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The Bay Hill Golf Course dishes out its winner! The fourth signature event on the 2024 PGA Tour schedule, the Arnold Palmer Invitational, crowned Scottie Scheffler as its champion as the golfer managed to score a figure of 6 under 66 on the final day of play. Moreover, the victory, which marks his seventh win on the Jay Monahan-led circuit, came when he was able to propel past the likes of Wyndham Clark and Shane Lowry, the former of whom finished T2 in the tournament.

Meanwhile, the triumph came as a result of his figures of 273 (-15), which the professional was able to register over the four days of play amidst the putting struggles he experienced up until his last tournament. What’s more, his victory helped him rake in a winner’s cut of  $4 million from the total prize pool of $20 million.

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The 27-year-old shot a total of 20 birdies, six of which each came at the final two rounds on Saturday and Sunday, along with an eagle on Friday at the 12th. His putting skills were dubbed nothing short of “incredible” by Rory McIlroy who himself had advised the golfer to change his putter, which he subsequently did. Moreover, his dominant display came after a disappointing display at Riviera, where he went ahead to miss six birdies in the opening round.

However, come the Arnold Palmer Invitational. The world No. 1 was able to lead the field of the signature event when it came to the total strokes gained, all the while dishing out the fourth-best round of his career. Besides, Sunday’s play marks his best-ever round since his second round at the 2021 Shriners Children’s Open, where he scored a 4-under 67 even though he missed the cut for the same.

“It’s going to quiet a lot of critics,” said Brad Faxon as he commented on the athlete’s putting with his new club, a TaylorMade Spider Tour X (X1) putter with a 3-degree loft and 72-degree lie angle. Surprisingly, he had raked in a lot of criticism owing to his sub-par putting which cost him many games in the past few weeks, especially at the Genesis Invitational. But regardless, his win has managed to turn the focus to his amazing putting which helped him rake in many benefits as part of the win.

What benefits did Scottie Scheffler get for the win?

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The win helped him receive 67.97301 on the OWGR along with a bonus of 4 points due to his 2023 triumph at the Players Championship. Additionally, his victory helped him keep the top spot while increasing the gap between McIlroy and himself. On top of the world ranking points, he is currently projected to also take the top spot in the 2024 FedEx Cup standings, owing to adding the 700 points he won due to the recent event to the figure of 848 that he had garnered over the past few weeks.

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The professional was able to do so by registering numbers 70-67-70-66 over the four days of play. Meanwhile, he was able to clinch the trophy back from Kurt Kitayama, who won the event in 2023 and defeated the then-defending champion, Scheffler. Anyhow, it appears the professional has marked his first win on the 2024 circuit and only God knows how much more he would rake in. The community would surely be curious.

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