Scheffler and his playing partner Sam Burns were one up on the International team’s KH Lee and Tom Kim as Scheffler teed it up on the 10th, but instead of reaching the green on the par 3, he hit a full shank that saw his ball sail towards the trees on the right. You can see the shot here.
Common Scottie slippage. Rare Scheffler shankage. pic.twitter.com/dUFJ45nqY9September 24, 2022
That put Burns in a tricky position to recover, and he couldn’t manage it, as the South Koreans birdied the hole to tie the match. Scheffler’s anguish at letting his partner down was exacerbated on the next hole as Lee and Kim eagled to go one up in a rollercoaster encounter.
Scheffler’s hosel rocket was the latest in a somewhat erratic display from he and Burns this week. The pair tied their four-ball match against Sungjae Im and Sebastian Munoz on Friday, despite coming agonisingly close to victory when Scheffler’s putt on the 18th fell just short of the hole. However, that was still an improvement on their result in the round one foursomes, where they lost by two to Si Woo Kim and Cam Davis in the only defeat suffered by the USA on that day.
Despite the pair's struggles this week, the USA are closing in on retaining the Presidents Cup against an International team feeling the effect of missing out on several players who are ineligible as they are now with LIV Golf.
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Mike grew up in East Yorkshire and began his career in journalism in 1997. He then moved to London in 2003 as his career flourished, and nowadays resides in New Brunswick, Canada, where he and his wife raise their young family less than a mile from his local course.
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