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Scottie Scheffler Embarks On Tiger-like Streak With Fourth Victory In Five Starts

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Hilton Head, SC—-Scottie Scheffler’s journey at the Heritage tournament showcased both human vulnerability and remarkable resilience. Just days after a faltering start with a double bogey at Harbour Town’s third hole, Scheffler, still feeling the lingering fatigue from his recent Masters triumph, found himself in the middle of the pack, trailing leader J.T. Poston by six strokes.

However, as the tournament unfolded, Scheffler’s prowess emerged. Battling through exhaustion and a lack of preparation, he steadily climbed the leaderboard. By the end of the weather-disrupted final round on Monday in Hilton Head Island, S.C., Scheffler had surged to the top, claiming victory with a commanding three-stroke lead. This marked his fourth win in just five starts, a feat reminiscent of Tiger Woods’ historic streak in 2007-08.

Woods was the last PGA Tour player to win four times in five events when he did it in 2007-08.

The only blip in Scheffler’s otherwise impeccable record was a second-place finish at the Houston Open, marred by a missed putt that cost him a shot at the title. Yet, his consistency is undeniable, with nine wins, 22 top-three finishes, and 34 top-10 finishes in his last 50 starts.

Reflecting on his performance, Scheffler acknowledged his initial struggle and unconventional preparation but expressed satisfaction with his eventual triumph. Notably, he revealed that impending fatherhood nearly led him to withdraw mid-tournament, though the arrival of his first child is still pending.

Looking ahead, Scheffler’s focus shifts to the PGA Championship next month, where he aims to join an elite group by clinching back-to-back major titles. Until then, he plans a well-deserved break before resuming competition at Valhalla in Louisville.

Despite a shaky start, Scheffler’s resilience and skill propelled him to victory, cementing his status as a dominant force in the golfing world. As he basks in the glow of his latest triumph, Scheffler’s remarkable journey continues to captivate fans and pundits alike.