WATCH: Scottie Scheffler Holes Bunker Shot After Duffing Chip

Scheffler produced an incredible recovery at the par-5 12th, with the American holing his bunker after duffing a chip just minutes before

Scheffler hits a bunker shot
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Facing off against Kevin Kisner in the final of the WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play, a win for Scottie Scheffler would not only secure his third PGA Tour title in five starts, but also the Number One spot in the World Rankings.

And, while teeing off on the 12th, things couldn't have been going much better for the American, with Scheffler 3-up on his fellow countryman with only seven holes to go. 

Finding the edge of the green with his second on the par-5, Scheffler was then faced with a chip over a bunker. What followed next, can only be described as a shot you would see at your local golf club, with Scheffler chunking his shot into said bunker directly in front of him. 

However, the next blow he produced was quite the opposite of that around a minute ago, with Scheffler holing his bunker shot for an unlikely birdie and a half on a hole that looked to be going Kisner's way.

Watch the crucial moment below:

The hole-out bunker shot demonstrated the class of the young American, with the birdie playing as a pivotal momentum swinger in what was a relatively dominant performance in the final.

After the birdie, Scheffler would go on to make yet another birdie at the par-4 14th, with the American halving the 15th to secure a third PGA Tour title in just over a month, and a spot at the top of the world rankings. 

An emotional Scheffler had endured a rather frantic week at Austin Country Club. On Wednesday, he had managed to putt his ball into the water at the 12th, with his eagle attempt never looking like staying on dry land. 

That moment obviously didn't phase the 25-year-old though, with Scheffler going on to defeat a number of high-profile opponents at Austin Country Club.

Matt Cradock
Staff Writer

Matt joined Golf Monthly in February 2021 covering weekend news, before also transitioning to equipment and testing. After freelancing for Golf Monthly and The PGA for 18 months, he was offered a full-time position at the company in October 2022 and continues to cover weekend news and social media, as well as help look after Golf Monthly’s many buyers’ guides and equipment reviews.

Taking up the game when he was just seven years of age, Matt made it into his county squad just a year later and continues to play the game at a high standard, with a handicap of around 2-4. To date, his best round came in 2016, where he shot a six-under-par 66 having been seven-under through nine holes. He currently plays at Witney Lakes in Oxfordshire and his favourite player is Rory McIlroy, despite nearly being struck by his second shot at the 17th during the 2015 BMW PGA Championship.

Matt’s current What’s In The Bag?

Driver: Honma TW747, 8.75°

Fairway Wood: TaylorMade Rocketballz Stage 2, 15°, 19°

Hybrid: Adams Super Hybrid, 22°

Irons: Mizuno MP54, 5-PW

Wedges: Cleveland 588 RTX 2.0 Tour Satin, 50°, 56°, 60°

Putter: Cleveland TFI 2135 Satin Cero

Ball: Titleist Pro V1x