Tuesday, February 14, 2023

One year on from his maiden PGA Tour title at the Waste Management Phoenix Open, Scottie Scheffler roared to his fifth PGA Tour win at TPC Scottsdale and returned to World Number One.

The 26-year-old finished on 19 under par, to win by two shots, having carded a final round of six-under 65.

Scottie started the day with a two-shot lead but this was halved immediately when Nick Taylor and Jon Rahm both birdied the first hole.

Scheffler hit back with birdies on the second and third holes and with six holes left to play, he was tied for the lead until he drained an eagle putt on the 13th to take outright control of the tournament.

An important 15-foot par putt on the par-three 16th kept his lead, before he went on to birdie the 17th and a par on the last secured back-to-back victories at one of the PGA Tour’s most famous tournaments.

“I’m just proud with how I fought, I didn’t have my best stuff,” Scheffler. “I ground it out, I wasn’t hitting it good off the tee, my irons weren’t as sharp, but I played a great round of golf.”

With this win, not only does Scottie return to the top of the Official World Golf rankings, but he also becomes the seventh player to successfully defend their title in Phoenix and moves him to fifth in the FedEx Cup standings.

Congratulations, Scottie, we are all so proud of you!