The World No 1 hasn’t performed a Scottish hyperlinks aside from final yr’s Genesis Scottish Open at The Renaissance. Most purists would insist doesn’t even really qualify as a hyperlinks course. He’ll be visiting St Andrews for the primary time subsequent week.
He performed Sandwich final yr in The Open, Ballybunion and Lahinch final week whereas in Eire. That’s your lot.
World No 1 and Masters champion Scottie Scheffler is an absolute novice at hyperlinks golf – he’s performed simply 4 programs – however he thinks he ‘received’ it proper off the bat.
“Once I first came to visit right here, everyone seems to be like, ‘oh, must play your ball alongside the bottom’,” he recalled.” I’m pondering, ‘they’re making it up, I’ll simply play like I usually do at dwelling.’
“However while you get out right here, it got here actually naturally to me. Once I get across the greens and don’t see my regular pitches, it’s simply a lot easier to play these bouncier pictures into the greens. It’s simply one thing that I simply instantly noticed.
“Within the US you play by the numbers. Out right here you may bounce it and use the mounds and hills and no matter you need. You’re not restricted by stuff that you just’re restricted by at dwelling.”
That freedom makes it way more enjoyable, he thinks.
“I feel right here I’m simply hitting so many several types of pictures. When it will get this windy, Teddy (Scott, his caddie) simply fingers me a membership and is like, `I feel it’s a 4 – good luck, man.’
“You’ve received to take possession of what you’re doing. Right here, you’re probably not dictated by something. Outdoors of the wind, you may type of simply do no matter you need, which is de facto enjoyable.”
Scheffler is firmly on the facet of the loyalists on the PGA Tour and whereas World No 1, he feels it essential to observe the senior figures.
“There are numerous guys have been carrying this tour for years; Rory, Tiger, Jordan, JT,” he stated.
“So far as I’m involved wherever these guys are going, that’s the place I’m going to be.
“I’m associates with numerous guys at completely different ranges on the tour they usually all have completely different issues that should be addressed.
“It’s evident that now we have guys like Rory and Tiger which can be very concerned in what the tour does. I feel they’re doing a very good job in that.”