Scottie Scheffler Adjusts Caddie Lineup for PGA Championship Challenge

Masters champion Scottie Scheffler faces the PGA Championship without his regular caddie, Ted Scott, opting for PGA Tour chaplain Brad to carry his bag. Despite unexpected changes, Scheffler remains confident and ready to compete at Valhalla.

Masters Champion Scottie Scheffler to Compete at PGA Championship Without Regular Caddie

Masters champion Scottie Scheffler will be without his regular caddie, Ted Scott, for the third round of the 106th PGA Championship as he aims to win back-to-back major titles. Scheffler’s participation at Valhalla had been uncertain until his wife, Meredith, gave birth to their first child last week, causing the world’s top-ranked player to miss the Wells Fargo Championship.

“Teddy is going home Friday night, coming back Saturday evening after the graduation,” Scheffler explained. “Family always comes first, and it’s the same thing for me as it is for my caddie. It was a pretty easy decision.”

To fill the void, Scheffler has enlisted the help of one of his older friends, the PGA Tour chaplain Brad, who will carry the bag on Saturday. “He’s the PGA Tour chaplain. His name is Brad and he’s caddying for me on Saturday. I trust him to rake a bunker more than my buddies,” Scheffler said.

Despite the unexpected changes, Scheffler believes he is well-prepared to challenge for victory at Valhalla. “I was able to practice and play plenty at home,” he stated. “Obviously, the last week was a bit different with our son coming, but I would say three weeks is probably a bit of a longer break than I would usually take.”

Scheffler, who has not competed since winning the RBC Heritage title the week after claiming a second green jacket at Augusta National, is confident that he has not lost any momentum. “I’m definitely rested going into this week for sure. I don’t really feel like any rust has accumulated. I was able to practice and play a lot at home, and I was able to simulate a little bit of competition at home as well.”

As Scheffler embarks on his quest for back-to-back major titles, golf enthusiasts will be eager to see if the world’s number one player can overcome the absence of his regular caddie and capture the PGA Championship title.

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