No. 1 Ranked Golfer Scottie Scheffler Relies On Faith Amid The Masters
By Movieguide® Staff
At just 25 years old, professional golfer Scottie Scheffler won his first Masters Golf Tournament.
In the first round of The Masters, the most prestigious golf tournament in the sport, Scheffler solidified his place among the best with a 3-under 69 and four birdies, putting him in second place heading into the second round.
Due to his age and skill, Scheffler drew comparisons to a 21-year-old Tiger Woods, who made Masters history as the youngest winner in the tournament’s history.
The famed tournament, which is one of four major golf tournaments during the year, is the only one to take place at the same place every year in Augusta, Georgia.
Scheffler’s win at the Waste Management Phoenix Open on Feb. 13, the Arnold Palmer Invitational on March 6, and the Dell Technologies Match Play on March 27 have him atop the Official World Golf Ranking.
“My friends are still making fun of me, I’ve still got to do my chores at home and nothing really changes,” he told SportsSpectrum. “It’s been really cool to see the guys come up and say congrats and, you know, be genuinely happy for me. I think the environment out here on tour is pretty cool when it comes to that kind of stuff.”
The Texas-born native thanked God after his first victory of the year in February.
Scottie Scheffler’s had a pretty decent year, winning three of his last six starts and assuming the world’s No. 1 ranking last week.
Scheffler is currently 1 stroke back of the lead at Augusta on ESPN.
After getting his first victory in February, Scheffler gave thanks to God in an Instagram post:
But Scheffler notes that his faith extends beyond his performance on the field.
“People a lot of times think, well, if you become a Christian, God’s just gonna make everything easy for you, and that’s not the case,” he told Sports Spectrum. “But having the God of the universe, the Creator, on your side just makes things a lot easier to deal with. And the principles of the Bible are something that, when you use them, you can see it manifest in your life.”
In a separate interview, Scheffler said: “I’m a Christian guy, so that’s important to me. But even if you’re not a Christian, life is important to spend with people you enjoy. If you don’t have close, quality friends, I don’t think whatever you’re doing is important. So that would be my most important advice to someone. Find something you enjoy doing, and enjoy doing it with other people.”