Scottie Scheffler Wins The Players

Scottie Scheffler returned to the No. 1 spot in the world rankings by winning The Players Championship by 5 shots.

The Dallas resident dominated the field at TPC Sawgrass with a five shot victory and took home $4.5 million of the richest purse in PGA Tour history.

“It’s a lot of fun,” Scheffler said. “Long day, tough day. I knew the conditions were going to get really hard late and I did a really good job of staying patient, not trying to force things, and then I got hot kind of in the middle of the round and, yeah, tried to put things away as quickly as I could.”

In draining a 20-foot putt on No. 18 to close out the title, Scheffler became only the third player to capture The Players with all four rounds in 60s. He also joined Jack Nicklaus and Tiger Woods as the only golfers to hold the Masters and Players at the same time.

Tyrrell Hatton birdied his seven of his last nine and all final five holes for a 65 and was the clubhouse leader for virtually all of Scheffler’s back nine.

“Just pretty mad two and a half hours in the end, I guess, from standing on the 10th tee,” Hatton said. “So really happy with how it’s played out. Yeah, good day’s work.”

Hatton earned $2.725 million for the runner-up finish.

Fort Worth resident Tom Hoge, coming off a course-record 62 on Saturday, joined Viktor Hovland in a tie for third, seven shots behind Scheffler.

“It was a bit of a roller coaster week, I guess,” Hoge said. “Man, certainly not the start that I wanted on Thursday, but I fought pretty hard and got myself back in the tournament there and really played well today on a tough scoring day with the wind kind of switching directions all the time. Just a couple bad swings for me that were a little bit costly.”

Hideki Matsuyama finished in fifth at 9-under.

Next up on the PGA Tour is the Valspar Championship. Notables in the field include Jordan Spieth, Justin Thomas and two-time defending champion Sam Burns.



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