Well, he did it again. Scottie Scheffler once again captured one of the biggest prizes in professional golf when he won The Players Championship held in March. He also returned to the #1 ranking in the Official World Golf Ranking. Scheffler also won the WM Phoenix Open earlier in the year, mirroring his early-season success of 2022. That campaign ended successfully when he won the Masters.
Golf has always had a “Big Three” throughout its history, starting with “the great triumvirate’ of Harry Vardon, Ted Ray and James Braid. Later, Byron Nelson, Ben Hogan and Sam Snead formed a formidable trio, and then along came Arnold Palmer, Jack Nicklaus and Gary Player. Seve Ballesteros, Nick Faldo and Greg Norman all butted heads in the 1980s and 1990s, and in the early 2000s Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson and Ernie Els reigned supreme. Today, Scheffler is part of a group consisting of himself, Rory McIlroy and Jon Rahm who have separated themselves from the competition. It certainly is an exciting and historic time in golf at the present.