Scottie Scheffler: victory for the ‘pre-eminent golfer of this era’

Scottie Scheffler, the world’s top-ranked golfer and heavy pre-tournament favourite, began this year’s Masters knowing that his heavily pregnant wife, Meredith, could go into labour at any moment, said Rick Broadbent in The Times.

Had she done so, the American had “promised to walk off the course”, no matter where he stood on the leaderboard. Some things, he said, mattered more than golf, the birth of his first child being one of them. In the event, though, there was nothing to distract Scheffler from doing what he does best: making his rivals look ordinary. He went into the final day leading by a single shot, and “for about two-thirds of an enthralling finale the outcome was in some doubt”. 

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