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Scheffler starts Masters in typical fashion

Publication date: Saturday, April 13, 2024

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World number one Scotty Scheffler

World No. 1 Scottie Scheffler showed once again his outstanding consistency as he finished the opening round of the Masters with a 6-under 66 on Thursday and a one-stroke lead over leader Bryson DeChambeau. It was a typical Scheffler show, with little drama and few standout highlight moments, but at the end of the day, it was a score that highlighted why the 27-year-old American is our favorite of the week. became. It’s a repeat of his win at Augusta National two years ago.

Playing partner Rory McIlroy, who shot a 71, saw up close Scheffler’s ability to pull off a bogey-free round without major upsets. “Scotty is doing a very good job. It doesn’t look like six under, but it’s six under at the end of the day. He’s very efficient in everything he does,” said the Northern Irishman. “If you look at Scotty compared to other players, his number of bogey-free rounds and shots is incredible, and that’s the secret to winning major championships and big golf tournaments, and rather limiting his mistakes. “It’s about making a lot of birdies.” “I hit three bogeys today, which is fine in these conditions, but I need to organize myself a little bit to keep up with him.”

Scheffler’s consistency has seen him finish in the top 10 in seven of eight PGA Tour tournaments this season, including wins at last month’s Arnold Palmer Invitational and The Players Championship and the Houston Open. This includes the runner-up in the event. It would be an exaggeration to say there is a “Scottie mania” among Augusta fans, but there is certainly appreciation for the way he calmly navigated so many rounds.

While patience is often cited as one of his main qualities, Scheffler said it didn’t always come naturally.

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