“I was very frustrated, so I’m glad you couldn’t tell”: Scottie Scheffler gives his biggest learning from his career to a kid interviewer

U.S. Open - Preview Day Three
Scottie Scheffler, 2024 U.S. Open (Image via Getty)

Fresh off a win at the 2024 Memorial Tournament, Scottie Scheffler is set to tee it up at the Pinehurst Resort and Country Club's Number 2 course this week. The World No. 1 player seeks to earn his second Major title and sixth title on the PGA Tour this season.

At the 2024 US Open's pre-championship press conference on June 12, Scottie Scheffler was asked a question from a young kid named Titus. Last week at the Memorial Tournament, Scheffler had triple bogeyed Muirfield Village Golf Club's par four ninth hole. The young kid asked the winner how he had dealt with the situation and kept his cool. With a smile on his face, Scheffler said:

"I was very frustrated, so I'm glad you couldn't tell, but, you know, I think I've learned over the course of my career to stay as patient as possible. And when I made a triple [bogey] in that hole, I really didn't hit that bad of a shot. It just hit a tree and went out of bounds."

Following the triple bogey, Scheffler went on to card in three birdies, five pars, and one bogey to finish one under par 71. His commendable mental game led him to go on to win the 2024 Memorial Tournament. Scheffler told the press ahead of the US Open:

"I kind of reminded myself that I was playing good golf and as long as I kept a good head on my shoulders I could continue to go about my day and was able to bounce back nicely."
"I think that's something that you just learn playing more and more golf, that bad breaks are going to come, but it's more about your response to those things than, receiving a bad break. Just because, over the course of a 72 hole tournament, you're going to get plenty of bad breaks and hit plenty of bad shots. It's more about how I'm gonna recover from those shots."

Scottie Scheffler's 2024 US Open Round 1 and 2 Tee Time and Pairings

Scottie Scheffler looks to add the sixth PGA Tour title to his name this week at Pinehurst No. 2. World No. 1 Scottie Scheffler is paired with the World No. 2 and 3 players, Xander Schauffele and Rory McIlroy, for the first and second rounds of the 2024 US Open.

The trio are set to start the 2024 US Open off Pinehurst Resort and Country Club's par four first hole at 1:14 PM EST on Thursday, June 13. Scheffler, Schauffele, and McIlroy will start off the par five tenth hole at 7:29 AM EST for the second round of the tournament on Friday, 14 June.

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