Monday, March 18, 2024

Scottie Scheffler once again wrote his name into the history books, when he became the first player ever to win back-to-back titles at The Players Championship. 

With a final round of 64 (-8), Scottie catapulted himself up the leaderboard and matched the largest comeback by a winner at TPC Sawgrass, when he came from five shots back to seal victory. Scheffler didn’t make a bogey over his final 31 holes. 

Finishing the tournament on -20, Scottie made eagle on the fourth hole, having holed out from 92 yards. He then followed it up with birdies on the fifth, eighth and ninth, following solid approach shots. 

Making birdies on the eleventh and twelfth holes, Scottie grabbed a share of the lead on 19 under par and made his final birdie of the day on the sixteenth hole, having hit his second shot from the bunker to 19 inches and reached 20 under par. 

Wyndham Clark had a putt on his final hole to force a playoff, which lipped out and the title of the 50th Players Championship title was Scheffler’s.

“It’s tough enough to win one Players,” said Scheffler, who closed with an 8-under 64. “So to have it back-to-back is extremely special. Yeah, really thankful.”

“I put up a good fight for four days,” Scheffler said. “Today was another battle. It was a hard-fought week.”

This is Scottie’s eighth PGA Tour victory and second win in 7 days, following a dominant performance at last week’s Arnold Palmer Invitational. He has also now had multiple wins on the PGA Tour in each of the last three seasons.

Congratulations, Scottie!