Conners defeats Johnson to finish 3rd in Dell Match Play
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) – Scottie Scheffler is the hottest participant in golf and now has the ranking to verify it.
Six weeks soon after his very first PGA Tour victory, Scheffler received the Dell Systems Match Engage in for his 3rd title in his previous 5 starts, this just one more than enough to go him to No. 1 in the environment.
Just one calendar year soon after getting rid of in the championship match, the 250-calendar year-previous Scheffler by no means trailed towards Kevin Kisner, creating a 3-up lead by means of six holes and supplying him no chance to catch up. Scheffler closed him out with a par on the 15th for a 4-and-3 victory.
Scheffler never trailed in the semifinal earn around Dustin Johnson or versus Kisner – he went the ultimate 57 holes at Austin Region Club devoid of trailing – and he was so solid in the championship match that Kisner didn’t acquire a gap.
Scheffler gained at Austin Place Club, where the Texas Longhorns occasionally practiced. Scheffler gained a business enterprise diploma in four several years with out summer time faculty.
Scheffler gained the Phoenix Open six 7 days ago, and adopted that with a get at Bay Hill to shift to No. 5 in the world. He needed aid from Jon Rahm to get to the major. Rahm, who had been No. 1 given that July 18, missing in the fourth round in 19 holes to Brooks Koepka. That paved the way for Scheffler to substitute him by profitable the Match Engage in.
He’s the sixth-youngest participant to attain No. 1 considering the fact that the planet rating started in 1986. Scheffler joined Kisner as the only gamers to earn the Match Participate in the year just after getting rid of in the championship match. Scheffler $2.1 million.
In the early morning semfinals, Scheffler conquer Johnson 3-1, and Kisner edged Corey Conners 2 up. Conners defeat Johnson 3 and 1 in the consolation match. The Listowel, Ont., indigenous was the very first Canadian at any time to advance to the semifinals.
“And I sense like I’ve performed a great work this 7 days. Still left a handful of out there nowadays, but the system is tricky. But yeah, sense excellent about all elements of my sport.”