Winner’s Circle: Scottie Scheffler Claims Maiden Tour Title at WM Phoenix Open

Scottie Scheffler Wins 2022 WM Phoenix Open at TPC Scottsdale
Scottie Scheffler poses with caddie, Ted Scott and his wife, Meredith Scheffler after defeating Patrick Cantlay in a playoff to win the WM Phoenix Open at TPC Scottsdale on Feb 13, 2022 in Scottsdale, AZ. (Photo by Tracy Wilcox / PGA TOUR via Getty Images)

Scottie Scheffler produced a final-round 67 and then edged Patrick Cantlay in a playoff to claim his maiden PGA Tour title at the 2022 WM Phoenix Open.

The 25-year-old Texan, who posted a tournament-low 62 on Saturday, overcame a brutal four-hole stretch of three bogeys (Nos. 5, 7 and 8) with four late birdies on 13, 14, 15 and 17 to post 67 and join Cantlay (67) at 16-under par.

Cantlay and Scheffler each made pars on the first two times playing 18, but on the third go-round, Scheffler dropped a 25-foot birdie putt, then watched as Cantlay’s putt of 11-feet slid by the cup.

For his first career PGA Tour win, Scheffler earned $1,476,000 and 500 FedExCup points. He will move to No. 3 on the money list and 4th in FedExCup standings. He also picked up 62 OWGR points and will move into the top 10 in the Official World Golf Rankings for the first time in his career.


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WM Phoenix Open Pro-File

Scottie Scheffler Wins 2022 WM Phoenix Open at TPC Scottsdale
Scottie Scheffler on the 2nd hole during the final round of the WM Phoenix Open at TPC Scottsdale on Feb 13, 2022 in Scottsdale, AZ. (Photo by Tracy Wilcox / PGA TOUR via Getty Images)

Full Name: Scottie Scheffler
Nationality: American
Height: 6′ 3″
Weight: 200 lb
Birthdate: June 21, 1996 (age 25)
Born: Ridgewood, NJ
Native: Dallas, Texas
Resides: Dallas, Texas
Turned Pro: 2018
PGA Tour Rookie: 2019
College: U Texas
Highest World Rank: 11 (12/5/21)
Equipment Sponsor: Titleist


WM Phoenix Open Pro-File: Final Leaderboard

Scottie Scheffler Wins 2022 WM Phoenix Open at TPC Scottsdale
Scottie Scheffler celebrates defeating Patrick Cantlay to win the WM Phoenix Open at TPC Scottsdale on Feb 13, 2022 in Scottsdale, AZ. (Photo by Tracy Wilcox / PGA TOUR via Getty Images)
Top-10 Finishers

Pos-Player-To Par (Final Rd)
1. Scottie Scheffler -16 (-4)*
2. Patrick Cantlay -16 (-4)
3. Xander Schauffele -15 (-3)
3. Brooks Koepka -15 (-2)
3. Sahith Theegala -15 (-1)
6. Billy Horschel -14 (-5)
6. Alex Noren -14 (-3)
8. Justin Thomas -13 (-5)
8. Hideki Matsuyama -13 (-2)
10. Jon Rahm -12 (-4)
10. Matt Fitzpatrick -12 (-4)
10. Patton Kizzire -12 (-3)
10. Keith Mitchell -12 (-3)
* Won in playoff

Top-5 Check Cashers

Pos-Player-(Money)
1. Scottie Scheffler ($1.47m)
2. Patrick Cantlay ($893.8k)
3. Xander Schauffele ($434.6k)
3. Brooks Koepka ($434.6k)
3. Sahith Theegala ($434.6k)


Scottie Scheffler’s Winning Numbers

Scottie Scheffler Wins 2022 WM Phoenix Open at TPC Scottsdale
Scottie Scheffler reacts after a birdie on the third playoff hole against Patrick Cantlay to win the WM Phoenix Open at TPC Scottsdale on Feb 13, 2022 in Scottsdale, AZ. (Photo by Mike Mulholland via Getty Images)

Driving: 327.9 yards (13th)
Fairways: 62.50%, 35/56 (T25)
Greens: 77.8%, 56/72 (13)
Putts/GIR: 1.661 (2nd)
Birdies: 26 (1st)
SG Tee to Green: 6.414 (13th)


Scottie Scheffler’s 2022 PGA Tour Season

Scottie Scheffler Wins 2022 WM Phoenix Open at TPC Scottsdale
Scottie Scheffler poses with the trophy after winning the WM Phoenix Open at TPC Scottsdale on Feb 13, 2022 in Scottsdale, AZ. (Photo by Christian Petersen via Getty Images)

Starts: 8
Cuts Made: 8
Wins: 1 (Phoenix)
Additional Top 10s: 2
Earnings: $2,701,814 (3rd)
FedExCup Pts: 972 (4th)
OWGR Before/After: 15/8


WITB: Scottie Scheffler

Scottie Scheffler Wins 2022 WM Phoenix Open at TPC Scottsdale
Scottie Scheffler lines up his putt on the 12th hole during the final round of the WM Phoenix Open at TPC Scottsdale on Feb 13, 2022 in Scottsdale, AZ. (Photo by Mike Mulholland via Getty Images)

Scottie Scheffler plays a mixed bag of TaylorMade (driver, irons), Srixon (utility), and Titliest (wedges, putter, ball).

Driver: TaylorMade Stealth Plus (8°)
3-wood: Nike VR Pro (13.5°)
Utility: Srixon Z U85 (3)
Driving Iron: Srixon Z U85 (4)
Irons: TaylorMade P7TW (5-PW)
Gap : Vokey Design SM8 (50°)
Sand: Vokey Design SM8 (56˚)
Lob: Vokey Design SM8 (60˚)
Putter: Scotty Cameron SST Tourtype GSS
Golf Ball: Titleist Pro V1
Source: GolfWRX.com


Credits: Getty Images, PGA Tour Media


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