Scottie Scheffler took on the scary TPC Sawgrass as if he was playing alone. And by the time he got done with a masterful performance Sunday in The Players Championship, that’s about how it looked.
Scheffler ran off five straight birdies in the middle of his round, built a six-shot lead and left all the drama to everyone else on his way to a 3-under 69 to win the richest prize on the PGA Tour by five shots.
The victory was worth $4.5 million and sent Scheffler back to No. 1 in the world for the second time this year. He now has six victories in his last 27 starts on the PGA Tour, including the four wins he had last year culminated by his Masters title.
Never a doubt. 💯
Scottie Scheffler captures THE PLAYERS title, trusting his #Stealth2Driver to tame Sawgrass in convincing fashion and move to No. 1 in the World ranking!
— TaylorMade Golf (@TaylorMadeGolf) March 12, 2023
Scottie Scheffler runs away with it at TPC Sawgrass!
He adds a Players Championship to his impressive resumé and regains the World No. 1 ranking. pic.twitter.com/D7D67tRSzd
— GOLF.com (@GOLF_com) March 12, 2023