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Scottie Scheffler Wins $2.1M, Takes Over World No. 1

  • Three wins in his last five starts vaults him past Jon Rahm for the top spot.
  • At 25, he is the sixth-youngest golfer to reach No. 1.
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On Sunday, Scottie Scheffler defeated Kevin Kisner 4&3 in the championship to win the WGC-Dell Match Play in Austin. 

Scheffler’s third win in his last five starts catapulted him to World No. 1, ending Jon Rahm’s 14-week reign. In March alone, his season earnings have jumped to a whopping $7.4 million, leading the money list.

The 25-year-old has joined rare company and — with a Tour-leading six top-10s — is by far the hottest golfer heading into the Masters in April. 

  • Scheffler is the sixth-youngest player to reach No. 1 (Woods, Spieth, McIlroy, Thomas, Rahm).
  • He’s the first since 1997 (David Duval) to earn his first three career wins over five starts.
  • He took home $2.1M for the win, bringing his career total to $14.9M.
  • Scheffler holds a commanding 780-point lead in the FedExCup standings; the season-long winner receives $18M.

Scheffler, however, is tied for the sixth-best odds (+1600*) to win the Masters, while Rahm is still the favorite (+750*) despite being bumped from the top spot. 

In his two starts at the Masters, he finished T18 and T19 in 2020 and ’21, respectively, though he has a pair of T8 finishes at the 2021 PGA Championship and Open Championship.

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