Barring a Masters back-nine disaster, Scottie Scheffler is on his way to winning a green jacket.
He entered Augusta in 2022 as the world’s No. 1 golfer, which is what we in the business usually call a meteoric rise, considering that he’s going to turn 26 years old in a few months.
But given that he’s only played a few years on the PGA Tour, you may not know a lot about him. That’s what we’re here for! So as you watch him play his final round on Sunday as he chases a major, here are a few facts about Scheffler you should know:
The golfer who grew up in Texas won the 2013 U.S. Junior Amateur and was also the U.S. Open low amateur in 2017, a sign of things to come.
Scottie Scheffler left Augusta National on Saturday evening with a simple plan, a night of binge-watching The Office for the umpteenth time. https://t.co/cAJQg9aCQG
— Sam Farmer (@LATimesfarmer) April 10, 2022
Scheffler on how he’ll relax: “Probably just watch The Office, get some dinner. It’s by far my favourite show. I love it. I think we are like two episodes into Season 4. I’m just looking forward to sitting back and giggling a little bit and eating some good food.”
— Dave Tindall (@DaveTindallgolf) April 10, 2022
He was asked by PGATour.com who his favorite character was, and he said Dwight. Here’s more:
Whats the last TV show that you binge watched?I constantly binge watch The Office.
Do you have a favorite The Office episode?The basketball one is funny. The earlier seasons are better, like two and three. The season where Jim goes to a different office. When he goes to Stamford (Connecticut), those first 15 episodes are great.
He took down the guy in singles who was No. 1 at the time … Jon Rahm. WOW.
Let’s review: He won the Phoenix Open in February. He won the Arnold Palmer soon after. He beat Kevin Kisner in the Match Play finals.
Yeah. SCORCHING HOT.