Winner’s Circle: Scottie Scheffler Claims Victory at The 2023 PLAYERS Championship

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Scottie Scheffler Wins The 2023 Players Championship
Scottie Scheffler celebrates with caddie Ted Scott after winning THE PLAYERS Championship on the Stadium Course at TPC Sawgrass on Mar 12, 2023 in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla. (Photo by Logan Bowles for the PGA TOUR via Getty Images)

Scottie Scheffler produced a final-round 69 to claim a five-shot victory at The 2023 PLAYERS Championship.

The 26-year-old Texan, who posted early rounds of 68, 69 and 65, got off to a somewhat sluggish start but caught fire on the par-3 eighth, and reeled off five straight birdies. The rout was on. And no one was close. Scheffler signed for a 17-under total.

Tyrrell Hatton, who started the day outside the top 25, fired a 7-under 65 to score a backdoor runner-up finish.

For his sixth career PGA Tour title, Scheffler earned $4,500,000 and 600 FedExCup points. He will move to No. 1 on the money list and 3rd in FedExCup standings. He also picked up 80 OWGR points and will return to the top spot in the Official World Golf Rankings, knocking off Jon Rahm, who withdrew early on Friday.


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The PLAYERS Champion Pro-File

Scottie Scheffler Wins The 2023 Players Championship
Scottie Scheffler plays his shot from the rough of the 18th hole during the final round of THE PLAYERS Championship on the Stadium Course at TPC Sawgrass on Mar 12, 2023 in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla. (Photo by James Gilbert for the PGA TOUR via Getty Images)

Full Name: Scottie Scheffler
Nationality: American
Height: 6′ 3″
Weight: 200 lb
Birthdate: June 21, 1996 (age 26)
Born: Ridgewood, NJ
Native: Dallas, Texas
Resides: Dallas, Texas
Turned Pro: 2018
PGA Tour Rookie: 2019
College: U Texas
Highest World Rank: 1st
Equipment Sponsor: Titleist


The PLAYERS Championship: Final Leaderboard

Scottie Scheffler Wins The 2023 Players Championship
On the 18th green, Scottie Scheffler reacts to winning THE PLAYERS Championship on the Stadium Course at TPC Sawgrass on Mar 12, 2023 in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla. (Photo by Logan Bowles for the PGA TOUR via Getty Images)
Top-10 Finishers

Pos-Player-To Par (Final Rd)
1. Scottie Scheffler -17 (-3)
2. Tyrrell Hatton -12 (-7)
3. Viktor Hovland -10 (-4)
3. Tom Hoge -10 (-2)
5. Hideki Matsuyama -9 (-4)
6. Max Homa -8 (-3)
6. Justin Suh -8 (-2)
6. Justin Rose -8 (-1)
6. David Lingmerth -8 (E)
6. Sungjae Im -8 (E)
6. Cam Davis -8 (+2)
6. Min Woo Lee -8 (+4)

Top-5 Check Cashers

Pos-Player-(Money)
1. Scottie Scheffler ($4.5m)
2. Tyrrell Hatton ($2.75m)
3. Viktor Hovland ($1.475m)
3. Tom Hoge ($1.475m)
5. Hideki Matsuyama ($1.025m)


Scottie Scheffler: Round By Round

Scottie Scheffler Wins The 2023 Players Championship
Scottie Scheffler lines up a putt on the 14th green during the final round of THE PLAYERS Championship on the Stadium Course at TPC Sawgrass on Mar 12, 2023 in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla. (Photo by Logan Bowles for the PGA TOUR via Getty Images)

Round 1
1. Chad Ramey -8 (64)
T5. Scottie Scheffler -4 (68)

Round 2
1. Adam Svensson -9 (68, 67)
2. Scottie Scheffler -7 (68, 69)

Round 3
1. Scottie Scheffler -14 (68, 69, 65)
2. Min Woo Lee -12 (68, 70, 67)

Round 4
1. Scottie Scheffler -17 (68, 69, 65, 69)
2. Tyrrell Hatton -12 (72, 71, 68, 65)


Scottie Scheffler’s Winning Numbers

Scottie Scheffler Wins The 2023 Players Championship
Scottie Scheffler talks with his caddie on the 13th tee during the final round of THE PLAYERS Championship on the Stadium Course at TPC Sawgrass on Mar 12, 2023 in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla. (Photo by Ben Jared for the PGA TOUR via Getty Images)
Topline Stats

Driving: 305.9 yards (1st)
Longest Drive: 336 yards (T27)
Fairways: 67.86%, 38/56 (T18)
Greens: 75.0%, 54/72 (1st)
Putts/GIR: 1.704 (34th)
Total Putts: 28.25 (T49)
Birdies: 20 (T11)

Scoring

Par 3s: E (2 birdies, 12 pars, 2 bogeys)
Par 4s: -6 (9 birdies, 28 pars, 3 bogeys)
Par 5s: -11 (1 eagle, 9 birdies, 6 pars)
Total: -17 (1 eagle, 20 birdies, 46 pars, 5 bogeys)


Scottie Scheffler’s 2023 PGA Tour Season

Scottie Scheffler Wins The 2023 Players Championship
Scottie Scheffler walks the fairway with caddie Ted Scott during the final round of THE PLAYERS Championship on the Stadium Course at TPC Sawgrass on Mar 12, 2023 in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla. (Photo by Ben Jared for the PGA TOUR via Getty Images)

Starts: 9
Cuts Made: 9
Wins: 2 (Phoenix, PLAYERS)
Additional Top 10s: 4
Earnings: $10,486,495 (1st)
FedExCup Pts: 1630 (3rd)
OWGR Before/After: 2/1


WITB: Scottie Scheffler

Scottie Scheffler Wins The 2023 Players Championship
Scottie Scheffler with his caddie Ted Scott on the 18th hole fairway during the final round of THE PLAYERS Championship on the Stadium Course at TPC Sawgrass on Mar 12, 2023 in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida. (Photo by Keyur KhamarPGA TOUR via Getty Images)

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

Driver: TaylorMade Stealth 2 Plus (8°)
3-wood: TaylorMade Stealth 2 (15°)
Driving Irons: Srixon ZU85 (3-4)
Irons: TaylorMade P7TW (5-PW)
Gap : Vokey Design SM8 (50°)
Sand: Vokey Design SM8 (56˚)
Lob: Vokey Design Wedgeworks (60˚)
Putter: Scotty Cameron SST Tourtype GSS
Golf Ball: Titleist Pro V1
Source: PGATour.com


Credits: Getty Images, PGA Tour Media


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