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PGA Championship: Scottie Scheffler to change caddy for third spherical


Scottie Scheffler and his caddy, Ted Scott, have a motto: household comes first.

That has particularly rung true for Scheffler as of late, as he and his spouse Meredith welcomed a child boy, Bennett, into the world on Could 8.

Therefore, Scheffler skipped out on final week’s Wells Fargo Championship.

However the reigning Masters champion is again within the discipline this week at Valhalla, the place he eyes a second straight main title. But, his looper must miss a part of this week’s PGA Championship because of a household obligation that takes priority.

“Teddy goes dwelling Friday evening, coming again Saturday night after [his daughter’s high school] commencement—or in all probability Saturday late evening, I’m positive they’ll do some celebration afterward,” Scheffler defined Tuesday.

Scottie Scheffler, PGA Tour, 2024 PGA Championship

Scottie Scheffler and Ted Scott chat on the seventh gap throughout a 2024 PGA Championship follow spherical.
Picture by Michael Reaves/Getty Photos

“That’s one thing we talked about from the start of our relationship: household at all times comes first, and it’s the identical factor for me as it’s for my caddie. It was a reasonably straightforward choice. He instructed me in the beginning of this yr that that was the date it was, so I’ve a backup caddie lined up.”

Scheffler and Scott have bonded not solely by means of golf, however by means of their religion and comparable ethical values. Golf has at all times been decrease on Scheffler’s totem pole than his religion and his household.

Scott holds the identical beliefs.

So it is no surprise that PGA Tour Chaplain Brad Payne will loop for Scheffler throughout Saturday’s third spherical, ought to he make the minimize.

“He’s one among my older associates who travels week to week out right here,” Scheffler defined.

“I belief him to rake a bunker greater than my buddies.”

Scheffler then went on to say that Scott will return for Sunday’s remaining spherical, which can undoubtedly produce some drama. The previous three PGA Championships at Valhalla have come right down to the ultimate gap, with the 1996 and 2000 editions ending in playoffs.

Contemplating this course’s memorable historical past and Scheffler’s spectacular season, one thing particular might occur for him on Sunday night. Not as magical as changing into a father for the primary time, however a Scheffler win at Valhalla—and a second straight main—would make the 2024 PGA Championship a memorable one.

Jack Milko is a golf employees author for SB Nation’s Taking part in Via. Be sure you try @_PlayingThrough for extra golf protection. You’ll be able to comply with him on Twitter @jack_milko as nicely.



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