Scottie Scheffler Went Out and Broke a Course Record Because He Was ‘Angry’

Published 11/13/2021, 1:48 PM EST
Golf – The 2020 Ryder Cup – Whistling Straits, Sheboygan, Wisconsin, U.S. – September 25, 2021 Team USA’s Scottie Scheffler reacts after holing his putt on the 15th green to win the hole during the Four-balls REUTERS/Mike Segar


Scottie Scheffler is currently competing at the Houston Open at the Memorial Park Golf Course. Moreover, he set a course record in the second round as he lost his cool after the fourth hole. He carded -8 in the second round to set the course record for Memorial Park after shooting two over in the first round. 

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Notably, the 25-year-old hasn’t won an event on the PGA Tour yet. However, he has got himself in a strong position this time, thanks to his incredible second round. In the post-round interview, he talked about how his anger helped him in posting this score.

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Scottie Scheffler reveals how he broke the course record

Scottie Scheffler had a disappointing start to the tournament as he was +2 after round one. Moreover, even in the second round, he started poorly, as he bogeyed the fourth hole. “I think I just got really mad,” said Scheffler.

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“Started focusing a little bit harder, and then I just started hitting good shots. I still didn’t feel super comfortable over the ball, but I hit a lot more fairways than I did yesterday, and I was able to hit some iron shots and make a few putts.”

Meanwhile, even though Scheffler said he got mad, it wasn’t like he was snapping the clubs. He looked composed outside, even though he says there was frustration inside his mind. More importantly, he made sure that he uses this frustration and anger in the right way and turned the negative emotion into positive. 

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Apr 22, 2021; Avondale, Louisiana, USA; Scottie Scheffler watches his shot from the 10th fairway during the first round of the Zurich Classic of New Orleans golf tournament. Mandatory Credit: Stephen Lew-USA TODAY Sports

“I mean, I think anger can go a few ways on the golf course,” he said. “You can use it and get even more frustrated and more pissed off, and you start thinking negatively. I used that anger today as a positive.”

Meanwhile, Scottie Scheffler is currently at T4 going into the weekend. He is currently just four strokes behind the leader, Martin Trainer, who leads the event with a score of -10. 

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Amey Kulkarni

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Amey Kulkarni is a Golf writer at EssentiallySports. He is currently pursuing his Bachelor’s degree in mass media from HR College, Mumbai. Before joining EssentiallySports he used to write articles on Golf and Cricket on his personal blog cricgolf.

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