1/1
The ultimate hot streak has led to the ultimate maiden major victory: a Masters title for Scottie Scheffler.
The 25-year-old capped off his first major championship win with a 1-under 71 at Augusta National, to reach 10-under for the week and claim victory at the season’s first major by three strokes. Less than 60 days ago, Scheffler had not yet won on the PGA Tour, despite a number of close calls. Now, he has four Tour victories, all coming in his last six starts, and the most coveted jacket in sports.
With his third win (WGC-Match Play), Scheffler reached the top position in the world rankings, and validated that lofty standing with a 69-67 start to the week that had him five strokes out front at the tournament’s halfway point. Read…