Scottie Scheffler 2023: Net Worth, Career Wins And Endorsements
Since going pro in 2018, Scottie Scheffler has become a force to be reckoned with in the golf world. In a short period of time, Scheffler has scripted several sensational wins on the PGA Tour, including a major win.
So, what was the golfer's childhood like? How did Scheffler fare in his amateur career? Let's dive in to find out more about the PGA Tour Pro's meteoric rise to the top!
Early life and family
Scottie Scheffler was born in Ridgewood, New Jersey, on June 21, 1996. At the age of six, the golfer, along with his parents, Scott and Diane, moved to Dallas, Texas. The only boy among four siblings, Scheffler's interest in golf began at a very young age. After moving to Dallas, he eventually started training under renowned instructor Randy Smith at the Royal Oaks Golf Club.
As a young kid, Scheffler also indulged in lacrosse, basketball, baseball, and football. However, his love for golf reigned supreme. During his childhood, Scheffler also became familiar with eventual PGA Tour compatriots Will Zalatoris and Jordan Spieth. He even looked up to Spieth, who was a few years older than him.
Scheffler used to study at the Highland Park School in Dallas, which Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Clayton Kershaw and L.A. Rams quarterback Matt Stafford also attended. During the sophomore year of school, he met his now-wife, Meredith. They had both started to date as seniors, eventually tying the knot in 2020.
Scottie Scheffler went on to record great victories as an amateur. One of his biggest wins came at the 2013 US Junior Amateur, following which he earned an invitation to play his first-ever PGA Tour event, the 2014 Byron Nelson Championship, at the age of 17. With his sister serving as his caddie, the golfer successfully made the cut at the tournament, eventually finishing at T22.
He later went on to have a stunning collegiate career at the University of Texas. During his time at the institution, he helped his team script three Big 12 championship wins. He also won national Freshman of the Year honors because of his successes.
Scottie Scheffler's first major appearance came at the 2016 US Open, where he failed to make the cut. However, he did exceptionally well at the next year's edition of the tournament, becoming the low amateur after a T27 finish.
After graduating college, Scheffler soon turned pro. He went on to earn his 2019 Web.com Tour card, later renamed Korn Ferry Tour, via qualifying school. He showed great dominance on the course, winning the Korn Ferry Tour Player of the Year in 2019. He also nabbed a fully exempt PGA Tour card for the 2020 season. In August of 2020, Scheffler finished in the top 5 of the PGA Championship, walking away with $528,000 in earnings. He was later named the PGA Tour Rookie of the Year.
In February 2022, Scheffler won his first-ever event on the PGA Tour. He defeated Patrick Cantlay to emerge victorious at the WM Phoenix Open. Just weeks later, his second PGA Tour win came at the Arnold Palmer Invitational in Orlando, Florida. With his third PGA Tour win at the WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play in March 2022, the golfer moved to World No. 1 on the Official World Golf Ranking. Just days later, he also got his first major win! The golfer's amazing year on the greens also led to him being named the 2022 PGA Tour Player of the Year as he won the prestigious Jack Nicklaus Award for the first time.
2023 saw Scheffler successfully defend the WM Phoenix Open title for his 5th victory on the PGA Tour. In March of 2023, he won The Players Championship by a whopping five strokes. This win also helped him regain the top spot at the OWGR!
Achievements in major events
On April 10, 2022, Scottie Scheffler won his first major trophy at the Augusta National. He beat fellow PGA Tour pro Rory McIlroy to win the prestigious green jacket. With the win, he became the fifth golfer ever to enter the Masters ranked no. 1 and win it as well. Other golfers who have achieved this feat include Ian Woosnam, Fred Couples, Tiger Woods, and Dustin Johnson.
A month later, Scheffler shockingly missed the cut at the 2022 PGA Championship. However, in the US Open that year, he tied for the 2nd place, finishing one stroke behind Matt Fitzpatrick. In May of 2023, he came close to nabbing his first-ever PGA Championship win. However, the golfer settled for a T2 finish.
Appearances for US national teams
As an amateur, Scheffler was part of the team that won the Junior Ryder Cup in 2012 as well as the Spirit International winning team in 2013. He also represented his country at the 2017 Walker Cup. The star-studded roster, which also included Collin Morikawa, Will Zalatoris, Maverick McNealy, Cameron Champ, Doug Ghim, and Doc Redman, defeated the GB&I side, 19-7, at Los Angeles Country Club.
In 2021, the golfer was a part of the US team for the Ryder Cup tournament as well. Team US won 19-9 at the event. He was also part of the US team for the 2022 Presidents Cup.
Net worth and sponsorships
Per CK Knowledge, Scottie Scheffler's net worth is estimated to be around $15 million. The golfer has also signed several endorsement deals in recent times. After his Masters win, he entered into a multi-year contract with TaylorMade. He has also teamed up with ?Titleist Ball and Vokey Wedges. Many of his other endorsement deals include Nike, Rolex, and Netjets, among others. Per various reports, Scheffler earns nearly $6 million from endorsement deals alone!