Scottie Scheffler breaks unwanted records after forgettable weekend at 2024 U.S. Open

U.S. Open - Round Three
Scottie Scheffler at the US Open (Image via Getty)

The 2024 U.S. Open has been a forgettable one for Scottie Scheffler, who finished T43 after four rounds of play. Scheffler was the overwhelming favorite to win his second major of the year, especially as he came off a win at the 2024 Memorial Tournament.

However, it was not meant to be for the 27-year-old Scheffler. He shot a 1 over par 71 in the first round of the U.S. Open, which left him in the middle of the leaderboard. The second day turned out to be a disaster for the World No. 1, who carded a 4 over 74. With a score of +5, Scheffler barely made the cut.

Scheffler did not manage to move the needle on day three either, shooting a 1 over 71. He ended the final day with a score of 2 over par 72, with his total amounting to +8. Halfway through the round, Scheffler sat at T43, his worst ever finish since 2022.

Scheffler also played the first ever round of his professional career without carding a birdie. With all of his rounds going over par this weekend, Scheffler also set an unwanted record of four consecutive over par rounds for the first time in his career.

This weekend has been a rather forgettable one for Scheffler, who will now look forward to moving on in the season.

Scottie Scheffler calls the 2024 U.S. Open Pinehurst Course a 'mental torture chamber'

The weekend has been a tough one for Scottie Scheffler, who has not enjoyed traversing the U.S. Open's extremely tough Pinehurst Course #2. The reigning Masters champion did not witness the same success at the U.S. Open. Speaking about the tough conditions this weekend, Scheffler said (via GolfWeek):

“The game of golf is a mental torture chamber at times, especially the U.S. Open. Another frustrating day. Today was a day where I thought I played a lot better than my score.”

He further emphasized the fact that it was important for golfers to be able to read the greens correctly, something that he was not able to do. He also spoke about his struggles during the first two rounds of the event, and the course getting easier to play over time.

“I’m having a lot of trouble reading these greens. I had a lot of putts today where I felt like I hit it really good. I looked up and they were not going the way I thought they were going to go."

While Scheffler did not manage to contend for the top spot on the leaderboard, the likes of Bryson DeChambeau, Rory McIlroy, and Patrick Cantlay find themselves in the race. The U.S. Open has seen one of the toughest competitions of the year, with golfers going in neck and neck for the win.

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Edited by Pratham K Sharma
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