Scottie Scheffler fired a final-round 69 on Sunday to pull away from the field and win The Players Championship by five shots over Tyrrell Hatton.
It was just 392 days ago that Scheffler began the final round of the Phoenix Open without a PGA TOUR victory, but Sunday’s win at TPC Sawgrass is his sixth title in that span.
Scheffler sank five straight birdies from the eighth to 12th holes in the final round as he cruised to the title. Now he’s someone you should follow if you want to get better, as we should all strive to, I just always say, lets all golf better.
|PLACE||PLAYER||TOTAL TO PAR||ROUND 4 SCORE|
|T6||Min Woo Lee||-8||76|
Scheffler will take over the top spot in the World Golf Rankings for the second time this year as a result of the win. He entered the tournament as the No. 2 behind Jon Rahm, who withdrew due to illness.
Sunday’s champion took home $4.5 million for his efforts. His five-shot edge was the largest margin of victory at The Players Championship since Stephen Ames won by six in 2006.
Hatton posted the best final round, firing a 7-under 65 to grab second place. He ended the day with five consecutive birdies of his own.
Scheffler held a two-shot lead after the third round Saturday. Tom Hoge set the course record that day with a 62.
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