Height: 6 ft 3”
DOB: 21st June 1996
Turned Pro: 2018
Residence: Dallas, TX
Scottie Scheffler made the decision to turn pro in 2018 after a phenomenal collegiate career at the University of Texas. Scottie will be playing on the Web.com Tour for the 2019/2020 season after earning his card at the end of 2018.
Prior to attending the University of Texas, Scheffler won the 2013 U.S. Junior Amateur and was named AJGA Rolex Junior Player of the Year. Throughout his 2013 season, he finished within the Top-10 in all of his starts in AJGA events, including two runner-up finishes.
In his freshman year at Texas, he won the Western Intercollegiate and Big 12 Championship in back-to-back weeks. Scottie also won the Junior Invitational at Sage Valley GC, finishing one stroke ahead of Cameron Champ. He was the only member to be on all of Texas’ winning teams and had the best mark of 21 under-par rounds during the season. He also posted six Top-10 finishes throughout the year, in addition to his victories. This fantastic rookie season earned him the Phil Mickelson Freshman of the Year honor.
After a stellar freshman year, Scottie went on to place in the top ten another ten times over his collegiate career; six of those were top-three finishes in his junior season. Also as a junior, Scottie won individual stroke play at the East Lake Cup.
Scottie qualified for the U.S. Open Championship at Oakmont in 2016 and Erin Hills in 2017. At Erin Hills, he went on to finish tied 27th, and claimed the low amateur honors. He has competed three other times on the PGA TOUR before going pro at the 2014 HP Byron Nelson Championship (T-22nd), 2014 FedEx St. Jude’s Classic (MC) and 2018 Genesis Open (MC).
The Texas native has been selected to represent the USA three times at the 2013 Spirit International, the 2016 Eisenhower Trophy and the 2017 Walker Cup. At LA Country Club, host of the 2017 Walker Cup, the USA went on to claim the title over the Great Britain & Ireland teams.
Scheffler secured Web.com Tour status for the 2019 season, following his finish inside the Top 40 at Qualifying School at the end of 2018.
So far Scottie has found success on the Web.com Tour, finishing in the Top-10 seven times in just the first 5 months. He finished runner up twice including losing in a playoff at the Nashville Golf Open before finally getting his maiden victory. In May, Scottie made up a six-shot deficit to claim his first professional win and Web.com Tour title at the Evans Scholars Invitational.
In addition to his Web.com Tour membership, Scottie has had the opportunity to play 3 times on the PGA Tour during the 2019 season, making all three cuts.
His individual honors include:
2017 Golfweek All-America First Team
2017 PING All-Region and All-Big 12.
2017 Ben Hogan Award watch list
2016 Academic All-Big 12 First Team
2015 Big 12 Newcomer of the Year
2015 Phil Mickelson Freshman of the Year
2013 AJGA Rolex Junior Player of the Year
2019 Evans Scholars Invitational Winner
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Scottie’s sister, Callie, has caddied for him on multiple occasions including at the 2016 and 2017 US Opens.