When Scottie Scheffler arrived at Augusta National, he was instantly penned as a favourite by many oddsmakers. Rightfully so, the world’s No. 1 golfer has been enjoying pretty much as good as ever this season. Nonetheless, the Masters defending champion wasn’t going to simply have a second consecutive inexperienced jacket handed to him. However win or lose, there isn’t a doubt Scheffler is doing issues no different golfer on the tour is doing.
Together with his opening spherical rating of 4-under 68 Thursday, Scheffler now has seven consecutive under-par scores on the Masters. That’s the longest energetic streak. The longest streak of most consecutive rounds under par is 11, held by Dustin Johnson.
Moreover, Scheffler’s 68 is the bottom first-round rating by a defending champion on the Masters since Tiger Woods in 2020.
Throughout the match’s opening spherical, the reigning Masters champion didn’t seem like himself early on. Nevertheless, he did make pictures at occasions that made you marvel the way it was attainable.
So if he continues to make mentioned pictures just like the one under all through the remainder of the match, we could very nicely witness a repeat champion at The 87th Masters.