There are hot streaks, and then there are hot streaks.
After going winless in his first 70 PGA Tour starts, Scottie Scheffler has now won four of his last six events in what has been a Tiger-Woods-esque string of dominance over the last two months. The new World No. 1 conquered Augusta National Golf Club this weekend to win the 2022 Masters Tournament for his first career major championship.
Incredibly, Scheffler has banked $8.9 million over the past two months on the PGA Tour. That total now makes up more than half of his career earnings.
Have yourself a year, Scottie.
Scottie Scheffler wins his first major at the 2022 Masters
Scheffler has added a ton of bullet points to his career resume this year: a PGA Tour champion, a World Golf Championships winner, and the No. 1 player in the Official World Golf Ranking.
And now, a major champion.
Over the weekend, Scheffler dominated the field at Augusta National to win his first green jacket at the 2022 Masters. The Texan was the only golfer in the field to shoot four under-par rounds in the tournament, and he fired a Sunday 71 to reach 10-under par and win by three strokes in the end.
In a tournament where only nine players finished under par, it was a dazzling performance for the young superstar. More majors and more millions of dollars are in store for him going forward, but he might never have a two-month stretch like this one again.
Scheffler has added $8.9 million to his bank account in two months
Scheffler’s recent hot streak hasn’t just added multiple trophies (and a green jacket) to his home. It’s also made him a very, very rich man.
Thanks to his four wins in six starts, Scheffler has now made $8.9 million in on-course earnings in just two months. He won his first career event at the Waste Management Phoenix Open ($1.476 million) back in February, then finished in a tie for seventh at the Genesis Invitational ($390,000) the following week. He won the Arnold Palmer Invitational ($2.16 million) in March, finished tied for 55th at the Players Championship ($46,200) the next week, and won the WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play ($2.1 million) later in the month.
Add in his record $2.7 million payday at the Masters this week, and that’s $8,872,200 in a two-month span. Not too shabby! He’s now totaled more than $17 million in career earnings in just three seasons.
Scheffler is clearly the best golfer on planet earth right now, and he should be one of the favorites to win every event he starts for the remainder of the season. The sky is the limit for this talented 25-year-old.