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It’s a good time to be Scottie Scheffler.

Coming into the Texas Children’s Houston Open off the back of consecutive victories at the Arnold Palmer Invitational and The PLAYERS Championship, the world No.1 opened with bogey-free, five-under 65 to lie one shot off the early pace at Memorial Park.

In doing so, he also rewrote the PGA Tour history books.

Scheffler’s 65 was his 28th consecutive sub-par round on the circuit. The news was confirmed by the tour in this tweet.

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Scheffler’s record stretches back to the opening round of the season-opening event The Sentry.

That’s correct: he is under-par for every single round he has played on the tour so far in 2024.

His worst score in that time is a 71, whilst his stroke average is a formidable 67.32. He is a combined 125-under-par so far this season.

According to golf stats guru Justin Ray, today was also Scheffler’s 32nd round of 65 or lower on the PGA Tour over the last three seasons. That’s a remarkable seven more than any other player in that span.

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Afterwards, he gave reporters a little insight into the way he is preparing.

“I start every tournament the same way,” he revealed. “I try and stay patient. I try not to look too far ahead. I try to do my best. Simple as that. Really just one shot at a time.

“I like to control things I can control and that’s being committed to the shot and trying to execute. On Thursday, I’m definitely not thinking about Sunday.

“I don’t ever really put expectations on myself. I try to be committed to my shots, I try to stay patient out there.”

Whether or not he can extend his streak, we’ll find out on Friday.


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Michael McEwan is the Deputy Editor of bunkered and has been part of the team since 2004. In that time, he has interviewed almost every major figure within the sport, from Jack Nicklaus, to Rory McIlroy, to Donald Trump. The host of the multi award-winning bunkered Podcast and a member of Balfron Golfing Society, Michael is the author of three books and is the 2023 PPA Scotland 'Writer of the Year' and 'Columnist of the Year'. Dislikes white belts, yellow balls and iron headcovers. Likes being drawn out of the media ballot to play Augusta National.

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