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Mar 27, 2024 2:48 pm

Scottie Scheffler chases rare achievement in Houston

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Scottie Scheffler will chase PGA Tour history this weekend as he attempts to win his third consecutive start.

The World No. 1 enters the Texas Children’s Houston Open coming off victories at the Arnold Palmer Invitational and The Players Championship.

Rory McIlroy in 2014 was the last golfer to win three straight stroke-play events. Dustin Johnson won three straight tournaments in 2017 but it included a match-play event.

“I don’t really think much about that kind of stuff. I had a good rest week at home last week,” Scheffler told reporters Wednesday at Houston’s Memorial Park Golf Course.

Scheffler, 27, did not compete in last week’s Valspar Championship in Florida.

“I was pretty worn out after Bay Hill and Players, so it was nice to get home and just relax,” he said. “I didn’t do nearly as much practice as I typically would have in the last week, so coming in shaking off a little bit of rust the last couple days. But (my) game feels like it’s in a good spot, so I feel rested and ready to go this week.”

Scheffler finished T9 in the most recent Houston Open in November 2022, 10 strokes behind winner Tony Finau.

The Texas native tied for second at the tournament in 2021, carding a course-record 62 (8 under) in the second round.

Houston marks Scheffler’s last scheduled appearance before next month’s Masters Tournament (April 11-14). The PGA Tour moves to San Antonio next week for the Valero Texas Open.

“I’ve done it different ways in the past,” he said of his upcoming schedule. “Some years I played before Augusta. The year I won Augusta (2022) I did not play going into it. As far as this year goes, I’m scheduled to not play next week so I have a week off before the major but some of the other majors I’m playing the week before.”

–Field Level Media

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