Scottie Scheffler drops Jack Nicklaus story after winning 2024 Memorial

The top-ranked Scottie Scheffler won the 2024 Memorial Tournament at Muirfield Village, his fifth victory on the PGA Tour in eight starts.

Following his fifth PGA Tour victory of the year, Scottie Scheffler disclosed that Jack Nicklaus had told him he would one day win the Memorial Tournament. 

Scheffler led Sepp Straka and Collin Morikawa by four strokes at the beginning of the day.

After a duel with his Ryder Cup partner, Scheffler prevailed in the end with a one-stroke victory.

To get to eight-under par, the 27-year-old Scheffler shot a final round of two-over 74.

Scheffler said to Amanda Balionis, “I feel like I’ve had some close calls in this tournament.”

“It’s difficult to leave here. The golf course was playing extremely hard today, as you could see.

“A few years ago, I shook hands with Mr. Nicklaus and he told me that although I didn’t make the putt today, I would one day make the putt and be able to shake his hand. He was correct.”

“Being able to shake his hand as the winner of this was a very strange moment. It’s an honor.

In other results, Xander Schauffele, Ludvig Aberg, and Matthew Fitzpatrick placed among the top ten in the main event.

After shooting a four-over 76, Rory McIlroy and Viktor Hovland tied for 15th place.

Tommy Fleetwood of England came in twentieth.

Scheffler had to put in a lot of effort to win his 14th PGA Tour championship.

There was hope for the pursuing group when they made bogeys at the fourth and eighth holes.

At the 12th hole, Morikawa answered with a birdie, closing the distance with a 32-foot putt.

However, Scheffler actually sealed the deal at the sixteenth hole when he made a crucial 15-footer for par, while Morikawa could only muster a bogey.

Scheffler continued, “16, 17, and 18 were playing brutally tough.”

“I like it when it gets this hard, and it was a fun test of golf.”

“It was enjoyable to fight it out. As you mentioned, I didn’t perform particularly well today, but I was still able to finish the task.”

Next week, Scheffler will play at Pinehurst No. 2 in the 2024 U.S. Open in an attempt to win his third major.

He is, not surprisingly, the clear favorite to win the third men’s major of the season.

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