Winner’s Circle: Scottie Scheffler Recycles Victory at 2023 WM Phoenix Open

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Scottie Scheffler Wins 2023 WM Phoenix Open at TPC Scottsdale
Scottie Scheffler celebrates with the trophy alongside wife Meredith Scudder (L) and caddie Ted Scott (R) after winning the WM Phoenix Open at TPC Scottsdale on Feb 12, 2023 in Scottsdale, AZ. (Photo by Maddie Meyer via Getty Images)

Scottie Scheffler produced a final-round 65 to claim his second consecutive WM Phoenix Open title.

The 26-year-old Texan, who posted early rounds of 68, 64 and 68, made two quick birdies on Nos. 2 and 3 then added a third gain on the par-4 9th to turn on 3-under 32, one clear of Nick Taylor (65) and three from Jon Rahm (68).

Following three straight pars on 10 through 12, coupled with a hole 10 birdie by Taylor, the pair were tied on 16 under. But Scheffler made eagle on the par-5 13th to pull ahead of Taylor, who made birdie, by one stroke. A final-hole birdie gave Scheffler a two-shot victory.

For his fifth career PGA Tour title, Scheffler earned $3,600,000 and 500 FedExCup points. He will move to No. 2 on the money list and 5th in FedExCup standings. He also picked up 65 OWGR points and will return to the top spot in the Official World Golf Rankings, knocking off Rory McIlroy, who finished T32.


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WM Phoenix Open Pro-File

Scottie Scheffler Wins 2023 WM Phoenix Open at TPC Scottsdale
Scottie Scheffler walks to the 11th tee during the final round of the WM Phoenix Open at TPC Scottsdale on Feb 12, 2023 in Scottsdale, AZ. (Photo by Ben Jared 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


WM Phoenix Open: Final Leaderboard

Scottie Scheffler Wins 2023 WM Phoenix Open at TPC Scottsdale
Scottie Scheffler celebrates with the trophy after winning the WM Phoenix Open at TPC Scottsdale on Feb 12, 2023 in Scottsdale, AZ. (Photo by Maddie Meyer via Getty Images)
Top-10 Finishers

Pos-Player-To Par (Final Rd)
1. Scottie Scheffler -19 (-6)
2. Nick Taylor -17 (-6)
3. Jon Rahm -14 (-3)
4. Justin Thomas -13 (-6)
5. Jason Day -12 (-3)
6. Sam Burns -11 (-3)
6. Tyrrell Hatton -11 (-2)
6. Sungjae Im -11 (-2)
6. Jordan Spieth -11 (-1)
10. Xander Schauffele -10 (-1)
10. Rickie Fowler -10 (-1)
10. Adam Hadwin -10 (E)
10. Wyndham Clark -10 (-2)

Top-5 Check Cashers

Pos-Player-(Money)
1. Scottie Scheffler ($3.6m)
2. Nick Taylor ($2.18m)
3. Jon Rahm ($1.38m)
4. Justin Thomas ($980k)
5. Jason Day ($820k)


Scottie Scheffler: Round By Round

Scottie Scheffler Wins 2023 WM Phoenix Open at TPC Scottsdale
Scottie Scheffler reacts on the 16th green during the final round of the WM Phoenix Open at TPC Scottsdale on Feb 12, 2023 in Scottsdale, AZ. (Photo by Steph Chambers via Getty Images)

Round 1
1. Jason Day -6 (65)
5. Scottie Scheffler -4 (67)

Round 2
1. Scottie Scheffler -10 (68, 64)
1. Adam Hadwin -10 (66, 66)

Round 3
1. Scottie Scheffler -13 (68, 64, 68)
2. Jon Rahm -11 (68, 66, 68)
2. Nick Taylor -11 (66, 69, 67)

Round 4
1. Scottie Scheffler -19 (68, 64, 68, 65)
2. Nick Taylor -17 (66, 69, 67, 65)


Scottie Scheffler’s Winning Numbers

Scottie Scheffler Wins 2023 WM Phoenix Open at TPC Scottsdale
Scottie Scheffler on the 18th hole during the final round of the WM Phoenix Open at TPC Scottsdale on Feb 12, 2023 in Scottsdale, AZ. (Photo by Steph Chambers via Getty Images)
Topline Stats

Driving: 317.1 yards (26th)
Longest Drive: 366 yards (T24)
Fairways: 53.57%, 30/56 (T45)
Greens: 77.8%, 56/72 (3rd)
Putts/GIR: 1.714 (13th)
Total Putts: 28 (T12)
Birdies: 26 (1st)
SG Total: 17.896 (1st)

Scoring

Par 3s: -1 (2 birdies, 13 pars, 1 bogey)
Par 4s: -15 (15 birdies, 29 pars)
Par 5s: -3 (1 eagle, 2 birdies, 8 pars, 1 bogey)
Total: -19 (1 eagle, 19 birdies, 50 pars, 2 bogeys)


Scottie Scheffler’s 2023 PGA Tour Season

Scottie Scheffler Wins 2023 WM Phoenix Open at TPC Scottsdale
Scottie Scheffler and Jon Rahm fist bump on the first tee box during the final round of the WM Phoenix Open at TPC Scottsdale on Feb 12, 2023 in Scottsdale, AZ. (Photo by Ben Jared for the PGA Tour via Getty Images)

Starts: 6
Cuts Made: 6
Wins: 1 (Phoenix)
Additional Top 10s: 3
Earnings: $4,741,495 (2nd)
FedExCup Pts: 849 (5th)
OWGR Before/After: 2/1


WITB: Scottie Scheffler

Scottie Scheffler Wins 2023 WM Phoenix Open at TPC Scottsdale
Scottie Scheffler plays his shot from the 7th tee during the final round of the WM Phoenix Open at TPC Scottsdale on Feb 12, 2023 in Scottsdale, AZ. (Photo by Steph Chambers 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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