PONTE VEDRA COASTLINE, Fla.– Scottie Scheffler was courageous on a TPC Sawgrass program that can jangle the nerves on every opening. The wind was obtaining more powerful, the targets looked smaller sized, as well as all he desired was to see to it his lead obtained bigger in The Players Championship.
“You can’t limp in on this golf course,” he stated. “You’ve got to hit the shots.”
He did all that Sunday in a skillful efficiency that just boosted his online reputation as a gamer that’s at his ideal when playing the very best on the planet.
Scheffler ran 5 straight birdies in the center of his round, constructed a six-shot lead as well as left all the dramatization to everybody else on his means to a 3-under 69 to win the wealthiest reward on the PGA Tour by 5 shots.
As a half-dozen players attempted to ridicule it, Scheffler tackled the complicated Players Stadium Course as if he was playing alone.
And that’s exactly how he made it look.
“Just looks like he’s calm, just doing his business, not really worrying what everyone else is doing and churning out birdies,” Cam Davis stated.
The success deserved $4.5 million as well as sent out Scheffler back toNo 1 on the planet for the 2nd time this year. He currently has 6 triumphes in his last 27 begins on the PGA Tour, consisting of the 4 victories he had actually in 2014 finished by his Masters title.
When he gathered a 20-foot the same level putt on the last opening, Scheffler had the biggest margin of success in The Players considering that Stephen Ames won by 6 in 2006.
“I got hot in the middle of the round and tried to put things away as quickly as I can,” Scheffler stated.
He was leading by 5 as well as depending on the 16th environment-friendly when he looked throughout the lake as well as saw Davis struck his tee shot over the island environment-friendly at the par-3 17th, and after that Tommy Fleetwood lose.
That was the objective. Build a huge lead to make sure that also if he signed up with the lots players that struck right into the water on Sunday, at the very least it could not cost him. Like whatever else for Scheffler on this particular day, it was not a problem. He struck an optimal shot to 10 feet, made the same level et cetera was very easy.
And after that the event got on with his partner, moms and dads, sibling as well as 87-year-old granny, that kept up with him for a lot of the day.
That’s something the best area of the year could not do.
Tyrrell Hatton birdied his last 5 openings for a 65, completing when Scheffler was making the turn. Viktor Hovland (68) as well as Tom Hoge (70) were 7 shots behind in a connection for 3rd, each making almost $15 million from the $25 million bag.
Scheffler, that ended up at 17-under 271, ended up being just the 3rd gamer to win at the TPC Sawgrass with all 4 rounds in the 60s.
Min Woo Lee of Australia, making his Players Championship launching, briefly was connected for the lead yet ended up with a 76.
Lee made one a lot of errors, not that it would certainly have altered anything the means Scheffler brightened the TPCSawgrass One of them began the par-4 4th, when Lee was connected for the lead. He broke out of the harsh just to have his 3rd shot spin back right into the water, causing a three-way bogey.
By the moment he recouped, Scheffler was competing away.
It began when Scheffler contributed from the collar of a shelter on the par-3 8th, as well as he liquidated the front 9 with a hostile use the par-5 9th that established a chip-and-a-putt birdie.
Hatton embarked on 2 hrs in advance of Scheffler, as well as he topped off his shutting run of 5 straight birdies as Scheffler gone to the back 9. Hatton, the initial gamer to fire 29 on the back 9 at Sawgrass on a Sunday, postured at 12-under 276.
The wind was gusting near to 30 miles per hour, which just contributes to the difficulty on this program. Scheffler remained hostile, however, holing an 18-foot birdie on the 10th, two-putting from 70 feet on the par-5 11th as well as tackling the obtainable par-4 12th with a 3-wood to pin high perfect of the environment-friendly. That established his 5th straight birdie, as well as a six-shot lead.
For the last 2 hrs, it was a cash grab for everybody else– as well as some squandered cash money for those that succumbed the wind as well as water as well as the terrible Players Stadium Course.
Hatton, that began the last round 9 shots behind, rounded off his 5 straight birdies with a 4-iron out of the yearn straw as well as around the trees to 20 feet.
He won $2,725,000– simply over $1 million greater than his Bay Hill success in 2020.
Hideki Matsuyama was within round– this was in the past Scheffler took place his birdie run– just to take double-bogey on the 14th, stop working to birdie the par-5 16th as well as bogey the 18th. He was 7 under for the round with 13 openings as well as needed to go for a 68.
The greatest disaster came from PGA Tour novice Taylor Montgomery, that was connected for 4th up until a bogey on the 15th, a double-bogey onNo 16 (without striking in the water) as well as 2 spheres in the water on the 17th– a complete shot as well as a chip– for a quintuple-bogey 7.
He went down 40 areas on the leaderboard, as well asat No 55 on the planet, that maintained him from breaking the leading 50 in the ranking as well as most likely safeguarding a place in the Masters.
Ultimately, however, this was a one-man program.
Scheffler won for the 6th time in the last 13 months, every one of them versus several of the best areas in golf. Commissioner Jay Monahan presented him as the PGA Tour gamer of the year in 2022, as well as currently the Players champ in 2023.
“He’s in a good position to be able to continue to do this a while,” Jordan Spieth stated.
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