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Scottie Scheffler currently sits at the top of the World Rankings and, on Sunday at the Charles Schwab Challenge, he showed exactly why, with the American making a stunning hole-in-one at the par 3 eighth hole.
Not only did the 26-year-old make the ace but, being a former pupil of the University of Texas, the cheers echoed round the course and could even be heard on the opposite side of the compound!
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Going into the final day, the main focus was on Harry Hall, Harris English and Adam Schenk, with the trio fairly clear of the field as the final round began. However, despite this, attention was soon on the lowest ranked player in the field, as Scheffler made the hole-in-one.
Birdieing his opening hole, Scheffler's momentum slightly stalled as he looked to chase down the leaders. As six pars followed, the World No.1 came to the eighth and, as he faced up against the 189-yard par 3, his iron never left the flag, with the ball landing on the green and rolling into the cup like a putt.
As mentioned, the crowd went crazy but, rather amazingly, it was the same hole that English had made an ace at just days earlier. On Sunday though, the attention was on Scheffler and, following the World No.1s hole-in-one, he put himself just five back of Hall. What's more, he managed to keep his adrenaline in check as he made a solid par at the ninth to round his front nine in three-under (32).
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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
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