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Scottie Scheffler Wins The Arnold Palmer Again!

by | Mar 10, 2024 | PRO NEWS

Piping hot putting helped Scottie Scheffler win his 7th PGA TOUR title Sunday, second Arnold Palmer Invitational in three years and a $4 Million paycheck.

The World No. 1, who captured this event and three others in 2022 including The Masters, returned with a new, mallet style putter and fired a final-round 6-under par 66 to finish with a five shot victory of reigning U.S. Open Champion Wyndham Clark.

Scheffler played his final 25 holes without a bogey.

“I think it has a lot to do with keeping the mind as quiet as possible,” said Scheffler. “Part of the problem is just trying too hard. It’s frustrating to not have the best out of myself, just because I know that I can putt really well. It’s not like I’ve been a bad putter my whole career. I’ve just gone through a stretch where it’s been tough.

“I think this week I did a really good job of not letting the misses get to me. (Caddie) Teddy (Scott) did a really good job of keeping me in a good head space. We stayed positive out there, and I hit a lot of good putts this week.”

His 15-under par performance was the largest margin of victory here in a dozen years as he posted one of the few bogey-free rounds of the day.

Scheffler was the only player in the top 5 to go lower than 70 on payday as Clark shot two-under for a four day total of -10.

Shane Lowry who led or co-led in each of the first three rounds shot even par 72 as did Will Zalatoris and Russell Henley.  Lowry ended the week alone in third place at 9 under par while Henley and Zalatoris tied for 4th place at minus 7.

It’s hard to imagine that this was Scheffler’s first win in 51 weeks as he heads to Ponte Vedra and TPC Sawgrass to begin defense of last year’s Players Championship title.

“It’s really special,” said Scheffler. “Mr. Palmer meant a lot to me, meant a lot to us as professional golfers and the game of golf, and so it’s very special to be able to sit here and wear his red sweater again. I’m very proud to be the champion of his tournament.

Scheffler’s place atop the Official World Golf Ranking was secured as World No. 2 Rory McILroy finished 4 over par 76 on pay day.

POS
PLAYER
TO PAR EARNINGS R1 R2 R3 R4 TOTAL
1
Scottie Scheffler
-15 $4,000,000 70 67 70 66 273
2
Wyndham Clark
-10 $2,200,000 71 66 71 70 278
3
Shane Lowry
-9 $1,400,000 66 71 70 72 279
T4
Russell Henley
-7 $920,000 68 69 72 72 281
T4
Will Zalatoris
-7 $920,000 69 69 71 72 281
T6
Sahith Theegala
-5 $730,000 68 72 75 68 283
T6
Brendon Todd
-5 $730,000 74 67 72 70 283
T8
Byeong Hun An
-4 $579,000 71 69 76 68 284
T8
Andrew Putnam
-4 $579,000 71 71 72 70 284
T8
Emiliano Grillo
-4 $579,000 69 70 74 71 284
T8
Max Homa
-4 $579,000 71 69 71 73 284
T12
Nick Taylor
-3 $389,667 69 71 74 71 285
T12
Brian Harman
-3 $389,667 69 68 77 71 285
T12
Lee Hodges
-3 $389,667 68 73 72 72 285
T12
Justin Thomas
-3 $389,667 69 71 72 73 285
T12
Tom Hoge
-3 $389,667 72 71 69 73 285
T12
Hideki Matsuyama
-3 $389,667 67 70 72 76 285
T18
Cam Davis
-2 $289,000 72 70 74 70 286
T18
Corey Conners
-2 $289,000 70 71 71 74 286
T18
Sungjae Im
-2 $289,000 71 70 71 74 286
T21
Seamus Power
-1 $224,750 72 74 69 72 287
T21
Eric Cole
-1 $224,750 70 73 70 74 287
T21
Harris English
-1 $224,750 69 73 68 77 287
T21
Rory McIlroy
-1 $224,750 73 70 68 76 287
T25
Xander Schauffele
E $162,800 72 70 76 70 288
T25
Patrick Rodgers
E $162,800 72 74 72 70 288
T25
Erik van Rooyen
E $162,800 72 73 72 71 288
T25
Grayson Murray
E $162,800 72 73 71 72 288
T25
Ludvig Aberg
E $162,800 73 74 69 72 288
T30
Jordan Spieth
1 $123,500 69 74 77 69 289
T30
Lucas Glover
1 $123,500 73 70 74 72 289
T30
Mackenzie Hughes
1 $123,500 75 71 71 72 289
T30
Si Woo Kim
1 $123,500 75 70 71 73 289
T30
Webb Simpson
1 $123,500 73 71 70 75 289
T30
Sam Burns
1 $123,500 68 72 71 78 289
T36
Rickie Fowler
2 $88,375 75 72 71 72 290
T36
Jason Day
2 $88,375 70 74 73 73 290
T36
Patrick Cantlay
2 $88,375 74 72 70 74 290
T36
Keegan Bradley
2 $88,375 71 75 70 74 290
T36
Austin Eckroat
2 $88,375 72 69 74 75 290
T36
Viktor Hovland
2 $88,375 71 69 75 75 290
T36
Cameron Young
2 $88,375 73 70 71 76 290
T36
Justin Lower
2 $88,375 67 76 69 78 290
T44
Min Woo Lee
3 $64,000 69 73 76 73 291
T44
Christiaan Bezuidenhout
3 $64,000 74 73 71 73 291
T44
Stephan Jaeger
3 $64,000 72 67 76 76 291
T44
Chris Kirk
3 $64,000 69 74 72 76 291
T48
Nick Dunlap
4 $54,000 72 74 75 71 292
T48
Denny McCarthy
4 $54,000 72 74 72 74 292
T48
Taylor Moore
4 $54,000 72 71 73 76 292
51
C.T. Pan
5 $51,000 71 70 78 74 293
T52
Adam Hadwin
6 $49,000 69 75 76 74 294
T52
Matthieu Pavon
6 $49,000 74 68 76 76 294
T52
Tom Kim
6 $49,000 73 74 70 77 294
55
J.T. Poston
8 $47,000 71 74 75 76 296
56
Luke List
10 $46,000 69 78 72 79 298
T57
Jake Knapp
12 $44,500 77 70 81 72 300
T57
Sepp Straka
12 $44,500 69 73 78 80 300
CUT
Adam Schenk
4 72 76 148
CUT
Nicolai Hojgaard
4 77 71 148
CUT
Matt Fitzpatrick
5 74 75 149
CUT
Sami Valimaki
5 76 73 149
CUT
Adam Scott
5 73 76 149
CUT
Justin Rose
5 72 77 149
CUT
Collin Morikawa
6 70 80 150
CUT
Kurt Kitayama
7 78 73 151
CUT
Tommy Fleetwood
9 73 80 153
CUT
David Ford(a)
10 71 83 154
CUT
Adam Svensson
15 79 80 159

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