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Scottie Scheffler wins 2023 Players Championship

March 14, 2023

Scottie Scheffler wins 2023 Players Championship

Scottie Scheffler of Ridgewood, New Jersey has returned to number one in the world. On Sunday, he won the 2023 Players  Championship with a four round score of -17. This was Scheffler’s sixth career tournament title and second of 2023. He won the 2023 Waste Management Phoenix Open in February.

Interestingly, when Scheffler won in Phoenix on Super Bowl Sunday, he moved into number one in the world. The top placement was very short-lived as Spain’s Jon Rahm moved to number one with a win at the Genesis Open in Los Angeles a week later. Currently, Scheffler has 10.3989 average points and Rahm has 9.1688 average points. Scheffler was previously number one from March 27, 2022 to October 22, 2022. He got the number one spot by winning the 2022 World Matchplay Golf Championships, and kept the number one spot by winning the first major of his career, the 2022 Masters.

During the 2023 Players Championship, Scheffler won a PGA tournament by his largest margin. The previous largest margin was when he posted a score of -10 to win the Masters by three strokes. Scheffler had scores of four under par 68, three under par 69, seven under par 65, and three under par 69. Tyrrell Hatton of High Wycombe, England was in second place with a score of -12.


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Scheffler had one eagle on the weekend. It came on the second hole in round three.

By winning the Players Championship, Scheffler earned a pay cheque of $4.5 million, which was the largest pay cheque in PGA Tour history. In the last 17 months, Scheffler has now earned a remarkable total of $24.5 million according to Jack Dougherty of sportscasting.com. 


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