Scottie Scheffler will have to wait for his first PGA Tour victory.
he 25-year-old Scheffler, a former PGA Tour Rookie of the Year, recent Ryder Cup champion, and current world No. 21 golfer, led the HPE Houston Open by one stroke heading into Sunday’s final round. At Memorial Park, though, Scheffler shot 1-under 69 to finish two strokes behind champion Jason Kokrak.
Scheffler bogeyed his first hole and went on to make three more on the back nine. However, two birdies on his final three holes tied him for second place with Kevin Tway.
The Texas native now has ten top-five finishes on the PGA Tour without a victory.
“This is what I’m going to take away from it. I felt like I played a lot of decent golf this week even if I wasn’t playing my best “According to Scheffler. “Going into the week, I was pretty unhappy with my ball-striking, but I gave myself a chance to win here in the end, and I put myself in a position to win on Sunday. I’d say I simply didn’t make enough putts today. Aside from that, I think I played well enough to win.”