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Born: 21 June 1996
Birthplace: Dallas, TX, USA
College: University of Texas
Resides: Dallas, TX, USA
Major Wins: 1
Euro or PGA Tour Wins : 3
Other wins: 2
Grass Preference: Unknown
Significant Life Events: Yes
GBC Wind Performance Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐
GBC Pressure Rating: ⭐⭐⭐
Scottie turned professional in 2018 and quickly established himself on the Korn Ferry Tour in 2019, winning twice and coming third in the rankings to earn promotion to the PGA Tour in 2020. He's a former Walker Cup player who has made an extremely smooth transition to the paid ranks.
Scottie bagged his first PGA Tour title at the 2022 Waste Open Phoenix Management Open, beating Patrick Cantlay in a playoff. He then won again a few weeks later at the Arnold Palmer Invitational and again at the WGC World Matchplay Championship to become world number 1! He then took his career to new heights, winning the Masters in April 2022.
Impressively, Scottie joined the 59 club on his first season on the PGA Tour, shooting the score at The Northern Trust.
Scottie only turned pro in 2018.
Pressure Performance Analysis
Scottie was excellent at closing tournaments in the first half of 2022 but his record prior and record since is mixed. His Golf Betting Club Pressure Performance Rating is set at ⭐⭐⭐.
❌ In second position and one stroke behind Kurt Kitayama at the Arnold Palmer Invitational going into the final round. Bogeyed the last hole from the fairway and would finish 4th.
✅Successfully defended his Phoenix Open title when leading after 54 holes.
➖ Entered the final round of the Hero World Challenge three shots behind Viktor Hovland. Shot a 68 to Hovland's 69 to remain 2nd.
❌ Started the final round of the Tour Championship 6 shots ahead and shot 73 to lose by 1 shot. Looked out of sorts all round.
➖ Trailed by 2 shots at the BMW Championship and shot 70 to lose by 3 shots to Cantlay who shot 69.
➖ Began the final round of the US Open 2 shots behind the leaders and shot 67 to finish one shot short of winner Fitzpatrick. Took the lead during the front 9 but couldn't hold on.
❌ Began the final round of the Charles Schwab Challenge 2 shots ahead and shot a final round 72 which was only enough for a playoff, which he lost. Not a terrible perfomance but didn't prodcue his best golf.
✅ Won The Masters after converting a three shot lead, winning comfortable in the end. A performance of real maturity given he's never won when leading a strokeplay event.
✅ Won the WGC World Matchplay Championship defeating Kevin Kisner comfortably. A strong performance leading from hole 2 onwards.
✅ Began the Arnold Palmer Invitational 2 shots behind the leaders in difficult conditions and shot 72 to win by 1 shot.
✅Began the final round of the Phoenix Open 2 shots behind Sahith Theegala. Shot 67 to enter a Playoff with Patrick Cantlay, which he won with a birdie 3. It should be noted he missed a 5ft birdie putt on his 72nd hole to win outright.
❌ Led by a stroke going into the final round at the Houston Open, a final round 69 saw him slip up and finish 2nd. A tournament he should have won.
❌ Began the final round of the WGC FedEx five shots behind Harris English. Shot a 74 to slip from 5th to 14th. A disappointing effort.
❌ Fourth going into the final round of The Open, he could only manage a 71 (one of only two players in top 14 to fail to break 70) and slipped to 8th.
❌ Three shots behind going into the final round at the Scottish Open, a final round 69 saw him slip from 5th to 12th.
✅ Began the final round of the Memorial three shots behind the leaders, shot 70 to finish 2 shots off the lead.
❌ Began the final round of the Phoenix Open 3 shots behind Spieth and Xander. Shot 70 (previous worst score 67) to finish 3 shots behind Koepka. It was a missed opportunity with Xander and Spieth stalling.
➖ Began the final round of the PGA Championship 1 shot behind Dustin Johnson and shot 68 to finish in 4th place, 3 shots off the winner Collin Morikawa who shot 64.
❌ He was tied for he lead at The American Express and shot his worst round of the week, failing to break 70 to slip to 3rd place.
➖ Performed respectably at The RSM Classic shooting final round of 68, to finish 6 shots behind Tyler Duncan, who shot 65.
Goes Well Fresh
Scottie's four wins in 2022 all came after a week off, keep an eye on him after a rest week in 2023.
Scottie can stay hot for a number of weeks. In 2022, he won FOUR times in six starts and multiple back to back top 5's. In 2020 he had a run where he went 15-4-4-20-2.
2-1. Won his only Playoff on the PGA Tour beating Patrick Cantlay with a birdie 3.
Sentry Tournament of Champions 2023
I think major championships set up well for me. I like the aspects of those tournaments where they're very challenging. I kind of like the grind of those tournaments where a par is a great score, where the easier golf courses, I don't think mentally I get as excited. For me, the majors are kind of exciting because you feel like you're going into a boxing match. You're going in to really fight the golf course and stuff like that, and those are really fun.