Tuesday, March 12, 2024

Scottie Scheffler became the first World Number One to win at Bay Hill since 2009, having carded a final round of six-under par to secure victory at the Arnold Palmer Invitational. 

Finishing on fifteen-under par, Scheffler was five shots clear of the chasing pack and he made it look effortless with a bogey-free front nine, including two birdies. 

Having hit seven out of his opening nine fairways, he made two more gains on the tenth and eleventh holes, after making birdies, thanks to stunning approach shots on each respective hole. 

Looking untouchable, Scottie made two more birdies on the par-four fifteenth and par-five sixteenth holes to reach fifteen under-par, having stitched his wedge shot to just a few feet from the hole on sixteen. 

Two closing pars made Scottie the only player in the field to go bogey-free in the final round of the tournament and secure his second red cardigan. 

“I played a good round of golf. We got off to a good start and I just did my best to keep things rolling,” Scheffler said. “I didn’t look at many leaderboards today, I kind of stayed in my own little space to keep pushing. It is truly an honour to win here and I am grateful that the Palmer family has kept the tournament going and I am looking forward to coming back here next year.” 

Congratulations on your seventh PGA Tour title, Scottie. We are so proud of you!