Scottie Scheffler off to good start in bid to defend another PGA Tour title
ORLANDO, Florida – Scotty Scheffler enters the heart of a nostalgic tour that began at last year’s WM Phoenix Open and won four wins in six PGA Tour starts, culminating in his Masters triumph.
Scheffler successfully defended his title at TPC Scottsdale last month and is set to get off to a good start at Bay Hill, where he won his second title last year with 68 points. world rankings.
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“It’s good to get rid of all the memories and stuff at the start of the week. But it’s also good to have experience on the golf course and know what it does during the week,” said Scheffler, who will also defend his title later this month at the WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play. “It’s certainly important and it’s good to be successful, but everyone starts off equal.”
Given the forecast for the next few days, Scheffler can also find some comfort in the fact that he had to endure brutal conditions at Bay Hill weekend last year. Winds up to 30 m/s are expected on Friday and Saturday.
“I appreciate the fact that this golf course is very challenging and I feel like it’s a place where I can just try to persevere. This is what I did last year. I didn’t play amazing for four days,” he said. “One of the guys I played with in practice this week asked me what I did so well last year and I just told them I survived.”