Scottie Scheffler Prepares for US PGA Championship After Becoming a Father

Reigning Masters champion, Scottie Scheffler, balances fatherhood and golf as he gets ready for the 106th US PGA Championship. Despite recent personal joys, Scheffler remains focused on his game, seeking another major win and showing determination in the face of challenges.

Scottie Scheffler, New Father, Prepares for Bid at Consecutive Major Titles

Scottie Scheffler, the reigning Masters champion, is gearing up for a shot at back-to-back major titles at the 106th US PGA Championship. The world’s top-ranked golfer recently became a first-time father, with his wife Meredith giving birth to their son Bennett last week.

Despite the joyous occasion, Scheffler was somewhat reluctantly forced to travel to Valhalla on Monday to get in some practice, as rain was forecast for the following two days. “It was fairly challenging leaving the house this morning, but I’m here, I’m committed to playing this week, and I’m excited to be out here competing,” the 26-year-old told the Golf Channel.

Scheffler, who is seeking his fifth win in his last six starts, believes he is “extremely prepared” for the upcoming major championship. “I talk a lot about how it’s all about my prep work. You know, I want to be as prepared as possible going into an event and, standing here today, I feel like I am extremely prepared and I feel like my game is in a good spot,” he said.

The new father acknowledged the difficulty of leaving his newborn son, but emphasized his commitment to the tournament. “I told my little man when I was leaving, ‘I don’t want to leave but I gotta leave’. With the weather forecast the next couple of days, I knew I had to turn up today to get some practice in. It would have been challenging if I left on Wednesday night and it was definitely challenging this morning,” Scheffler explained.

Despite the personal challenges, Scheffler is eager to compete and defend his major championship title. “I’m excited to get a couple more days of prep work done and getting on the golf course and looking forward to competing this weekend,” he concluded.

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