APRIL 11, 2022
As of Sunday evening, Scheffler is now a Masters champion as well. …
Later in a press conference with the media…. Scheffler then opened up about his faith.
“The reason why I play golf is I’m trying to glorify God and all that He’s done in my life,” he said. “So for me, my identity isn’t a golf score. Like Meredith told me this morning, ‘If you win this golf tournament today, if you lose this golf tournament by 10 shots, if you never win another golf tournament again,’ she goes, ‘I’m still going to love you, you’re still going to be the same person, Jesus loves you and nothing changes.’ All I’m trying to do is glorify God and that’s why I’m here and that’s why I’m in [this] position.”
Scheffler continued on to say he felt God’s presence on the course Sunday.
“Meredith always prays for peace because that’s what I want to feel on the golf course, is peace and have fun and just feel His presence. So that’s her prayer every day. That’s my prayer and I really felt that today. I felt at peace,” he said.
His day didn’t begin that way, however. Being in the last group to tee off made for a long wait. A picture of calm and collected all week, Scheffler said he was a mess Sunday morning.
“I cried like a baby this morning,” he said in the press conference. “I was so stressed out. I didn’t know what to do. I was sitting there telling Meredith, ‘I don’t think I’m ready for this. I’m not ready, I don’t feel like I’m ready for this kind of stuff,’ and I just felt overwhelmed.
“She told me, ‘Who are you to say that you are not ready? Who am I to say that I know what’s best for my life?’ And so what we talked about is that God is in control and that the Lord is leading me; and if today is my time, it’s my time. And if I shot 82 today, you know, somehow I was going to use it for His glory.”
Another calming presence for Scheffler was his caddie, Ted Scott, a veteran in the game who was on the bag for Bubba Watson when he won the Masters in 2012 and 2014. Scott knows the Augusta National course as well as almost anyone. …
One of the biggest reasons Scheffler wanted to work with Scott was because they’re both Christians. Scheffler and Scott first met through a Bible study about a year before they teamed up. Their first tournament together was the RSM Classic in November.
Scott joined the Sports Spectrum Podcast in 2018 to discuss his own faith journey and what life is like as a Christian on the PGA Tour.