Scheffler is the only one who hasn’t been replaced by a Masters winner


It’s been a year since he won the Masters for his first major, top prize Scottie Scheffler’s life remains unchanged.

The 26-year-old American has vowed to match Tiger Woods, Jack Nicklaus and Nick Faldo as the only back-to-back Masters champions to offer no extra motivation this week in Augusta National.

Scheffler says he doesn’t get any motivation from being number one in the world, he’s kept his green jacket in the closet for the past year and his biggest thrill in the prize money is a tub. cool not running.

The success came from his beautiful shooting but it clearly didn’t go to his head.

Scheffler, who won his sixth career PGA Tour title at the Players Championship last month, said Tuesday that he is not looking for a big championship legacy.

“The legacy at the end of this is not really what I play,” Scheffler said. “With that said, any time you can mention in the same breath as a Tiger and a Jack and Nick Faldo is very special.

“But it’s not something that motivates me to come here and play. It’s very special and nice when it happens, but it doesn’t motivate me.”

Scheffler said all he wants is a chance to play his best and have a positive attitude no matter what happens.

“Wherever I end up in my career, I’m going to be happy with it,” Scheffler said. “Legacy is a difficult thing, in 100 years I will be forgotten and it will not be a big deal.”

Scheffler won four championships in two months last year, capped by a Masters win and defended his PGA Phoenix Open this year before the tournament caught on.

He makes a matter-of-fact attitude about the high standards.

“I wouldn’t say it gives me my confidence,” Scheffler said. “It’s a math algorithm. So for me to sit here and tell you that I’m the best person in the world is not my style.”

Scheffler drove a white 2012 GMC Yukon XL, just like he did before winning $2.7 million last April.

“I don’t have a new car. It’s still in the same house,” Scheffler said. “I bought a hot tub. That was a huge relief. It wasn’t a home run, but we bought it.”

A big deal for Scheffler is buying a bottle of tequila to celebrate a win.

“That’s the most common situation,” he said. “I finally got a new car, I don’t know, I’m not much into that kind of thing.”

The green jacket symbolizing Masters supremacy went to NHL and Major League Baseball games but not much else.

“I didn’t do too much with the jacket,” Scheffler said. “It sat in my closet… Just happy to be in the house.”

Scheffler calls it “a lot of fun” to have so many fans supporting him at events but says nothing else is different.

“When people see it happen on TV, they expect you to change,” Scheffler said. “But when it comes to family life, everything is still the same.

“I still have the same friends. I married the same girl I (friended) in high school. My family is definitely no different from me.”

So it is not a surprise that his preparation this week is the same as last year.

“I kept things the same,” he said. “Besides coming here a few hours earlier on Sunday so I can play golf.”


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