Scottie Scheffler: ‘Stunk’ to overlook U.S. Open due to COVID-19
Scottie Scheffler realized of his PGA Tour Rookie of the 12 months honor whereas in quarantine.
A day after the USGA introduced that the 24-year-old Texan had examined optimistic for COVID-19 and withdrawn from the U.S. Open, Scheffler was named the highest newcomer for the 2019-20 season as voted on by his friends.
“I had loads of time at residence to digest it,” Scheffler mentioned Wednesday forward of the Sanderson Farms Championship. “I felt like I had a extremely stable rookie season. If you happen to had informed me that was going to be my outcomes getting in, I might have been happy. I might have preferred to have had a win final yr, however I really feel like that’s approaching the horizon, and the sport feels prefer it’s in a great spot, for certain.”
Scheffler had performed within the remaining group on the PGA Championship and racked up three top-5 finishes in his final 4 begins, together with on the Tour Championship, earlier than testing optimistic for the virus. That knocked him out of the U.S. Open, the place he would have been thought-about one of many main contenders heading into the week. Scheffler mentioned he watched solely a little bit of the protection, saying it “bummed him out” to observe his friends sort out Winged Foot.
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“It undoubtedly stunk sitting at residence all week watching the U.S. Open, particularly the way in which I used to be enjoying main into it,” he mentioned. “I felt like I had a superb likelihood of successful. It stunk, nevertheless it’s the world we reside in. I felt OK, so very blessed to have felt good although all of it and got here out on the opposite aspect recovered, so all good.”