Scottie Scheffler wins first event since surprising arrest

It was just a few weeks in the past when Scottie Scheffler was arrested earlier than the second spherical of the PGA Championship. He would possibly’ve picked up the foremost victory if his feathers weren’t rattled.

On Sunday, he was again to type and held off Collin Morikawa to win the Memorial Match.

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Scottie Scheffler reacts after lacking a putt on the second inexperienced in the course of the remaining spherical of the Memorial Match, June 9, 2024, in Dublin, Ohio. (AP Picture/Sue Ogrocki)

Scheffler had constructed a four-stroke lead heading into the ultimate spherical. However he was 2-over par within the remaining spherical. He had three bogeys and just one birdie to complete with a 74.

Morikawa shot a 71 as his three birdies on the entrance 9 allowed him to get again into the event. He had a birdie on gap 12 and inched very near Scheffler’s lead. However a bogey and two pars on the ultimate three holes saved him at a distance.

Adam Hadwin and Christiaan Bezuidenhout completed third and fourth, respectively. Matt Fitzpatrick, Ludvig Aberg and Sepp Straka had been all tied for fifth.

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Collin Morikawa at Memorial

Collin Morikawa hits from the fifth tee in the course of the remaining spherical of the Memorial Match, June 9, 2024, in Dublin, Ohio. (AP Picture/Sue Ogrocki)

It was Scheffler’s eleventh PGA Tour victory and his fifth general victory for the reason that calendar turned from 2023 to 2024. He gained the Masters again in April.

The 27-year-old noticed his costs in Louisville, Kentucky, dropped after what he constantly described as a “massive misunderstanding.”

Scheffler spoke with reporters for the primary time for the reason that costs had been dropped at Muirfield Village Golf Membership in Dublin, Ohio, forward of the Memorial Match this week, and he feels now could be the “extra applicable” time to talk about it.

“To be sincere with you, it’s not one thing I really like reliving simply because it was pretty traumatic for me being arrested going into the golf course,” Scheffler informed reporters, per ESPN. 

Scottie Scheffler from the bunker

Scottie Scheffler hits from a bunker onto the fourth inexperienced in the course of the remaining spherical of the Memorial Match, June 9, 2024, in Dublin, Ohio. (AP Picture/Sue Ogrocki)

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“It was positively a little bit of a reduction, however not whole reduction, as a result of that is one thing that may at all times form of follow me. That mugshot I am certain is just not going anyplace anytime quickly.”

Fox Information’ Scott Thompson contributed to this report.

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