OUSTON Scottie Scheffler only needed six holes to finish his weather-delayed first round early Friday, a stretch that included two bogeys and a birdie for a 2-over 72 and a brisk walk to the practice range to prepare for Round 2.
“I believe that rage may manifest itself in a variety of ways on the golf course. You can use it to become even more upset and enraged, and you will begin to think negatively. “I turned that rage into a positive today,” Scheffler added. “After bogeying No. 4 [in Round 2], I basically told myself, ‘I’m done with this garbage.'” Walking down the No. 5 fairway, I told my caddie the same thing.”
Scheffler followed up his “crap” with birdies at Nos. 5, 6, 8, and 9, as well as two more at the 10th and 11th holes, en route to a course-record 62 and a share of fourth place.
According to Scheffler, he holds four course records, including a 59 at TPC Boston in the 2020 Northern Trust. At least, he believes that’s the current course record.
“I sincerely hope no one beats 59 there, but you never know.” If someone beat it, that’s unfortunate, but I think I have it under control,” he joked.