Winner’s Circle: Scottie Scheffler Moves To World No. 1 With WGC-Match Play Victory

Scottie Scheffler Wins 2022 WGC Dell Match Play
Scottie Scheffler poses next to the bracket board after winning the WGC-Dell Match Play at Austin CC on Mar 27, 2022 in Austin, TX. (Photo by Ben Jared / PGA TOUR via Getty Images)

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.


WGC-Dell Match Play


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Pro-File

Scottie Scheffler Wins 2022 WGC Dell Match Play
Scottie Scheffler on the 12th tee box during the finals of the WGC-Dell Match Play at Austin CC on Mar 27, 2022 in Austin, TX. (Photo by Ben Jared / 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: 1 (3/27/22)
Equipment Sponsor: Titleist


Final Leaderboard

Scottie Scheffler Wins 2022 WGC Dell Match Play
Scottie Scheffler walks off the 7th green during the finals of the WGC-Dell Match Play at Austin CC on Mar 27, 2022 in Austin, TX. (Photo by Ben Jared / PGA TOUR via Getty Images)
The Final 8

CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH
Scottie Scheffler def. Kevin Kisner 4 & 3

CONSOLATION MATCH
Corey Conners def. Dustin Johnson 3 & 1

TOP-4 Check Cashers

1. Scottie Scheffler – $2,160,000
2. Kevin Kisner – $1,308,000
3. Corey Conners – $844,800
4. Dustin Johnson – $685,680


How Scheffler Won: Match by Match

Dustin Johnson 2022 WGC Dell Match Play
Dustin Johnson tees off on the 8th hole during the semi finals of the WGC-Dell Match Play at Austin CC on Mar 27, 2022 in Austin, TX. (Photo by Ben Jared / PGA TOUR via Getty Images)

Group Match 1: Beat Ian Poulter (2 &1)
Group Match 2: Lost to Tommy Fleetwood (2 & 1)
Group Match 3: Beat Matt Fitzpatrick (5 & 4)
Round of 16: Beat Billy Horschel (1 up)
Quarterfinals: Beat Seamus Power (3 & 2)
Semifinals: Beat Dustin Johnson (3 & 1)
Finals: Beat Kevin Kisner (4 & 3)


2022 PGA Tour Season

Scottie Scheffler Wins 2022 WGC Dell Match Play
Scottie Scheffler poses with the Walter Hagen Cup after winning the WGC-Dell Match Play at Austin CC on Mar 27, 2022 in Austin, TX. (Photo by Ben Jared / PGA TOUR via Getty Images)

Starts: 12
Cuts Made: 12
Wins: 3 (Phoenix, API, WGC-Dell MP)
Additional Top 10s: 3
Earnings: $7,398,014 (1st)
FedExCup Pts: 2170 (1st)
OWGR Before/After: 5/1


WITB: Scottie Scheffler

Scottie Scheffler Wins 2022 WGC Dell Match Play
Scottie Scheffler waits for Dustin Johnson to putt out on the 11th hole during the semi finals of the WGC-Dell Match Play at Austin CC on Mar 27, 2022 in Austin, TX. (Photo by Tracy Wilcox / PGA TOUR 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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