Spieth doesn’t think Scheffler is on a run, he is the real deal

Ronan MacNamara

Jordan Spieth (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)

Jordan Spieth admits he sees similarities between the form he had from 2015 to 2017 and the winning run Scottie Scheffler is enjoying after the world number one dominated at the PLAYERS Championship.

Scheffler eased to a five-shot win to become just the third golfer to hold the Masters and Players Championship titles at the same time, joining Jack Nicklaus and Tiger Woods in the record books.

It’s the Texan’s fifth win in just over a year and he will now spend his 30th week at the summit of the Official World Golf Rankings. Scheffler isn’t the only star of Texas however, and Spieth – who won back-to-back majors in 2015 – can relate to the form of his compatriot.


“I had a run where things were really going my way two years ago. I got kind of the right bounces a couple times last year. But as far as runs like that, you know, probably 2015 through 2017,” explained Spieth.

“I mean, there’s one guy that created a career out of a run and became the best ever. So not necessarily. But I think that — and I honestly I hated when it was called a run for me, so I don’t want to call it a run for Scottie. He’s playing really well — like even if he didn’t have those two chip-ins, he’s only leading by four.

“It’s also to win golf tournaments, you hole putts or you chip something in, and everyone does it during a week. But he’s a guy who is going to be really exciting. Tee to green, he’s as good as he’s ever been right now. With some flair and some stuff around the greens and making some putts, he’s a guy that’s hard to beat.

“I play against him a lot at home, and consistently he’s shooting really low rounds. When I feel like I get the better of him, it’s a boost of confidence right now because he’s arguably the best player in the world right now. He and Jon and Rory have — I guess you guys have all written about how that change has gone down, but it’s easy to say right now that I consider him the best in the world in the current situation.”

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