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2024 Memorial Tournament

Scottie Scheffler plays his shot from the fifth tee during the first round of the 2024 Memorial Tournament at Muirfield Village Golf Club. (Photo: Adam Cairns/Columbus Dispatch)

Guess what? Scottie Scheffler is playing good golf. Who could’ve seen that coming?

Since winning the RBC Heritage — his fourth Tour win of 2024 — Scheffler has finished T-8 at the PGA Championship and T-2 at the Charles Schwab Challenge. In his last two appearances at the Memorial, the best player in the world has finished 3rd (2021, 2023).

So, yeah, guess it was pretty easy to see this coming.

Scheffler dropped one shot Thursday (par-5 sixth) thanks to a mud ball, but kept the rest of his card clean and totaled five birdies to complete his 4-under effort.

“Going out this morning, a little softer greens, a little softer fairways, and was able to put up a good score,” Scheffler said after signing his card. “It felt like I hit a lot of quality shots today, it felt like my ball striking was really good, and I was able to hole a few putts as well, so overall, pretty pleased with the round today.”

The ball striking was, indeed, good. He ranked first in SG: Off the Tee and second in SG: Approach.


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