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Scheffler chased win with a caddie who knew the way

Published: Apr. 10, 2022 at 10:26 AM EDT
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AUGUSTA, Ga. - Scottie Scheffler had never gone to any course with the lead on Sunday in a major championship.

Been close a few times, but never in the spotlight as the favorite heading into the final round.

Luckily for him, someone was with Scheffler every step of the way at the Masters, someone who has taken a few rides around the pressure cooker.

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He hired Ted Scott, who caddied in both of Bubba Watson’s Masters wins, on a test basis five months ago. It has paid huge and fast dividends.

It worked.

“Teddy’s been a great addition to the team. I have a lot of faith in him. He works really hard. I respect him as a person. When we’re out there I have a lot of faith in him,” Scheffler said.

“I think we just get along really well,” he said. “He does a good job on the golf course. He knows his stuff. He works really, really hard, and so he doesn’t really miss much out there. And so to have him on the bag and I just put a lot of faith in him and kind of guiding me around this place, knowing that he has the experience, and. Talking about someone that stays as pretty level-headed as Teddy, he doesn’t really react to much. It’s definitely nice having him out there on the bag.”

Scheffler described Scott as “a really peaceful guy.”

“He doesn’t really react too much,” he said. “I mean, we talk about pretty much every shot. So I can’t remember a shot in which he didn’t help me on unless I was tapping in. We talk about everything out there, and, you know, that helps me prepare to hit a good shot and just be committed to what I’m doing.”

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Scheffler shot a 1-under 71 Saturday in the Masters Tournament’s second round and holds a three-shot lead over Cameron Smith, No. 2 on the leaderboard.

Scheffler is at 9 under after 54 holes as he seeks his first major title.

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